California prisons to dramatically alter treatment for mentally ill inmates
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The Sacramento Bee – By Sam Stanton and Denny Walsh - Friday, Aug. 29, 2014 – 5:57 pm

Four months after a federal judge in Sacramento declared that conditions for mentally ill inmates in the state’s prisons were …[select title for full text]

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California – Annual Homicide Defense Seminar – September 19-20, 2014 – Berkeley!
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BerkeleyMarinaDoubleTreeHotelThe California Public Defenders Association presents Annual Homicide Defense Seminar

Friday & Saturday September 19-20, 2014 at The Berkeley Marina DoubleTree Hotel

200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley, California 94710

Program Coordinators:

Charles Denton, Assistant Public Defender, Alameda County

Kathleen Cannon, Attorney at Law, Vista, California

This year`s Annual Homicide Defense Seminar will provide you with over seven hours of continuing legal education participatory credits, by addressing some very important aspects in the defense of homicide cases. We will cover important topics that include discovery issues, jury selection, mental issues & defenses, DNA challenges, closing themes and theories, confessions and admissions, an exhaustive review of the laws & case law pertaining to homicide cases, and more! CPDA has also reserved a block of lodging rooms at the Berkeley Marina Hotel at a special rate. You can obtain lodging reservations via the Internet, see elsewhere on this notice for the Internet link. Discounted lodging cut-off date is August 28, 2014.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE – S542

Friday, September 19, 2014

12:00 p.m. Registration/Check In, Soft Drinks & Chips

1:15 p.m. Mastering Discovery In Homicide Cases – Michael Ogul, Deputy Public Defender, Santa Clara County

2:15 p.m. Break

2:30 p.m. Practical Ideas For Breaking Down Murder To Manslaughter - Robin Bernstein-Lev, Deputy Public Defender Los Angeles County

3:45 p.m. Conclusion of Day One [More...] »

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Criminal Defense Practice Seminar – Sex Crimes Saturday – October 18, 2014
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San-Francisco-Skyline-from-Berkeley-CAThe California Public Defenders Association presents…A Criminal Defense Practice Seminar – Sex Crimes

Saturday – October 18, 2014

At The Berkeley Marina DoubleTree Hotel, 200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley, California 94710

(Lodging Reservations – See below)

Program Coordinators:

Laura Arnold, Deputy Public Defender, Riverside County

Kathleen Cannon, Attorney at Law, Vista, California

Bart Sheela, Deputy Alternate Public Defender, San Diego County

Join us this year in beautiful Berkeley, California, and take advantage of this opportunity to hear a variety of highly experienced trial attorneys and experts share their thoughts on many important topics related to defending sex cases. CPDA has blocked a group of lodging rooms at the Berkeley Marina DoubleTree Hotel at a discounted rate, so be sure to tell the hotel that you are with CPDA when you call to make reservations to take advantage of this special rate (the group code for discount lodging is CPUCPUA). The program registration fee includes the course syllabus and lunch. This program qualifies for California State Bar MCLE participatory credits, see box below. The cut-off date for the special lodging rate is Sept. 26, 2014.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE – Saturday, October 18, 2014 S-543

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

9:00 a.m. Voir Dire In Sex Cases – How To Win Friends & Influence People – Richard Briones-Colman, Deputy Public Defender, Riverside County

10:30 a.m. Trial Tactics In Sexual Assault Cases – Patrick Clancy, Attorney at Law, Walnut Creek, California [More...] »

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2014 November 7-8 – Yosemite National Park – Annual Felony Defense Seminar – Lodging Information
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What follows is important lodging information and details regarding the Annual Felony Defense Practice Program held in Yosemite National Park.

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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California – 2014 Cumulative Legislative Update below includes new posts through August 30, 2014
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Legislative Update – Saturday, August 30, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. issued the following statement after passage of AB 1522, the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014 by Assemblymember Lorena Gonzalez (D-San Diego):

“Tonight, the Legislature took historic action to help hardworking Californians. This bill guarantees that millions of workers – from Eureka to San Diego – won’t lose their jobs or pay just because they get sick.”

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California – Annual Homicide Defense Seminar – September 19-20, 2014 – Berkeley!
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California – Annual Homicide Defense Seminar – September 19-20, 2014 – Berkeley!

The California Public Defenders Association presents Annual Homicide Defense Seminar
Friday & Saturday September 19-20, 2014 at The Berkeley Marina DoubleTree Hotel
200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley, California 94710
Program Coordinators:
Charles Denton, Assistant Public Defender, Alameda County
Kathleen Cannon, Attorney …[select title for full text]

Criminal Defense Practice Seminar – Sex Crimes Saturday – October 18, 2014
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Criminal Defense Practice Seminar – Sex Crimes  Saturday – October 18, 2014

The California Public Defenders Association presents…A Criminal Defense Practice Seminar – Sex Crimes
Saturday – October 18, 2014
At The Berkeley Marina DoubleTree Hotel, 200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley, California 94710
(Lodging Reservations – See below)
Program Coordinators:
Laura Arnold, Deputy …[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

 
What follows is important lodging information and details regarding the Annual Felony Defense Practice Program held in Yosemite National Park.
Dates: November 7-8, 2014.  Arrival, lodging check-in, is typically the day before the program – Thursday, …[select title for full text]

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending August 29, 2014
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THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending August 29, 2014

by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office
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DETENTION OF THE DEFENDANT ILLEGAL; …[select title for full text]

CPDA General Membership Meeting Notice To Consider Bylaws Amendment Proposal
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CPDA General Membership Meeting Notice To Consider Bylaws Amendment Proposal

August 26, 2014
To: CPDA “Individual Members”*
From: CPDA
Subject: CPDA General Membership Meeting Notice To Consider Bylaws Amendment Proposal.

State and Local Agency Access to Customer Information from Communication Service Providers: Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986
August 22, 2014 – 12:19 | Comments Off
State and Local Agency Access to Customer Information from Communication Service Providers:  Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986

August 22, 2014
California Law Revision Commission Staff Memorandum
Study #G-300
Memorandum 2014-33
State and Local Agency Access to Customer Information from Communication Service Providers:
Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986
In 2013, the Legislature enacted Senate Concurrent Resolution 54 (Padilla),
which directs …[select title for full text]

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending August 22, 2014
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THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending August 22, 2014

by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office
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GRIFFIN ERROR AND PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT

Criminal Law Case Summaries – July-August 2014
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Criminal Law Case Summaries – July-August 2014

By Gary Mandinach, Attorney at Law, California Appellate Project, Los Angeles, California
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1. Velasquez v. Superior Court …[select title for full text]