CPDA 2016 Annual Awards Notice and Nomination Process Information
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, 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…] »
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
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…] »
2016 CACJ-CPDA Capital Case Defense Seminar – Program Information
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):
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 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:
2. Download from the Apple App Store:
The CLARANET App. For CPDA members with the additional “Claranet” subscription, there’s an additional app that is [More…] »