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
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...] »
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)
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...] »
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, 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...] »
California – 2014 Cumulative Legislative Update below includes new posts through August 25, 2014
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