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New Years Message from CADC Eflyer Editor Nancy King
It’s been 20 years since ringing in Y2K, and for much of that time the general outlook in our cases was pretty grim. Just in the last two years, however, while a national dysphoria has consumed so much of our attention, a funny thing has been happening here in California, reintroducing quite the opposite into the lives of many of our clients. Goodbye and good riddance, I say, to decades of punishing children as if they were adults. Goodbye and good riddance to sending a man to prison for life for the crime of shoplifting a candy bar (and goodbye to even treating it as a felony!). Goodbye to imposing an extra year for the “crime” of having served time in the past. Goodbye to hamstringing judges when a gun is used, or a when a prior conviction is on a defendant’s record. And goodbye, hopefully forever, to the days of convicting defendants for murder when they have not killed, or intended to kill, a soul. I say out with the old injustices and in with new models of fairness that have invigorated me heading into 2020 and I hope it has done the same for you all.
Happy New Year, CADC Members!
Amendments to California Rules of Court effective January 1, 2020
Please note amendments to the California Rules of Court effective January 1, 2020, which, among other things, include important changes to brief formatting requirements per newly revised rule “8.74 Format of Electronic Documents” which states (bolding added):
“(b) Additional formatting requirements applicable to documents prepared for electronic filing in the first instance in a reviewing court
"(1) Font: The font style must be a proportionally spaced serif face. Century Schoolbook is preferred. A sans-serif face may be used for headings, subheadings, and captions. Font size must be 13-points, including in footnotes. Case names must be italicized or underscored. For emphasis, italics or boldface may be used or the text may be underscored. Do not use all capitals (i.e., ALL CAPS) for emphasis.
(2) Spacing: Lines of text must be 1.5 spaced. Footnotes, headings, subheadings, and quotations may be single-spaced. The lines of text must be unnumbered.”
The court also added subdivision (d), which states:
“(d) Other formatting rules.
This rule prevails over other formatting rules.”
[One such "other formatting rule" that springs to mind is the Second District's special requirement of 1.5" all-around margins....]
There is also a new habeas form (HC-001) as of 1/1/20, which will – eventually – be located at this link: <https://www.courts.ca.gov/documents/hc001.pdf>. (See revised rules 8.380 [habeas petitions filed by parties without counsel] & 8.384(a)(1) [habeas petitions filed by counsel] effective 1/1/20.)
For a complete list of new/changed/repealed rules effective January 1, 2020, go to:
Notice of Destruction of Court Records
The California Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District hereby announces its intention to destroy the following civil records pursuant to California Rules of Court, rule 10.1028(d)(1).
Records to be destroyed:
All civil and juvenile cases with a disposition date prior to December 31, 2008.
In the event anyone knows of any reason why a particular case, among the above numbered cases, should be retained, notify Daniel P. Potter, Clerk of the Court in writing setting forth in detail the reason(s) for retention. All requests must be received by January 20, 2020.
A warm welcome to CADC’s newest members who joined in December.
Reminder re Membership Dues Increase
SAVE THE DATE: Block out April 3 and 4th, 2020 to join your colleagues and friends at CADC's 27th Annual Statewide Conference and Seminar. There will be camaraderie, food, and lots of vital MCLE credits on topics you don't want to miss. More information will be coming soon.
CalAppNews Needs You!
Have an idea for an article that would interest our members? Know a colleague with an interesting hobby, side gig or background? Read a book or bought an office lifesaver you’d like to share? Or attended a seminar that discussed an interesting topic you’d be willing to review? Let us know. We need articles to make up our newsletter and we’d love any and all help our members can offer. Every idea is welcome. So don't be shy and contact Heather at email@example.com.
BRIEFBANK: 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! Members are also encouraged to add their own pleadings to the Briefbank.
SUSTAINING MEMBER BENEFIT: 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 CADCsustaining member or by another member designated by the sustaining CADC member to attend the seminar in his or her stead.
YOUR CADC PROFILE: Members should remember that our Website is the place to indicate changes to your email address or other contact information. To make changes to your contact information: Log in to the Member Area and click on My Profile. At that point you will be able to make any desired changes to your contact information. When you have finished, click Update to save your changes. Thank you for keeping your membership profile up to date.
ARE YOU TREATING CADC MESSAGES LIKE SPAM? CADC sends out notices from the following addresses:
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org,
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have not been receiving CADC messages please check your spam, promotions, or bulk mail folders and unblock messages from these e-mail addresses.
SPECIAL LEXIS RATE FOR CADC MEMBERS: 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.
CADC-SPONSORED MALPRACTICE POLICY: 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 http://www.cemins.com/attorneys/lim.php. You can submit your application or send CEM an e-mail at that site, 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 email@example.com or (707) 942-4565, or Dave Lampkin at firstname.lastname@example.org or (805) 389-7769.
(Please notify us if an announcement needs to be removed or revised. Thank you.)
RE-ENTRY ASSISTANCE: Is your client experiencing legal issues based on their criminal conviction? Do you want to learn more about the collateral consequences affecting your clients? Root & Rebound is a reentry legal education & advocacy center whose mission is to increase access to justice and opportunity for people in reentry from prison and jail. Our three-pronged approach consists of public education on the reentry legal barriers through publications and trainings based on our Roadmap to Reentry Guide; direct services through our Friday legal hotline and reentry legal clinics; and systems reform efforts to strengthen the reentry infrastructure. We are here to support individuals in reentry and the professionals who support them. Find the Guide, our Toolkits, our Free Online Training Hub and information on in-person trainings on our website, rootandrebound.org. Our Reentry Legal Hotline is every Friday from 9am to 5pm, and we accept collect calls. Our number is 510-279-4662.
LEGAL RESEARCH, PARALEGAL, AND SECRETARIAL ASSISTANCE
Experienced California capital litigator (over 17 years in trial, state post-conviction, and federal habeas courts) seeks contract work, including legal research and writing and creating RT notes. Rates negotiable. Michael Lasher, 510-507-2869.
Former manager of CAP/LA's indigent felony appeals program available to assist appellate and trial practitioners with research, writing (SOFs, discrete arguments, pre-trial motions), editing briefs, trial prep, and detailed transcript digests. Let me improve your case management efficiency. More than 25 years of experience. Professional references and writing samples available. Reasonable hourly rates. Please contact Robert Pearsall, JD, L/P/C Strategies at: 510.387.4670 or email@example.com.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY SEEKING EXPERIENCE IN APPEALS
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.
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 Organize. Have your legal mail sent to my inexpensive safe and secure mailbox. I will sort, scan and send it back to you organizaed 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
PARALEGAL/LEGAL SECRETARY ASSISTANCE: I have over 30 years of experience in all fields of law, including state and federal appeals. I am offering my services to panel attorneys who need an efficient paralegal/secretary who will format, edit, proof-read, bookmark, generate authorities, and combine documents using Adobe Pro, if needed and will do so in a quick and efficient manner. I will also upload and TrueFile your briefs with the district courts, as well as petitions for review with the Supreme Court. If you need help taking care of these non-billable details, you may contact Debra Lancaster by email at email@example.com more information as to my fee per brief, including attorney references.
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 @ 916-214-2646 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEEKING CRIMINAL APPEAL EXPERIENCE, WILL WORK PRO BONO. Former Public Defenders. Husband and wife team. Strong research and writing skills. Previous experience includes adult criminal trials, preliminary hearings, juvenile adjudications, and the Innocence Project of New York. Willing to travel. Alicia is fluent in Spanish. Please contact us (Brad Mahler or Alicia Ekland) at (530) 636-0020 or e-mail email@example.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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, email@example.com.
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; firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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/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 e-mail: email@example.com.
SPANISH translations: Kristin King received her MA in Translation from Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey in 2018. She is available for translation of legal documents and client communications. Fast, accurate, professional. References! Contact Kristin King at (760) 920-7881 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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; e-mail: email@example.com.
Spanish/English Translator and Interpreter. Fast and accurate with several years of experience. Available for any type of document translation as well phone and prison visit interpretations. $30/hour. Please contact Maricela Solorio-Taylor Phone: (661) 900-2066. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Fax: (559) 408-5613.
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 email@example.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 209-385-0425 tel, 209-385-3747 fax or visit our web site at www.thailinguist.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; firstname.lastname@example.org
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):
Mara Bernstein, El Cerrito, email@example.com
Garrick Byers, Point Richmond, firstname.lastname@example.org
Julia Freis, Santa Rosa, email@example.com
Gordon “Bart” Scott, Santa Rosa, firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeanine Strong, Carmel, jeanie@StrongAppellateLaw.com
Region Three (3rd and 5th Districts and out-of-state):
Nick Mazanec, Sacramento, email@example.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, Tonja Torres, TonjaTorres@gmail.com
Vice-President, Nancy Brandt, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice-President, Patricia Lai, email@example.com
Treasurer, Christopher Nalls, firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary, Steven Schorr, email@example.com
Acting Past President, Jeralyn Keller, firstname.lastname@example.org
Newsletter Editor, Heather Shallenberger, email@example.com
State MCLE Coordinator, Nancy King, firstname.lastname@example.org
Webmaster, Eileen Manning-Villar, email@example.com
Court & Project Liaison, Edward J. Haggerty, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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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.
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3579 E. Foothill Blvd., PMB 332
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Pasadena, CA 91102
e-Flyer Questions or Submissions
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Local Chapter Meetings
Bay Area Dependency Counsel (BADC)
Central Coast Chapter
DATE: Usually Third Thursday or Friday of the Month. Specific date decided based on member availability.
PLACE: Cafe Roma, At Railroad and Osos Streets, in San Luis Obispo, across from the Amtrak Station.
FOR MORE INFO: Mark Feeser at email@example.com
Davis/Sacramento Dependency Counsel
DATE: Monday January 13, 2020
TIME: 12:00 noon – 2:00 p.m. (Program 12:15-1:45)
PLACE: CCAP Conference Room, 2150 River Plaza Dr., Ste. 300, Sacramento, CA 95833
TOPIC: New Published Cases and discussion of current case issues.
1.5 hrs (from 12:15-1:45 p.m.) General MCLE and appellate specialization credit offered.
PLEASE RSVP and contact Linda J. Conrad at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Greater Los Angeles Chapter
Currently inactive due to apparent lack of interest. What’s up with that? Come on Los Angelenos! You need each other as much as the rest of us. Don’t be all alone in the big city, but contact your chapter leader and let her know you want to be part of the vital network of Los Angeles Area CADC Members.
FOR INFO CONTACT: Christine Vento at email@example.com
LA South Bay Chapter
No information available for January.
FOR MORE INFO: Jean Ballantine, firstname.lastname@example.org
Marin will be dark in December, but wishes a Bright Solstice and Happy Holidays to all!
FOR INFO: Contact Candace Hale at email@example.com.
Nevada County Chapter
Nevada County Members: FOR DINNER/BREAKFAST/LUNCH or AFTERNOON TEA, and sparkling repartee, Contact Stephen Greenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orange County Chapter
FOR CHAPTER INFO: contact Dawn Mortazavi at email@example.com.
Pasadena / San Gabriel Valley Chapter
The Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley Chapter will be dark in January. Happy holidays to everyone!!
FOR INFO: Contact Cynthia at 213-413-4992 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Redwood Empire Appellate Lawyers [REAL]
For chapter information contact Karriem Baker at email@example.com
San Diego Chapter
DATE: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
TIME: 9:30 a.m.
EVENT: Breakfast with colleagues
PLACE: Honey’s Bistro, 632 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024
FOR INFO: Please RSVP to the Evite. If you do not receive the Evite, contact LPGordon777@gmail.com.
San Diego Dependency Chapter
San Francisco Bay Area
FOR CHAPTER INFO: Nancy Brandt (firstname.lastname@example.org).
San Jose Chapter
For chapter information contact Teresa Biagini at email@example.com or (408) 761-0764.
Santa Cruz/Monterey Chapter
For chapter information contact Jeanine Strong (firstname.lastname@example.org).
FOR INFO: Contact David Lampkin at 805-389-7769 or email@example.com.