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2016-2017 Grand Jury

The Superior Court of California, County of Glenn, cordially invites you to attend the selection of and swearing in ceremony for the 2016-2017 Glenn County Grand Jury. The 2015-2016 Grand Jury’s final report will also be issued at the ceremony. The ceremony will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2016, at 3:00 p.m., at the Glenn County Superior Court courtroom in Willows. The ceremony is open to the public and all interested parties are invited to attend.

For further information contact:
Priscilla Butler, Administrative Assistant
526 West Sycamore Street
Willows, CA 95988


Seeking citizens of the County to serve on the 2016-2017 Grand Jury.

The Superior Court of California, County of Glenn, is seeking citizens of the County to serve on the 2016-2017 Grand Jury. The Court each year is required by the California Constitution to impanel a grand jury. This body is mandated to investigate and report on both criminal and civil matters within the county. 

The Grand Jury is comprised of citizen volunteers. In order to secure prospective Grand Jurors, seven hundred and fifty applications are now being sent to the citizens of Glenn County. In order to accomplish this, addresses for citizens are being randomly selected from the voter registration and the Department of Motor Vehicle’s rolls. As a part of this application process, the Court is also seeking volunteers to create a diverse pool of applicants to be representative of the community of Glenn County. 

Service on the Grand Jury is a very important duty that is essential to the successful administration of justice. The Court encourages all application recipients to serve their community and exercise their civic duty by participating in this vital and rewarding public process. Once the Grand Jury is impaneled, their meetings are held once a month.

If you are interested in participating in the Grand Jury process and did not receive an application or you need further information, please contact Ms. Priscilla Butler, Court Administrative Secretary, at 530-934-6382 or go to our web site at and print the application.  Applications need to be received at the courthouse by April 15, 2016.

For further information contact:
Priscilla Butler
Administrative Assistant
526 West Sycamore Street
Willows, California 95988


Court Executive Officer Appointment

Sent on behalf of Presiding Judge Donald Cole Byrd, Glenn Superior Court

Glenn Superior Court Presiding Judge Donald Cole Byrd is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. Kevin Harrigan as the Court Executive Officer, effective January 4, 2016.

Mr. Harrigan has 12 years of public service experience of which ten years have been with the California trial courts. He has worked for the Colusa Superior Court for the past five years serving as Court Executive Officer, Assistant Court Executive Officer and Court Administrative Officer. In these roles he was responsible for all non-judicial functions within the court. His experience working with the court includes preparing and monitoring budgets, human resource management, labor and contract negotiation, case flow management, facilities management, records management, and public relations. Mr. Harrigan previously worked for the Glenn Superior Court from 2003 to 2008 as an Accountant.

Mr. Harrigan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Sonoma State University and a Masters Certificate in Judicial Administration from Sacramento State University. He most recently obtained a fellowship with the Institute for Court Management through the National Center for State Courts. Mr. Harrigan is a current member of the National Association for Court Management. He was recently appointed to the Trial Court Budget Advisory Committee by the Chief Justice of California.

Please join me in congratulating Kevin on his appointment as Court Executive Officer.


To all persons who received a notice sent on behalf of the Glenn County District Attorney’s Office (the District Attorney), stating that your case has been returned to the District Attorney for criminal prosecution because of your failure to complete all the requirements of the District Attorney’s Community Accountability Pre-Filing Diversion Program, and that your next communication will come from the Glenn County Superior Court:

Please be advised that the Superior Court of California, County of Glenn, has no role in the administration of the District Attorney’s Community Accountability Pre-Filing Diversion Program, and that the Superior Court did not authorize the use of its name in the notice.


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