Volunteer Information and Sign Up Form

CGJA is an all-volunteer membership organization.  We succeed mainly because our members volunteer to serve on our committees and/or train grand jurors.  Serving on committees almost never requires travel.  We communicate via email and computer video and telephone teleconferencing.  Trainers travel throughout the state.  We reimburse them for lodging and pay the government rate for mileage and a modest per diem for other expenses.

CGJA volunteers work mainly in committees and/or as grand juror trainers.  Our current most critical needs are listed here. For more information on each committee click on any of the committee links (opens as a second page).  Then close that page returning here as the Volunteer Sign Up Form follows the descriptions below at the bottom of this page  -OR-  for a mail-in form click here.

Annual Conference Committee - The ACC needs people who enhoy planning and assisting in organizing an informative conference program.  This includes site selection, developing a conference theme and obtaining quality speakers and topics for the event.  A willingness to assist others to facilitate a professional, informative program for members is a must.  An interest in leading or assisting the leader in such a team is a plus.

Awards Committee - Oversees all awards, including the Angelo Rolando Service Award, Excellence in Reporting, Local Achievement, and Certificates of Special Recognition.  CGJA has a number of awards recognizing outstanding service to the organization.

Bylaws and Policy Review Committee - This committee reviews proposed amendments to CGJA Bylaws and Policies, committee procedures, and chapter bylaws.

Finance Committee - This committee oversees CGJA's financial management.

Legal and Legislative Resources Committee - This committee formally responds to legal and "best practices" questions; monitors legislative activity affecting the grand jury system.

Membership and Chapter Relations Committee - Recruits new members; recruits ongoing member renewals; maintains CGJA databases; promotes, guides and supports chapter formation; facilitates the exchange of information among chapters; oversees the CGJA volunteer program.

Public Relations Committee - Communicates and maintains relations with CGJA members, chapters, and independent grand jurors' associations, media sources, and the general public.  Activities include social media, the bimonthly Grand Jurors' Journal, other news periodically to members, and multiple efforts to promote grand jury awareness throughout the state.

Technology Committee - This committee oversees and supports CGJA's technical data, data storage, and communications resources.  It also manages the website.

Training Committee - This committee is responsible for all aspects of the development and delivery of the CGJA training program for new grand jurors, alternates, forepersons and pro tems, legal advisors, judges, and court personnel.  The commitee's responsibilities include curriculum development, plannng and handling of logistics for all CGJA's training events, and the selection and development of new CGJA trainers.  These tasks are handled by several subcommittees.

Trainer - Trainers are needed, especially in the topics of Local Government, Grand Jury Law, Legal Topics (law degree required), and Report Writing.  Skills required include knowledge and experience gained through grand jury work and good presentation skills; professional experience in teaching or training is helpful.

In which areas are you interested in volunteering?