GRAND JURY MANUAL

The Marin County Grand Jury Manual

The Marin County Grand Jury Manual is a distillation of the experience of over a decade of Marin County grand jury experience into a manual of best practices, incorporating considerable material from the California Grand Jurors’ Association’s Grand Jury Training Manual. As such it represents a compendium of California civil grand jury best practices. Each sworn juror is provided a copy of the manual for reference during their term of service. The Marin County Grand Jury Manual was updated and expanded in 2008-9 and republished in May 2009.  A further update has been completed in early 2016 in time for use by the 2016-2017 Grand Jury. The major sections are:

  1. Introduction and Overview
  2. Responsibilities and Powers of the Grand Jury
  3. Conduct of Grand Jurors
  4. Organization of of the Grand Jury
  5. Rules of Procedure
  6. Investigations
  7. Interviewing
  8. Report Preparation & Release
  9. Responses
  10. Skills for Working Collaboratively in an Electronic Environment
  11. Foreperson’s Guide