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

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.


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