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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Employment Opportunity – Glenn County, California – Contract Attorney – Public Defender Services
April 14, 2017 – 12:14 | Comments Off on Employment Opportunity – Glenn County, California – Contract Attorney – Public Defender Services
Employment Opportunity – Glenn County, California – Contract Attorney – Public Defender Services

The County of Glenn seeks experienced attorneys to provide indigent defense services under contract to the county. These services include defense of minors and adults in all stages of proceedings in Superior Court.
In addition, the …[select title for full text]

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending April 14, 2017
April 14, 2017 – 10:16 | Comments Off on THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending April 14, 2017

by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office.
BATSON, WHEELER, AND KICKING GAYS OFF THE JURY
The various attempted robbery and assault charges involved here resulted from the defendant trying to get the …[select title for full text]

Coming up on CBS “60 Minutes” on Sunday, April 16, 2017: Innocents have gone to jail
April 13, 2017 – 17:18 | Comments Off on Coming up on CBS “60 Minutes” on Sunday, April 16, 2017: Innocents have gone to jail
Coming up on CBS “60 Minutes” on Sunday, April 16, 2017: Innocents have gone to jail

New Orleans public defenders tell Anderson Cooper that innocent people have gone to jail because they’ve lacked the resources and time to defend them properly…
http://www.cbsnews.com/news/innocents-have-gone-to-jail-say-nola-public-defenders/

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending April 7, 2017
April 7, 2017 – 16:41 | Comments Off on THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending April 7, 2017

by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office.
PROP. 57 AND CASES PENDING ON APPEAL
This minor was directly filed on in adult court for a homicide. During his appeal, Prop. 57 passed, …[select title for full text]

California bill to eliminate bail system clears first hurdle
April 5, 2017 – 09:14 | Comments Off on California bill to eliminate bail system clears first hurdle
California bill to eliminate bail system clears first hurdle

East Bay Times – April 5, 2017
By KATY MURPHY | kmurphy@bayareanewsgroup.com |
PUBLISHED: April 4, 2017 at 1:31 pm | UPDATED: April 5, 2017 at 3:32 am
SACRAMENTO — A bill to do away with California’s bail …[select title for full text]

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending March 31, 2017
March 31, 2017 – 08:45 | Comments Off on THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending March 31, 2017

by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office.
PROP. 47 AND ACCESS CARDS
A big win with a weird side point. Possession of a stolen access card or stolen access card information. Does …[select title for full text]

New CDCR regulations in the wake of Prop 57
March 31, 2017 – 08:26 | Comments Off on New CDCR regulations in the wake of Prop 57
New CDCR regulations in the wake of Prop 57

To: All CPDA Members (also distributed via email)
From: Chuck Denton, CPDA President
RE: New CDCR Regulations in the wake of Prop 57
Below you will find download links to new regulations issued by the Department of Corrections and …[select title for full text]