The Grand Jury Bureau staff assists all felony attorneys in scheduling cases for Grand Jury presentation and works with the Office of the Commissioner of Jurors to ensure the smooth operation of the two Grand Juries that are empanelled each court term in Erie County.
Chief Colleen Curtin Gable supervises the bureau and advises prosecutors on presentation procedures and techniques. The bureau chief personally presents a number of cases to the Grand Jury each year and coordinates the work of Grand Jury stenographers, who record and transcribe the proceedings. Each month, the bureau chief assists with Grand Jury empanelment, administers a legal charge and orients the Grand Jury officers regarding their duties. The bureau chief handles weekly Grand Jury reports and related administrative duties involving the preparation of indictments and dismissals for these reports.