Among the important roles of citizens in a democracy is serving on a civil grand jury. Grand Juries are often referred to as the "citizen watchdogs" of local government, with the crucial role of monitoring and reviewing government actions.
Sound interesting? The Contra Costa Superior Court is now accepting applications for
Civil Grand Jury
service for the 2015-16 term.
To be eligible you must be a U.S. Citizen, at least 18 years old, a resident of Contra Costa County, and not currently serving in any elected office.
Applicants must be prepared to devote at least 20 hours per week to Grand Jury service, most of it in Martinez.
For more information, contact the
Office of the Civil Grand Jury
at (925) 957-5638, or go to
, where you can also download an application.
The application deadline is March 27, 2015.