The 46th Annual Basic Trial Skills Institute <br>July 24 – July 28, 2017
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July 24 – July 28, 2017

THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC DEFENDERS ASSOCIATION
Presents: The 46th Annual Summer Basic Trial Skills Institute
Monday, July 24 – Friday, July 28, 2017, at The University of San Diego
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to build community and …[select title for full text]

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THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending June 23, 2017
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by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office.

RIGHT TO INDEPENDENT DEFENSE EXPERTS
The Supremes here say that in Ake (pronounced “ache” by the justices during argument), 470 US 68, the court held, “when certain threshold criteria are met, the State must provide an indigent defendant with access to a mental health expert who is sufficiently available to the defense and independent from the prosecution to effectively ‘assist in evaluation, preparation, and presentation of the defense.'” What are those criteria? The defendant has to be indigent. He has to have a mental condition which is relevant to potential punishment (I assume this includes relevant to guilt). And that mental condition has to have been seriously in question. When the defense here sought a defense mental health expert, the court ordered testing, which was done by a doctor from the Alabama state mental health department. This was not exactly an independent expert. I should mention that this was a death penalty case and the defendant got a death sentence. The US Supremes (5-4, Gorsuch dissenting, of course) find error; Alabama failed to provide the defense with an effective mental health expert. There’s lots of good language here to support our entitlement to defense experts. Odd fact: the trial judge in this case ordered that the defendant’s mental state was to be evaluated by a “Lunacy Commission.”
McWilliams v. Dunn; 16-5294; 6/19/17; US Supremes

BARRING SEX OFFENDERS ACCESS TO SOCIAL NETWORKING SITES VIOLATES THE FIRST AMENDMENT
North Carolina makes it a felony for a registered sex offender to access an Internet social networking site where the offender knows that the site permits minors to become members or allows them to create or maintain personal web pages. This defendant was convicted for posting a statement on his personal Facebook page about a positive experience he had in traffic [More…] »

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The 46th Annual Basic Trial Skills Institute
July 24 – July 28, 2017
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July 24 – July 28, 2017

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THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC DEFENDERS ASSOCIATION
Presents: The 46th Annual Summer Basic Trial Skills Institute
Monday, July 24 – Friday, July 28, 2017, at The University of San Diego
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to build community and defender pride while developing your storytelling, pretrial and trial skills on the lovely campus of
The University of San Diego!

Program Coordinators:Kathleen Cannon, Attorney at Law, Vista, California
Susan Leff, Attorney at Law, San Francisco, California
Bart Sheela, Deputy Alternate Public Defender, San Diego

 

Featuring Dozens of Experienced Criminal Defense Trial Attorneys
as Faculty Members and Speakers, including:

Juliana Humphrey, Kathleen Cannon, Stephen Prekoski, Susan Leff, Bart Sheela, Chuck Denton, Jessie Morris, Kathleen Pozzi, Russell Baker, Keri Klein, Dan Messner, Sam Meadows, Anthony C. Jones, Matt Sotorosen, David Klaus, Kate Braner, Amanda Benson, Garrick Byers, Alice Michel, Julie Gibson, Nancy Astifo, Kara Oien, Emily Rose-Weber, Jeff Chambliss, JoAnn Tyrell, Jenny Andrews, Irene Pai, Denis Lainez, Mickey Sampson,, Brendon Woods, Yahairah Aristy, Euketa Oliver, Michele Kumaus, Laura Arnold, Amy Hoffman, Lesli Caldwell, Courtney Cutter, Jaymes R. Sanford, Sara Ross, Pedro Oliveros, Sam Eaton, Les McMillan, Tania Vallejo, Amber Poston, Kelly Rozek

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Monday – July 24

4:30 p.m. Faculty-Only Meeting on Campus – Alcala Vista Apartments Complex (the dorms)

5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. BBQ on Campus – Alcala Vista Apartments Courtyard

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Criminal Defense Practice – Winning from Beginning to End – Saturday, July 8, 2017 – Berkeley!
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Criminal Defense Practice – Winning from Beginning to End

Saturday, July 8, 2017

At The DoubleTree Berkeley Marina 200 Marina Blvd.

Coordinator: Bart Sheela, Deputy Alternate Public Defender, San Diego County

Join us this year in Berkeley 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 Criminal Defense. CPDA has blocked a large group of lodging rooms at the DoubleTree Berkeley Marina 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. This program qualifies for California State Bar MCLE participatory credits, see box below. There is an early cut-off date for the special lodging rate, so make your reservations ASAP. Reservation cut-off deadline is June 23, 2017.

Quick Link for Program Registration: http://defender411.us/20170708R

PROGRAM SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, JULY 8, 2017 S-572

8:00 a.m. Registration & Check-In – Coffee & Donuts

8:30 a.m. Mitigation From Beginning To End – Suzanne Luban, Clinical Supervising Attorney, Stanford University School of Law

9:30 a.m. Making The Most Of The Prelim – Bart Sheela, Deputy Alternate Public Defender, San Diego County

10:30 a.m. Continuing The Fight Through Parole – Keith Wattley, Executive Director, Uncommon Law, Oakland, California [More…] »

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Employment Opportunity: Deputy Public Defender III – Mendocino County
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COUNTY OF MENDOCINO invites applications for the position of Deputy Public Defender III

OPENING DATE: 05/17/17

CLOSING DATE: 06/07/17 11:59 PM

SALARY: $31.70 – $38.54 Hourly
$2,536.00 – $3,083.20 Biweekly
$65,936.00 – $80,163.20 Annually

THE POSITION:
The current vacancy is in Ukiah. The list developed from this recruitment will be used for a limited period to fill open and promotional, regular full-time, and part-time positions in a variety of departments, service areas, and locations throughout the County, should they occur.

Under general supervision, the Deputy Public Defender III performs variety of professional legal work in criminal and civil cases; provides legal advice and assistance to department and law enforcement staff; advises clients and the public on legal procedures. Performs other related duties as required.

JOB REQUIREMENTS AND MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Duties may include but are not limited to the following: [More…] »

Legislative Issues / New Statutes / Initiatives / Court Rules / Court Proposed Rules, Proposition 47 of 2014 Safe Neighborhoods & Schools Act »

Proposition 47: The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act of 2014 – Resource Center for Defenders
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Most recent update: May 23, 2017 | 11:22 AM | 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.

(Note: You must log in (over on the right side of this page) to view this members-only content (see log-in box on upper right panel of this page) If you have problems logging in, you can email tech support at claratech @ cpda.org   All practice tips and practice samples are on this site but members cannot access them until fully logged in on this site, which you may do by using the login box on the right side of this page.  If you have not renewed your membership, you can do that via this link, or you can call during business hours 1.800.538.4993 x 304 and renew by phone to gain access to this members website.   Note: The Prop. 47 analysis document is available on the front page of this site without logging in, but any sample practice documents and memos related to tips and suggestions, etc. that are written specifically for defenders are not accessible unless you log in. Also, if you have a motion, memo, etc. that you would like to share with other CPDA members, you can use this link to contribute: CPDA Members & Claranet Subscribers Upload Link

trafficI. Briefing documents related to Proposition 47 issued by defense attorneys. [More…] »

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New Self-Study Video – Recorded Saturday, April 29, 2017 – 48th Annual Convention
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CPDA’s 48th Annual Convention & MCLE Program

Recorded Saturday, April 29, 2017 – Resort at Squaw Creek

This page updated Friday, May 19, 2017 1:46 PM | First published Saturday, April 29, 2017  7:11 PM

 


 

Traci Owens speaking at the 2017 Convention in Olympic Valley, CA

 


CPDA Continuing Legal Education & Training Program Coordinators:
Kathleen Cannon, Attorney at Law, Vista, California
CPDA Convention Coordinators
Traci Owens, Deputy Public Defender, Santa Clara County
Kathleen Pozzi, Public Defender, Sonoma County

 


Recorded Saturday April 29, 2017

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Criminal Law Case Summaries: March – April 2017
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by Gary Mandinach, Attorney at Law, California Appellate Project, Los Angeles, California

1. People v. Garcia (2017) Cal.5th , reported on March 21, 2017, in 2107 Los Angeles Daily Journal 2596, the California Supreme Court held that the conditions of probation that a sex offender waive the “privilege against self-incrimination and participate in polygraph examinations,” and waive the psychotherapist-patient privilege “to enable communication between the sex offender management professional and supervising probation officer,” under section 1203.067, are not constitutionally overbroad or unreasonable. A probation condition may limit a constitutional right so long as the condition is closely tailored to its purpose. (See also Minnesota v. Murphy (1984) 465 U.S. 420.)

2. People v. Merritt (2017) Cal.5th , reported on March 21, 2017, in 2107 Los Angeles Daily Journal 2586, the California Supreme Court held that the failure to instruct on the elements of a charged crime, here robbery, can, under appropriate circumstances, be found to be harmless error. (See Neder v. United States (1999) 527 U.S. 1, 19 [if no rational jury could have found the missing element unproven, the error is harmless beyond a reasonable doubt]; accord People v. Flood (1998) 18 Cal.4th 470, 506.) Here, the attorneys addressed the elements and the defendant conceded to the fact that the crime occurred.

3. People v. Chestra (2017) Cal.App.5th , reported on March 21, 2017, in 2107 Los Angeles Daily Journal 2578, the Second Appellate District, Division 5 [More…] »

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Proposition 57 Resources
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Most recent update: April 22, 2017 | 8:36 am

First published November 9, 2016.  Updated as additional documents become available.

This Proposition 57 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.

(Note: You must log in (over on the right side of this page) to view this members-only content (see log-in box on upper right panel of this page) If you have problems logging in, you can email tech support at claratech @ cpda.org   All practice tips and practice samples are on this site but members cannot access them until fully logged in on this site, which you may do by using the login box on the right side of this page.  If you have not renewed your membership, you can do that via this link, or you can call during business hours 1.800.538.4993 x 304 and renew by phone to gain access to this members website.   Note: The Prop. 57 analysis document is available on the front page of this site without logging in, but any sample practice documents and memos related to tips and suggestions, etc. that are written specifically for defenders are not accessible unless you log in (and fully access this resource page).

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Legislative Update: SB 345 – Law enforcement agencies: regulations
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Senate Public Safety Committee Hearing – Tuesday, April 25, 2017 – SB-345 Law enforcement agencies: regulations

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California Public Defenders Association’s
9th Annual Two-Day
DUI Defense Practice Institute
Monterey Portola Hotel and Spa
Friday & Saturday, June 2-3, 2017
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California Public Defenders Association’s
9th Annual Two-Day
DUI Defense Practice Institute
Monterey Portola Hotel and Spa
Friday & Saturday, June 2-3, 2017

CPDA’s 9th Annual Two-Day DUI Defense Practice Institute
Friday & Saturday, June 2-3, 2017 at The Portola Hotel and Spa
Two Portola Plaza, Monterey, California 93940

Program Coordinators:
Bruce Kapsack, Assistant Public Defender, Shasta County
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 Portola Hotel and Spa 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 2nd, so make your reservations at the hotel now. The program registration fee includes syllabus.
[Quick link – Register online for this program: http://defender411.us/201706R ] 

First published April 19, 2017

 

DAY ONE – FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2017

12:00 p.m Registration/Check In

1:00 p.m. Introductions & Announcements [More…] »

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New Self-Study Video – New Statutes Seminar – Recorded Saturday, March 4, 2017
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New Self-Study Video – New Statutes Seminar – Recorded Saturday, March 4, 2017
Recorded on Saturday March 4, 2017
Updated May 23, 2017 – This page first published Sunday, March 5, 2017

Program Coordinator:

Garrick Byers, Statute Decoder, CPDA Legislative Committee Member,
Attorney at Law, Point Richmond, California

See below for the exact time schedule for topics and speakers.
(Note: You must log in to view this members-only content below (see login box on upper right panel of this page)

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Proposition 64 – The Adult Use of Marijuana Act of 2016 – Resource Center for Defenders
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Most recent update: March 3, 2017 | 8:44 pm

First published November 10, 2016.  Updated as additional documents become available.

This Proposition 64 Resource Center (The Adult Use of Marijuana Act of 2016), 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.

(Note: You must log in (over on the right side of this page) to view this members-only content (see log-in box on upper right panel of this page) If you have problems logging in, you can email tech support at claratech @ cpda.org   All practice tips and practice samples are on this site but members cannot access them until fully logged in on this site, which you may do by using the login box on the right side of this page.  If you have not renewed your membership, you can do that via this link, or you can call during business hours 1.800.538.4993 x 304 and renew by phone to gain access to this members website.

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New Laws for 2017 – The most important new statutes, initiatives, and rules for California criminal and juvenile delinquency law
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First published December 28, 2016 | Latest update: January 4, 2017 | 1:59 PM

Selected and edited by Garrick Byers, Attorney at Law, Statute Decoder

Note: This file is in PDF format (60 pages).

2017-New-Laws-Byers-12-31-2016-edition.pdf

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New mobile apps for CPDA members – Download from the Apple App and/or the Google Play store
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California Public Defenders Android Apps on Google Play

The CPDA Members App. The CPDA Members App was created to help build a closer-knit community among members. Members of CPDA who download the app can join conversations, share photos, learn about events, and locate contact information for all members.

The California Public Defenders Association (CPDA) is a nonprofit organization that serves as a resource center for its members who are all criminal defense attorneys – both private attorneys who practice criminal defense in California, and public defenders who are criminal defense attorneys employed by local county public defender agencies. The organization was formed over 40 years ago and today provides numerous on-site training programs through the year and in different locations held throughout the state of California, all designed exclusively for criminal defense attorneys who practice in California. Together, the two groups of criminal defense attorneys (private defenders and public defenders) comprise the membership of CPDA, which totals over 3,400 practicing criminal defense attorneys in California, in particular, but the membership is open to criminal defense attorneys in other states and several hundred from throughout the U.S. are associate members of CPDA.

Two options to download the CPDA Members App:

1. Download from the Google Play Store:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.groupahead.capublicdefendersassoc

2. Download from the Apple App Store:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/california-public-defenders/id1069170021

 

 

The CLARANET App. For CPDA members with the additional “Claranet” subscription, there’s an additional app that is [More…] »

The 46th Annual Basic Trial Skills Institute
July 24 – July 28, 2017
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July 24 – July 28, 2017
The 46th Annual Basic Trial Skills Institute <br>July 24 – July 28, 2017

THE CALIFORNIA PUBLIC DEFENDERS ASSOCIATION
Presents: The 46th Annual Summer Basic Trial Skills Institute
Monday, July 24 – Friday, July 28, 2017, at The University of San Diego
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to build community and …[select title for full text]

Criminal Defense Practice – Winning from Beginning to End – Saturday, July 8, 2017 – Berkeley!
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Criminal Defense Practice – Winning from Beginning to End – Saturday, July 8, 2017 – Berkeley!

Criminal Defense Practice – Winning from Beginning to End
Saturday, July 8, 2017
At The DoubleTree Berkeley Marina 200 Marina Blvd.
Coordinator: Bart Sheela, Deputy Alternate Public Defender, San Diego County
Join us this year in Berkeley and take …[select title for full text]

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending June 23, 2017
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THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending June 23, 2017

by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office.
RIGHT TO INDEPENDENT DEFENSE EXPERTS
The Supremes here say that in Ake (pronounced “ache” by the justices during argument), 470 US 68, the court held, …[select title for full text]

Employment Opportunity: Deputy Public Defender III – Mendocino County
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Employment Opportunity: Deputy Public Defender III – Mendocino County

COUNTY OF MENDOCINO invites applications for the position of Deputy Public Defender III
OPENING DATE: 05/17/17
CLOSING DATE: 06/07/17 11:59 PM
SALARY: $31.70 – $38.54 Hourly
$2,536.00 – $3,083.20 Biweekly
$65,936.00 – $80,163.20 Annually
THE POSITION:
The current vacancy is in Ukiah. The …[select title for full text]

Proposition 47: The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act of 2014 – Resource Center for Defenders
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Proposition 47: The Safe Neighborhoods and Schools Act of 2014 – Resource Center for Defenders

Most recent update: May 23, 2017 | 11:22 AM | 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, …[select title for full text]

New Self-Study Video – Recorded Saturday, April 29, 2017 – 48th Annual Convention
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New Self-Study Video – Recorded Saturday, April 29, 2017 – 48th Annual Convention

CPDA’s 48th Annual Convention & MCLE Program
Recorded Saturday, April 29, 2017 – Resort at Squaw Creek

This page updated Friday, May 19, 2017 1:46 PM | First published Saturday, April 29, 2017  7:11 PM
 

 
 

CPDA Continuing Legal …[select title for full text]

Criminal Law Case Summaries: March – April 2017
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Criminal Law Case Summaries: March – April 2017

by Gary Mandinach, Attorney at Law, California Appellate Project, Los Angeles, California
1. People v. Garcia (2017) Cal.5th , reported on March 21, 2017, in 2107 Los Angeles Daily Journal 2596, the California Supreme Court held …[select title for full text]

Proposition 57 Resources
May 3, 2017 – 12:44 | Comments Off on Proposition 57 Resources
Proposition 57 Resources

Most recent update: April 22, 2017 | 8:36 am
First published November 9, 2016.  Updated as additional documents become available.
This Proposition 57 Resource Center will be seeing many resources added over the next few weeks, so …[select title for full text]

Legislative Update: SB 345 – Law enforcement agencies: regulations
April 26, 2017 – 09:40 | Comments Off on Legislative Update: SB 345 – Law enforcement agencies: regulations

Senate Public Safety Committee Hearing – Tuesday, April 25, 2017 – SB-345 Law enforcement agencies: regulations

California Public Defenders Association’s
9th Annual Two-Day
DUI Defense Practice Institute
Monterey Portola Hotel and Spa
Friday & Saturday, June 2-3, 2017
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California Public Defenders Association’s
9th Annual Two-Day
DUI Defense Practice Institute
Monterey Portola Hotel and Spa
Friday & Saturday, June 2-3, 2017
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CPDA’s 9th Annual Two-Day DUI Defense Practice Institute
Friday & Saturday, June 2-3, 2017 at The Portola Hotel and Spa
Two Portola Plaza, Monterey, California 93940
Program Coordinators:
Bruce Kapsack, Assistant Public Defender, Shasta County
Jose Varela, Marin County Public Defender
Join …[select title for full text]

New Self-Study Video – New Statutes Seminar – Recorded Saturday, March 4, 2017
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New Self-Study Video – New Statutes Seminar – Recorded Saturday, March 4, 2017
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Recorded on Saturday March 4, 2017
Updated May 23, 2017 – This page first published Sunday, March 5, 2017

Program Coordinator:
Garrick Byers, Statute Decoder, CPDA Legislative Committee Member,
Attorney at Law, Point Richmond, California

See below for the exact …[select title for full text]

Proposition 64 – The Adult Use of Marijuana Act of 2016 – Resource Center for Defenders
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Proposition 64 – The Adult Use of Marijuana Act of 2016 – Resource Center for Defenders

Most recent update: March 3, 2017 | 8:44 pm
First published November 10, 2016.  Updated as additional documents become available.
This Proposition 64 Resource Center (The Adult Use of Marijuana Act of 2016), will be seeing many …[select title for full text]

New Laws for 2017 – The most important new statutes, initiatives, and rules for California criminal and juvenile delinquency law
December 28, 2016 – 10:55 | Comments Off on New Laws for 2017 – The most important new statutes, initiatives, and rules for California criminal and juvenile delinquency law
New Laws for 2017 – The most important new statutes, initiatives, and rules for California criminal and juvenile delinquency law

First published December 28, 2016 | Latest update: January 4, 2017 | 1:59 PM
Selected and edited by Garrick Byers, Attorney at Law, Statute Decoder
Note: This file is in PDF format (60 pages).
2017-New-Laws-Byers-12-31-2016-edition.pdf

New mobile apps for CPDA members – Download from the Apple App and/or the Google Play store
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New mobile apps for CPDA members – Download from the Apple App and/or the Google Play store

The CPDA Members App. The CPDA Members App was created to help build a closer-knit community among members. Members of CPDA who download the app can join conversations, share photos, learn about events, and locate …[select title for full text]

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending June 16, 2017
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THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending June 16, 2017

by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office.
SEARCH WARRANT INVALID FOR LACK OF PROBABLE CAUSE; GOOD FAITH DOESN’T SAVE THIS
I love it when our clients get justice. This defendant gets the …[select title for full text]

Employment Opportunity: Deputy Public Defender IV – Immigration Specialist – Monterey County
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Employment Opportunity: Deputy Public Defender IV – Immigration Specialist – Monterey County

Employment Opportunity: Deputy Public Defender IV – Immigration Specialist – Monterey County
$9,764 – $13,293/Monthly
FINAL FILING DATE: Open until Filled
Priority Screening Date: Monday, July 10, 2017
Exam #17/39P31/05IE
Summary of Position
The Office of the Public Defender provides legal …[select title for full text]

Employment Opportunity: Assistant Public Defender, County of Nevada, California
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Employment Opportunity: Assistant Public Defender, County of Nevada, California

Employment Opportunity: Assistant Public Defender, County of Nevada, California
Salary: $109,324.80 – $133,473.59 Annually

Closing date: 7/7/2017 5:00 PM Pacific

Definition and Class Characteristics
Salary effective 7/2/17: $9,384.10-$11,456.05 per month
Under direction, assists in administering and coordinating specified phases of …[select title for full text]

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending June 9, 2017
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THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending June 9, 2017

by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office.
WHEN ARE MULTIPLE THEFT CONVICTIONS BARRED?
Ever heard of the “taking and receiving doctrine”? Me neither. Turns out, this an oddball name for a doctrine …[select title for full text]

New Self-Study Video – 9th Annual DUI Defense Institute – Recorded June 2-3, 2017
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Recorded Live Broadcast (unedited version)

Friday, June 2, 2017 & Saturday, June 3, 2017
This page first published Sunday, June 4, 2017 8:21 AM