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PROPOSITION 47: SHOULD CALIFORNIA REDUCE PENALTIES FOR DRUG AND PROPERTY CRIMES AND INVEST IN TREATMENT?
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The 19th Annual Yosemite Felony Defense Practice Seminar – Friday & Saturday, November 7-8, 2014
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The California Public Defenders Association presents…

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.

CPDA has blocked a large group of lodging rooms at the Yosemite National Park Lodge at a special rate. To reserve lodging at Yosemite Lodge (inside the Park), please refer to the information included on this flyer for details. 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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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.   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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California – 2014 Cumulative Legislative Update below includes new posts through September 21, 2014
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california-state-capitolLegislative Update – Sunday, September 21, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Capping off National Drive Electric Week, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed half a dozen bills to strengthen California’s best-in-the-nation electric vehicle market.

The Governor signed the following bills today: [More...] »

The 19th Annual Yosemite Felony Defense Practice Seminar – Friday & Saturday, November 7-8, 2014
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The 19th Annual Yosemite Felony Defense Practice Seminar – Friday & Saturday, November 7-8, 2014

 
The California Public Defenders Association presents…
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 …[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.   If you simply wish to register for the program (and not lodging, use this …[select title for full text]

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

By Gary Mandinach, Attorney at Law, California Appellate Project, Los Angeles, California
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1. People v. Adair (2014) …[select title for full text]

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending September 19, 2014
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THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending September 19, 2014

by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office
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LACK OF SUBSTANTIAL EVIDENCE THAT …[select title for full text]

2014 Homicide Defense Practice Seminar Follow-Up Page – Supplemental course materials in electronic format for program registrants – see the course booklet table of contents for log-on details
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2014 Homicide Defense Practice Seminar Follow-Up Page – Supplemental course materials in electronic format for program registrants – see the course booklet table of contents for log-on details

Program 542 // Two-Day Homicide Defense Practice Seminar // September 19-20, 2014 // Berkeley
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1. Files received and included in the printed course booklet distributed on …[select title for full text]

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending September 12, 2014
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THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending September 12, 2014

by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office
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TROMBETTA, YOUNGBLOOD, AND FAILURE TO …[select title for full text]

Articles on Ethics for Criminal Defense Practitioners in the 2014 August 23 MCLE Specialty Areas Seminar Course Booklet (log-in required, current members only)
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Articles on Ethics for Criminal Defense Practitioners in the 2014 August 23 MCLE Specialty Areas Seminar Course Booklet (log-in required, current members only)

Articles on Ethics for Criminal Defense Practitioners in the 2014 August 23 MCLE Specialty Areas Seminar Course Booklet
2014 MCLE Specialty Areas Seminar – August 23, 2014.
This is the entire 162 page course booklet in PDF …[select title for full text]