Report Writing Workshops

2019 Report Writing Workshops


This year's dates and locations are:

Tuesday, October 22, in Visalia

Thursday, October 24, in Rancho Cucamonga

Monday, October 28, in San Rafael

Wednesday, October 30, in San Jose

Tuesday, November 5, in Sacramento   SOLD OUT

Wednesday, November 6, in Sacramento

Thursday, November 14, 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.

Registration opens September 2019

Register and pay online                                             Register and pay by email


Venue and Hotel Information 

CGJA will reserve 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, Tuesday October 22
Wyndham Hotel Visalia
9000 West Airport Dr, Visalia CA 93277, 559-651-5000
Special room rate $99 per night plus tax and fees if booked by October 15, 2019
Request California Grand Jurors rate if by phone; use Group Code 10217020CA_001 if booking on website

Rancho Cucamonga, Thursday October 24
(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 Rafael, Monday October 28
Embassy Suites San Rafael
101 McInnis Parkway, San Rafael, CA 94903, 415-499-5920
Special room rate of $161 plus taxes by calling the number above and asking for the California Grand Jurors special government rate

San Jose, Wednesday October 30
(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, Tuesday November 5   SOLD OUT
Sacramento, Wednesday November 6   AVAILABLE
Crowne Plaza Sacramento
5321 Date Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95815, 916-338-5800
Special room rate $129 plus tax if booked by October 13 using the number above or by going to website
The special rate may still be available after October 13 by calling 916-692-2717

Redding, Thursday November 14
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 November 7
Use Group Code GJA 



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