Defender411 Capitol Report – CPDA Legislative Committee Updates
April 19, 2018 – 11:27 | Comments Off on Defender411 Capitol Report – CPDA Legislative Committee Updates

 New: Senate Public Safety Committee – Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Duration: 03h 41m  | May require forwarding to approx 10 minutes into the video before the hearing begins.

 

New: Assembly Public Safety Committee – Tuesday, April …[select title for full text]

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Criminal Law Case Summaries: December 2016-January 2017
February 2, 2017 – 11:27 | Comments Off on Criminal Law Case Summaries: December 2016-January 2017

by Gary Mandinach, Attorney at Law, California Appellate Project, Los Angeles, California
1. People v. Brown (2016) Cal.App.5th , reported on December 21, 2016, in 2016 Los Angeles Daily Journal 12496, the Fourth Appellate District, Division …[select title for full text]

John Abrahams, retired Sonoma County chief public defender, dies at 71
February 1, 2017 – 16:17 | Comments Off on John Abrahams, retired Sonoma County chief public defender, dies at 71
John Abrahams, retired Sonoma County chief public defender, dies at 71

John Abrahams knew a lot about everything, whether the topic was the criminal law which he so vigorously practiced, Civil War battles or the latest fashions.
The Falstaffian figure’s encyclopedic knowledge coupled with his dry wit …[select title for full text]

2017 January 20 – The 26th Annual Juvenile Dependency Practice Seminar in Monterey, California – Course materials and supplemental course materials page
January 27, 2017 – 16:26 | Comments Off on 2017 January 20 – The 26th Annual Juvenile Dependency Practice Seminar in Monterey, California – Course materials and supplemental course materials page
2017 January 20 – The 26th Annual Juvenile Dependency Practice Seminar in Monterey, California – Course materials and supplemental course materials page

Note:  Just a quick little FYI regarding CPDA online course materials for seminars. Each course materials page (one made for each seminar) will remain online indefinitely.  Program registrants may return to this page at any …[select title for full text]

Trial Counsel’s Responsibilities to Youth Offenders in Light of Franklin & Perez – Course Materials for Program – Sat., January 14, 2017 – San Diego Hyatt Regency Mission Bay
January 27, 2017 – 16:24 | Comments Off on Trial Counsel’s Responsibilities to Youth Offenders in Light of Franklin & Perez – Course Materials for Program – Sat., January 14, 2017 – San Diego Hyatt Regency Mission Bay

Note: Now that the recorded video of this program is ready, you may wish to view the video and materials that go with this program at this location instead: http://www.claraweb.us/archives/26219

Note: Now that the recorded video of …[select title for full text]

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending January 27, 2017
January 27, 2017 – 16:04 | Comments Off on THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending January 27, 2017

by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office.
PROP. 57: DIRECT-FILE JUVENILES IN PENDING CASES GET RETURNED TO JUVENILE COURT
Prop. 57 repealed the direct-file provisions of Prop. 21. Prop. 21 permitted certain …[select title for full text]

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending January 20, 2017
January 20, 2017 – 09:09 | Comments Off on THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending January 20, 2017

by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office.
MULTIPLE CONVICTIONS FOR A SINGLE ACT OF RAPE?
In Craig (17 C2d 453), the Cal. Supremes barred multiple convictions of forcible rape and statutory rape …[select title for full text]