May 19, 2013
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Who Can Serve?
San Mateo County residents who are interested in participating in the Grand Jury process are encouraged to apply. The statutory requirements are that each Grand Juror:
- Be a citizen of the United States;
- Be at least 18 years of age;
- Reside in San Mateo County for at least one year before being selected;
- Have ordinary intelligence and good character;
- Possess a working knowledge of the English language;
- Not presently serving as a trial juror;
- Not having been a Grand Juror within one year of being selected (jurors may be held over for a second year);
- Not having been convicted of a felony or of malfeasance in office;
- Not presently serving as an elected official.
Who Would Make a Good Grand Juror?
- Are you a good listener?
- Can you cooperate with 18 others toward a common goal?
- Can you keep a secret? All your work must be confidential.
- Have you the stamina to commit yourself to a full year of productive work?
- Can you ask thoughtful questions, review documents, and help write lucid reports?
- Are you interested in trying to increase the efficiency of local government, save taxpayers' dollars, and improve services?
- Can you attend a minimum of six daytime meetings or field trips and two general meetings per month?