Riverside Superior Court to accept civil grand juror applications

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside Superior Court announced that it is now accepting applications from qualified citizens interested in being nominated to serve as civil grand jurors for time period, July 1, 2018, through June 30, 2019.

Those interested in serving as a grand juror must have the following qualifications: citizen of the United States; 18 years of age or older; resident of Riverside County for at least one year before July 1, 2018; be of sound judgment and fair character; possess sufficient knowledge of the English language and be able to attend hearings and meetings three to five days a week.

In addition, applicants cannot currently be serving as a trial juror in any court in California; have been discharged as a grand juror within the previous year; be serving as an elected public official and have been convicted of malfeasance in office, or any felony or high crime.

Duties include, but are not limited to, investigating the operations of county government, researching matters of civic concern and inquiring into public offenses.

A per diem fee, plus mileage, is paid to defray expenses.

An application can be located on the court’s website, www.riverside.courts.ca.gov. An application may also be requested by sending a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope to the Riverside Superior Court Jury Services Division at the following address: Superior Court of California – County of Riverside, Jury Services Division, P.O. Box 400, Riverside, CA 92502.

Applications must be postmarked by March 29 and should also be submitted to the above address. For any questions, call (951) 777-3644.

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