Proposition 47: The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act of 2014 – Resource Center for Defenders
Most recent update: November 25, 2014 | 17:19 hrs
First published October 30, 2014. Updated as additional documents become available.
This Proposition 47 Resource Center will be seeing many resources added over the next few weeks, so be sure to subscribe to the Defender411 notices for this web site if you’d like a notice each time something is posted to the site, including to this resource center.
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2015 CACJ/CPDA Capital Case Defense Seminar – Feb. 2015 in Monterey!
Registration is now open for the annual Capital Case Defense Seminar, to be held Feb 13-16, 2015. For details, please go to the seminar website at www.ccdseminar.com
As most of you know, the CCDS is simply the most comprehensive criminal defense seminar in the country, period. And although it is focused on capital defense, it includes presentations on a host of topics relevant to any complex felony case, including noncapital jury selection, noncapital murder cases, countless mental health and forensic sessions, discovery, prosecution misconduct, racial bias, storytelling, writing a persuasive brief, gangs, informants, experts, ethics, confessions, eyewitness ID, shaken baby cases, addiction and substance abuse, representing veterans, competency, and many more. In addition, this year’s keynote will feature Craig Haney, and we’ll see the return of Bryan Stevenson for the first time in three years. For those who haven’t heard, Bryan’s book, Just Mercy, has only recently been released.
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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.
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…] »
CPDA 2015 Annual Awards Notice and Nomination Process Information
First published Monday, November 3, 2014 | 14:35
On Friday, May 1, 2015, the California Public Defenders Association will present the following awards at its 47th Annual Convention which will be held at the Downtown Oakland Marriott Hotel and Resort (see calendar of events page for lodging info)
The Defender of the Year Award, The Defender Program of the Year Award, The Gideon Award, and The Honorable Rose Elizabeth Bird Award
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 James Egar, Public Defender, Monterey County. The award is open to both public defenders and private defense counsel. [More…] »