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Next broadcast set for
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Annual MCLE Specialty Areas Seminar

Live Broadcast Scheduled:
Annual MCLE Specialty Areas Seminar

Saturday, August 27, 2016
The entire CPDA Calendar of Events page is located HERE

Kathleen Cannon, Attorney at Law, Vista, California
Bart Sheela, Deputy Alternate Public Defender, San Diego County

This special MCLE …

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THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending August 26, 2016
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by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office.

DECLARATIONS AGAINST INTEREST
The defense sought to introduce evidence from two independent witnesses, both of whom would testify that Morris, the killer, told them that the defendant didn’t kill the victim and was surprised when he found out that the victim had been killed. Is this a declaration against interest? The rule in Leach (15 C4th 419) and Duarte (24 C4th 603) is that “any statement or portion of a statement not itself specifically disserving to the interests of the declarant” is inadmissible. The trial judge relied on that to exclude the evidence.

The Supremes rule that these statements were admissible. They say they aren’t overruling anything or changing anything, the statements just need to be understood in context. The court says that the rule turns on “Whether the statement, even if not independently inculpatory of the declarant, is nevertheless against the declarant’s interest, such that a reasonable man in [the declarant’s] position would not have made the statement unless he believed it to be true.” The court finds that the statements here, “were so disserving to his interests that a reasonable person in his position would not have made them unless they were true.”
The court says that when the declarant minimizes his guilt and lays the case off on others, that won’t qualify, while if the declarant accepts responsibility and diminishes the responsibility of others, that will qualify. The Supremes find prejudice and reverse the death verdict, though not the verdict of guilt.
People v. Grimes; S076339A; 8/22/16; Cal. Supremes

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New Self-Study Opportunity – Live Broadcast
Next broadcast set for
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Annual MCLE Specialty Areas Seminar
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Next broadcast set for
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Annual MCLE Specialty Areas Seminar

Live Broadcast Scheduled:
Annual MCLE Specialty Areas Seminar

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Saturday, August 27, 2016

The entire CPDA Calendar of Events page is located HERE

Kathleen Cannon, Attorney at Law, Vista, California
Bart Sheela, Deputy Alternate Public Defender, San Diego County

This special MCLE continuing legal education SELF-STUDY seminar will provide you with 6.0 hours of MCLE SELF-STUDY credits including 4.0 hours of Ethics credits, 1.0 credit hours in the Elimination of Bias, and 1.0 hours of credit in the Prevention, Detection and Treatment of Substance Abuse or Mental Illness That Impairs Professional Competence. This SELF-STUDY seminar is designed to help you obtain ALL of those hard-to-find Specialty Credit hours, and CPDA has geared each presentation to address the specialty area with an emphasis on criminal defense practice.

See below for the exact time schedule for topics and speakers.
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Criminal Law Case Summaries: July-August 2016
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Criminal Law Case Summaries: July-August 2016

by Gary Mandinach, Attorney at Law, California Appellate Project, Los Angeles, California

1. People v. Frierson (2016) Cal.App.4th , reported on July 21, 2016, in 2016 Los Angeles Daily Journal 7352, the Second Appellate District, Division 2 held that the trial court did not err in denying the defendant’s petition for resentencing under Proposition 36, section 1170.126. The Court of Appeal found that the defendant’s third strike, a violation of section 646.9, stalking, in this case was a serious felony as he had the intent to do great bodily harm to the victim, as evidenced by some statements that he had made. This court found that the trial court may examine all relevant, reliable and admissible material in the record to determine the existence of a disqualifying factor. Where the prosecution contends that the defendant is ineligible for resentencing as the strike or some other circumstance disqualifies the defendant for such relief, the burden to prove the disqualification is a preponderance of the evidence, and not beyond a reasonable doubt as stated in People v. Arevalo (2016) 244 Cal.App.4th 846, 852-853.

2. People v. Salmorin (2016) Cal.App.4th , reported on July 21, 2016, in 2016 Los Angeles Daily Journal 7328, the Second Appellate District, Division 7, held consistent with People v. Hoffman (2015) 241 Cal.App.4th 1304, that the trial court erred in aggregating the amounts on multiple checks; as a result of the trial court’s error, the defendant was ineligible for reduction of his forgery count, because the aggregate amount was over $950. Based on the language of section 473, subdivision (b), it is the value of “the check” or “a note,” etc. that determines if the amount of the forgery is over $950, not the aggregate of more that one check etc. Additionally, the court held that the Bailey doctrine (People v. Bailey (1961) 55 Cal.2d 514 [which applies to thefts]), does not extend to forgery. (See People v. Neder (1971) 16 Cal.App.3d 846, 852; see also People v. Whitmer (2014) 59 Cal.4th 733.)

3. People v. Fuentes (2016) Cal.4th , reported on July 22, 2016, in 2016 Los Angeles Daily Journal 7410, the California Supreme [More…] »

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A Criminal Defense Practice Seminar in Palm Springs – Saturday, October 22, 2016
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The California Public Defenders Association presents…

A Criminal Defense Practice Seminar in Palm Springs!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

At The DoubleTree Golf Resort Palm Springs

67967 Vista Chino, Cathedral City, California 92234

For Lodging see below – discount lodging cut-off date is almost here.

Program Coordinators:

Kathleen Cannon, Attorney at Law, Vista, California
Bart Sheela, Deputy Alternate Public Defender, San Diego County

Join us this year in beautiful Palm Springs and take advantage of this opportunity to hear a variety of highly experienced trial attorneys share their thoughts on many important topics related to Criminal Defense. CPDA has blocked a large group of lodging rooms at the DoubleTree Golf Resort Palm Springs at a discounted rate, so be sure to tell the hotel that you are with CPDA when you call to make reservations to take advantage of this special rate.

This program qualifies for California State Bar MCLE participatory credits, see box below. There is an early cut-off date for the special lodging rate, so make your reservations ASAP. Group-rate reservations cut-off date: September 21, 2016.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2016 S-565

8:30 a.m. Litigating Fingerprint Evidence Using – What`s New in the World of Forensic Science

–> Jennifer Friedman, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County

9:45 a.m. Strategic Negotiations

–> Geoffrey Canty, Deputy Public Defender, San Bernardino, County

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New Seminar set for San Diego – Annual MCLE Specialty Areas Seminar – Saturday, August 27, 2016
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The California Public Defenders Association presents…

The Annual MCLE Specialty Areas Seminar

Saturday August 27, 2016, at The Hyatt Regency Mission Bay
1441 Quivira Road, San Diego, California 92109

For Lodging see below – discount lodging cut-off date is almost here.

Program Coordinators:

Kathleen Cannon, Attorney at Law, Vista, California
Bart Sheela, Deputy Alternate Public Defender, San Diego County

 

This special MCLE continuing legal education seminar will provide you with 6.0 hours of MCLE credits including 4.0 hours of Ethics credits, 1.0 credit hours in the Elimination of Bias, and 1.0 hours of credit in the Prevention, Detection and Treatment of Substance Abuse or Mental Illness That Impairs Professional Competence. This seminar is designed to help you obtain ALL of those hard-to-find Specialty Credit hours, and CPDA has geared each presentation to address the specialty area with an emphasis on criminal defense practice. Note: We have blocked a limited number of lodging rooms at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay at a discounted rate. See elsewhere on this flyer for details on making lodging reservations.

Saturday, August 27, 2016 – Program Schedule – S563

8:00 a.m. Registration & Check-In Coffee & Donuts

8:45 a.m.  How to Use Implicit Bias and Mind Science to Improve Your Representation of Your Client.      [1hr Elimination of Bias]

–> Michael Harris, Senior Attorney, National Center for Youth Law, Oakland, CA

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Annual Homicide Defense Practice Seminar Friday & Saturday September 16-17, 2016 – Berkeley!
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The California Public Defenders Association presents…

Annual Homicide Defense Practice Seminar

Friday & Saturday September 16-17, 2016

At The Berkeley Marina DoubleTree Hilton
200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley, California 94710

For Lodging see below

Program Coordinators:

Kathleen Cannon, Attorney at Law, Vista, California
Bart Sheela, Deputy Alternate Public Defender, San Diego County

This year`s Annual Homicide Defense Seminar will provide you with over six hours of continuing legal education participatory credits, by addressing some very important aspects in the defense of homicide cases. We will cover important topics that include Homicide Law from a Defense Perspective, Video Evidence, Use of Experts, Cold Cases, Natural and Probable Consequences! CPDA has also reserved a block of lodging rooms at the Berkeley Marina Hotel at a special rate. You can obtain lodging reservations via the Internet, see elsewhere on this notice for the Internet link. Discounted lodging cut-off date is August 26, 2016.

PROGRAM SCHEDULE – HOMICIDE DEFENSE PRACTICE – S564

DAY ONE – FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 16, 2016

12:00 p.m. Registration/Check In, Soft Drinks & Chips

1:00 p.m. Homicide Law from a Defense Perspective – Charles Denton, Assistant Public Defender, Alameda County

2:30 p.m. Break

2:45 p.m. “When Video Evidence is More Than What it Shows” – Rebecca Young, Deputy Public Defender, San Francisco County

4:15 p.m. Conclusion of Day One

DAY TWO – SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 17, 2016

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New Self-Study Video
July 26 – July 29, 2016
The 45th Annual Basic Trial Skills Institute
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July 26 – July 29, 2016
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The 45th Annual Basic Trial Skills Institute
Tuesday, July 25 – Friday, July 29, 2016

 

Program Coordinators:Kathleen Cannon, Attorney at Law, Vista, California Susan Leff, Attorney at Law, San Francisco, California Bart Sheela, Deputy Alternate Public Defender, San Diego
Featuring Dozens of Experienced Criminal Defense Trial Attorneys as Faculty Members and Speakers, including:
Juliana Humphrey, Kathleen Cannon, Stephen Prekoski, Susan Leff, Bart Sheela, Chuck Denton, Carmen Aguirre, Kathleen Pozzi, Corey Farris, Keri Klein, W. Gregory Klein, Bryna Holland, Traci Owens, Rodrigo Curbelo, Matt Sotorosen, Kwixuan Maloof, Kate Braner, Richard Briones-Colman, Lewis Romero, Garrick Byers, Souley Diallo, Richard Gates, Matthew Darling, Frank Bittar, Allison Zuvela, Jeff Chambliss, Jenny Andrews, Whitney Antrim, Denis Lainez, Mickey Sampson, Brendon Woods, Yahairah Aristy, Susan Israel, Sarah Shekhter, Laura Arnold, Jill Kovaly, Lesli Caldwell, Felicia Carrington, Amy Viera, Pedro Oliveras, Sam Eaton, and Les McMillan.

See below for the exact time schedule for topics and speakers. (Note: You must log in to view this members-only content below (see login box on upper right panel of this page)

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New mobile apps for Claranetters and CPDA members – Download from the Apple &/or Google Play store
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The CLARANET App.

Claranet Subscribers Android Apps on Google PlayThe Claranet Subscribers App was created to help subscribers navigate the network of services available which includes a motions bank, articles and booklets bank, criminal practice codes, a huge library of self-study resources, a vBulletin and Yammer based forums, a list server (however, this app does not involve the email list server system – email programs are best left to handle that, presently).

The app also enables subscribers who use the new app to conduct direct messaging (one-to-one), and group messaging.  The app also includes some other handy features such as a calendar that includes links to register for CPDA continuing legal education events held throughout the state.   It’s easy to install and there’s no fees associated with use of the app as long as one maintains current membership in CPDA,  and pays the additional annual subscription fee for the Claranet service ($175/year).

Two download options for the Claranet App:

1. Download from the Google Play Store:
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.groupahead.claranetapp

2. Download from the Apple App Store:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/claranet-subscribers/id1067854635?mt=8

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Get the App! It’s the way to go with Claranet if you use iPads, iPhones, Androids….Just three (3) quick steps to install the FREE CLARANETZAP APP
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Criminal Law Case Summaries: July-August 2016
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Criminal Law Case Summaries: July-August 2016

Criminal Law Case Summaries: July-August 2016
by Gary Mandinach, Attorney at Law, California Appellate Project, Los Angeles, California
1. People v. Frierson (2016) Cal.App.4th , reported on July 21, 2016, in 2016 Los Angeles Daily Journal 7352, the …

New Self-Study Video
July 26 – July 29, 2016
The 45th Annual Basic Trial Skills Institute
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New Self-Study Video
July 26 – July 29, 2016
The 45th Annual Basic Trial Skills Institute
<center>New Self-Study Video<br> July 26 – July 29, 2016<br>The 45th Annual Basic Trial Skills Institute</center>

The 45th Annual Basic Trial Skills Institute
Tuesday, July 25 – Friday, July 29, 2016
 
Program Coordinators:Kathleen Cannon, Attorney at Law, Vista, California Susan Leff, Attorney at Law, San Francisco, California Bart Sheela, Deputy Alternate Public Defender, …

New Self-Study Opportunity – Live Broadcast
Next broadcast set for
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Annual MCLE Specialty Areas Seminar
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New Self-Study Opportunity – Live Broadcast
Next broadcast set for
Saturday, August 27, 2016
Annual MCLE Specialty Areas Seminar
<center>New Self-Study Opportunity – Live Broadcast <br>Next broadcast set for <br> Saturday, August 27, 2016<br>Annual MCLE Specialty Areas Seminar</center>

Live Broadcast Scheduled:
Annual MCLE Specialty Areas Seminar

Saturday, August 27, 2016
The entire CPDA Calendar of Events page is located HERE

Kathleen Cannon, Attorney at Law, Vista, California
Bart Sheela, Deputy Alternate Public Defender, San Diego County

This special MCLE …

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending August 26, 2016
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THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending August 26, 2016

by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office.
DECLARATIONS AGAINST INTEREST
The defense sought to introduce evidence from two independent witnesses, both of whom would testify that Morris, the killer, told them that …

A Criminal Defense Practice Seminar in Palm Springs – Saturday, October 22, 2016
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A Criminal Defense Practice Seminar in Palm Springs – Saturday, October 22, 2016

The California Public Defenders Association presents…
A Criminal Defense Practice Seminar in Palm Springs!
Saturday, October 22, 2016
At The DoubleTree Golf Resort Palm Springs
67967 Vista Chino, Cathedral City, California 92234
For Lodging see below – discount lodging cut-off …

New Seminar set for San Diego – Annual MCLE Specialty Areas Seminar – Saturday, August 27, 2016
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New Seminar set for San Diego – Annual MCLE Specialty Areas Seminar – Saturday, August 27, 2016

The California Public Defenders Association presents…
The Annual MCLE Specialty Areas Seminar
Saturday August 27, 2016, at The Hyatt Regency Mission Bay
1441 Quivira Road, San Diego, California 92109
For Lodging see below – discount lodging cut-off date is …

Annual Homicide Defense Practice Seminar Friday & Saturday September 16-17, 2016 – Berkeley!
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Annual Homicide Defense Practice Seminar Friday & Saturday September 16-17, 2016 – Berkeley!

The California Public Defenders Association presents…
Annual Homicide Defense Practice Seminar
Friday & Saturday September 16-17, 2016
At The Berkeley Marina DoubleTree Hilton
200 Marina Blvd, Berkeley, California 94710
For Lodging see below
Program Coordinators:
Kathleen Cannon, Attorney at Law, Vista, California
Bart …

New mobile apps for Claranetters and CPDA members – Download from the Apple &/or Google Play store
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New mobile apps for Claranetters and CPDA members – Download from the Apple &/or Google Play store

 
The CLARANET App.
The Claranet Subscribers App was created to help subscribers navigate the network of services available which includes a motions bank, articles and booklets bank, criminal practice codes, a huge library of self-study resources, a …

Get the App! It’s the way to go with Claranet if you use iPads, iPhones, Androids….Just three (3) quick steps to install the FREE CLARANETZAP APP
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It’s not that complicated to install the Team App engine for the new ClaranetZap App

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending August 19, 2016
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THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending August 19, 2016

by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office.
VETERANS’ DIVERSION AND DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE CHARGES
VC 23640 says that courts can’t stay or suspend proceedings to allow DUI defendants to attend programs. …

New Self-Study Video: 2016 Annual DUI Defense Practice Institute – Entire Program – Recorded June 3-4, 2016, Monterey, California
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New Self-Study Video: 2016 Annual DUI Defense Practice Institute – Entire Program – Recorded June 3-4, 2016, Monterey, California

CPDA’s 8th Annual Two-Day DUI Defense Practice Institute

Friday & Saturday, June 3-4, 2016 at The Portola Hotel and Spa
Two Portola Plaza, Monterey, California 93940
Program Coordinators:
Peter L. Arian, Attorney at Law, San Anselmo, California
Bruce Kapsack, Attorney …

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending August 12, 2016
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THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending August 12, 2016

by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office.
DEATH PENALTY REVERSED FOR IMPROPERLY KICKING OFF A HOLDOUT JUROR
The Cal. Supremes reverse this death penalty case, including reversing the guilty verdict, for improperly …

Criminal Law Case Summaries: June-July 2016
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Criminal Law Case Summaries: June-July 2016

Criminal Law Case Summaries: June-July 2016
by Gary Mandinach, Attorney at Law, California Appellate Project,

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending August 5, 2016
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THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending August 5, 2016

by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office.
JURISDICTION TO HEAR A PROP. 47 PETITION WHEN A CASE IS TRANSFERRED TO ANOTHER COURT
Funny intro to this Prop. 47 case: “Proposition 47 must …

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending July 29, 2016
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THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending July 29, 2016

by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office.
POLICE DASHBOARD CAMERA VIDEO OF AN ARREST IS NOT A POLICE PERSONNEL RECORD
The officer’s police car dashboard camera recorded video of an arrest. A …

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending July 22, 2016
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THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending July 22, 2016

by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office.
POWER TO DISMISS GANG ENHANCEMENTS
PC 186.22(b) is the enhancement for committing crimes for the benefit of a gang. PC 186.22(g) permits a court to …

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending July 15, 2016
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THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending July 15, 2016

by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office.
DEATH PENALTY REVERSED FOR WITT/WITHERSPOON ERROR
The Cal. Supremes reverse this death penalty verdict for Witt (469 US 412) and Witherspoon (391 US 510) error, …

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending July 8, 2016
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THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending July 8, 2016

by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office.
REFUSING A WARRANTLESS BLOOD TEST CAN’T BE A CRIME; IMPLIED CONSENT DOESN’T FIX IT
Some states make it a substantive crime for a defendant to …

THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending July 1, 2016
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THE WEEK’S CASES: for the week ending July 1, 2016

by Al Menaster, Deputy Public Defender, Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office.
GANG EXPERT TESTIMONY IS OFFERED FOR ITS TRUTH, IS HEARSAY, AND VIOLATES CRAWFORD
The police gang “expert” testified to various hearsay statements to establish that …