January 18, 2018 – 16:22 | Comments Off on New Self-Study Live Broadcast Set: Juvenile Delinquency Defense Practice – Saturday, January 20, 2018

2018 Annual Juvenile Delinquency Practice MCLE Self-Study
Live broadcast set for Saturday, January 20, 2018 – 8:00 AM

Program Coordinator:
Arthur L. Bowie, Supervising Assistant Public Defender, Ret., Sacramento County

Note: The 2018 Juvenile DEPENDENCY Program page can be …[select title for full text]

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Mentally ill defendants jailed due to hospital bed shortage; Contra Costa judge issues sanctions
September 27, 2017 – 09:18 | Comments Off on Mentally ill defendants jailed due to hospital bed shortage; Contra Costa judge issues sanctions
Mentally ill defendants jailed due to hospital bed shortage; Contra Costa judge issues sanctions

by NATE GARTRELL | ngartrell@bayareanewsgroup.com | Bay Area News Group | UPDATED: September 27, 2017 at 5:26 am
MARTINEZ — A Contra Costa Judge had harsh words — and a $17,400 bill — for the California …[select title for full text]

Racial justice activists seek bail reform in California
May 11, 2017 – 23:51 | Comments Off on Racial justice activists seek bail reform in California
Racial justice activists seek bail reform in California

By MALAIKA FRALEY  | Bay Area News Group. PUBLISHED: May 11, 2017 | UPDATED: May 11, 2017 at 6:58 pm

OAKLAND — While Cheryl Diston sat in jail for 10 months for a criminal case that she …[select title for full text]

Justice That Works Act – Mike Farrell’s keynote address at CPDA’s 47th Annual Convention, Saturday, May 14, 2016, San Diego Hyatt Regency Mission Bay
May 16, 2016 – 22:44 | Comments Off on Justice That Works Act – Mike Farrell’s keynote address at CPDA’s 47th Annual Convention, Saturday, May 14, 2016, San Diego Hyatt Regency Mission Bay

A MUST SEE! Hopefully, everyone will have time to check out this inspiring keynote address delivered by Actor Mike Farrell, Human Rights Activist, Actor, Author, and Producer, on May 14, 2016.  This presentation was recorded at …[select title for full text]

These People Aren’t Criminals, But They Volunteered to Go to Jail for ’60 Days In’
March 10, 2016 – 17:46 | Comments Off on These People Aren’t Criminals, But They Volunteered to Go to Jail for ’60 Days In’
These People Aren’t Criminals, But They Volunteered to Go to Jail for ’60 Days In’

ABC News – Jail isn’t supposed to be a pretty place. Often, it gets downright ugly.
As Barbra and Zac entered the Clark County Jail in Jeffersonville, Indiana, they were patted down, fingerprinted and handed prison …[select title for full text]

San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi to be honored with award from the Society of Professional Journalists
March 8, 2016 – 10:12 | Comments Off on San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi to be honored with award from the Society of Professional Journalists
San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi to be honored with award from the Society of Professional Journalists

San Francisco, CA — For exposing law enforcement misconduct to the public, San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi will be honored with an award from the Society of Professional Journalists this week.
SPJ’s Northern California chapter …[select title for full text]

Governor Brown issues the 2015 Executive Report on Pardons, Commutations of Sentence, and Reprieves
February 26, 2016 – 18:39 | Comments Off on Governor Brown issues the 2015 Executive Report on Pardons, Commutations of Sentence, and Reprieves
Governor Brown issues the 2015 Executive Report on Pardons, Commutations of Sentence, and Reprieves

Note: This PDF document is 629 pages in length and is over 60 MB in size. If you do not need this document, you may not wish to download (or print).
To download the (very large) …[select title for full text]

2016 Capital Case Defense Seminar – Welcoming Address by Justice John Paul Stevens, retired Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court
February 22, 2016 – 11:28 | Comments Off on 2016 Capital Case Defense Seminar – Welcoming Address by Justice John Paul Stevens, retired Associate Justice, United States Supreme Court
Justice John Paul Stevens, (ret.)

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The recent 2016 Capital Case Defense Seminar featured an inspirational welcome from Justice John Paul Stevens, who is still extremely articulate after retiring from the High Court in 2010, where he served a distinguished …[select title for full text]