Criminal Law Case Summaries – March-April 2015
by Gary Mandinach, Attorney at Law, California Appellate Project, Los Angeles, California
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1. Rueles v. Superior Court (2015) Cal.App.4th , reported on March 23, 2015, in 2015 Los Angeles Daily Journal 3244, the Sixth Appellate District, on rehearing, held that mandatory sex offender registration under section 290, for a juvenile who was first adjudicated, in 1994, of violating section 647.6 (annoying or molesting a child) and then 3-years later committed various other offenses, which were not sex crimes, and the juvenile court committed him to to the Division of Juvenile Facilities (DJF), but not for a juvenile who is adjudicated for violating section 647.6 and never committed to the DJF, does not violate [More…] »
The California Public Defenders Association presents the 46th Annual Convention and Continuing Legal Education Program – May 1-2, 2015 – Oakland Marriott City Center
Update: Discounted lodging rate extended until April 20th at the Oakland City Center Marriott
CPDA’s 46th Annual Convention & MCLE Program
Friday & Saturday, May 1-2, 2015 – The Oakland Marriott City Center
1001 Broadway, Oakland, California 94607
[For Lodging and Program Registration- See below]
CPDA Convention Chair: Michael Ogul, Deputy Public Defender, Santa Clara County
CPDA Continuing Legal Education & Training Program Coordinators:
Kathleen Cannon, Attorney at Law, Vista, California
Bart Sheela, Deputy Alternate Public Defender, San Diego County
This is CPDA’s 46th annual two-day convention seminar and we have some very special continuing legal education presentations scheduled for you! Lectures will include a review of 2014-15 case law, presentations on a variety of cutting-edge criminal defense topics, and specialized afternoon workshops that will energize your criminal defense practice and provide you with hours and hours of excellent MCLE-accredited participatory credits. CPDA has reserved a room block at the hotel at a special rate and there is an early cut-off date of April 20, 2015, so don’t delay in getting your discounted lodging by doing it on line now (see above or side panel for details).
PROGRAM SCHEDULE – DAY ONE – FRIDAY MAY 1, 2015 – OAKLAND MARRIOTT
8:00 a.m. Registration & Check-In Coffee & Pastries
8:30 a.m. Welcome: Garrick Byers, CPDA Outgoing – President, Deputy Public Defender, Contra Costa County
9:00 a.m. The Year’s Cases 2014-15 – Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County
10:30 a.m. “He got in my face so I shot him,” – How Defendant’s Language Deficits Impair Attorney-Client Relationships – Professor Michele LaVigne, University of Wisconsin School of Law
12:00 p.m. Annual Awards Presentation & Luncheon – Defender of The Year – Program of The Year – Gideon Award – Hon. Rose Elizabeth Bird Award and More!
2:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. Workshops & Coordinators
Discovery: Al Menaster & Michael Goodman, Deputy & Alternate Public Defender, Los Angeles County
Electronic Legal Research: Jason Cox, Attorney, Albany, California & Michael Kennedy, Attorney, Indio, California
Judicial Complaints: Jeff Adachi, SF Public Defender & Hon. Erica Yew, Judge, Superior Court, Santa Clara County
SVP Defense Practice Update: Laura Arnold, Deputy Public Defender, Riverside County
Friday Evening Event – at the hotel – May 1st – Reception – 6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
PROGRAM SCHEDULE – DAY TWO – SATURDAY MAY 2, 2015 – OAKLAND MARRIOTT [More…] »
7th Annual Two-Day DUI Defense Practice Institute – Monterey Beach Resort
The California Public Defenders Association presents…
The 7th Annual Two-Day DUI Defense Practice Institute
Friday & Saturday, June 19 & 20, 2015 – The Monterey Beach Resort
2600 Sand Dunes Drive, Monterey, California 93940
Lodging: http://defender411.us/201506L or phone: 1.831.394.3321
Bruce Kapsack, Attorney at Law, Oakland, California
Jose Varela, Marin County Public Defender
Join us for this special continuing legal education seminar that will provide an informative and practical approach to handling driving under the influence cases. The speakers are all recognized experts in handling DUI cases and this annual seminar will give you an opportunity to sharpen your skills and knowledge as you defend these difficult cases. We have blocked a large group of lodging rooms at the Monterey Beach Resort at a very special rate, so be sure to tell the hotel that you are with CPDA when you call to make reservations to take advantage of this special rate. Please note: The lodging cut-off date for our special rate is close of business on May 19th, so make your reservations at the hotel now. The program registration fee includes syllabus and lunch.
DAY ONE – FRIDAY JUNE 19, 2015 – MONTEREY, CALIFORNIA
12:00 p.m. Registration/Check In
12:50 p.m. Introductions & Announcements
1:00 p.m. Motivational Interviewing for Clients and Colleagues Seeking Recovery – David Hobler, Attorney at Law, San Rafael, California [1 hr. Substance Abuse credit]
2:15 p.m. Break
2:30 p.m. A Review Of Recent Essential Cases in DUI Law – Michael J. Kennedy, “Captain Motion” – Attorney at Law, Indio, California
3:45 p.m. Break
4:00 p.m. Multi-Track Learning Opportunity [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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