Would YOU Make a Good Grand Juror?

  • Do you want to increase the efficiency of local government, save taxpayers’ dollars, and improve services?
  • Are you a good listener?
  • Can you cooperate with 18 others towards a common goal?
  • Can you keep a secret? All of your work must be kept confidential.
  • Can you commit yourself to a full year of work?
  • Can you ask thoughtful questions, review documents, and help write reports?
  • Can you attend at least two morning meetings each week in Oakland?
  • Can you contribute a substantial amount of time to the Grand Jury? (at least 10-20 hours or more per month)

Alameda County Superior Court is seeking at least 30 nominees to serve on the Grand Jury — six from each Alameda County Supervisorial District. Ultimately, 19 jurors will be selected randomly from this pool to be impaneled as the Alameda County Civil Grand Jury for 2023-2024. Nominations are accepted throughout the year, however, the focus at present is to build a Grand Jury for this fiscal year beginning July 1, 2023. That means staff must receive nominations no later than May 5, 2023. 

The jury’s primary responsibility is to examine and report on the operations of local government agencies and to investigate citizen complaints, acting as the public’s watchdog.

More Information

For more information on what Grand Jury service entails, review these flyers:

How to Apply

Information about qualifications and the application process can be found on the Civil Grand Jury page.


For questions about Grand Jury service, please email accivilgrandjury@alameda.courts.ca.gov or call the Court’s Executive Office at 510-924-3800.