Potential grand jurors urged to apply

South San Francisco, CA   March 11, 2015      Rebroadcast from SMDJ SMC logo

The application period for service on the 2015-16 San Mateo County Civil Grand Jury will close March 30, according to Judge Joseph C. Scott, the appointed advisor for the next grand jury term, which commences July 1 and ends June 30, 2016.

Any resident of San Mateo County for more than one year who is a citizen of the United States, 18 years of age or older, of ordinary intelligence, sound judgment and good character, with sufficient knowledge of the English language is eligible for selection.

Elected public officials are not eligible.

The San Mateo County Superior Court encourages all interested individuals to apply. The court strives to obtain a cross section of the county population. After the completion of an interview process by Judge Scott, jurors will be selected through a random draw.

Application forms can be obtained by writing Grand Jury Clerk, Court Executive Office, 400 County Center, Redwood City, CA 94063 or telephoning (650) 261-5066 or online at: http://www.sanmateocourt.org/documents/grand_jury/application_form.pdf.

2 comments for “Potential grand jurors urged to apply

  1. ernie
    March 29, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    why would someone want to serve on grand jury,do they get paid

    • Editor
      March 30, 2015 at 2:35 pm

      Hi Ernie,
      San Mateo County residents willingly serve on our Grand Jury as part of their civic duty. Regarding financial compensation the article had links to the County website which has this information:
      In accordance with California Civil Procedures, Section 215, jurors appearing for more than one day will receive $15.00 per day and mileage compensation at a rate of 34 cents per mile. Mileage is based on one way only from your city of residence to the specific court location. Payment begins on the second day.

      Thank you.

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