8:30 a.m. Welcome: Bart Sheela, CPDA Outgoing President, San Diego County Deputy Alternate Public Defender
9:00 a.m. The Law News Hour With Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County (Appellate Branch)
10:00 a.m. Winning Ways to Cross-Examine Experts - Traci Owens, Deputy Alternate Public Defender, Santa Clara County
11:00 a.m. Discovery in The 21st Century: To Brady and Beyond - Charles Denton, Assistant Public Defender, Alameda County
12:00 p.m. Presentation of Awards / Luncheon Address - New York Attorney David Feige. David Feige is co-creator with Steven Bochco of the TV series, Raising the Bar (& much more)
2:00 - 4:00 p.m. Workshops & Coordinators:
- Attacking/Embracing DNA: Denise Gragg, Assistant Public Defender, Orange County & Elizabeth Johnson, Ph.D.
- The Other Punishment: Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions: Angie Junck & Raha Jorjani, Staff Attorneys, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, San Francisco
- PowerPoint Ponters: Tamara Chellam & Lara Wallman, Deputy Public Defenders, Marin County
- Substance Abuse Issues: Alex Stalcup, M.D., New Leaf Treatment Center, Lafayette, California
- Writs & Appeals: Al Menaster & Michael Goodman, Deputy Alternate Public Defender, Los Angeles County
Friday Evening Event - May 14th Welcome Reception at the hotel from 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (and on Thursday evening - an Early Arrivals reception, 6 - 9 p.m.)
DAY TWO - Saturday, May 15, 2010 - 8:00 a.m. Continental Buffet Breakfast (Coffee, tea, juice, pastries, bagels, fruit, etc.)
9:00 a.m. Powerful Opening Statements and Closing Arguments - Brian Waite, Deputy Public Defender, Orange County
10:00 a.m. Assessing Risk in Trial - Thomas Mesereau, Attorney at Law, Los Angeles, California (served as counsel in the Michael Jackson trial that resulted in 14 acquittals)
11:00 a.m. Fighting For Justice - Andrea D. Lyon, Clinical Professor of Law, Director of the Center for Justice in Capital Cases, DePaul University College of Law - Author of a new book entitled: "Angel of Death Row"
12:00 p.m. Conclusion
This activity is deemed approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education by the State Bar of California in the amount of 8.0 hours - including one of the workshops offered (or deduct 2 hours from the total). CPDA is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider. Includes 2 hours of Specialty Areas Credits in Substance Abuse if you attend that workshop.This activity is also approved for California Legal Specialization Credit as follows: Main Sessions: 4 hrs. in Trial Advocacy and 2 hours in Substantive Criminal Law & Procedure; and 2 hrs additional in Substantive if you attend the Immigration Consequences or Writs & Appeals workshops and 2 hrs. in Trial Adovcacy if you attend any of the other workshops. 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.
*This seminar is for criminal defense professionals only. If you are not a full-time criminal defense attorney or criminal defense professional, you may submit a registration request prior to the date of the program with a cover letter explaining why you should be permitted to attend. You will be notified as to whether you may attend within 24 hours of receipt of your cover letter. 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 accepted, your registration fee will be returned unprocessed. Individuals involved in the prosecution of criminal cases may not attend this program.
On-line registration for this program is available at this link:
Traveling by air? Here's a quote from a CPDA member regarding flight plans....."I got a round trip from SF to PS for $174 round trip. Thats great. Flying from Oakland its twice that. People should check with Hot Wire. I got my trip through Alaska Airlines. Straight to Palm Springs without a lay over anywhere."