Foreperson and Pro Tem Workshops

California Grand Jurors’ Association
Foreperson and Pro Tem Workshop


CGJA had planned to offer four Foreperson and Pro Tem Workshops in 2020 at various locations throughout the state. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the initial workshops will be presented remotely this year conducted in three half-day sessions. Additional workshops will be added at a later date.


Workshop 1       Thursday August 27 and Friday August 28                       9am - noon     (registration deadline August 17)

Workshop 2       Thursday September 24 and Friday September 25           9am - noon     (registration deadline September 14)

Workshop 3       Thursday October 22 and Friday October 23           9am - noon     (registration deadline October 12)


Download Registration Form                                                                 Online Registration Form

Program Description:

This workshop covers the leadership responsibilities of the foreperson, pro tem, and other officers of the grand jury. Topics include: how to get started; useful techniques for organizing, coordinating, and facilitating the grand jury’s work; team building; California law as it applies to the foreperson’s duties and responsibilities; the administrative and leadership roles of the foreperson and pro tem; dealing with interpersonal issues among jurors; and conflict resolution techniques. Participants take part in group activities to enhance the learning experience through the sharing of ideas.