Our Program for Providing Advice to the Judge Relative to the Selection of New Grand Jurors

Tom Borden Chair
Tom Borden Chair

For a number of  years, the MCCGJA has been providing a service to the Presiding Superior Court Judge by participating in the interview process that all applicants receive before their application is approved for addition to the drawing for selection.

Several years ago,  the Presiding Judge requested that we assume responsibility for all of the interviews, including written observations on each applicant.  The Judge then used these observations in determining the qualifications of each applicant and, ultimately, the selection of the new Foreperson.

As a result of this increased responsibility to carry out this function, the MCCGJA formed a new Committee called the Selection Advisory Committee. In addition to the regular interviews, a “group activity”, facilitated by Rich Treadgold was conducted to see how each applicant, with a need to solve one or more typical problems, interacted in a group session.

  • These group sessions and interviews will be held on four dates: May 7, 9, 14 and 16 between 12:00PM- 4:00PM(on the court floor). After the completion of the interview process, the Presiding Judge (with input from the MCCGJA), selected the finalists who are then invited to attend the drawing on Thursday May 30, 2019, from 1:30 to 3:00 PM. at an assigned Superior Court hearing room

Approximately 30 of our members participate in these interviews.