Legal Advisors' Workshops

California Grand Jurors’ Association
Legal Advisors’ Training and Workshops


The State Bar has approved CGJA as an MCLE provider.  CGJA will offer MCLE credit for legal adivsors' training in 2019 in conjunction with two of our two-day regional training seminars:

July 16-17, 2019, in Sacramento, CA

July 30-31, 2019, in Visalia, CA

Attorneys who provide civil legal services to grand juries are invited to attend one of these two-day regional seminars, which will include a separate Legal Advisors' Workshop as a breakout session during the morning of the second day. As an alternative, they may choose to attend only the Legal Advisors' Workshop. The cost is $75 per person either way, and includes the 2019-2020 CGJA Training Manual, the 2019 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 provided, but will be available in the hotel or at nearby restaurants.

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Program and MCLE Credit Description:

The classes presented during the two-day regional seminar are described under Regional Training Seminars. MCLE credit will be given for attendance at the "Grand Jury Law" class (.75 credit hours) and "Legal Topics" class (1.25 credit hours) the first day of the two-day seminar..

The Legal Advisors’ Workshop (8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. the second day of the regional seminar) is a round-table session focusing on the attorney’s role in providing legal services to the grand jury in connection with its civil investigatory functions. Topics will include grand jury jurisdiction; advisors’ conflicts and ethical walls; defamation avoidance; grand juror misconduct and discharge, including due process concerns; and reviewing grand jury reports for legal compliance. Three MCLE credit hours will be given for attendance at the Legal Advisors' Workshop.

Attorneys may choose to attend both days of the seminar, or only the workshop.

Hotel Information

Workshop Dates: July 16-17, 2019, in Sacramento at the Crown Plaza Hotel, 5321 Date Avenue, Sacramento, CA (916) 338-5800 or (877) 507-0054.  Special room rate $119 per night plus tax and fees; cutoff date June 30, 2019.

Workshop Dates: July 30-31, 2019, in Visalia at the Wyndham Hotel, 9000 W. Airport Drive, Visalia, CA (559) 651-5000.  Special room rate $84 per night plus tax and fees; cutoff date July 21, 2019, Group Code CGJ.

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 reservation prior to the cutoff date. When making a reservation, be sure to ask for the California Grand Jurors’ Association (CGJA) special rate. Do not book through the Internet unless otherwise indicated.