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 2017 conference will be held at the Embassy Suites Monterey Bay in Seaside, California, on October 29 and 30, 2017.

2017 CGJA Annual Conference
Program Schedule
​Revised August 10, 2017

Sunday, October 29, 2017
1:00 – 1:15 PM:     Conference opens:  Pledge of Allegiance and opening remarks
​                               LLoyd Bell, CGJA Vice President and Annual Conference Chair

1:15 – 1:35 PM:     CGJA Presidents Report on CGJA Activities and the State of the Association
                               Andi Winters, President CGJA; Followed by question and answer session

1:35 – 1:45 PM:      Election Results:
Jerry Kunkle, Chair, Nominations-Elections Committee

​                               Swearing in Directors:  Honorable Steven Jahr

1:45 – 2:30 PM:      The Accusation Process in Action
​                               Jim Mellander, Foreperson, 2016-17 Contra Costa County Grand Jury

2:30 – 2:45 PM:      Break

2:45 – 3:25 PM:      Presentation of Excellence in Reporting Awards
​                               Barbara Sommer, Chair, Excellence in Reporting Subcommittee

3:25 PM:                 CGJA Annual Conference adjourns (Barbara Sommer)

3:30 – 5:30 PM:      Chapter Officer/Member Meeting
​                                Rich Knowles, Chair, Membership Relations Committee

5:30 – 7:30 PM:      Complimentary cocktail reception

7:00 – 9:30 PM:      CGJA Annual Conference Dinner in a separate room
                               Angelo Rolando Service Award presentation
​                               Joann Landi, Angelo Rolando Service Award Subcommittee Chair
Monday, October 30, 2017
9:00 – 9:10 AM:      Annual Conference resumes (Lloyd Bell)

9:10 – 10:10 AM:    Keynote Address:  The Grand Jury:  A Judge’s Perspective
​                               Honorable Steven Jahr, Judge, Shasta Countyt Superior Court (ret.)

10:10 – 10:45 AM:   CGJA Survey Results: Jerry Lewi, Chair, Grand Jury Survey Work Group

10:45 – 11:00 AM:   Break

11:00 – 11:45 AM:   Marijuana, the California Conundrum 
​                                 David Eyster, District Attorney, Mendocino County

11:45 AM – Noon:    Conference wrap up (Q & A) and closing remarks
​                                 Andi Winters, President, CGJA 
You may register for the conference on line here. To register by mail or e-mail, click here.
You must reserve your room at the conference hotel directly, by clicking here, or by phone at 831-393-1115 using group code GGJ.
For a list of attractions in the world-famous Monterey Bay area for your pre- and post-conference pleasure, please click here.
Please direct all queries or suggestions about the annual conference to  Lloyd Bell, Annual Conference Chair

                          Transcripts of Prior Conferences