The Superior Court of California, County of Humboldt is now accepting applications from individuals interested in serving on the Humboldt County Civil Grand Jury for fiscal year 2017-18. The Civil Grand Jury consists of nineteen citizens who investigate citizen complaints relating to local government agencies and non-profit organizations that receive public funding. It is an arm of the Superior Court but an entirely independent body.

Qualifications to be a grand juror are: U.S. citizenship, 18 years of age or older, a Humboldt County resident for at least one year, not currently holding an elected public office position, and not currently serving on a commission or committee appointed by the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors. Grand Jurors are paid $20.00 for every seven (7) hours of actual meeting time, and mileage is reimbursed at .535 cents per mile. Currently, meetings are held on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings each week. The time commitment is approximately 10-20 hours per week.

If you are interested in being a member of the Civil Grand Jury, please go to the Court’s web site or and print it at:, or contact Administration at 269-1200 and request that an application be mailed to you. You can also learn more about the Civil Grand Jury’s functions by visiting the aforementioned link and clicking on Jury (under the General Information tab on the home page). There is a recruitment video that was taped in Humboldt County and is being used statewide to recruit citizens to serve on grand juries.

Individuals interested in serving on the Humboldt County Civil Grand Jury for Fiscal Year 2017-18 are encouraged to submit an application by May 31, 2017.

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