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CPDA’s Continuing Legal Education Calendar of Events Page & Lodging Reservations Information

Note: Most programs listed below that contain underlined text are “hyperlinked” so you can click on the link for additional details.

CPDA Training Programs Schedule – 2017 (as of June 29, 2017)



Basic Trial Skills Institute – July 24-28, 2017 – USD San Diego. Program details – https://cpda.sharefile.com/d-s8a734482f95414cb

MCLE Specialty Areas – August 19, 2017 – Berkeley Marina DoubleTree Hilton.  Program registration: http://defender411.us/20170819R
Important: For those needing lodging reservations should do so NOW to take advantage of the discounted room block at the hotel before the cut-off date.  Use this link to make lodging reservations at the Berkeley Marina DoubleTree Hilton NOW via the Internet: http://doubletree3.hilton.com/en/hotels/california/doubletree-by-hilton-hotel-berkeley-marina-JBKCADT/index.html


Homicide Defense – September 8-9, 2017 – San Diego.  You can reserve your lodging at the hotel now using THIS LINK.   The program registration form and details regarding the program will be posted here approximately 45 days prior to the program date.

Criminal Defense Practice – Oct. 28, 2017 – Palm Springs (Cathedral City)

Felony Defense Yosemite – November 10-11, 2017 – Yosemite National Park.  If you plan to a enroll in this annual onsite seminar, you will want to make your lodging reservations NOW at www.travelyosemite.com or by calling central reservations at 888-413-8869. You will need to provide the CPDA group code 10V2NC in order to reserve from the group block and group rate. 

Central Reservations regular business hours, 7am-7pm AZ time and they are open 7 days a week.



Use this link to view the CPDA Seminar Meeting Facilities List and Driving Directions Page


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Notice regarding availability of CPDA products and services.

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.

Individuals involved in the prosecution of criminal cases or law enforcement activities may not register for and/or attend training programs, purchase products or services offered by CPDA, or join CPDA.

Additionally, membership in CPDA or purchase of materials, products, training services or other resources produced or offered by CPDA is not available to attorneys who undertake representation of a person other than a defendant in a criminal case where such representation may be adverse to the interests of a criminal defendant and involves legal advice or activity generally associated with that of the prosecutorial function in the criminal justice system. This prohibition does not apply where the attorney in question is representing a victim who is asserting their rights under CCP 1219 and/or 1219.5.

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