Grand Jury Sample Documents

Posted here are resource materials for regular (civil) grand juries from various sources. Some have been provided to us by grand juries from throughout California and the others were written by CGJA’s Training Committee.
 
These documents can be used by grand juries when updating their local procedures manual (also known as their “rules of procedure”), or when devising forms, templates, checklists, and other tools that can make the jury’s workload more manageable.
 
We thank the contributing grand juries for sharing these materials with their counterparts in other counties.

Please note that CGJA does not vouch for the accuracy or completeness of the documents provided to us by grand juries.
 
None of these documents should be construed as legal advice. We urge you to consult with the grand jury’s legal advisor before adopting or using any of them. The grand jury should keep in mind that any changes to its rules of procedure require a supermajority vote.

Most of the following templates or form letters are in Microsoft Word and can be downloaded or modified to suit each jury’s needs.  We hope and trust they will prove useful.

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Grand Jury Correspondence

Acknowledge Receipt of Correspondence
Email Confidentiality Notice
Press Release 1
Press Release 2

Documents Related to Complaints
(The letters listed address different situations)

Documents Related to Investigations

Report Writing Templates and Forms

Report Writing Template – an interactive tool useful to prepare reports in a consistent fashion.(not compatible with MAC/Safari). For juries that use Google Docs, contact cgjatraining@cgja.org to obtain a Google Docs version.