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New Self-Study Video: 2018 Annual Juvenile Dependency Practice MCLE Self-Study – Recorded January 19, 2018

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Recorded on Friday, January 19, 2018 – 8:00 AM

Program Coordinator:
Martin F. Schwarz, Senior Assistant Public Defender, Orange County

Note: The 2018 Juvenile DELINQUENCY Program page can be found here: http://www.claraweb.us/archives/28451 

Note: You must attend the program in person to obtain PARTICIPATORY MCLE Credits. Viewing live 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 (there are no “certificates of attendance” provided at self-study events. Simply note the information in your self-study log. Sample self-study logs are available for download from the state bar’s website, see link below.


7:15 a.m. Check-In: Friday, January 19, 2018

7:55 a.m. Opening Remarks & Announcements

• Martin F. Schwarz, Senior Assistant Public Defender, Orange County Public Defender’s Office

8:00 a.m. Preserving the Parental Rights of Incarcerated Parents

• Carol Strickman, Staff Attorney, Legal Services for Prisoners with Children, San Francisco, CA

• Strickman presentation outline–final.pdf
• Bill of Rights for Incarcerated Parents — LSPC
• CA-Mother-Infant-Prison-Programs_report
• Child Custody Visiting Rights for Incarcerated Parents (Updated August 2017)
• Child Custody Visiting Rights for Recently Released (Updated August 2017)
• Community Custody Guide January 2018 DRAFT
• Incarcerated Parents Manual_ Legal Rights and Responsibilities (forms-August 2017)
• Parenting from the Inside Resource Packet.doc
• RISE visiting tips
• SFCIPP Children’s Bill of Rights
• Transportation to Court for Hearings Affecting Prisoners’ Parental Rights2013
• What to Plan for When you are Pregnant at CIW (updated August 2017)

9:15 a.m. Immigration Issues in Dependency Practice

• Hayley Upshaw, Deputy Public Defender, San Francisco, CA

• Zabrina Aleguire, Attorney at Law, Oakland, CA – Aleguire_Z_resume_fall2017

• Immigration Dependency Training for CPDA1
• Immigration Dependency Training for CPDA final.ppt
• Dependency Attorneys Resource Sheet
• FINAL jv356 sample petition1
• I-918 B Sample DCFS case1
• jv357 sample order FINAL1
• MOU between DCFS with Mexican Consulate1
• Sample U Visa Certified Designation Letter1

10:30 a.m. Break

10.45 a.m. How Social Workers use the Structured Decision Model to Assess Risk and Recommendations at Key Points in Dependency Cases

• Kathy Park , Chief Executive Officer, National Council on Crime & Delinquency, Oakland, CA

• SDM for CPDA 011918.pdf
• Handout for CPDA SDM workshop.pdf
• CPDA Conference Tool Handout.pdf

12:00 p.m. Lunch – (included in registration fee)

1:00 p.m. Dependency Case Law Update

• Janet Sherwood, CWLS, Attorney at Law, Corte Madera, CA

• 2017cases.pdf
• 2017Stats.Rules.pdf
• JGSShortbio.doc

3:00 p.m. Break

3:15 p.m. The Neuroscience of Mitigating Trauma in Dependency Cases

• Anne Light, M.D., Medical Director, Orange County Social Services Center, Los Angeles, CA

• CPDA2.ppt.pdf

4:45 p.m. Conclusion of Day One

This activity is deemed approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education by the State Bar of California in the amount of 7.25 hours of participatory MCLE credits (7.25 hrs. on Jan. 19th & 7.25 hrs. on Jan. 20th). Note: The program includes a total of 1.0 credit hours in the specialty area of Ethics if you attend the session on Saturday scheduled for 3:30 p.m. This CPDA activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules & regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education. This activity is approved for California Legal Specialization Credit as follows: 6.75 hrs. in Substantive Criminal Law and Procedure (Sat.), and 0.5 hrs in Criminal Law Trial Advocacy (Sat.). CPDA is an Approved Provider of Criminal Law under section 7.0 of the Rules Governing the State Bar of California Program for Certifying Legal Specialists and the Standards.





9:05 a.m. Marijuana and the Dependency System: Trial Tactics and Best Practices

–> Kevin Thurber, Attorney at Law, San Jose, California

–> Jennifer Ani, Attorney at Law, San Rafael, California
–> Guardian 2015 v37n05 r1.pdf

10.15 a.m. Dependency Case Law Update – Janet Sherwood, CWLS, Attorney at Law, Corte Madera, California
–> 2016casesRevised.pdf
–> SherwoodResume.pdf

1:45 p.m. Addressing Implicit Bias in the Child Welfare System

–> Lenora Burney, Psy.D. Clinical Psychologist, Orange County, CA [1.25 hrs. Elimination of Bias credit]
–> Implicit Bias – Presentation 2017.pdf

3:00 p.m. 2016 Dependency Legislation Update and an Introduction to the Continuum of Care Reform

–> Susan Abrams, Policy Director, Children`s Law Center, Los Angeles, California
–> Susan_Abrams_CPDA_Training_01-20-2017.pdf

4:45 p.m. End of Day One (Dependency Practice Portion of Two-Day Program)

Friday, January 22, 2016

Representing the Minor Mother: Obligations, Rights and Challenges: Danielle Arnerich-Combs, J.D., CWLS, Supervisor Children`s Law Center, Los Angeles, CA

–> Representing-the-Minor-Mother-Arnerich-Combs-2016-January.pdf

ICWA Notice, How To Get It Right The First Time: Jessica Jorgensen, Attorney at Law, Los Angeles Dependency Lawyers, Inc.(LADL), Monterey Park, California

–> ICWA-Notice-Dependency-Seminar-PowerPoint-Jorgensen-2016.pdf

–> ICWA Training Dependency Seminar Citations.pdf

Dependency Case Law Update: Janet Sherwood, CWLS, Attorney at Law, Corte Madera, California

–> 2015-Dependency-Cases-Sherwood-2016-Jan.pdf

–> 2015-Stats&Rules-Sherwood-2016-January.pdf


2016 Juvenile Dependency Seminar course syllabus (all the materials above in a single large booklet in PDF format):

–> 2016-01-22-S557.1-JuvenileDependency.pdf


Self-Study credits apply if you are VIEWING this seminar ONLINE.  Self-Study credits are on the “honor system” and you simply record your self-study activity on a State-Bar approved self-study log.  You can find samples of this self-study log at this link:  http://mcle.calbar.ca.gov/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=VGytwo2XE1w%3D&tabid=410


Live & Recorded Streaming – MCLE Self-Study Credits
This seminar will, conditions permitting, stream live over the Internet via the CPDA members website. The recorded video version of this program will also be available via the CPDA members website for self-study credits approximately ten days (or sooner if possible) following the date of the seminar. CPDA membership status must be current (calendar year) to take advantage of this membership benefit.
Note: There are already hundreds of hours of self-study videos online within the website. If you need self-study credits, that’s the place to find them. CPDA members website: address: http://www.claraweb.us
This seminar is for criminal defense professionals only. If you are not a full-time criminal defense attorney or criminal defense professional, you must submit a registration request form (available by emailing or calling CPDA). You will be notified as to whether you may attend within 24 hours of receipt of your request form. If you do not receive a reply, you should contact CPDA to determine whether you may attend. At-The-Door-Registrations by non-full-time criminal defense professionals will not be permitted. If your application form is not approved, any registration fee will be returned unprocessed. Individuals involved in the prosecution of criminal cases may not attend this program. Contributions or gifts to CPDA are not tax deductible as charitable contributions.
Products and services offered by CPDA are for purchase and use only by full-time criminal defense professionals. If you are not a full-time criminal defense attorney or full-time criminal defense professional, you may submit a purchase request via email at cpda@cpda.org. You will be sent a purchase request form to complete and return to CPDA. After submission of the completed purchase request form, you will be notified as to whether you may purchase the product or service in question.



Notice: You are required to maintain your own self-study activities log — CPDA only issues “Certificates of Attendance” for on-site live (participatory) accredited programs.

If you need additional official information regarding how you personally are expected to keep track of your own self-study activities with respect to reporting of that activity, you may find it at the following link that will take you to the State Bar’s web site: http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Attorneys/MCLE-CLE/Compliance

An excerpt from that page available at the link directly above reads as follows:

If your compliance with the MCLE requirement is audited, the following must be provided:

  • The certificates of attendance given to you by providers;

  • Your record of self-study activities including, as appropriate, the title, provider, time spent in the activity, subject matter of the activity, and the date on which you engaged in the activity; and

  • Proof of Exempt status, if applicable.

Maintain the records listed above for one year from the time compliance is reported.

Download a Personal MCLE Log form you can use to keep track of your credit hours. (this is from the State Bar’s website) and the actual link is: http://www.calbar.ca.gov/Portals/0/documents/forms/mcle/MCLE-Personal-Log_ADA.pdf


State Bar of California MCLE Rule 2.3 AMOUNT OF SELF-STUDY
Up to but not more than 12.5 hours credit may be claimed for self-study activities during any compliance period. In the case of a proportional requirement pursuant to section 2.2, up to but not more than one-half of the required hours may be claimed for self-study activities during any compliance period.

CPDA’s full calendar of events for upcoming programs can be viewed at this link.

Notes: CPDA conducts approximately 12-14 onsite training programs per year and the programs are held in major cities throughout California. The goal is to make it possible for all CPDA members to view on the CPDA members web site, significant portions of each and every seminar as they occur (with some exceptions). In many cases, the entire program will be broadcast live (depends on Internet conditions and other technical issues that may be present at a particular location in California). This is a great membership benefit (tons of self-study credits). Yes, there’s still a need to attend a few of the CPDA programs in person per year to obtain the other class of MCLE credits — participatory credits, but this new membership benefit will be especially appreciated by those CPDA members residing in regions of California that make it difficult to travel to many of the monthly programs, and will accommodate those members who have schedules that prohibit attending seminars in person.

However, with all of the above in mind, please also note that it is absolutely impossible to guarantee that the live broadcast programs will stream without issues.  Internet conditions in California continue to be unpredictable, even in the same cities on different dates, and hotels in particular tend to have unpredictable conditions due to events held in adjacent meeting rooms, etc. Major weather fronts can also interfere with data transmission over microwave and other wireless facilities beyond the control of even your own local service provider and that of CPDA as well. This is mentioned because it is important that viewers understand that if the viewer ABSOLUTELY MUST HAVE THE INFORMATION BEING PRESENTED, then it is essential that the attorney INSTEAD ATTEND THE SEMINAR IN PERSON.

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