Governor signs bill that eliminates the 90 day minimum sentence on H&S 11550’s
September 30, 2014 – 20:48 | Comments Off

Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Dear Defenders
The Governor has signed AB 2492, a bill that eliminates the 90 day minimum sentence on H&S 11550’s. Needless to say, CPDA supported this legislation, along with other interested organizations. The …[select title for full text]

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Criminal Defense Practice Seminar – Sex Crimes Saturday – October 18, 2014
September 29, 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...] »

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The 19th Annual Yosemite Felony Defense Practice Seminar – Friday & Saturday, November 7-8, 2014
September 8, 2014 – 21:34 | Comments Off

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The California Public Defenders Association presents…

Update: For lodging reservations – Cut-off date for lodging reservations with the Yosemite Lodge inside Yosemite National Park was on 9/21/2014.  However, please note:  Additional lodging now available at Yosemite View Lodge: 209-379-2681 (if the Yosemite Lodge block fills)…or check out the Yosemite View Lodge on the Internet: http://www.stayyosemiteviewlodge.com/

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The 19th Annual Yosemite Felony Defense Practice Seminar.

Friday & Saturday, November 7-8, 2014

At Curry Pavilion, in Yosemite National Park!

Don’t miss this opportunity for an excellent training program in an excellent location!

For lodging reservations see below…Hurry, cut-off date for lodging reservations: 9/21/2014

Coordinators:

Kathleen Cannon, Attorney at Law, San Diego, California

Charles Denton, Assistant Public Defender, Alameda County

Bart Sheela, Deputy Alternate Public Defender, San Diego County

Join us for this program that promises to provide an informative and practical approach to handling these difficult cases.We have developed an excellent line up of well-known experts who will be there to give you insights into how you can approach a variety of issues that arise in felony defense practice with better results.

Update: For lodging reservations – Cut-off date for lodging reservations with the Yosemite Lodge inside Yosemite National Park was on 9/21/2014.  However, please note:  Additional lodging now available at Yosemite View Lodge: 209-379-2681 (if the Yosemite Lodge block fills)…or check out the Yosemite View Lodge on the Internet: http://www.stayyosemiteviewlodge.com/

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The program registration fee includes syllabus, reception on Friday, breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Please note that you must make your lodging reservation immediately. MCLE & Legal Specialization credits apply (see below).

Program Schedule – Day One – Friday, November 7, 2014 – Curry Pavilion

12:00 p.m. Registration & Check-In, Soft Drinks & Chips – Curry Pavilion.

1:00 p.m. Bad Act Evidence in Sex and Domestic Violence Cases – Gary Gibson, Deputy Public Defender, San Diego County [More...] »

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

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Update: For lodging reservations – Cut-off date for lodging reservations with the Yosemite Lodge inside Yosemite National Park was on 9/21/2014.  However, please note:  Additional lodging now available at Yosemite View Lodge: 209-379-2681 (if the Yosemite Lodge block fills)…or check out the Yosemite View Lodge on the Internet: http://www.stayyosemiteviewlodge.com/

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What follows is important lodging information and details regarding the Annual Felony Defense Practice Program held in Yosemite National Park.   If you simply wish to register for the program (and not lodging, use this link instead: http://defender411.us/2014-11-Register )

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...] »

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Analysis of Proposition 47 on the November 4, 2014 California Ballot
October 17, 2014 – 23:37 | Comments Off

Byers_Garrick_2013_FebruaryAnalysis of Proposition 47 on the November 4, 2014 California Ballot

by Garrick Byers, CPDA President & Statute Decoder

Version: October 17, 2014 – 11:20 PM

Download this PDF document –> Proposition_47_Analysis_Garrick_Byers_2014-10-17.pdf

Criminal Defense Practice Seminar – Sex Crimes Saturday – October 18, 2014
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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]

The 19th Annual Yosemite Felony Defense Practice Seminar – Friday & Saturday, November 7-8, 2014
September 8, 2014 – 21:34 | Comments Off
The 19th Annual Yosemite Felony Defense Practice Seminar – Friday & Saturday, November 7-8, 2014

 
The California Public Defenders Association presents…
Update: For lodging reservations – Cut-off date for lodging reservations with the Yosemite Lodge inside Yosemite National Park was on 9/21/2014.  However, please note:  Additional lodging now available at Yosemite View Lodge: 209-379-2681 (if the Yosemite …[select title for full text]

2014 November 7-8 – Yosemite National Park – Annual Felony Defense Seminar – Lodging Information
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2014 November 7-8 – Yosemite National Park – Annual Felony Defense Seminar – Lodging Information

 
 
 
Update: For lodging reservations – Cut-off date for lodging reservations with the Yosemite Lodge inside Yosemite National Park was on 9/21/2014.  However, please note:  Additional lodging now available at Yosemite View Lodge: 209-379-2681 (if the Yosemite Lodge block fills)…or check out …[select title for full text]

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending October 10, 2014
October 10, 2014 – 18:53 | Comments Off
THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending October 10, 2014

by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office
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PRIVATE SEARCHES LEADING TO POLICE …[select title for full text]

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending October 3, 2014
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THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending October 3, 2014

by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office
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California – 2014 Cumulative Legislative Update below includes new posts through September 30, 2014
September 30, 2014 – 20:12 | Comments Off
California – 2014 Cumulative Legislative Update below includes new posts through September 30, 2014

 Legislative Updates #3 & #4 – Tuesday – September 30 – 2014
SACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced that he has signed the following bills.
— AB 26 by Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (D-Concord) – …[select title for full text]

California Defender Magazine – 2014 Summer/Fall edition – electronic version (pdf)
September 27, 2014 – 20:14 | Comments Off
California Defender Magazine – 2014 Summer/Fall edition – electronic version (pdf)

The California Defender Magazine – 2013 Summer Edition Electronic Version (PDF format) is now available at the link below.  The print version will be out in the U.S. Mail on June 10th.
 
–> Use this link: http://www.cpda.org/CaliforniaDefender/