Alameda County Public Defender Stands Up for Immigrants
August 19, 2014 – 20:53 | Comments Off

Alameda County Public Defender Stands Up for Immigrants
The office is now just one of a few nationwide to provide free legal representation to undocumented immigrants who can’t afford to hire their own attorney.
East Bay Express …[select title for full text]

More... »
Breaking News Links
Case Digests
Criminal Justice News
MCLE Events – CPDA
Self-Study

Continuing Legal Education - CPDA, CPDA Events, MCLE Events - CPDA »

California – Annual Homicide Defense Seminar – September 19-20, 2014 – Berkeley!
August 22, 2014 – 16:11 | Comments Off

BerkeleyMarinaDoubleTreeHotelThe 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

Program Coordinators:

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...] »

Continuing Legal Education - CPDA, CPDA Events, MCLE Events - CPDA »

Criminal Defense Practice Seminar – Sex Crimes Saturday – October 18, 2014
August 22, 2014 – 16:09 | Comments Off

San-Francisco-Skyline-from-Berkeley-CAThe California Public Defenders Association presents…A Criminal Defense Practice Seminar – Sex Crimes

Saturday – October 18, 2014

At The Berkeley Marina DoubleTree Hotel, 200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley, California 94710

(Lodging Reservations – See below)

Program Coordinators:

Laura Arnold, Deputy Public Defender, Riverside County

Kathleen Cannon, Attorney at Law, Vista, California

Bart Sheela, Deputy Alternate Public Defender, San Diego County

Join us this year in beautiful Berkeley, California, and take advantage of this opportunity to hear a variety of highly experienced trial attorneys and experts share their thoughts on many important topics related to defending sex cases. CPDA has blocked a group of lodging rooms at the Berkeley Marina DoubleTree Hotel at a discounted 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 (the group code for discount lodging is CPUCPUA). The program registration fee includes the course syllabus and lunch. This program qualifies for California State Bar MCLE participatory credits, see box below. The cut-off date for the special lodging rate is Sept. 26, 2014.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE – Saturday, October 18, 2014 S-543

8:15 a.m. Registration & Check-In – Coffee & Donuts

9:00 a.m. Voir Dire In Sex Cases – How To Win Friends & Influence People – Richard Briones-Colman, Deputy Public Defender, Riverside County

10:30 a.m. Trial Tactics In Sexual Assault Cases – Patrick Clancy, Attorney at Law, Walnut Creek, California [More...] »

Continuing Legal Education - CPDA, CPDA Events, MCLE Events - CPDA »

2014 November 7-8 – Yosemite National Park – Annual Felony Defense Seminar – Lodging Information
August 22, 2013 – 14:10 | Comments Off

Yosemite2

 
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...] »

Legislative Issues / New Statutes / Initiatives / Court Rules / Court Proposed Rules »

California – 2014 Cumulative Legislative Update below includes new posts through August 25, 2014
August 25, 2014 – 16:07 | Comments Off

Legislative Update – Monday, August 25, 2014

SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills.

- AB 988 by Assemblymember Brian W. Jones (R-Santee) – New Motor Vehicle Board: all-terrain vehicles: recreational off-highway vehicles.
- AB 1438 by Assemblymember Eric F. Linder (R-Corona) – Sex offenders: certificates of rehabilitation.
- AB 1597 by the Committee on Agriculture – Food and agriculture.
- AB 1669 by Assemblymember Donald P. Wagner (R-Irvine) – Speed limits: Orange Park Acres: equestrian trails.
- AB 1843 by Assemblymember Brian W. Jones (R-Santee) – Child custody evaluations: confidentiality.
- AB 1858 by Assemblymember Henry T. Perea (D-Fresno) – Commercial law: secured transactions.
- AB 1886 by Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton) – Medical Board of California.
- AB 1912 by Assemblymember Chris Holden (D-Pasadena) – Pupil instruction: history-social science framework: election of President Barack Obama.
- AB 1937 by Assemblymember Richard S. Gordon (D-Menlo Park) – Natural Gas Pipeline Safety Act of 2011: school and hospital notification of nonemergency excavation or construction of gas pipelines.
- AB 1974 by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) – Health facilities: special services.
- AB 1995 by Assemblymember Marc B. Levine (D-San Rafael) – Community service districts: covenants, conditions, and restrictions: enforcement.
- AB 2137 by Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward) – Energy efficiency programs: information available for small businesses.
- AB 2239 by Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro (D-Arcata) – Forest practices: management plans: change of ownership.
- AB 2393 by Assemblymember Marc B. Levine (D-Rafael) – Vehicle registration fees.
- AB 2395 by Assemblymember Bonnie Lowenthal (D-Long Beach) – Oxnard Harbor District: infrastructure projects: funding.
- AB 2470 by Assemblymember Rudy Salas (D-Bakersfield) – California Seed Law.
- AB 2540 by Assemblymember Matt Dababneh (D-Encino) – Real estate licenses.
- AB 2634 by Assemblymember Steven Bradford (D-Gardena) – Civil rights.
- AB 2744 by the Committee on Labor and Employment – Public works: apprenticeship program.
- AB 2753 by the Committee on Housing and Community Development – Housing.
- AB 2761 by the Committee on Utilities and Commerce – Public Utilities Commission: report: renewable energy resources.
- SB 962 by Senator Mark Leno (D-San Francisco) – Smartphones.
- SB 1291 by Senator Jim W. Nielsen (R-Gerber) – Public cemetery districts: Halcumb Cemetery District.
- SB 1399 by Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) – Agricultural seed: county seed enforcement subventions.
- SB 1400 by Senator Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) – Community colleges: protective orders.

Governor Brown also announced that he has vetoed the following bill.

- SB 1337 by Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord) – Reports. A veto message can be found here.

For full text of the bills, visit: http://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov

[More...] »

California – Annual Homicide Defense Seminar – September 19-20, 2014 – Berkeley!
August 22, 2014 – 16:11 | Comments Off
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
Program Coordinators:
Charles Denton, Assistant Public Defender, Alameda County
Kathleen Cannon, Attorney …[select title for full text]

Criminal Defense Practice Seminar – Sex Crimes Saturday – October 18, 2014
August 22, 2014 – 16:09 | Comments Off
Criminal Defense Practice Seminar – Sex Crimes  Saturday – October 18, 2014

The California Public Defenders Association presents…A Criminal Defense Practice Seminar – Sex Crimes
Saturday – October 18, 2014
At The Berkeley Marina DoubleTree Hotel, 200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley, California 94710
(Lodging Reservations – See below)
Program Coordinators:
Laura Arnold, Deputy …[select title for full text]

2014 November 7-8 – Yosemite National Park – Annual Felony Defense Seminar – Lodging Information
August 22, 2013 – 14:10 | Comments Off
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, …[select title for full text]

State and Local Agency Access to Customer Information from Communication Service Providers: Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986
August 22, 2014 – 12:19 | Comments Off
State and Local Agency Access to Customer Information from Communication Service Providers:  Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986

August 22, 2014
California Law Revision Commission Staff Memorandum
Study #G-300
Memorandum 2014-33
State and Local Agency Access to Customer Information from Communication Service Providers:
Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986
In 2013, the Legislature enacted Senate Concurrent Resolution 54 (Padilla),
which directs …[select title for full text]

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending August 22, 2014
August 21, 2014 – 22:37 | Comments Off
THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending August 22, 2014

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 log-in box on right side of this page)
GRIFFIN ERROR AND PROSECUTORIAL MISCONDUCT

Criminal Law Case Summaries – July-August 2014
August 20, 2014 – 11:25 | Comments Off
Criminal Law Case Summaries – July-August 2014

By Gary Mandinach, Attorney at Law, California Appellate Project, Los Angeles, California
Note: You must log in to view this members-only content – see log-in box on right side of this page)
1. Velasquez v. Superior Court …[select title for full text]

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending August 15, 2014
August 15, 2014 – 11:05 | Comments Off
THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending August 15, 2014

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 log-in box on right side of this page)
COURT CLERKS CAN FILE CHARGES …[select title for full text]