Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Humboldt County: Grand jury seeking citizens; applications due May 11

Times-Standard, March 6, 2012
The Humboldt County Superior Court is accepting applications from individuals interested in serving on the Humboldt County civil grand jury for fiscal year 2012-13.

The civil grand jury consists of 19 citizens who investigate citizen complaints relating to local government agencies and nonprofit organizations that receive public funding. According to a Humboldt County Superior Court press release, it is an arm of the Superior Court but an entirely independent body.

Grand jurors must meet the following qualifications: 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.

The time commitment is approximately 10 hours per week. Applications are due May 11.

Anyone interested in being a member of the civil grand jury can call court administration at 269-1200 to have an application mailed to them, or download it from www.co.humboldt.ca.us/grandjury.

To learn more about the civil grand jury, visit www.humboldt.courts.ca.gov and click on “jury” under the General Information tab on the home page.

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