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Don't miss CADC's 24th Annual Conference and Seminar, March 10 and 11, 2017, at the Mission Valley Marriott, San Diego.

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9 hours of MCLE, including 7 hours of appellate specialization credit, 3.5 hours of criminal specialization credit, 1.5 hours of special ethics credit and 1 hour of special elimination of bias credit.

This year’s seminar will feature: California Supreme Court Justice Kathryn M. Werdegar; Justice William W. Bedsworth of the Fourth District Court of Appeal; the Hon. Christopher J. Plourd, Imperial County Superior Court; Brooke A. Schafer, California State Bar, Office of Chief Trial Counsel and renowned criminal defense attorneys, Gene Iredale, and Chuck Sevilla, plus much, much more. See the full program in the 2017 Conference Brochure.

Early conference registration and hotel discounts are available until February 16, 2017. Space is limited. This conference and CADC’s discounted block of rooms at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley might sell out. DON’T DELAY, REGISTER TODAY!

The California Appellate Project currently has openings for a Staff Attorney and a Supervising Attorney.  The job listings can be viewed at http://www.capsf.org/Employment.asp.

Complete Equity Markets, which provides malpractice insurance to some CADC members (more details on that below), wanted to mention that the correct place to apply for a policy covering only non-appointed/non-panel work is cemins.com/attorneys/lim.html.

CADC and Lexis have negotiated a 40 percent discount on three different plans for CADC members. For information about rates and plans, please call 800-227-4908 and say that you are a member of CADC. You will be given the contact information for your local representative. If you already know who your local sales rep is, you can contact him or her directly; be sure to say you are a member of CADC and want to take advantage of our group discount.

This discount is not available to anyone who is currently in a contract with Lexis. Once your contract expires, you will be free to take advantage of the group rate.

The CADC Briefbank has arguments, ideas, and samples that address many of the common issues of indigent appellate practice. If you haven't tried it out, please do. The Briefbank Committee volunteers are on call to help you. Just post your question to the Briefbank forum. If you are one of the many contributors - thank you! Keep up the good work!

One of the benefits of becoming a CADC sustaining member is that this includes admission to CADC's annual seminar at no additional cost. In order to make this benefit more flexible and useful, the CADC Board has voted to amend this benefit to provide that the annual CADC statewide seminar may be attended for free either by the CADC sustaining member or by another member designated by the sustaining CADC member to attend the seminar in his or her stead.

We have learned that some CADC members have not been receiving our messages because their spam filters have blocked CADC e-mail announcements. Problems have come up as to some members who use popular Internet services such as AOL, PacBell, Adelphia and Verizon. Also, Gmail hides CADC e-mails in the Promotions folder. Look for the tab at the top of the screen from your inbox. CADC sends out notices from the following addresses: renewals@mail.cadc.net, webmaster@cadc.net, jillkentlaw@sbcglobal.net, fahn@sbcglobal.net, rcovin13@gmail.com, and coolmana@gmail.com If you have not been receiving CADC messages from these sources, please check your spam, promotions, or bulk mail folders and unblock messages from these e-mail addresses.

Members are reminded that our Website is the place to indicate changes to your e-mail address. To make changes to your contact information, log in to cadc.net and go to My Profile in the Members' Menu. From there you will be able to make changes to your contact information. When you have finished, click Update to save your changes. Please note that changes to cadc.net do not carry over to the Briefbank, which is on a separate server.

In connection with Complete Equity Markets (CEM), CADC is offering its members a special deal on a custom-tailored malpractice insurance policy. This policy is relatively inexpensive and is geared toward CADC members who handle some privately-retained cases in addition to their court-appointed appeals.

For a copy of the CADC malpractice insurance policy and an application, call Complete Equity Markets and ask CEM to mail you copies of these materials. Telephone 1-800-323-6234. You can look over the policy and, if you want to obtain coverage, the application takes less than a hour to fill out. You will get a premium quote within a couple of weeks after submitting your application. The premium varies with the percentage of your income derived from non-project appointed cases.

You can obtain this information – the policy application and a price quote – by going to the Complete Equity Markets Web site at cemins.com/attorneys/lim.html. You can submit your application or send CEM an e-mail at that site along with any questions you may have.

Monthly payments and financing for the payment of annual premiums is now available at very low rates. Contact Complete Equity Markets for more information. If you have any questions regarding this insurance policy contact CADC members Gordon Brownell at gsbrownell@aol.com or call (707) 942-4565, or Dave Lampkin at dplampkin@aol.com or call (805) 389-7769.

California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ) has regular seminars. For information call CACJ at 916-643-1800 or www.cacj.org.

CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY PROVIDING LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING ASSISTANCE. Criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles for over six years. Panel attorney for the California Appellate Project as well as for the Los Angeles and Riverside misdemeanor appeal panels. Available to assist with research and writing on all criminal matters. Rates negotiable - hourly or flat fee. JD from USC Law, BA from UC Berkeley. Resume, references and writing samples available upon request. Please contact Brad Kaiserman at 310-367-7632 or bradkaiserman@gmail.com.

Third year attorney based in northern San Diego County available for freelance legal research and writing. Strong interest in criminal appeals. Especially interested in mentor-mentee relationship with established panel attorney. Previous experience working for Appeals, Writs, and Trials section of the California Attorney General’s Office as a student intern and a volunteer attorney, and for the 4th District Court of Appeal, Div. 1 as a Visiting Attorney. Resume, writing samples, and references available upon request. Please send any inquiries to Wilkensjames@gmail.com.

MILITARY SPOUSE ATTORNEY - EXCELLENT SKILLS - SEEKING EXPERIENCE - Newly barred attorney, seeking mentor to pass along panel cases. Experience includes Judicial Externship for the Hon. Judith Haller in the 4th District Court of Appeal, Div. One; Clinical Internship and Post-Bar position with the Attorney General's Office. Authored Respondent's Briefs and argued seven times in the Courts of Appeal. Won National Moot Court Championship, published in Whittier Journal of Child and Family Advocacy. rachel.m.ferg@gmail.com - resume available at www.linkedin.com/in/rmferguson

PARALEGAL/LEGAL SECRETARY ASSISTANCE: Are you a solo practitioner who needs help taking care of the details? Let me help. My name is Zina Wyman, and I have spent over 15 years working in criminal defense and criminal appeals. I graduated from The University of San Diego, and received my paralegal certificate while still an undergraduate. I am efficient and accurate.

  • Get Your Mail Organized. Have your legal mail sent to my inexpensive safe and secure mailbox. I will sort, scan and send it back to you organized through Dropbox. $45 for mailbox $6.25/15 minutes scanning.
  • Clean out your In-Box. Inbox stuffed with legal emails that need to be moved to client files? Forward them to me and I will gladly create PDFs and return them via Dropbox. $25.00 hour.
  • Document Completion. Do you need someone to polish that brief, or convert PDF’s to Word Perfect documents? Starting $35.00 hour.
  • Document Pick Up. Need to get documents but you can’t get out of court, the office or some other emergency? Give me the task, and I’ll take care of it, and you. (*Travel in Southern California; Yuma, Arizona. Time for travel plus mileage.)
    Don’t see what you need? Just ask! Other services available on request.

Contact me today for rates and further details. (619) 241-1325 or zinawm@hotmail.com

CADC member with 20 plus years’ experience will summarize Reporter’s Transcripts and/or compose draft Statements of Facts for appellate briefs. Also available for accurate preparation of tables and correction of cites where needed (California Style Manual or Bluebook). Rates beginning at $35 per hr. 24-Hour turn around for tables (only) will normally be available. Contact Marilyn Mobert at 916-214-2646 or cjasmm@msn.com.

LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING LAW PROFESSOR AVAILABLE FOR CONTRACT WORK. I have taught legal research, writing and analysis courses at Golden Gate, USF, UC Hastings and JFK law schools for 18 years. I am seeking appellate practice experience. Will work on criminal and civil projects. Member CADC. Univ. of San Francisco School of Law Graduate. Admitted to State Bar 1991. Please contact Rosemary La Puma, rmlapuma@gmail.com.

JUNIOR PANEL ATTORNEY. Available to work on a variety of projects (criminal and civil). Flat fee or hourly. References, resume, and writing sample available. Active member CADC. 2001 Michigan graduate with appellate clerkship experience. Please contact Jasmine Patel at 415-846-4926 or jpatel@jcpatlaw.com.

LEGAL ASSISTANCE. Let me assist you – part time student looking to assist you with errands, transcribing, proof reading, prepping EOT's, preparing briefs for filing, and preparation of table of authorities. Will work from your office (with my laptop), or my home office. Please call Tanya Hastings, 510-936-1695 or tanyasworkemail@gmail.com.

PARALEGAL RECORD READER. I have been working for two Bay Area based criminal appeals attorneys for 7-8 years. I will take detailed notes on Reporter's Transcripts and/or write highly organized, thorough draft Statements of Facts for appellate briefs. Excellent references. $35/hr. based roughly on 30 pages per hour, depending on your needs and the complexity of the case. Contact Renee at sfmeancat@yahoo.com or (415) 661-6572.

TABLES OF CONTENTS AND AUTHORITIES. Fast, scrupulously accurate preparation of tables of contents and authorities for briefs and petitions. WordPerfect only (any version). If you like, I'll correct the citation style as needed (California Style Manual or Bluebook). 24-hour turnaround for most briefs. $75/hr. payable on completion of my work. Marty Kassman, (415) 564-6732, marty@kassman.com.

EXPERIENCED CRIMINAL POST-CONVICTION ATTORNEY AVAILABLE FOR CONTRACT WORK. Member of the California Bar. 1998 Boalt Hall graduate and California Law Review member/editor with exceptional research and writing skills and significant criminal law experience, including three years as an HCRC staff attorney handling post-conviction death penalty habeas cases, available to provide high quality work on appellate and habeas cases including summarizing transcripts; spotting, developing, researching and writing claims; and editing briefs and writs. Excellent references and writing samples available upon request. Please contact Ellise Nicholson at elliserachel@hotmail.com or (415) 385-5516.

TOP NOTCH LEGAL RESEARCHER AND WRITER, a retired attorney, available to serve you. If you want to outsource work in order to expand your practice or are already overburdened, please contact me. I can provide you with relief by completing high quality research and writing projects for you. Contact Michael Friedman at MikeFrdman@aol.com or (510) 758-4045.

CRIMINAL DEFENSE AND CONSUMER LAWYER WANTS SUPERVISED WORK TO GAIN EXPERIENCE IN APPELLATE AND/OR HABEAS LAW. I am a new CADC member. I have been a member of the Cal Bar since 1975, doing PI, Criminal Defense and Consumer Law in Marin, Sonoma, SF, and East Bay. I have done a handful of Federal and State appeals and would like to work under supervision to gain experience doing appellate and/or habeas work. I have Westlaw and good analytical writing and research skills. Greg Anton, PO Box 299, Lagunitas, CA 94938, (415) 789-8535, greganton@wildblue.net.

SEEKING CRIMINAL APPEAL EXPERIENCE. Golden Gate University 2001 grad with law and motion and civil appellate experience seeks experience writing criminal appeals. Availability to assist with research and drafting. Very reasonable and negotiable fee. Please contact Jeffrey Ginsberg at ginsberg@briefsandmotions.info.

HASTINGS GRADUATE BASED IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROVIDES RESEARCH & WRITING SERVICES TO ATTORNEYS, including memos, briefs, and litigation-related archival & public records research. $30/hr or flat fee. Contact Julie Masal at jkmasal@earthlink.net or (410) 477-0380.

SEEKING CRIMINAL APPEAL EXPERIENCE. Boalt Hall Class of '97 grad with large law firm experience seeks experience writing criminal appeals. Available immediately to assist with research and drafting. Very reasonable and negotiable rates. Please contact me at cts123@hotmail.com.

SAN DIEGO/SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. Writing services. Award winning journalist with JD can help with appeals, background reports, investigations, memoranda. Accurate, prompt, reasonable, cheerful. Contact Richard Acello at (619) 297-1239 or richace@cox.net.

EXPERIENCED J.D. TO HANDLE CRIMINAL APPEALS. Nine years managing indigent felony appeals program at CAP-Los Angeles. Will provide transcript summary, analysis, research and writing. Also will proof/edit appellate briefs. $45/hour. References and samples available upon request. Contact Robert: repla@pacbell.net or (510) 387-4670.

EXPERIENCED CONTRACT ATTORNEY WILL OUTLINE TRIAL RECORDS, DRAFT WELL-CRAFTED STATEMENTS OF FACT. For the past fifteen years, I have maintained a specialty practice preparing finely-crafted draft Statements of Fact for criminal and dependency appeals. I also provide a meticulous outline of the entire Reporter's Transcript, detailing all testimony of possible relevance, noting every objection, and summarizing proceedings that take place out of the presence of the jury. For the past several years I have worked on a part-time basis with Dennis Riordan and Don Horgan in San Francisco. I've recently expanded my practice, am now also working with two CADC colleagues, and would like to develop a few additional CADC working relationships as well. If I can be of help to you in your appellate practice, please contact me. Joseph Tieger, 925-377-6208 or JT@REACHINGOUT.ORG.

BEST BOOKKEEPING. No time to record your expenses, etc., for tax purposes? Let me take over with Quicken! I provide expert, quality service and charge affordable prices. Susan Stevenson (760) 765-1539 or Theput@aol.com.

ATTENTION DEPENDENCY LAWYERS: California Juvenile Dependency Case Law Updates, 1991-2012. Summaries of most dependency cases since 1991 organized by subject. $85.00 for CADC members, public defenders and panel attorneys. Send check with order to: Janet G. Sherwood, Attorney at Law, P.O. Box 778, Corte Madera, CA 94976-0778.

SPANISH TRANSLATOR. Over fifteen years experience. Excellent for attorney-client communications, briefs, court orders and other legal documents. Quick turnaround time. Rate: $25 per client letter or $30/hour. Mateo Rosen. Phone (415) 846-7798 or email mateo.rosen@gmail.com.

Translation services for all languages and all types of certifications: Strommen is a local translation company specializing in certified translations. We can be your one-stop-shop for language needs. Call us M-F 323-638-9787 or email us at info@strommentutoring.com. Visit http://www.strommeninc.com for more info!

ENGLISH AND THAI translators provide translation and desktop publishing of a wide variety of documents by well qualified individuals. Extensive legal and business translation experience. Please contact Keith & Marisa Ensminger at tel 209-385-0425, fax 209-385-3747, or visit our web site at www.thailinguist.com.

SPANISH/ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS: Correspondence and other written communications translated between Spanish and English. Telephone translations, prison visits with counsel, and fax and e-mail services available. $30/hour. For additional information, please contact Kata Brownell at phone: (707) 942-0799; fax: (707) 942-8520; or email: ksbrownell@aol.com.

26+ YEARS CRIMINAL DEFENSE LICENSED P.I. AVAILABLE FOR TYPING TAPE TRANSCRIPTS, i.e., law enforcement/prosecution/defense interviews, dispatch calls, etc. – any choice of format in Word or WP; extensive investigation experience ranging from DUIs to/including 187 PC's & Death Penalty cases, so very familiar with vernacular, slang, codes; have typed many transcripts for court use in variety of cases; can type other documents in other specialty areas if format is defined; have equipment for video-to-audio transfer; have FedEx account for send/delivery; contact Kalli G. Bolanis, P.O. Box #1961, Joshua Tree, CA 92252; (760) 368-7486; kgbinvestigate@earthlink.net

AV RATED LAWYER AVAILABLE FOR BUSINESS AND CIVIL LITIGATION REFERRALS, INCLUDING PERSONAL INJURY CASES. Charles P. Charlton is a civil litigation lawyer dedicated to providing the highest quality legal representation to consumers and business clients throughout Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego counties as well as many other counties and cities throughout the State of California. Charles P. Charlton, 10100 Santa Monica Blvd., Ste. 300, Los Angeles, CA 90067-4107, (310) 651-9906.

The CADC Board of Directors encourages member questions and input. If you have a question or a suggestion for the Board, please contact any of the directors for your region. Your region is determined by the California appellate district in which your mailing address is located.

The current directors are:

Region One (1st and 6th Districts):
Nancy Brandt, Albany, nsbrandtlaw@gmail.com
Alexis Collentine, San Francisco, acollentine@hushmail.com
Eileen Manning-Villar, Pacifica, emv_law@sbcglobal.net
Gordon “Bart” Scott, Santa Rosa, gbscott@sonic.net
Heather Shallenberger, Aptos, hes.esq@gmail.com

Region Two (2nd District):
Cynthia Barnes, Los Angeles, rm1607@aol.com
Edward J. Haggerty, Diamond Bar, ejhaggerty@roadrunner.com

Region Three (3rd and 5th Districts and out-of-state):
Beth Campbell, Sacramento, CAMPBELL166960@gmail.com
Michael Allen, Tulare and out of state, allenmichael@mac.com

Region Four (4th District):
Laura Gordon, San Diego, LGORDON777@COX.NET
Alex Coolman, San Diego, coolmana@gmail.com

In addition to the directors, who are elected by the membership every three years (or whenever there is a vacancy), the Board includes CADC's officers, who are elected annually by the Board. The officers also welcome ideas and questions from members.

The current officers are:
President, Meredith Fahn, fahn@sbcglobal.net
Vice-President, Tonja Torres, TonjaTorres@gmail.com or Torrest@msn.com
Vice President, Christopher Nalls, Pasadena, chris@christophernalls.com
Treasurer, Jeralyn Keller, jbkeller@pacbell.net
Secretary, Steven Schorr, sschorr@san.rr.com
State MCLE Coordinator, Nancy King, njking51@gmail.com
Webmaster, Jill Kent, jillkentlaw@sbcglobal.net
Newsletter Editor, Randi Covin, rcovin13@gmail.com
Acting Past President, Linda Conrad, linda@calappeals.com

Members also may wish to contact the following persons who fill special roles:
Annual Retreat Coordinator, Janice Jenkins, jjappeals@gmail.com
Court & Project Liaison, Marcia C. Levine, marcia_levine@comcast.net

Full contact information (including mailing addresses) for everyone named above, as well as for chapter contacts and past presidents, may be obtained from the Webmaster. For more information about the election, qualifications and duties of officers and directors, members can consult the CADC Bylaws. The Bylaws are available to members on our Web site.

Join CADC or renew your membership::

Want to mail in your application the old fashion way? CLICK HERE.

Renewing your membership on-line? It's never been easier! YOU CAN RENEW HERE. Renew by postal mail? CLICK HERE TO FILL, PRINT, AND MAIL! Note: Before sending the applications by mail, please do not write in the form field boxes. Please TYPE your information in the fields THEN print out the application. This way it's much more legible when processing your application.

California Appellate Defense Counsel (CADC) is a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider. CADC certifies that those activities marked with an "*" are deemed approved for MCLE credit in the amount and type specified and in conformance with State Bar's Rules and Regulations. CADC is also a State Bar Criminal Law Advisory Commission/Appellate Law Advisory Commission approved provider. CADC certifies that those activities marked with an "*" are deemed approved for appellate law and/or criminal law specialization credit.

CADC President

Meredith Fahn
1702-L Meridian Ave. #151
San Jose, CA 95125

Mailing Address

California Appellate Defense Counsel
4470 W Sunset Blvd
PMB 708
Los Angeles CA 90027

eFlyer Questions or Submissions

Please contact Alex Coolman.

Local Chapter Meetings

Bay Area Dependency Counsel

No meeting in February. We will be attending the FDAP seminar on February 10th instead.

For more info: Please contact chapter co-leaders Jessica Ronco jronco@yahoo.com or Louise Collari louisecollari@gmail.com.

Central Coast Chapter

DATE: Usually Third Thursday or Friday of the Month
(We set the specific date each month based on schedules of participants)
TIME: Noon
PLACE: Cafe Roma, At Railroad and Osos Streets, across from the Amtrak Station.
EVENT: Lunch

Contact Mark R. Feeser at (805) 542-0189 or Mark.R.Feeser@gmail.com to confirm and/or obtain any updated info.

Davis Appellate Dependency Attorneys

DATE: Monday January 9, 2017
TIME: 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m.(Program 12:15-1:15)
PLACE: Village Pizza and Grill
403 G Street, Davis. Inside. Parking on the street is 2 hour free parking, 3 hour free parking is available 1/2 block away in the parking tower on 4th Street.
TOPIC: November and December 2016 Published Cases, review of significant 2016 cases, and discussion of current case issues.
1.0 hrs. (from 12:15-1:15 p.m.) general MCLE and appellate specialization credit.

Please RSVP and contact Linda J. Conrad at linda@norcalappeals.com for more information.

LA South Bay Chapter

Date: February 22, 2017
Time: 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m.
Place: WHALE & ALE Restaurant, 327 W. 7th St., San Pedro
Event: Roundtable discussion of issues. 1 Hour MCLE.

Members, please send a short description of your issue and citation to authority to Jean Ballantine
and RSVP to Jean at jean.ballantine10@gmail.com.

Marin Chapter

Marin will be dark in February. See you at the FDAP seminar!

FOR MORE INFO: Candace Hale at cxh@me.com before 1/6/17; Maribeth Halloran at 415-380-8197 on the day.
Happy New Year!

Nevada County Chapter

Date: Monday, February 13, 2017
Time: noon
Place: Three Forks Bakery & Brewing Co., 211 Commercial St., Nevada City, CA
Event: posing and discussing — maybe even answering? — appellate-ish questions

RSVP/Info: contact Stephen Greenberg at sgberg1@mac.com.

Orange County Chapter

No February info available.

For chapter information contact Dawn Mortazavi at dawn@mortazavilaw.com.

Pasadena / San Gabriel Valley Chapter

No February info available.

For more information, contact Chris Nalls chris@christophernalls.com.

Redwood Empire Appellate Lawyers [REAL]

REAL will not meet in February–Next meeting will be 3/17/17 at Underwood in Graton.

Contacts: Rod Jones at rodjones@mcn.org or Gordon Brownell at gsbrownell@aol.com.

Sacramento Chapter

No February info available.

FOR MORE INFO: Karriem Baker, karriemlaw@gmail.com

San Diego Chapter

DATE: Wednesday, February 22, 2017 (Note: this date is one day earlier than the date sent out in the Evite previously)
TIME: 1:30pm
PLACE: Cliff Hanger Cafe at the Torrey Pines Glider Port, 2800 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive, La Jolla, CA 92037
EVENT: Lunch Social

PLEASE RSVP to the Evite. If you didn't receive the Evite, email LGORDON777@COX.NET.

**This restaurant has outdoor seating only. Location subject to change if weather is bad (i.e., rain, hail, or too cold for you know who).**

San Diego Dependency Chapter

DATE: Wednesday, February 15, 2017
TIME: 1:30 p.m. (Please note LATE time.)
PLACE: Islands, Balboa Avenue, Clairemont
EVENT: Lunch.

FOR MORE INFO: Contact Toni@taylorbucklaw.com.

San Francisco Bay Area

No February info available.

Nancy and Sidney, Chapter Co-Chairs

San Jose Chapter

No February info available.

FOR MORE INFO: For more information contact Teresa Biagini at tbiagini@aol.com or (408) 761-0764.

Santa Cruz/Monterey Chapter

No February info available.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Co-Chairs Susannah McNamara, susannahr@aol.com, Heather Shallenberger, hes.esq@gmail.com or Jeanine Strong, jeanie@strongappellatelaw.com.