The Grand Jury selection process for Nevada County covering the fiscal
year is currently underway. This year jurors will be selected by a
screening procedure that has been used during the last few years.
The Grand Jury, made up of 19 members, is the county's watch dog
agency. It operates under the supervision of the presiding judge
of the Superior Court, and it ensures that our tax-supported city
and county government agencies perform their duties properly and
Any interested U.S. citizen who is 18 years or older, a resident
of Nevada County and a person of good character is eligible to serve
your community as a member of the Nevada County Grand Jury by filling
out the application form on this
website. Alternatively, you can print the form, fill it out and
Nevada County Superior Court
201 Church Street, Suite 6
Nevada City, CA 95959
Alternatively, they may telephone or appear in person at the office
of the Nevada County Superior Court's judicial secretary at the
address shown above which is on the first floor of the Nevada City
Names of potential jurors will also be obtained by canvassing over
200 civil and community organizations. In an effort to obtain a
broad cross-section of candidates, an attempt is made to secure
names from each geographic area in the county such as Truckee, Lake
Wildwood, Lake of the Pines, Alta Sierra and North San Juan, in
addition to Nevada City and Grass Valley areas
A pool of 50 candidates is created from the applicants who apply
for the Grand Jury. After these 50 candidates are interviewed, a
list of 30 names is selected from which 19 names are drawn at random
by the Clerk to serve as members of the next Grand Jury. The Civil
Grand Jury has an important function in our county, both as an arm
of the court and as a watchdog of county government. Other responsibilities
of the Grand Jury are set forth in the California Penal Code. Considering
these duties and responsibilities, it is of the utmost importance
that well-qualified persons are selected to serve.
The selected individuals will comprise the jury to be seated on
or about July 1, of each calendar year.
Under the procedure established by the Nevada County Superior
Court judges, each judge serves as the overseer of the Grand Jury on
a rotation basis. This year's jury is under the guidance of
Judge Thomas M Anderson.
If you have further questions or comments, please feel free to contact us.