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Deadline Draws Near To Apply For SB County 2007-2008 Grand Jury

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The deadline to apply and be considered for the 2007-2008 Grand Jury is drawing near.  Don't miss out!  Are you looking for a new, rewarding challenge in your life?  Have you ever wanted to make a difference in our County?  Now is your chance!!

Volunteers for the 2007-2008 San Bernardino County Grand Jury are being requested, announced Larry W. Allen, Presiding Judge of the Superior Court.  Successful applicants will serve as Grand Jurors for the period beginning July 1, 2007 and ending June 30, 2008.

To be eligible for selection a person must be at least 18 years of age, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of California and the County of San Bernardino for at least one year prior to appointment.  Potential Grand Jurors are also required to possess sufficient knowledge of the English language, be in possession of their natural faculties, of ordinary intelligence, of sound judgment and of good character.  By law, elected public officials are not eligible.

Service as a Grand Juror involves an average of 3 to 4 full working days per week.  Compensation is $25 per day plus meals and mileage associated with service.  The regular Grand Jury meeting place is located in San Bernardino.

The County Grand Jury is charged by the California Penal Code to investigate all aspects of County, city and special district government, and to hear information on certain criminal investigations.  All communications to the Grand Jury are confidential and the Grand Jury responds to all signed citizen complaints.

Concerned and interested citizens can telephone (909) 387-4230 to request an application, may pick one up in person in Room 200 of the County Courthouse at 351 North Arrowhead Avenue, San Bernardino, CA 92415-0243, or may request an application in writing from this same address.  Applications are also available at the various district Court offices throughout the County.  Applications can also be downloaded from the Grand Jury's webpage at www.sbcounty.gov/grandjury.  

Applications will be accepted through April 20, 2007.

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