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Become a Grand Juror
Thank you for your interest in serving as a grand juror in the Superior Court of California, Santa Barbara County. Service is both a privilege and a duty and, when conscientiously performed, is a mark of good citizenship.
If you have been selected to serve as a Grand Juror, please
read the following information about Grand Jury service and procedures.
During your service you may be required to go to locations county wide.
The main grand jury chambers are located at the Santa Barbara Courthouse,
1100 Anacapa, Santa Barbara, CA 93101.
Personnel selected for grand jury duty, including alternates, will be offered an orientation program on county and city government, and other county entities. This program will take place in June prior to impanelment. Personnel selected are encouraged to attend. It must be understood, however, that there is no provision under the law for compensation during this orientation.
You should conduct yourself as you would at any serious and important
event. You should be courteous at all times. It is important that you
remain alert when in session. You may bring a book or magazine to read
while you are waiting to begin or during recess, but do not read while
What should I wear to court? Dress as you would to attend a business
meeting. Ties are not required. Be comfortable but avoid extremes in dress.
Check with the foreperson or jury manager if you have any doubts.
An announcement will be made informing you of your lunch break as well
as your departure time at the end of the day. These times will usually
be determined by the foreperson. During your lunch break you are permitted
to leave the building and do whatever you like.
Grand jurors are remunerated by per diem based on actual number of days
required in service. The current per diem rate is $25. They are also
reimbursed for personal vehicle usage at the prevailing rate per mile
(Please see fee schedule for
details). Checks for grand jury service are computed once a month at the
completion of service, and are mailed to you at your home address.
If you are employed, a form certifying the number of days you performed
grand jury service, if required, will be furnished. Once you are sworn
as a grand juror, either the foreperson or secretary will sign your confirmation
of appearance on a daily basis. Not all employers require this information.
If you require special accommodations or have a situation that is not addressed please call our office at (805) 882-4530 between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Grand Jury Chambers (24 hour recorded message) (805) 568-2291
If you are not required to report for a day or several days, you will not receive jury fees, credit for service, or written verification of service for those days.
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