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What is the term of service?

Each July twenty-three citizens of Los Angeles County are sworn to serve as civil grand jurors for twelve-month service ending June of the following year. Service is a full-time commitment, 5 days a week and approximately 30 to 40 hours each week.

Los Angeles County, with its 10 million people, its numerous facilities and agencies, and problems, is so big and so complex that the members of the Civil Grand Jury must be prepared to devote their time and energies almost totally to the needs and demands of the Civil Grand Jury. Most Grand Juries meet four or five days each week from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Civil Grand Jury offices located in the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center in Downtown Los Angeles. A grand juror receives $60.00 for each day's attendance, plus mileage at the current available rate and free parking. If a grand juror chooses to use public transportation to sessions of the Grand Jury, he or she will be reimbursed for the cost of that transportation.

It is essential that all Civil Grand Jurors be in attendance each session. A full body of jurors is essential to productive discussion of issues and decision-making; therefore, only the most pressing emergency or a juror's illness should be reasons for absence.

Anyone who is nominated to serve on the Civil Grand Jury must be fully cognizant of the time involved. Each prospective grand juror should sincerely and thoughtfully weigh any and all family, personal, and business obligations before accepting this nomination.

More Jury Q&A Topics
Jury Basics
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If you need to correct or recover your juror information
If you are a sworn juror
If you need Internet access
If you are assigned to a case
Question while on Jury Duty - For Employees
If you are an employer
Jurors Fees
Excuses
Exemptions, Postponements, & Transfers
Special Accommodations
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