Report Writing Workshops

 2018 Report Writing Workshops

In these convenient locations:

Monday, October 22, in Visalia

Thursday, October 25, in Rancho Cucamonga

Monday, October 29, in San Jose

Thursday, November 1, in Sacramento

Friday, November 2, in Sacramento

Monday, November 5, in San Rafael

Friday, November 9, in Redding


Report Writing Workshop Content

Each fall CGJA conducts several one-day report writing workshops in locations throughout the state to expand on the information presented in the summer two-day seminars. These workshops provide more explicit details about writing individual grand jury reports including such topics as: content of reports; facts, findings, and recommendations; tips on how to use compelling language; reviewing and editing reports; conducting exit interviews to verify findings; and the process and requirements for approval and releasing of final reports. These workshops provide helpful tools enabling grand juries to improve the quality, readability, accuracy, and effectiveness of their reports. Hands-on exercises will provide practice in developing effective findings and recommendations.

The cost for the workshop is $65 per juror and includes a workshop training manual.

Each session will start at 9:00 a.m. and end at 4:00 p.m. Coffee and light snacks will be provided in the morning. Lunch is not included, but will be available in the hotel or at nearby restaurants. Once registered, confirmation emails will be sent to each registrant.

For further information on any of the CGJA training programs, please contact Training Committee Chair, Marsha Caranci, or by phone at 530-242-6554.

Register and pay online                                             Register and pay by email


Venue and Hotel Information 

CGJA has reserved a block of rooms at some locations at a special rate for anyone who may want to spend the night. Jurors 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 indicated.


Visalia, Monday, October 22
Wyndham Hotel Visalia
9000 West Airport Dr, Visalia, CA 93277 (559) 651-5000
Special room rate $84 per night plus tax and fees if booked by October 1, 2018


 Rancho Cucamonga, Thursday, October 25
(Hosted by the San Bernardino Superior Court)
Superior Court Vineyard Training Center
9607 Business Center Drive, Suite B, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
See Map for directions
No hotel room block available


San Jose, Monday, October 29
(Hosted by the Santa Clara Superior Court)
Family Justice Center, Judicial Conference Room
201 North First Street, 8th Floor, San Jose, CA   95113
See Map for parking information 
No hotel room block available


Sacramento, Thursday, November 1
or Friday, November 2
Crowne Plaza Sacramento
5321 Date Avenue Sacramento, CA 95815, 916-338-5800
Special room rate $119 per night plus tax if booked by October 18, 2018


San Rafael, Monday, November 5
Embassy Suites San Rafael
101 McInnis Parkway, San Rafael, CA  94903, 415-499-5908 (Group Code CGJ)
Special room rate of $159 plus taxes if booked by Oct. 19, 2018
Jurors can make a reservation by calling the number above or going to


Redding, Friday, November 9
Holiday Inn and Convention Center
1900 Hilltop Drive, Redding, CA  96002, 530-221-7500
Special room rate $95 per night plus tax if booked by October 31, 2018
Use Group Code GJ5


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