California Grand Jurors’ Association About CGJA

Welcome to the website of the California Grand Jurors’ Association.  This organization is composed of current and former grand jurors from throughout the state.  It is dedicated to promoting the understanding of the unique practices of grand juries in California and to educating the public and prospective grand jurors about the beneficial oversight function of this system.  This dedication is embodied in our mission statement as follows:

 

To promote, preserve, and support the grand jury system through training, education, and outreach.

California Grand Jury News

Grand Jury Resources

Contains important reference information mainly for impaneled juries, presents sample administrative documents developed by grand juries, links to websites that have information to support investigations, and frequently asked questions about grand jury procedures and operations.

Chapters & Associations

Presents documents, mainly developed by chapters, that may be helpful to other chapters in grand juror recruiting and orientation – and in grand jury report follow up (implementation review). Also presents guidance and sample documents for chapter formation.

Grand Jurors' Journal

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A major source of information about the civil grand jury system and CGJA, the bimonthly Grand Jurors' Journal contains CGJA announcements, chapter news, training information, and other topics of interest to our members.

 

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Training

 Regional Seminars

These two day seminars provide grand jurors and alternates the knowledge  Read More >

 

 Officers: Foreperson and Pro Tem Workshops

These one-day workshops cover the leadership responsibilities of the foreperson, pro tem,  Read More >

 

 Legal Advisors' Workshops

This workshop is a round-table session focusing on the attorney's role  Read More

 

 Report Writing Workshops

Each fall CGJA conducts several one-day report writing workshops in locations throughout the state   Read More >

 

 Training General Information

Every year CGJA conducts training programs for grand juries on their various civil functions  Read More >

Annual Conference

Every year in the fall, CGJA holds an Annual Conference/Membership Meeting at a different location. The conference provides an opportunity for members and grand jurors to meet and discuss experiences, ask questions, and otherwise engage in activities to enhance everyone's understanding of the grand jury system in order to contribute to CGJA's role in protecting and enhancing California's county grand jury system.

 

The next conference is planned for November 3 - 4, 2019 at the Embassy Suites Riverfront Promenade in Sacramento.

 

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