Mother Lode Chapter California Grand Jurors’ Association
The Mother Lode Chapter of the California Grand Jurors' Association is composed of current and former Civil Grand Jury members. The Civil Grand Jury is an investigate body created for the protection of society and enforcement of its law. The goal of the Chapter is to educate the public and encourage participation as a Grand Juror, and to advise and support sitting Grand Juries. Membership includes jurors in Amador, Calaveras and Tuolumne Counties.
A Civil Grand Jury is an arm of the judiciary system the the county's Superior Court. Jurors are normally appointed for one year. The Grand Jury serves as a watchdog group to examine county and city governments , as well as special districts to ensure that their duties are carried out lawfully. It can inspect and audit books, records and financial expenditures, inquire into the conditions of jails, and any charges of willful misconduct in office by public officials or employees. Grand Jurors are officers of the Superior Court but work as an independent body. They strive to to ensure that the best interests of all county residents are being served by their government bodies.
Make themselves available for selection by the Superior Court to serve on a Civil Grand Jury for approximately one year.
Must be a citizen of the United States and resident of Tuolumne County for at least one year. They must have ordinary intelligence, sound judgment and fair character, and possess sufficient knowledge of English.