Post-Bar Legal Assistants – Employment Opportunity – Alameda County Public Defender’s Office
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Legal Assistant Positions. The Alameda County Public Defender’s Office offers its post bar legal assistants a program that nt only allows the student the opportunity to gain the traditional experience in research and writing, but also …[select title for full text]

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THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending February 12, 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)

PROP. 47 AND 1-YEAR PRISON PRIOR ENHANCEMENTS
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CPDA 2016 Annual Awards Notice and Nomination Process Information
February 12, 2016 – 11:37 | Comments Off on CPDA 2016 Annual Awards Notice and Nomination Process Information

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The Defender Program of the Year Award

The Gideon Award

The Honorable Rose Elizabeth Bird Award

First published Monday, December 7, 2015 | 10:15 AM

Note: Please submit all applications on or before  February 26, 2016  (and see the nomination form for other details regarding submission requirements – link below).

On Saturday, May 14, 2016, the California Public Defenders Association will present the following awards at its 47th Annual Convention which will be held at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay in San Diego, California.

The “Defender of the Year Award” was established to recognize a defender or defenders who, in the opinion of other defenders, deserve special recognition for their work in criminal defense practice.  In some cases this is due to a particular effort in a case, while in other cases it is for an entire body of work.  The recipient of the Defender of the Year Award last year was Scott Sanders, Assistant Public Defender, Orange County. The award is open to both public defenders and private defense counsel.

The “Defender Program of the Year Award” was established to recognize defender offices that have developed special programs that serve as examples of important services for clients and staff.  Examples in the past have included the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office “Second-Chance Women’s Reentry Court Program,” and the Alameda County Public Defender’s Office “LYRIC – Learn Your Rights in California” program. [More…] »

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Discovery – Comprehensive Review of California Discovery Law – January 2016 Edition
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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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The 2016 New Statutes Seminar – Saturday March 5, 2016, at The Berkeley Marina DoubleTree Hotel
January 21, 2016 – 18:52 | Comments Off on The 2016 New Statutes Seminar – Saturday March 5, 2016, at The Berkeley Marina DoubleTree Hotel

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The California Public Defenders Association presents…The 2016 New Statutes Seminar

Register for this program online at: http://defender411.us/20160305R

Saturday March 5, 2016, at The Berkeley Marina DoubleTree Hotel
200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley, California 94710

Program Coordinator:

Garrick Byers, Statute Decoder, CPDA Legislative Committee Member, Attorney at Law, Point Richmond, California

This is CPDA’s 4th Annual New Statutes Seminar – Designed to bring you up to date regarding important new statutes affecting criminal defense practice. This year the program will be examining important aspects of recently enacted initiatives and statutes – including a wide variety of important statutes to know about for those who practice criminal defense in California. Our featured speakers are all experienced defense attorneys and professionals from around the state who will offer their insights into these and other topics related to newly enacted statutes relevant to criminal defense practice in California. Note: We have blocked a limited number of lodging rooms at the Berkeley Marina DoubleTree Hotel at a discounted rate. See elsewhere on this flyer for details on making lodging reservations.

New Statutes 2016 – Program Schedule

8:00 a.m. Registration & Check-In Coffee & Donuts

9:00 a.m. Government and Defense Access to Social Media: “Understanding the California Electronic Communications Privacy Act and Facebook v. Superior Court.” – Hanni Fakhoury, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Oakland, California [More…] »

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2016 CACJ-CPDA Capital Case Defense Seminar – Program Information
January 21, 2016 – 12:44 | Comments Off on 2016 CACJ-CPDA Capital Case Defense Seminar – Program Information

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Published December 9, 2015 | Last updated January 21, 2016

Capital Case Defense Seminar will be held on February 12 -15, 2016 – Save the Dates 

This year the program is being held in SAN DIEGO


Where: Hilton San Diego Bayfront | One Park Blvd , San Diego, California 92101 | 619 564 3333

Website registrations: http://www.ccdseminar.com/

California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ) and the California Public Defenders’ Association (CPDA) are pleased to invite you to participate in the 2016 Capital Case Defense Seminar (CCDS). The CCDS is an intensive educational opportunity for anyone involved in, or considering taking on, the defense of a capital case. It is designed not only for lawyers, but also for mitigation specialists, paralegals, investigators, and experts working in capital defense. The CCDS will also include sessions addressing murder and felony charges other than capital cases.


The CACJ/CPDA Capital Case Defense Seminar is the largest of its kind in the nation. CCDS is unique in that it offers lectures as well as specialized workshops that give participants the chance to brainstorm and exchange information with other participants. Experienced practitioners in any jurisdiction and those just entering the field can benefit from the lectures and workshops featuring experienced lawyers and experts, from both California and across the nation.

PDF version of the CCDS brochure: (you may need to copy and paste this address into your web browser):
https://cpda.sharefile.com/d-s359ab33684d4980a

 

 

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Criminal Law Case Summaries – December 2015 – January 2016
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by Gary Mandinach, Attorney at Law, California Appellate Project, Los Angeles, California
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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…] »

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New Laws for 2016 – The most important new statutes, rules, and forms for California Criminal Law
January 6, 2016 – 16:00 | 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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New Self-Study Video – CPDA’s Homicide Defense Seminar – Recorded over the dates of Friday & Saturday, September 25 & 26, 2015
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Recorded over the dates of Friday, September 25 & Saturday, September 26, 2015, San Diego, CA|

See below for the exact time schedule for topics and speakers.
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First published on September 25, 2015 11:53 AM

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Criminal Law Case Summaries – December 2015 – January 2016
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by Gary Mandinach, Attorney at Law, California Appellate Project, Los Angeles, California
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CPDA 2016 Annual Awards Notice and Nomination Process Information
February 12, 2016 – 11:37 | Comments Off on CPDA 2016 Annual Awards Notice and Nomination Process Information
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The Defender of the Year Award
The Defender Program of the Year Award
The Gideon Award
The Honorable Rose Elizabeth Bird Award
First published Monday, December 7, 2015 | 10:15 AM
Note: Please submit all applications on or before  February 26, …[select title for full text]

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending February 12, 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)
PROP. 47 AND 1-YEAR …[select title for full text]

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]

The 2016 New Statutes Seminar – Saturday March 5, 2016, at The Berkeley Marina DoubleTree Hotel
January 21, 2016 – 18:52 | Comments Off on The 2016 New Statutes Seminar – Saturday March 5, 2016, at The Berkeley Marina DoubleTree Hotel
The 2016 New Statutes Seminar – Saturday March 5, 2016, at The Berkeley Marina DoubleTree Hotel

The California Public Defenders Association presents…The 2016 New Statutes Seminar
Register for this program online at: http://defender411.us/20160305R
Saturday March 5, 2016, at The Berkeley Marina DoubleTree Hotel
200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley, California 94710
Program Coordinator:
Garrick Byers, Statute Decoder, CPDA …[select title for full text]

2016 CACJ-CPDA Capital Case Defense Seminar – Program Information
January 21, 2016 – 12:44 | Comments Off on 2016 CACJ-CPDA Capital Case Defense Seminar – Program Information
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Published December 9, 2015 | Last updated January 21, 2016
Capital Case Defense Seminar will be held on February 12 -15, 2016 – Save the Dates 
This year the program is being held in SAN DIEGO

Where: Hilton …[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]

New Laws for 2016 – The most important new statutes, rules, and forms for California Criminal Law
January 6, 2016 – 16:00 | 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

New Self-Study Video – CPDA’s Homicide Defense Seminar – Recorded over the dates of Friday & Saturday, September 25 & 26, 2015
October 9, 2015 – 05:31 | Comments Off on New Self-Study Video – CPDA’s Homicide Defense Seminar – Recorded over the dates of Friday & Saturday, September 25 & 26, 2015
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Recorded over the dates of Friday, September 25 & Saturday, September 26, 2015, San Diego, CA|
See below for the exact time schedule for topics and speakers.
(Note: You must log in to view this members-only content (see login …[select title for full text]

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending February 5, 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)
1-YEAR PRIORS AND PROP. …[select title for full text]

2016 January 23 – 25th Annual Juvenile Delinquency Practice Seminar in Monterey, California – Course materials and supplemental course materials page
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2016 January 23 – 25th Annual Juvenile Delinquency Practice Seminar in Monterey, California – Course materials and supplemental course materials page

Note:  Just a quick little FYI regarding CPDA online course materials for seminars. Each course materials page (one made for each seminar) will remain online indefinitely.  Program registrants may return to this page at any …[select title for full text]

2016 January 22 – 25th Annual Juvenile Dependency Practice Seminar in Monterey, California – Course materials and supplemental course materials page
February 1, 2016 – 15:10 | Comments Off on 2016 January 22 – 25th Annual Juvenile Dependency Practice Seminar in Monterey, California – Course materials and supplemental course materials page
2016 January 22 – 25th Annual Juvenile Dependency Practice Seminar in Monterey, California – Course materials and supplemental course materials page

Note:  Just a quick little FYI regarding CPDA online course materials for seminars. Each course materials page (one made for each seminar) will remain online indefinitely.  Program registrants may return to this page at any …[select title for full text]

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending January 29, 2016
January 29, 2016 – 23:34 | Comments Off on THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending January 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)
MILLER IS RETROACTIVE; BUT …[select title for full text]

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending January 22, 2016
January 22, 2016 – 09:59 | Comments Off on THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending January 22, 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)
CRAWFORD AND THE PRIMARY …[select title for full text]

(under construction until January 29 2016) New Self-Study Video – Juvenile Defense Seminar in Monterey – Fri & Sat Jan. 22-23, 2016
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(under construction until January 29 2016) New Self-Study Video – Juvenile Defense Seminar in Monterey – Fri & Sat Jan. 22-23, 2016

Live Broadcast Scheduled: Juvenile Dependency & Delinquency Seminar
January 22 & 23, 2016, at The Monterey Tides Hotel
Next Self-Study Program Start Times:
Friday (starts 8:00 a.m.), January 22, 2016|
See below for the exact time schedule for topics and speakers.
(Note: You must …[select title for full text]