Criminal Law Case Summaries – May-June 2015
by Gary Mandinach, Attorney at Law, California Appellate Project, Los Angeles, California
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1. People v. Therman (2015) Cal.App.4th , reported on May 21, 2015, in 2015 Los Angeles Daily Journal 5495, the Third Appellate District held that the trial court [More…] »
THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending June 26, 2015
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)
HOTEL GUEST REGISTRY INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE TO THE POLICE [More…] »
A Cross-Examination Seminar – Saturday July 11, 2015 – The Berkeley Marina DoubleTree Hotel
The California Public Defenders Association presents:
A Cross-Examination Seminar
Saturday July 11, 2015 – The Berkeley Marina DoubleTree Hotel
200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley, California 94710
Lodging – 800-243-0625 or 510-548-7920 or http://defender411.us/20150711-L
For a PDF version of this program flyer use this link: http://defender411.us/20150711pdf
Kathleen Cannon, Attorney at Law, Vista, California
Charles Denton, Assistant Public Defender, Alameda County
CPDA has put together a special seminar that will address a wide array of issues that arise in trial practice related to cross-examination 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 program. Note: We have blocked a limited number of lodging rooms at the Berkeley Marina DoubleTree Hotel at a discounted rate. See elsewhere for details on making lodging reservations.
Cross-Examination Seminar 2015 – Program Schedule
8:00 a.m. Registration & Check-In Coffee & Donuts
8:30 a.m. Cross-Examining the Police Officer in a DUI Case: Robert Wilson, Attorney at Law, Pasadena, CA
9:30 a.m. Countering Trial By Opinion – Crossing the Gang Expert: Martin Sabelli, Attorney at Law, San Francisco, CA
10:30 a.m. Winning Cross-Examination Strategies with Police Officers: Lewis Romero, Attorney at Law, San Francisco, CA [More…] »
The 44th Annual Summer Basic Trial Skills Institute! – University of San Diego – July 27 – 31, 2015
Note: For a PDF version of this program flyer containing the tuition/registration form, use this link: http://defender411.us/2015-btsi-pdf or this link: http://www.cpda.org/2015-07-27-Trial-Skills-Institute-USD.pdf
The California Public Defenders Association presents….
The 44th 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 27 – 31, 2015 at The University of San Diego!
5998 Alcala Park, 619/260-4600. Lodging at Alcala Vista Apartments on campus.
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: [More…] »
FORENSIC SEMINAR – METHAMPHETAMINE – JUNE 18, 2015 – Hayward, California
Forensic Analytical Sciences, Inc, a full-service independent crime laboratory based in Hayward, CA will be offering a third forensic seminar (in conjunction with CPDA) at their facility.
Forensic Analytical Sciences, Inc.
3777 Depot Road Suite #416A
Hayward, CA 94545
Thursday, June 18, 2015 with presentations 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM and 1:00 to 5:00. Attendees should plan to arrive a minimum of 15 minutes prior to the start of the first presentation. A continental breakfast and lunch are included.
This all-day educational seminar will focus exclusively on methamphetamine. After initial opening remarks, the bulk of the morning session will be devoted to a presentation by Brian Escamilla (Network Environmental Systems, Folsom) on clandestine labs and the synthesis of methamphetamine. The afternoon session will consist of three separate didactic sessions on the analysis of methamphetamine – solid dose, blood and urine samples. These sessions will be, respectively, presented by FASc toxicology staff including Judy Stewart (supervising forensic toxicologist), Tisa Baumgartner (forensic toxicologist) and Jennifer Piper (toxicology laboratory technician). A one hour tour of the toxicology lab demonstrating the various methodologies and evidence handling procedures will round out the afternoon.
At the conclusion of the presentations, time will be allotted for a question and answer session in which all attendees and most presenters will be available. [More…] »
Proposition 47: The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act of 2014 – Resource Center for Defenders
Most recent update: December 22, 2014 | 14:03 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 website if you’d like a notice each time something is posted on the site, including to this resource center.
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