NEVADA CITY, Calif. January 29, 2020 – Supervisors recognized members of the 2019-2020 Grand Jury during yesterday’s BOS meeting. The resolution reads, in part, “Grand Juries are impaneled to act as an “arm of the court,” as authorized by the State Constitution, to be a voice of the people and a conscience of the community… The primary duties of the Nevada County Grand Jury are to investigate and report on local governmental operations to assure that the responsibilities are being fulfilled efficiently, honestly and in the best interest of the public”

Now, the Superior Court is recruiting Grand Jury members for the upcoming year. Applications are available here. Details below.

The Superior Court of California, County of Nevada is seeking applications from Nevada County citizens interested in an opportunity to serve on the 2020-2021 Grand Jury. The Grand Jury’s one-year term begins on July 1, 2020 and ends on June 30, 2021.

In order to meet the minimum qualifications for service on the Grand Jury, applicants must be United States citizens who are 18 years of age or older and who have resided in Nevada County for a minimum of one year immediately prior to becoming a grand juror. Service on the Grand Jury requires a substantial investment of time, usually 40-50 hours per month.

Nevada County Superior Court Judge Thomas M. Anderson is the panel’s 2020-2021 supervisor.

Additional information and applications for Grand Jury service are available by contacting the Grand Jury at (530) 265-1730, or by visiting the Nevada County Superior Court website at

Application Deadline: Friday, May 1, 2020, by 5:00 p.m.

Current Grand Jury members were recognized by the BOS yesterday. You too can be a GJ member. Photo YubaNet