Attn. Defense Attorneys – Employment Opportunity – Position Announcement – Merced County – Extra Help Deputy Public Defender
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Employment Opportunity – Merced County – Extra Help Deputy Public Defender
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$28.44 – $34.60 Hourly
$4,929.60 – $5,997.33 Monthly
OPENING DATE: 05/13/15
CLOSING DATE: Continuous
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Acts as defense counsel in criminal cases; Interviews and advises defendants and witnesses.
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New Self-Study Video: 2014 19th Annual Yosemite Felony Defense Practice Seminar Self-Study Video – Entire Program – Recorded November 7 & 8, 2014, Yosemite National Park
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THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending May 22, 2015
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by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office.

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Criminal Law Case Summaries – April-May 2015
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Criminal Law Case Summaries – April-May 2015

by Gary Mandinach, Attorney at Law, California Appellate Project, Los Angeles, California

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New Self-Study Video: 2014 Scientific Evidence Self-Study Video – Entire Program – Recorded July 12, 2014, Berkeley, California
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New Self-Study Video: CPDA’s 46th Annual Convention 2015 – California MCLE Self-Study Video – Recorded May 1 & 2, 2015 at the Oakland City Center Marriott
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Note #2: You must attend the program in person to obtain PARTICIPATORY MCLE Credits. Viewing live or recorded broadcasts of these seminars if indicated, will qualify for the SELF-STUDY category of MCLE credits. Up to one-half of the required MCLE credits per reporting period may be obtained via Self-Study MCLE credits. For self-study credits, attorneys keep their own record of viewing/listening.

Note #3: The final edited version of this program is in post production and will be uploaded soon. In the interim, with the exception of the awards luncheon program and two of the three breakout workshops held on Friday afternoon, which will be placed online within the next few days after edits, you can view the entire program below and obtain some California MCLE Self-Study credits. [More…] »

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New Self-Study Video: 2015 Annual Juvenile Delinquency Practice MCLE Self-Study – Entire Program – Recorded January 24, 2015, Monterey, California
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7th Annual Two-Day DUI Defense Practice Institute – Monterey Beach Resort
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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/20150619L or phone: 1.831.394.3321

Program Coordinators:

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…] »

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FORENSIC SEMINAR – METHAMPHETAMINE – JUNE 18, 2015 – Hayward, California
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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.

Where:

Forensic Analytical Sciences, Inc.
3777 Depot Road Suite #416A
Hayward, CA  94545

When:

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.

Summary:

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.

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Proposition 47: The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act of 2014 – Resource Center for Defenders
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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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THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending May 22, 2015
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THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending May 22, 2015

by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office.
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Criminal Law Case Summaries – April-May 2015
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New Self-Study Video: 2014 Scientific Evidence Self-Study Video – Entire Program – Recorded July 12, 2014, Berkeley, California
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New Self-Study Video: 2014 Scientific Evidence Self-Study Video – Entire Program – Recorded July 12, 2014, Berkeley, California

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New Self-Study Video: 2014 19th Annual Yosemite Felony Defense Practice Seminar Self-Study Video – Entire Program – Recorded November 7 & 8, 2014, Yosemite National Park
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New Self-Study Video: CPDA’s 46th Annual Convention 2015 – California MCLE Self-Study Video – Recorded May 1 & 2, 2015 at the Oakland City Center Marriott
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New Self-Study Video: 2015 Annual Juvenile Delinquency Practice MCLE Self-Study – Entire Program – Recorded January 24, 2015, Monterey, California
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New Self-Study Video: 2015 Annual Juvenile Delinquency Practice MCLE Self-Study – Entire Program – Recorded January 24, 2015, Monterey, California

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7th Annual Two-Day DUI Defense Practice Institute – Monterey Beach Resort
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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/20150619L or phone: 1.831.394.3321
Program Coordinators:
Bruce …[select title for full text]

FORENSIC SEMINAR – METHAMPHETAMINE – JUNE 18, 2015 – Hayward, California
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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.
Where:
Forensic Analytical Sciences, Inc.
3777 Depot Road Suite #416A
Hayward, CA  …[select title for full text]

Proposition 47: The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act of 2014 – Resource Center for Defenders
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Most recent update: December 22, 2014 | 14:03 hrs
First published October 30, 2014.  Updated as additional documents become available.
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THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending May 15, 2015
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by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office.
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What Makes Lawyers Happy?: A Data-Driven Prescription to Redefine Professional Success
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What Makes Lawyers Happy?: A Data-Driven Prescription to Redefine Professional Success

Lawrence S. Krieger* with Kennon M. Sheldon, Ph.D.
**ABSTRACT
This is the first theory-guided empirical research seeking to identify the correlates and contributors to the well-being and life satisfaction of lawyers.Data from several thousand lawyers in four …[select title for full text]

New Self-Study Video: 2014 Annual MCLE Specialty Areas Self-Study Video – Entire Program – Recorded August 23, 2014, San Diego, California
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New Self-Study Video: 2014 July – Annual Summer Basic Trial Skills Institute MCLE Self-Study – Entire Program – Recorded July 28 – August 1, 2014 – San Diego, California
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New Self-Study Video: 2014 July – Annual Summer Basic Trial Skills Institute MCLE Self-Study – Entire Program – Recorded July 28 – August 1, 2014 – San Diego, California

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