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Civil Grand Jury Eligibility Requirements

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Eligibility Requirements & Application Requirement

Thank you for your interest in the Sonoma County Civil Grand Jury. 

Applications for the 2023-2024 term are now being accepted. Applications close on April 17, 2023.

Prospective Civil Grand Jury Application - Click here (will open external web site)

In order for an individual to be considered for the GJ, applicants must meet the following legal qualifications:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Citizen of the United States
  • Resident of Sonoma County one year prior to commencement of term of office
  • Understands the spoken and has written knowledge of the English language
  • Not currently serving as a trial juror
  • Not discharged as a grand juror within one year prior to commencement of term of office
  • Never convicted of a malfeasance in office or any felony or other higher crime
  • Not currently serving as an elected official
  • In possession of natural faculties, of ordinary intelligence, of sound judgment, and of fair character

In addition to meeting the statutory requirements, a Grand Juror should:

· Be able to fulfill the time commitment required to be an effective Grand Juror.

· Have the ability to work with others and be tolerant of their views

· Have a genuine interest in community affairs.

· Have investigative skills and an ability to write reports.

What is the Civil Grand Jury and why should I apply?

 Click Here to learn more - What Is It, and Why Should You Apply?

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