California Grand Jurors’ Association


About CGJA

Welcome to the website of the California Grand Jurors’ Association.  This all volunteer, non-profit 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

The most recent ten articles from the print and electronic media primarily about grand jury reports are reproduced here.

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.

•  Current List

•  Chapter Resources

•  Chapter Tax Filings

•  More...

Grand Jurors' Journal

Current Issue

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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Grand Jury Training Seminars

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


 Officers: Foreperson and Pro Tem Workshops

These 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

CGJA conducts report writing workshops to expand on the information presented during regular training.  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.


CGJA is pleased to announce that the 2023 Annual Conference will be held at the Embassy Suites Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County on October 22 and 23, 2023. Look for additional details in the spring of 2023.

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CGJA Volunteer Opportunities

As with any organization that is vibrant and growing, CGJA has staffing needs within our widely varying committees to work to actively promote, preserve, and support the grand jury system across California.

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