California Grand Jurors’ Association
Legal Advisors’ Training and Workshops


CGJA will offer legal advisors’ training in 2017 in conjunction with our
two-day regional training seminars:


July 17 and 18 in Sacramento
July 20 and 21 in Redding
July 25 and 26 in Visalia


(See below for information on each location and hotel room rates)


The seminars will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. both days.


Attorneys who provide civil legal services to grand juries are invited to attend one of these two-day regional seminars, which will include a separate three-hour Legal Advisors’ Workshop as a breakout session during the morning of the second day, or to attend only the Legal Advisors’ Workshop. The cost is $50 per person either way, and includes the 2017-2018 CGJA Training Manual, the 2017 Legal Advisors’ Guide, and the Compendium of California Grand Jury Law.

Coffee and light snacks will be provided in the morning only. Lunch is not included, but will be available in the hotel or at nearby restaurants.


Registration Form


Program Description:

The content of the two-day regional seminar is described under Regional Training Seminars.

The three-hour Legal Advisors’ Workshop (8:30-11:45 a.m. the second day of each regional seminar) is a round-table session focusing on the attorney’s role in providing legal services to the grand jury in connection with its civil investigatory functions. Topics will include grand jury jurisdiction; advisors’ conflicts and ethical walls; defamation avoidance; grand juror misconduct and discharge, including due process concerns; and reviewing grand jury reports for legal compliance.

The State Bar has approved CGJA as an MCLE provider. MCLE credit will be given for attendance at the “Grand Jury Law” class (.75 credit hours) and “Legal Topics” class (1.25 hours) the first day of the two-day seminar. Three credit hours will be given for attendance at the Legal Advisors' Workshop the morning of the second day. Attorneys may choose to attend both days of the seminar, or only the workshop.


Hotel Information

CGJA has reserved a block of rooms at a special rate for those wanting to spend the night. Attendees should contact the hotel directly to make a reservation prior to the cutoff date. When making a reservation, be sure to ask for the California Grand Jurors’ Association (CGJA) special rate. Do not book through the Internet.


Sacramento, July 17 and 18
Crowne Plaza Sacramento
5321 Date Avenue Sacramento, CA 95815 (916) 338-5800

Special room rate $95 per night plus tax and fees
If booked by July 7, 2017

Redding, July 20 and 21
Holiday Inn and Convention Center
1900 Hilltop Drive, Redding, CA 96002 (530) 221-7500

Special room rate $92 per night plus tax and fees
If booked by July 15, 2017

Visalia, July 25 and 26
Wyndham Hotel Visalia
9000 West Airport Dr, Visalia, CA 93277 (559) 651-5000

Special room rate $81 per night plus tax and fees
If booked by July 17, 2017