Instructions for Submitting Letters, Articles, and Photos to the Grand Jurors’ Journal

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The Grand Jurors’ Journal is one of our major outreach tools to members, civil grand juries and anyone interested in the California Civil Grand Jury System. We welcome articles, letters, and photos from all sources. Below are the guidelines for submitting articles. We are especially interested in articles on Civil Grand Jury issues or solutions to improving public education of the civil grand jury system in California.

Articles should be emailed as attachments to Barbara Sommer, Editor,

If email is not available, please contact Barbara at 530-574-8334 for instructions.

Please identify in your file name your organization and date.

Letters to the editor are limited to 200 words. (One hundred words for “Kudos” thank-you letters).

The Journal will highlight opinion articles written by readers, experts, and issues advocates. They may be 500 to 600 words in length.

The normal deadline is the fourth Monday of odd-numbered months. A reminder is sent to the Board, all Chapters and other interested parties.

The Editor is the final authority of what to print.

For questions or comments, contact