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 CGJA's Legal Advisors' Workshops. The State Bar has approved CGJA as an MCLE provider. CGJA will offer five hours of MCLE credit at any of the workshops offered in 2020. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the workshops for 2020 have been temporarily postponed. We will be posting information here as to when and where they will be rescheduled as soon as we are able to determine those dates.



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 will open once dates and locations have been determined.


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 will reserve 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.