California Annual MCLE Specialty Areas Seminar – Sat. Aug. 23, 2014 – San Diego!
The California Public Defenders Association presents…The Annual MCLE Specialty Areas Seminar
Saturday, August 23, 2014 – at The Kona Kai Marina Hotel
1551 Shelter Island Drive, San Diego, California 92106
Juliana Humphrey, Deputy Public Defender, San Diego County
Jose Varela, Public Defender, Marin County
This special MCLE continuing legal education seminar will provide you with 6.0 hours of MCLE credits including 4.0 hours of Ethics credits, 1.0 credit hours in the Elimination of Bias, and 1.0 hours of credit in the Prevention, Detection and Treatment of Substance Abuse or Mental Illness That Impairs Professional Competence. This seminar is designed to help you obtain ALL of those hard-to-find Specialty Credit hours, and CPDA has geared each presentation to address the specialty area with an emphasis on criminal defense practice. Note: We have blocked a group of lodging rooms at the Kona Kai Marina Hotel at a discounted rate (cut-off date is July 16th for discount). Tell reservations that you are attending this CPDA event for the discount rate.
PROGRAM SCHEDULE – S541
Saturday, August 23, 2014
8:00 a.m. Registration & Check-In Coffee&Donuts
8:30 a.m. Conflicts In The Criminal Courts – Jose Varela, Public Defender, Marin County [1 hr. Ethics credit]
9:30 a.m. Recognizing and Addressing Implicit Bias In The Courtroom – Shaffy Moeel, Attorney at Law, San Francisco, CA [1 hr. Elimination of Bias credit]
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Prosecutorial Misconduct – Martin Schwarz, Senior Assistant Public Defender, Orange County [1.5 hrs. Ethics credit] [More...] »
California – Annual Homicide Defense Seminar – September 19-20, 2014 – Berkeley!
The California Public Defenders Association presents Annual Homicide Defense Seminar
Friday & Saturday September 19-20, 2014 at The Berkeley Marina DoubleTree Hotel
200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley, California 94710
Charles Denton, Assistant Public Defender, Alameda County
Kathleen Cannon, Attorney at Law, Vista, California
This year`s Annual Homicide Defense Seminar will provide you with over seven hours of continuing legal education participatory credits, by addressing some very important aspects in the defense of homicide cases. We will cover important topics that include discovery issues, jury selection, mental issues & defenses, DNA challenges, closing themes and theories, confessions and admissions, an exhaustive review of the laws & case law pertaining to homicide cases, and more! CPDA has also reserved a block of lodging rooms at the Berkeley Marina Hotel at a special rate. You can obtain lodging reservations via the Internet, see elsewhere on this notice for the Internet link. Discounted lodging cut-off date is August 28, 2014.
PROGRAM SCHEDULE – S542
Friday, September 19, 2014
12:00 p.m. Registration/Check In, Soft Drinks & Chips
1:15 p.m. Mastering Discovery In Homicide Cases – Michael Ogul, Deputy Public Defender, Santa Clara County
2:15 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. Practical Ideas For Breaking Down Murder To Manslaughter - Robin Bernstein-Lev, Deputy Public Defender Los Angeles County
3:45 p.m. Conclusion of Day One [More...] »
The 43rd Annual Summer Basic Trial Skills Institute! – University of San Diego – July 28 – August 1, 2014
Note: For a PDF version of this program flyer containing the tuition/registration form, use this link: http://defender411.us/2014-btsi-pdf or this link: http://www.cpda.org/2014-07-28-08-01-Trial-Skills-Institute.pdf
The California Public Defenders Association presents….
The 43rd Annual Summer Basic Trial Skills Institute!
Kathleen Cannon, Attorney at Law, Vista, California
Susan Leff, Attorney at Law, San Francisco, California
Bart Sheela, Deputy Alternate Public Defender, San Diego County
July 28 – August 1, 2014 at The University of San Diego!
5998 Alcala Park, 619/260-4600. Lodging at Alcala Vista Apartments on campus.
July 28 – August 1, 2014 (Maps & Other Info. will be mailed upon receipt of registration)
General Sessions will be in the Institute for Peace and Justice building (on campus)
Note: Attendance at all sessions, including the afternoon performance sessions, is mandatory for course completion. Students must sign in on attendance sheets for each morning and each afternoon session in order to receive credit. Please do not register for this program unless you intend to attend all morning and afternoon program sessions – class space is limited. Please note: this is a Basic Trial Skills program designed for those with limited experience.
Except as otherwise indicated below, the meal schedule is:
Breakfast 7:00 – 8:30 a.m., Hahn Univ. Ctr – Main dining,
Lunch 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. – Hahn University Center,
Dinner 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. in Hahn University Center
Note: Registrants will be mailed written materials pertaining to the sample “case” (bring them). Student check-in will be from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Monday (07/28/2014) & 7:30 a.m. on Tuesday (07/29/2014) for commuters & late arrivals).
Monday July 28 BBQ on Campus 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Alcala Vista Apartments Courtyard.
6:30 p.m. Being A Public Defender: Sam Eaton, Attorney at Law, Santa Barbara, California
7:30 pm. Faculty-Only Meeting on Campus – Alcala Vista Apartments Complex (the dorms)
Tuesday – July 29
8:30 a.m. Opening Remarks: Training Coordinators [More...] »
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.
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...] »