The Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara is currently recruitingvolunteers for the 2018 – 2019 Civil Grand Jury. The Civil Grand Jury, an arm of the SuperiorCourt, is a part of the Judicial Branch of government. It serves as the County’s civil watchdogagency and may examine all aspects of the County and city governments, special districts, andschool districts. The GrandJury may also inspect jails and juvenile detention facilities.Grand Jury service affords citizens the unique opportunity to contribute to the efficiency of localgovernment and to play an integral part in ensuring that government officials are accountable toresidents. Candidates must be willing to dedicate this year of service to keep careful watch overvarious aspects of County government, and the one-year term of the 2018-19 panel will begin on June21, 2018.Applicants must be 18 years of age or older, United States citizens, and residents of Santa ClaraCounty. Grand Jury service requires a significant commitment of your time—an average of 25 hoursper week, or as determined by the Grand Jury. However, selection as a member is an honor, and itwill afford you a unique opportunity to make a significant contribution to the efficiency andintegrity of local government.Grand Jurors are paid $20 per diem and reimbursed for their mileage.The application deadline is Thursday, March 29, 2018. Persons interested in applying may obtain anapplication online at www.scscourt.org under “Civil Grand Jury.” Questions about the Grand Jury maybe directed to CGJ@scscourt.org or by contacting Tamara Davis, Deputy Manager CivilGrand Jury, at (408) 882-2721.