Don’t miss CADC’s 21st Annual Conference and Seminar on February 28 and March 1, 2014, at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento.
We start off the conference on Friday, February 28, 2014, with our Annual Board and Membership Meeting at 11 a.m., followed by a buffet lunch with CADC’s Board of Directors and the Project Directors ($25, not included in conference fee, pre-registration required).
After lunch, CADC’s Court and Project Liaison, Marcia Levine, will host the Project Directors Roundtable, followed by an Overview of the Appellate Indigent Defense Oversight Advisory Committee (AIDOAC) with Justice Bert Levy, Justice M. Kathleen Butz, and CADC member David Stanley.
This year’s inspiring keynote speaker is Sacramento Supervising Assistant Public Defender, Arthur Bowie – a leading authority on California juvenile delinquency law, recently honored by the California Public Defenders Association and the Pacific Juvenile Defender Center for his relentless advocacy on behalf of California’s youth. After the keynote address, there will be a no-host cocktail hour and then dinner at the Sheraton ($50, not included in conference fee, pre-registration required), featuring a tribute to late CADC member Chip Northup, and music by his band the Putah Creek Crawdads & Barry “The Fish” Melton.
We will have a full day on Saturday, starting with a joint session on Expert Testimony by U.C. Davis School of Law Professor Edward J. Imwinkelried. Other Saturday presenters include DNA expert Bicka Barlow; CCAP Staff Attorneys Cindy Sorman, Melissa Nappan, and Brad Bristow; and CADC members Kyle Gee, Seth Gorman, Janice Jenkins, Stephen Greenberg, Walt Pyle, Richard Neuhoff, Jan Sherwood, and Candace Hale. See Conference Brochure for more details.
There will be a total of 10 hours MCLE offered – 3.5 hours on Friday and 6.5 hours on Saturday, including one hour of substance abuse/mental health MCLE (joint session) and one hour of ethics MCLE (criminal).
Planned improvements to the CADC brief bank and the email lists should be in place by the time of the conference. Our webmaster, Sachi Wilson, will be talking about these changes during the annual meeting on Friday, and will be available throughout the conference to answer questions and demonstrate the new options for our members.
We will also have a silent auction of our own members’ personal creations – works of art, music and video recordings, homemade goodies, and ? Some of the artists among us have already committed to surprise contributions that will be on display and up for bidding at the conference, and here are a few samples of their work.
If you are interested in donating a personal creation by you or a close family member, please contact Meredith Fahn (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Karriem Baker (email@example.com) by January 25 (extended from December 13). Donations are fully tax deductible and proceeds go to CADC.
Online conference registration is available now! Early registration is recommended. Late registration fees apply after February 7, 2014. Sustaining members need not pay the conference registration fee, which is included in sustaining member dues, but all attendees, including sustaining members, must register to reserve a spot. Join now as a sustaining member and pay no additional conference registration fee or join as a regular member and pay reduced conference registration fee.
Please note that Friday lunch ($25) and Friday dinner ($50) are not included in the conference registration fee and require pre-registration and pre-payment for everyone, including sustaining members. Space is limited for Friday dinner so reserve your spot right away. Click here to register today!
To reserve your hotel room online, click here or call (916) 447-1700. Be sure to mention CADC to get our conference rate of $109 plus tax, available until February 7, 2014.
A limited number of scholarships are available to CADC members. Contact Laurie Wilmore: LWilmore@rocketmail.com, (650) 867-3546.
Questions? Contact the conference coordinators:
Caitlin Christian, (916) 234-6662, Me@CUChristian.com, or Stephen Greenberg, (530) 470-8896, firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the health and comfort of others, please don’t wear scents.