New York state to settle landmark suit over public defenders
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Reuters News Service – BY DANIEL WIESSNER – ALBANY N.Y. Tue Oct 21, 2014 5:18pm EDT

(Reuters) – New York state has agreed to settle a lawsuit claiming its public defense system is underfunded and violates …[select title for full text]

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The 19th Annual Yosemite Felony Defense Practice Seminar – Friday & Saturday, November 7-8, 2014
October 22, 2014 – 22:11 | Comments Off

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The California Public Defenders Association presents…

Update: For lodging reservations – Cut-off date for lodging reservations with the Yosemite Lodge inside Yosemite National Park was on 9/21/2014.  However, please note:  Additional lodging now available at Yosemite View Lodge: 209-379-2681 (if the Yosemite Lodge block fills)…or check out the Yosemite View Lodge on the Internet: http://www.stayyosemiteviewlodge.com/

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The 19th Annual Yosemite Felony Defense Practice Seminar.

Friday & Saturday, November 7-8, 2014

At Curry Pavilion, in Yosemite National Park!

Don’t miss this opportunity for an excellent training program in an excellent location!

For lodging reservations see below…Hurry, cut-off date for lodging reservations: 9/21/2014

Coordinators:

Kathleen Cannon, Attorney at Law, San Diego, California

Charles Denton, Assistant Public Defender, Alameda County

Bart Sheela, Deputy Alternate Public Defender, San Diego County

Join us for this program that promises to provide an informative and practical approach to handling these difficult cases.We have developed an excellent line up of well-known experts who will be there to give you insights into how you can approach a variety of issues that arise in felony defense practice with better results.

Update: For lodging reservations – Cut-off date for lodging reservations with the Yosemite Lodge inside Yosemite National Park was on 9/21/2014.  However, please note:  Additional lodging now available at Yosemite View Lodge: 209-379-2681 (if the Yosemite Lodge block fills)…or check out the Yosemite View Lodge on the Internet: http://www.stayyosemiteviewlodge.com/

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The program registration fee includes syllabus, reception on Friday, breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Please note that you must make your lodging reservation immediately. MCLE & Legal Specialization credits apply (see below).

Program Schedule – Day One – Friday, November 7, 2014 – Curry Pavilion

12:00 p.m. Registration & Check-In, Soft Drinks & Chips – Curry Pavilion.

1:00 p.m. Bad Act Evidence in Sex and Domestic Violence Cases – Gary Gibson, Deputy Public Defender, San Diego County [More...] »

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2014 November 7-8 – Yosemite National Park – Annual Felony Defense Seminar – Lodging Information
October 22, 2014 – 22:10 | Comments Off

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Update: For lodging reservations – Cut-off date for lodging reservations with the Yosemite Lodge inside Yosemite National Park was on 9/21/2014.  However, please note:  Additional lodging now available at Yosemite View Lodge: 209-379-2681 (if the Yosemite Lodge block fills)…or check out the Yosemite View Lodge on the Internet: http://www.stayyosemiteviewlodge.com/

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What follows is important lodging information and details regarding the Annual Felony Defense Practice Program held in Yosemite National Park.   If you simply wish to register for the program (and not lodging, use this link instead: http://defender411.us/2014-11-Register )

Dates: November 7-8, 2014.  Arrival, lodging check-in, is typically the day before the program – Thursday, November 7th.  The program presentations will occur over the dates of November 7th (Friday) and November 8th (Saturday).  The program concludes on Saturday early afternoon and is followed by a “Stay/Go” buffet lunch.

This is the very popular Annual Felony Defense Program held at Yosemite Lodge & Curry Pavilion in Yosemite National Park. Always a fantastically great MCLE-accredited seminar held in one of the most beautiful places on Earth! [More...] »

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Attention Defense Attorneys: The 22nd Annual Advanced Trial Skills Institute – Palm Springs – December 6, 2014
October 22, 2014 – 22:00 | Comments Off

Renaissance_Palm_Springs_01The California Public Defenders Association presents: The 22nd Annual Advanced Trial Skills Institute!

Saturday – December 6, 2014 at the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel

888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262

Lodging Reservations – See below.

Program Coordinators:

Traci Owens, Deputy Public Defender, Santa Clara County

Bart Sheela, Deputy Alternate Public Defender, San Diego County

CPDA has put together a special seminar that will address a wide array of issues that arise in trial practice related to advanced trial skills. The featured speakers are all very experienced in these areas and we are sure you will gain a great deal of knowledge and skills by attending this popular annual program. Note: We have blocked a large group of lodging rooms at the Palm Springs Renaissance Hotel at a group rate discount. Be sure to tell the hotel that you are attending this CPDA event when you call to make reservations to take advantage of this special rate (this lodging rate has a cut-off date of November 5, 2014, so make reservations soon if you plan to attend). This program is California State Bar MCLE accredited – please see box below for details.

Program Schedule: Saturday, December 6, 2014 CPDA Program No. S545

8:15 a.m. Registration & Check-In / Coffee & Donuts

9:00 a.m. Sittin’ and Rockin’ – Talking with Your Client – Cynthia Roseberry, Project Manager, Clemency Project 2014

10:15 a.m. Confession Law in Practice – A Case Study

—-> Megan Burns, Deputy Public Defender, San Francisco County

—-> Jason Cox, Attorney at Law, Albany, California

12:00 p.m. Luncheon (included in registration fee)

1:00 p.m. Tricks of the Trade – Monique Carter, Deputy Public Defender, San Diego County

2:00 p.m. Theme Selection for Jury Connection – Zaki Zehawi, Deputy Alternate Public Defender, San Diego County

3:00 p.m. Effective Closing Argument – Brian Waite, Assistant Public Defender, Orange County [More...] »

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Analysis of Proposition 47 on the November 4, 2014 California Ballot – October 29, 2014 Edition
October 29, 2014 – 15:00 | Comments Off

Byers_Garrick_2013_FebruaryAnalysis of Proposition 47 on the November 4, 2014 California Ballot

by Garrick Byers, CPDA President & Statute Decoder

Version: October 29, 2014 – 3:00 PM

Download this PDF document  –>  Proposition_47_Analysis_Garrick_Byers_2014-10-29_v2.pdf

The 19th Annual Yosemite Felony Defense Practice Seminar – Friday & Saturday, November 7-8, 2014
October 22, 2014 – 22:11 | Comments Off
The 19th Annual Yosemite Felony Defense Practice Seminar – Friday & Saturday, November 7-8, 2014

 
The California Public Defenders Association presents…
Update: For lodging reservations – Cut-off date for lodging reservations with the Yosemite Lodge inside Yosemite National Park was on 9/21/2014.  However, please note:  Additional lodging now available at Yosemite View Lodge: 209-379-2681 (if the Yosemite …[select title for full text]

2014 November 7-8 – Yosemite National Park – Annual Felony Defense Seminar – Lodging Information
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2014 November 7-8 – Yosemite National Park – Annual Felony Defense Seminar – Lodging Information

 
 
 
Update: For lodging reservations – Cut-off date for lodging reservations with the Yosemite Lodge inside Yosemite National Park was on 9/21/2014.  However, please note:  Additional lodging now available at Yosemite View Lodge: 209-379-2681 (if the Yosemite Lodge block fills)…or check out …[select title for full text]

Attention Defense Attorneys: The 22nd Annual Advanced Trial Skills Institute – Palm Springs – December 6, 2014
October 22, 2014 – 22:00 | Comments Off
Attention Defense Attorneys: The 22nd Annual Advanced Trial Skills Institute – Palm Springs – December 6, 2014

The California Public Defenders Association presents: The 22nd Annual Advanced Trial Skills Institute!
Saturday – December 6, 2014 at the Renaissance Palm Springs Hotel
888 Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs, CA 92262
Lodging Reservations – See below.
Program Coordinators:
Traci …[select title for full text]

California Statute Analysis – The Elements of First Degree Burglary Explained and Illustrated, by Charles Denton, Assistant Public Defender, Alameda County
October 28, 2014 – 10:24 | Comments Off
California Statute Analysis – The Elements of First Degree Burglary Explained and Illustrated, by Charles Denton, Assistant Public Defender, Alameda County

The Elements of First Degree Burglary Explained and Illustrated, by Charles Denton , Assistant Public Defender, Alameda County.
This is a 33 page article in PDF format. October 2014.
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THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending October 24, 2014
October 24, 2014 – 22:08 | Comments Off
THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending October 24, 2014

by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office
PROP. 36 DRUG TREATMENT AND THE 30-DAY JAIL PROVISION
This is a case on the previous Prop. 36, the drug treatment initiative. If the defendant …[select title for full text]

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending October 17, 2014
October 17, 2014 – 19:27 | Comments Off
THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending October 17, 2014

by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office
DO THE POLICE HAVE A DUTY TO INVESTIGATE A MEDICAL MARIJUANA DEFENSE?
The police obtain a search warrant based on information showing that the defendant …[select title for full text]