Civil Grand Jury Recruitment
updated: Feb 20, 2013, 11:49 AM
Source: Santa Barbara Superior Court
Superior Court Executive Officer, Gary Blair, announced today that the Superior Court is
actively seeking volunteers for the 2013-2014 Civil Grand Jury. To be considered for service on
the Grand Jury, you must be a citizen of the United States, be 18 years of age or older, be of
good character, have been a resident of Santa Barbara County for at least one year, and have
never been convicted of a felony or malfeasance in office.
Some of the principal functions of the Grand Jury include investigation and review of the
departments and special districts of county and city government; involvement in fiscal or
management audits; and the preparation of reports on related matters. Reports are then filed with
recommendations for improvement of operations.
Service on the Grand Jury is for a period of one-year commencing July l through June 30, and
usually involves approximately 25 hours per week. There is no question that service on the
Grand Jury is an enormous sacrifice of time; however, it is an excellent opportunity to learn
about the inner workings of government, while providing a valuable service to the community.
Applications for the 2013-2014 Grand Jury can be obtained from the court's Jury Services office
in Santa Barbara at (805) 882-4530 or Santa Maria at (805) 614-6464, or downloaded from the
court's website at Www.sbcourts.org.
Applications should be submitted to: Santa Barbara Superior Court, Jury Services, 1108 Santa
Barbara Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101 no later than Friday, May 3, 2013. The new Grand
Jury will begin on July 1, 2013 and serve through June 30, 2014.
Questions regarding this press release should be directed to Liz Mendez in South County at (805)
882-4530 or Lori Hornbrook in North County at (805) 614-6464.
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