Legal Advisors' Workshops

California Grand Jurors’ Association
Legal Advisors’ Workshops

Attorneys who provide legal services to civil grand juries are invited to attend one of these Legal Advisors' Workshops. The State Bar has approved CGJA as an MCLE provider. CGJA will offer five hours of MCLE credit at either of the workshops listed here:


Thursday, July 16, in Sacramento

Thursday, July 23, in Bakersfield

(See below for information on each location and hotel room rates)

The workshops will begin at 9:00 a.m. and end by 3:30 p.m.

The cost is $95 per person, and includes the 2020-2021 CGJA Training Manual, the 2020 Legal Advisors' Guide, and the Compendium of California Grand Jury Law.

Coffee and light snacks will be provided in the morning only. Lunch is not included, but will be available in the hotel or nearby restaurants.


Registration Opens May 2020


Program Description:

The workshop, structured as a presentation followed by a round-table session, focuses on the attorney's role in providing legal services to the civil grand jury. Training is provided on specific Penal Code sections, case law, and Attorney General Opinions that apply to the grand jury's "watchdog" and accusatory functions.

Round table topics included best practices in the areas of advisors' conflicts and ethical walls; grand jury jurisdiction; compelling the production of records; defamation avoidance; grand juror ethical obligations, misconduct and discharge, including due process concerns; and the attorney's review of grand jury reports for legal compliance.

Hotel Information

CGJA has reserved a block of rooms at a special rate for those wanting to spend the night. Attendees should contact the hotel directly to make a reservatioon prior to the cutoff date. When making a reservation, be sure to ask for the California Grand Jurors' Association (CGJA) special rate. To insure you get the special rate, do not book through the internet unless otherwise indicated.


Sacramento (Natomas), July 16
Four Points by Sheraton
4900 Duckhorn Dr., Sacramento, CA
Special room rate $179 per night plus tax and fees; includes hot breakfast and
free airport shuttle; cutoff date July 5, 2020.
Call hotel directly at (916) 263-9000 or
for online reservations go to Sheraton.


Bakersfield, July 23
Four Points by Sheraton
5101 California Ave., Bakersfield, CA
Special room rate $90 per night plus tax and fees; cutoff date July 15, 2020
Call the hotel directly at (661) 862-7425