The Mission of CADC
CADC's mission is to improve the professional lives of appointed appellate and post-conviction counsel and to promote the fair administration of justice. In addition, CADC lobbies for our membership's interest at legislative and administrative levels.
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2020 CADC Conference Has Been Cancelled
A Message from CADC President Tonja Torres
CADC’s Conference Committee, Board of Directors, and Executive Committee have been closely monitoring the situation related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The WHO, State and local authorities have issued detailed recommendations to reduce the spread of COVID-19. These include a recommendation that entities suspend nonessential travel and minimize or cancel large in-person meetings and conferences.
The health and well-being of CADC’s members, conference speakers, attendees, and their families are of the utmost importance to CADC’s Board and Officers. After examining various possibilities, it has become apparent that we have no option but to follow these recommendations and cancel CADC’s 2020 Conference.
We take this action with a very heavy heart, as we all look forward to this annual opportunity to visit with new and old friends, and learn together how best to represent our clients. We thank all of you who agreed to speak at the conference, those who registered to attend, as well as our sponsors.
I also want to personally thank the Conference Co-Chairs, Bart Scott, Heather Shallenberger, and Nic Mazanec, along with the entire Conference Committee who have worked tirelessly over the past year to plan an incredible line-up of speakers in a beautiful and convenient setting.
Please know you will receive a full and complete refund of any registration fees for the Conference as soon as possible.
We look forward to seeing you when circumstances permit at your local CADC Chapter, in the online forums, and next year for the 2021 Annual CADC Conference.
Winter 2019/2020 Cal App News Available Now!
New Laws for 2020
Garrick Byers has compiled a collection of cross-referenced new statutes affecting criminal and delinquency law, available on our Internet Resources page (members only). Important reading for the new year! (Thanks, Garrick!!!)
2019 Conference Materials Available!!
The conference materials for the 2019 CADC Conference as well as those from 2012-2018 are now available for download here (for CADC members only).