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A grand juror must meet all of the following qualifications:
  • be a citizen of the United States
  • be at least 18 years old • be a resident of California and San Joaquin County for at least one year immediately prior to selection
  • possess ordinary intelligence, sound judgment, and good character
  • possess sufficient knowledge of the English language to communicate both orally and in writing.
A grand juror cannot...
  • be serving as a trial juror in any California court
  • have been discharged as a grand juror in any California court within one year of the beginning date of service, July 1
  • have been convicted of malfeasance in office, any felony or other high crime
  • be serving as an elected public officer
Other desirable qualities:
  • good health
  • open-mindedness
  • sensitivity to and concern for the views of others
  • skill in working with others in a group setting
  • interest in and knowledge of community affairs
  • skill and experience in fact finding
  • skill and experience in report writing
  • working knowledge of computers
  • general knowledge of the responsibilities, functions and authority of county and city governments
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