Written by The Business Journal Staff
The Fresno Superior Court has started the recruiting process for the 19 individuals who will comprise the July 2016 through June 17 Fresno County Grand Jury.
Grand jury applications are available at www.fresno.courts.ca.gov or by calling the Fresno Superior Court Juror Services manager at (559) 457-1605.
Applications will be accepted through March 4.
The grand jury investigates and reports on civil matters dealing with Fresno County government and is a way for citizens to voice their concerns and hold their government accountable on a variety of issues.
Grand jurors must be U.S. citizens, at least 18 years of age, current residents of Fresno County (for at least one year) and speak and understand English well.
Grand jurors serve a one-year term with the option to apply for an additional consecutive term. Because jurors are expected to devote up to 80 hours each month to grand jury business, they receive nominal compensation as well as mileage reimbursement.