Grand jury seeks applicants

The deadline for applications to be part of the 2010-11 San Diego County Grand Jury is Jan. 15. Qualified candidates will be nominated for a random drawing to be held in June.

The grand jury investigates citizen complaints and acts as watchdog over public agencies.

The 19 members who are selected will work four days a week and about six hours a day from July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011, at the downtown Hall of Justice. A small daily stipend, mileage and parking are provided.

Candidates must be U.S. citizens, at least 18 years old, have sufficient knowledge of English and have lived in the county for one year before selection. Criminal background check is required.

Applications are available at

grandjury, by calling (619) 450-7272 or in person at Superior Court offices.