The Superior Court of California, County of Nevada is seeking applications from Nevada County citizens interested in serving on the 2021/2022 Grand Jury. If selected, you would serve until the end of this Jury year (June 30, 2022). We are also recruiting for the next Jury year, which runs from July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023.
To qualify, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age;
- Be a current resident of Nevada County for at least a year immediately prior to applying;
- Speak and write English; and
- Not have any previous felony convictions.
Service on the Grand Jury requires a substantial investment of time, usually 40 to 50 hours per month, sometimes more. We provide training and support. It is helpful to be computer-literate and be able to research and write, if needed. A curious mind is a must! Jurors come from a cross-section of our community and bring many different backgrounds, life experiences, skills, and professions to our mix. There is a small payment for meetings you attend and mileage reimbursement if travel is required. Currently, the Grand Jury is conducting most of its meetings via Zoom.
If this sounds like something you would like to investigate, please go to nccourt.net and click the Grand Jury link. There, you can read more about the Grand Jury, its objectives, and mission to serve the citizens of Nevada County. The online application makes it easy for you to apply. You may also leave a voicemail at 530-265-1730 and someone will return your call to answer any questions.
Come join us for this vitally important function of our state and county civil governance!