San Francisco public defenders call for reforms from board of supervisors
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Tuesday, May 3, 2016
San Francisco, CA —Public defenders who work in the trenches of San Francisco’s criminal justice system called upon the San Francisco Board of Supervisors today to enact major reforms to hold police …[select title for full text]

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THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending April 29, 2016
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by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office. (Note: You must log in to view this members-only content (see login box on upper right panel of this page)

3-STRIKES, PROP. 36, AND VICARIOUS ARMING
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Criminal Law Case Summaries: March-April 2016
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by Gary Mandinach, Attorney at Law, California Appellate Project, Los Angeles, California
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California Public Defenders Association’s
47th Annual Convention &
Continuing Legal Education Program
San Diego Hyatt Regency Mission Bay
Saturday, May 14, 2016
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California Public Defenders Association’s
47th Annual Convention &
Continuing Legal Education Program
San Diego Hyatt Regency Mission Bay
Saturday, May 14, 2016

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CPDA’s 47th Annual Convention & MCLE Program
Saturday, May 14, 2016 – San Diego Hyatt Regency Mission Bay
1441 Quivira Road, San Diego CA  92109
CPDA Convention Chair: Laura Arnold, Deputy Public Defender, Riverside County
CPDA Continuing Legal Education & Training Program Coordinators:
Kathleen Cannon, Attorney at Law, Vista, California
Bart Sheela, Deputy Alternate Public Defender, San Diego County

 

This is CPDA’s 47th annual convention seminar and we have some very special continuing legal education presentations ready for you! Presentations include a review of 2015-16 case law, and others that address a variety of cutting-edge criminal defense topics.  Don’t miss this great opportunity to energize your criminal defense practice and at the same time earn California State Bar MCLE accredited Participatory credits (certificates of attendance are distributed at the program, so be sure to sign in at the registration table). CPDA has reserved a room block at the hotel at a special rate and there is an early cut-off date of April 14, 2016, so don’t delay in getting your discounted lodging by doing it on line now (see above or side panel for details).
First published March 14, 2016 

PROGRAM SCHEDULE – SATURDAY  MAY 14, 2016 – SAN DIEGO HYATT REGENCY MISSION BAY [More…] »

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The Annual Public Defender Management Seminar: “Communication and Supervision in a Public Defender Reality” – Friday May 13, 2016
April 1, 2016 – 15:32 | Comments Off on The Annual Public Defender Management Seminar: “Communication and Supervision in a Public Defender Reality” – Friday May 13, 2016

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CPDA Presents: The Annual Public Defender Management Seminar

“Communication, and Supervision in a Public Defender Reality”

Friday, May 13, 2016 – Hyatt Regency Mission Bay (see facility details below)

Coordinators: Phyllis Morris, Public Defender, San Bernardino County and Jose Varela, Public Defender, Marin County

PROGRAM SCHEDULE – FRIDAY MAY 13, 2016 – SAN DIEGO HYATT REGENCY MISSION BAY

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. Registration

9:00 a.m. to 9:10 a.m. Introduction by Phyllis Morris, Public Defender, San Bernardino County

9:15 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Tossing Your Trial Focus Aside to Manage in a Collaborative Environment

Moderator: G. Christopher Gardner, Assistant Public Defender, San Bernardino County
Thomas Cavanaugh, Assistant Public Defender, Riverside County
O. G. Magno, Supervising Deputy Public Defender, Riverside County
Sharon Petrosino, Interim Public Defender, Orange County

10:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. 12:00 p.m. Effective Communication and Leadership for Public Defender Supervisors
[1 hr. Ethics credit] [More…] »

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New Laws for 2016 – The most important new statutes, rules, and forms for California Criminal Law
March 1, 2016 – 12:00 | Comments Off on New Laws for 2016 – The most important new statutes, rules, and forms for California Criminal Law

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First published January 4, 2016 | Latest update: January 29, 2016 – 4 PM

Selected and edited by Garrick Byers, Attorney at Law, Statute Decoder

Note: This file is in PDF format (50 pages).

2016-New-Laws-Byers-2016-01-29-edition.pdf

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Discovery – Comprehensive Review of California Discovery Law – January 2016 Edition
January 28, 2016 – 13:14 | Comments Off on Discovery – Comprehensive Review of California Discovery Law – January 2016 Edition

Search-LightsWritten by Martin F. Schwarz, Senior Assistant Public Defender in the Orange County Public Defender’s Office and

Thomas Havlena, former Chief Deputy of the Orange County Public Defender’s Office (ret.).

Note: You must be a member to access this and many of the other members-only content found on this site.

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New mobile apps for CPDA members – Download from the Apple App and/or the Google Play store
January 6, 2016 – 20:20 | Comments Off on New mobile apps for CPDA members – Download from the Apple App and/or the Google Play store

California Public Defenders Android Apps on Google Play

The CPDA Members App. The CPDA Members App was created to help build a closer-knit community among members. Members of CPDA who download the app can join conversations, share photos, learn about events, and locate contact information for all members.

The California Public Defenders Association (CPDA) is a nonprofit organization that serves as a resource center for its members who are all criminal defense attorneys – both private attorneys who practice criminal defense in California, and public defenders who are criminal defense attorneys employed by local county public defender agencies. The organization was formed over 40 years ago and today provides numerous on-site training programs through the year and in different locations held throughout the state of California, all designed exclusively for criminal defense attorneys who practice in California. Together, the two groups of criminal defense attorneys (private defenders and public defenders) comprise the membership of CPDA, which totals over 3,400 practicing criminal defense attorneys in California, in particular, but the membership is open to criminal defense attorneys in other states and several hundred from throughout the U.S. are associate members of CPDA.

Two options to download the CPDA Members App:

1. Download from the Google Play Store:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.groupahead.capublicdefendersassoc

2. Download from the Apple App Store:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/california-public-defenders/id1069170021

 

 

The CLARANET App. For CPDA members with the additional “Claranet” subscription, there’s an additional app that is [More…] »

Criminal Law Case Summaries: March-April 2016
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Criminal Law Case Summaries: March-April 2016

by Gary Mandinach, Attorney at Law, California Appellate Project, Los Angeles, California
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California Public Defenders Association’s
47th Annual Convention &
Continuing Legal Education Program
San Diego Hyatt Regency Mission Bay
Saturday, May 14, 2016
April 10, 2016 – 08:30 | Comments Off on
California Public Defenders Association’s
47th Annual Convention &
Continuing Legal Education Program
San Diego Hyatt Regency Mission Bay
Saturday, May 14, 2016
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CPDA’s 47th Annual Convention & MCLE Program
Saturday, May 14, 2016 – San Diego Hyatt Regency Mission Bay
1441 Quivira Road, San Diego CA  92109
CPDA Convention Chair: Laura Arnold, Deputy Public Defender, Riverside County
CPDA Continuing Legal Education …[select title for full text]

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending April 29, 2016
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THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending April 29, 2016

by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office. (Note: You must log in to view this members-only content (see login box on upper right panel of this page)
3-STRIKES, PROP. 36, AND …[select title for full text]

The Annual Public Defender Management Seminar: “Communication and Supervision in a Public Defender Reality” – Friday May 13, 2016
April 1, 2016 – 15:32 | Comments Off on The Annual Public Defender Management Seminar: “Communication and Supervision in a Public Defender Reality” – Friday May 13, 2016
The Annual Public Defender Management Seminar: “Communication and Supervision in a Public Defender Reality”  – Friday May 13, 2016

CPDA Presents: The Annual Public Defender Management Seminar
“Communication, and Supervision in a Public Defender Reality”
Friday, May 13, 2016 – Hyatt Regency Mission Bay (see facility details below)
Coordinators: Phyllis Morris, Public Defender, San Bernardino County and …[select title for full text]

New Laws for 2016 – The most important new statutes, rules, and forms for California Criminal Law
March 1, 2016 – 12:00 | Comments Off on New Laws for 2016 – The most important new statutes, rules, and forms for California Criminal Law
New Laws for 2016 – The most important new statutes, rules, and forms for California Criminal Law

First published January 4, 2016 | Latest update: January 29, 2016 – 4 PM
Selected and edited by Garrick Byers, Attorney at Law, Statute Decoder
Note: This file is in PDF format (50 pages).
2016-New-Laws-Byers-2016-01-29-edition.pdf

Discovery – Comprehensive Review of California Discovery Law – January 2016 Edition
January 28, 2016 – 13:14 | Comments Off on Discovery – Comprehensive Review of California Discovery Law – January 2016 Edition
Discovery – Comprehensive Review of California Discovery Law – January 2016 Edition

Written by Martin F. Schwarz, Senior Assistant Public Defender in the Orange County Public Defender’s Office and
Thomas Havlena, former Chief Deputy of the Orange County Public Defender’s Office (ret.).
Note: You must be a member to access …[select title for full text]

New mobile apps for CPDA members – Download from the Apple App and/or the Google Play store
January 6, 2016 – 20:20 | Comments Off on New mobile apps for CPDA members – Download from the Apple App and/or the Google Play store
New mobile apps for CPDA members – Download from the Apple App and/or the Google Play store

The CPDA Members App. The CPDA Members App was created to help build a closer-knit community among members. Members of CPDA who download the app can join conversations, share photos, learn about events, and locate …[select title for full text]

California – 2016 Cumulative Legislative Update below includes new posts through April 29, 2016
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California – 2016 Cumulative Legislative Update below includes new posts through April 29, 2016

4-29-2016 | SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bill:
• AB 120 by the Committee on Budget – Budget Act of 2015.
For full text of the bills, visit: …[select title for full text]

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending April 22, 2016
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THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending April 22, 2016

by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office. (Note: You must log in to view this members-only content (see login box on upper right panel of this page)
PROP. 47 AND ONE-YEAR …[select title for full text]

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending April 15, 2016
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THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending April 15, 2016

by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office. (Note: You must log in to view this members-only content (see login box on upper right panel of this page)
ATTEMPTS: PERPETRATION VERSUS PREPARATION

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending April 8, 2016
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THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending April 8, 2016

by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office. (Note: You must log in to view this members-only content (see login box on upper right panel of this page)
KNOCK AND TALK IS …[select title for full text]

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending April 1, 2016
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THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending April 1, 2016

by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office. (Note: You must log in to view this members-only content (see login box on upper right panel of this page)
REVERSAL ON BATSON/WHEELER GROUNDS