Every year in the fall, CGJA holds an Annual Conference/Membership Meeting at a different location. The conference provides an opportunity for members and civil grand jurors to meet and discuss experiences, ask questions, and otherwise engage in activities to enhance everyone’s understanding of the civil grand jury system in order to contribute to CGJA’s role in protecting and enhancing California’s county civil grand jury system.
The 2023 CGJA Annual Conference was held October 22-23, 2023, at the Embassy Suites in Walnut Creek. Our theme this year was Building Bridges with Outreach and Awareness. Dan Borenstein, Editorial Page Editor and Columnist for the East Bay Times and strong grand jury supporter addressed the conference sharing his thoughts on Civil Grand Juries and the Media – Emerging Trends. CGJA President Travis Gibbons reported on 2023 CGJA Activities, the 2023 election results for directors were announced, and the Best Grand Jury Report award was announced. Ethan Rarick, Executive Director of the Little Hoover Commission was the Keynote Speaker and addressed the attendees on Creating Awareness Through Action. Breakout sessions and a panel discussion were a key part of the conference.
The Annual Conference Committee is currently planning the 2024 CGJA Annual Conference. Please check back in the spring of 2024 for further details as they develop.
Download Conference Registration Form (PDF) Note: Lifetime members who receive free registration will need to use the downloadable form.
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► The set of committee reports for 2023 can be viewed here.
► A feature of the 2023 Annual Conference was the inclusion of 5 breakout sessions which covered Building Bridges with Technology, You’re Being Duped in Past Elections, Your Assoc. – Attracting, Motivating, & Recruiting Members, Recruiting Jurors Through Filming, and OLLI Education. The handout for the breakout session can be viewed here.
► 2023 CGJA Volunteer Roster can be viewed here.
Please direct all queries or suggestions about the annual conference to Lloyd Bell, Annual Conference Chair.
Transcripts of Conferences since 2006 can be found in the December issue of the Grand Jurors’ Journal for that year which contains a summary of the conference of that year. Go to Journal Archives to find these editions.
Transcripts of Conferences held prior to 2007 are archived here.