Grand Jury Duty

How to Volunteer to Serve as a Grand Juror

Serve Your Community by Becoming a Civil Grand Juror

WHAT IS A CIVIL RAND jURY?-a civil Grand Jury is made up entirely of community volunteers whose primary mission is to examine all local government agencies and officials to determine if they are serving the residents of the county in a legal, economical and efficient manner.  Grand jurors are appointed by the Presiding Judge, Mark Magit.

WHAT DOES A CIVIL GRNAD JURY DO?- California law sets out certain legally required investigations to be done by the Grand Jury, however, the Grand Jury on its own initiative can investigate any local government agency and or official it chooses. In addition, the Grand Jury can investigate local government agencies and or officials based on written concerns or written complaints made by members of the public.  The Grand Jury has a year to do its investigations and then must submit a final Grand Jury report to the Presiding Judge that will be distributed to the public and to local government.

WHAT ARE THE QUALIFICATIONS TO BE A GRAND JUROR? – You must: 1) be a citizen of the United States, 2) be at least 18 years old, 3) be a resident of California and Mono County for at least one year immediately prior to selection to the grand jury, and 4) possess sufficient knowledge of the English language to communicate both orally and in writing.

WHATISMY COMMITMENT IF I SERVE AS A GRAND JUROR?- the Presiding Judge will appoint grand jurors to serve for one year from July 1st to June 30th of the next year.  Grand jurors can expect at least one general meeting a month of the entire Grand Jury; time and place of the meetings to be determined by the Grand Jury members. In addition, once the Grand Jury starts investigating local government agencies, there will be committee meetings to do the investigative work. The amount of time spent on committee meetings and investigative work is determined by the Grand Jury members. Grand jurors are also asked to attend a two-day Grand Jury training to be held in Bishop on August 3th and August 4th.  Grand jurors are volunteers, however, grand jurors are reimbursed for mileage to attend Grand Jury general meetings, committee meetings and training.

HOW DO I APPLY?- On or before July 19th, you can apply by submitting this flyer with your contact information to the court by any of the following ways: faxing to Danielle Bauman, Court’s Executive Assistant at (760) 923-2330 or emailing to or mailing to Mono County Superior Court, P.O. Box 1037, Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546 or dropping off the completed flyer at Mammoth Lakes Courthouse, 100 Thompsons Way, between 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday through Friday.  Afterhours, you can also drop the completed flyer in the court’s drop box  

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