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MARCH 2023 E-Flyer

EDITOR: Sabine Jordan



Only 15 days left to register for CADC's 29th Annual CADC Conference & (Virtual) Seminar!

We hope you will be able to join us for CADC's 29th Annual Conference and Seminar on March 17 & 18, which is now less than three weeks away!

You will have the opportunity to earn up to 8 hours general MCLE, including 8 hours appellate specialization; 8 hours criminal specialization; 1 hour ethics; 1 hour competence; and 1 hour elimination of bias.

Click HERE to Register.



Project News, Updates and Events


FDAP has moved!
As of February 1, FDAP's address is as follows:

First District Appellate Project
1212 Broadway, Suite 1200
Oakland, CA 94612

The phone number remains unchanged.

Upcoming FDAP Webinar
Thorny Ethical Issues on Appeal

Join FDAP Staff Attorneys Richard Braucher and Lauren Dodge as they identify and explore recurring ethical issues that arise in appellate litigation. They will discuss challenging ethical scenarios, and work through potential solutions to help attorneys zealously represent their clients without running afoul of the Rules of Professional Conduct. The seminar will be held via Zoom on March 9, 2023, from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. It is eligible for 1.5 hour of MCLE ethics credit. Register here.

Delgadillo and No-Issues Briefs in Section 1172.6 Appeals
In People v. Delgadillo, the California Supreme Court recently clarified procedures for appellate review of section 1172.6 resentencing appeals where counsel files a no-issues brief.  FDAP has prepared an update on the procedures for filing no-issues briefs in these cases; a sample client letter and brief are also available on the Forms & Samples section of the FDAP website.

FDAP's Annual Seminar: Save the Date!
When: Friday, April 14, 2023
Where: Preservation Park (Nile Hall) in Oakland
MCLE credit: Approximately 5 hours of MCLE credit
Bonus: Post-seminar open house at FDAP’s new office space

Please note the training will not be recorded or live-streamed.
More details coming soon.

2023 Annual Defender Dinner: Save the Date!
Presented by The Board of Directors of Appellate Defenders and The Board of Directors of Federal Defenders
When: Friday, April 28, 2023 (No Host Cocktails at 5pm, Dinner at 6pm)
Where: Westin San Diego Gaslamp Quarter, 910 Broadway Circle, 4th Floor Ballroom
Speaker: Lisa Monet Wayne Esq.
Contact Amy Spintman for more information.

New Edition of the ADI Appellate Practice Manual
ADI has posted the Third Edition of the ADI Appellate Practice Manual as revised January 2023. Although this is ADI's manual for practice in the Fourth District, it is by far the most comprehensive appellate practice manual out there and contains lots of great information helpful for practitioners of all appellate districts. You can find the new edition of the ADI Appellate Practice Manual HERE.

Important New Legislation for 2023 Affecting Dependency Cases
2023 brings a number of statutory changes affecting dependency proceedings. ADI posted a document containing a compendium of new legislation affecting dependency cases that was signed by the Governor back in September 2022, which will take effect January 1, 2023. You can find it HERE.




SB 1437 / 775: A Snapshot of Impact
The Office of the State Public Defender's Indigent Defense Improvement Division has published a fact sheet with the data of the impact SB 1437 & SB 775 has had in California.



Membership Updates 


A warm welcome to our new CADC Members:

New Member             County          Region         Practice Area
Michelle Brenot           Santa Clara            1                 Criminal/Dependency
Patricia Snyder            Los Angeles           2                 Criminal
Burke Strunsky            Riverside               4                 Criminal

Thank you for your Membership and welcome to CADC!


Special Dependency Chapter Meeting on Saturday, March 18

The SAN DIEGO (AND BEYOND) DEPENDENCY CHAPTER will meet during the lunch break of the conference on Saturday, March 18, 2023, from 12:30-1:15 p.m. Open to all members practicing Dependency! If you would like to be added to the e-vite list, please email Michelle Peña at mdplaw@outlook.com.


Your CADC Membership Profile

Please make sure that your CADC membership profile is up to date and has your current email address, mailing address, and telephone number, so that we can keep in touch about your membership and its benefits and all things CADC-related. Thank you.


Legal Events, Webinars,
MCLE Opportunities


OSPD Indigent Defense Improvement Division Trainings
The Office of The State Public Defender, Indigent Defense Improvement Division provides remote trainings to the indigent defense community. Relevant to trial and appellate defense, in both adult and juvenile criminal cases, the trainings address a wide variety of subjects. To see a list of current trainings, go to https://www.ospd.ca.gov/idid/ or email IDIDTraining@ospd.ca.gov and ask to be added to the email list for upcoming trainings. The following are the trainings currently scheduled for March, however, please keep checking this link. as additional training events may be posted on short notice.

Putting' On The Writs: The Basics of Filing Pretrial Writs
Webinar - March 7, 2023, 12:15-1:15 p.m.
demystify the three common pretrial writs - mandate, prohibition, and habeas (bail). For trial attorneys in an office with an appellate department, this webinar will help you understand and identify what issues you can request to writ. For trial attorneys without access to an appellate department, this webinar will teach you how to file a writ yourself. Tommy Hartnett of the Ventura Public Defender’s Office, and Jeremy Thornton of the San Diego Public Defender’s Office will break down the world of pretrial writs, including some strategy, helpful tips and a Q&A.
Presented by TOMMY HARTNETT, Ventura County Public Defender and JEREMY THORNTON, San Diego County Public Defender.
Click HERE to register.

March 22 & 23, 2023, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
San Rafael Embassy Suites (In-Person)

This intensive two-day, in-person training program will focus on skillfully preparing and litigating post-conviction criminal cases at the trial court level. Experienced defense team members will share their expertise on murder and attempted murder reform petitions (SB 1437/775), full resentencing as result of the elimination of invalid prior convictions (SB 483), DA/ CDCR Resentencing Recommendations (PC 1171.1), Youth Offender Parole preparation (PC 3051/Franklin), and advocacy to vacate convictions based on innocence and immigration consequences (PC 1473.7). March 22 will cover fundamental concepts of litigating each of these areas, and March 23 will provide small group instruction and interactive discussion of team defense and skillfully preparing and advocating in multiple settings, such as resentencing and parole. Indigent defense attorneys, leaders, investigators, social workers, and other defense team members interested in effectively litigating post-conviction cases are invited to attend.
Presented by the Sonoma County Public Defender, Marin County Public Defender, and the Office of the State Public Defender Indigent Defense Improvement Division.
Click HERE to register.

RJA Retroactivity and the Death Penalty: How trial and capital post-conviction attorneys can work together to negotiate the difficult terrain of the RJA in death penalty cases
Webinar - March 27, 2023, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
The “Racial Justice Act for All” (AB 256) made the provisions of the RJA retroactive and permitted the filing of a habeas corpus petition in superior court to seek relief for individuals whose conviction or sentence was based on race, ethnicity, or national origin. AB 256 is rolling out in stages, with the first stage taking effect January 1, 2023, for individuals who are sentenced to death or facing possible adverse immigration consequences. If a person sentenced to death, represented or unrepresented, were to file such a habeas petition pro per, there is a strong possibility that they could do tremendous harm to their capital case and foreclose any future opportunity for obtaining habeas relief. Four attorneys from trial and post-conviction agencies will share suggestions on how trial and post-conviction lawyers charged with responsibility for these high-stake cases can work together to minimize harm to individuals on death row and maximize the possibility that these individuals get the relief they are entitled to under AB 256. Sarah Chester, Supervising Attorney for the Unrepresented Project at the California Appellate Program, will explain the counsel crisis on death row. Nisha Shah, Deputy Director at the Habeas Corpus Resource Center, will elaborate on the perils presented by litigating RJA in the shadow of Prop. 66. Karina Alvarez, Racial Justice Attorney at the Santa Clara County Public Defender, will share the hurdles of presenting RJA cases in Superior Court. Andrew Gutierrez, Post-Conviction Supervisor at the Santa Clara County Public Defender will discuss the ways in which pro per petitions from individuals sentenced to death are likely to be handled at the superior court level as well as best practices for local defender agencies in handling such petitions.
Presented by SARAH CHESTER, Supervising Attorney, California Appellate Project, KARINA ALVAREZ, Racial Justice Attorney, Santa Clara Public Defender, ANDY GUTIERREZ, Post-Conviction Supervisor, Santa Clara Public Defender, and NISHA SHAH, Deputy Litigation Director, Habeas Corpus Resource Center.
Click HERE to register.


Other Upcoming Trainings

TrueFiling Training Webinar
March 28, 2023 at Noon PST
Click HERE to register.

CPDA Defender Management Seminar
Friday, April 21, 2023 - Oakland Marriott City Center
Details to be posted soon on the CPDA Events Page.

CPDA 53rd Annual Convention
Saturday, April 22, 2023 - Oakland Marriott City Center
Details to be posted soon on the CPDA Events Page.
Recommendations from the Bench: Presenting Video Oral Arguments

CCAP resource: Recommendations from the Bench: Presenting Video Oral Arguments (PDF) which includes tips and advice for presenting a video oral argument, as well as inks to YouTube videos on how to look better on video calls.


CADC Announcements


PLEASE SEND US YOUR WINS!  Please email your wins to CalAppNews@gmail.com so we can include them in the next issue of the CalAppNews.

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 Suzanne Nicholson at calappnews@gmail.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:
renewals@mail.cadc.netwebmaster@cadc.net, emv_law@sbcglobal.netnjking51@gmail.comcalappnews@gmail.com,

eflyer.cadc@gmail.com, cadcmembership@gmail.comcadc@gmail.com, and office.cadc@gmail.com. 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 gsbrownell@aol.com or (707) 942-4565, or Dave Lampkin at dplampkin@aol.com 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 Toolkit, 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.


Long-time CADC/Criminal Justice Act panel attorney representing indigent clients seeking competent and reliable research assistant who might also contribute some writing to an article I have been asked to provide for Volume 3 of Victor Strasburger’s Masters of Media. The work will be an expansion of previous work I co-authored that appeared on line in Pediatrics and Lancet and focused on teens, sexting, and the First Amendment. This 10-15 page piece will target schools and teachers. The deadline for completing the research is March 1, 2022. There is no pay for this project, but the researcher will receive credit for research work and potential authorship. Please contact Harry Zimmerman at hzattorney@gmail.com or 505-293-6859.

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 replaw2011@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.

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 zinawm@hotmail.com

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 movingpapers@outlook.comfor 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 cjasmm@msn.com.

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 brad@mahlerekland.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.

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, (707) 224-1030, marty@kassman.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; 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.netor (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 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 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 kristinreneeking@gmail.com

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: mateo.rosen@gmail.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: sttranslators@gmail.com. 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 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 209-385-0425 tel, 209-385-3747 fax or visit our web site at www.thailinguist.com.

HIGH-QUALITY SPANISH CLIENT CORRESPONDENCE TRANSLATIONS: Our team works on both sides of the border (San Francisco and Mexico City) and have extensive experience translating from English to Spanish and vice-versa in legal, business and academic settings. Because of the international nature of our firm, we are also able to offer prices below the California market average, while providing the same security and U.S. based quality you are accustomed to. One of the specialties we developed while working for the Law Office of Susan D. Shors, was our ability to accurately translate idiomatic slang from Mexico and Central America that is often misrepresented in court. In addition, we have native speakers of both Spanish and English who are able to ensure timely and accurate translations in bulk, or on an ad-hoc basis. We look forward to speaking with you about how to reduce your work load and strengthen the defense of your clients. Ian Shors Connors (M.A. Latin American Studies (Georgetown University), M.S. Economics (University of San Francisco)), ianshorsconnors@gmail.com, https://www.linkedin.com/in/ianshorsconnors/ , +1 (415) 533-2107. References available upon request.


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):
Julia Freis, Santa Rosa, jkfreis@sonic.net
Wilder Lee, Berkeley, wilder@greatdefense.com
Dallas Sacher, Santa Cruz, sacherdallas2@gmail.com
Gordon “Bart” Scott, Santa Rosa, gbscott@sonic.net
Matt Siroka, San Rafael, siroka.law@gmail.com

Region Two (2nd District):
Brad Kaiserman, Los Angeles, bradkaiserman@gmail.com
Mi Kim, Thousand Oaks, mi@mikimlaw.com
Linda Robertson, San Luis Obispo, lrobertsonesq@gmail.com

Region Three (3rd and 5th Districts and out-of-state):
Caitlin Christian, Sacramento, CCxLaw@gmail.com
David Yorton, Redding, dmyesq@outlook.com

Region Four (4th District):
Laura Gordon, San Diego, lpgordon777@gmail.com
Rebecca Jones, San Diego, rputnamj@cox.net
Dawn Mortazavi, Irvine, dawn@mortazavilaw.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, Patricia Lai, pslai@sbcglobal.net
Vice-President, Nancy Brandt, nsbrandtlaw@gmail.com
Vice-President, Edward Haggerty, ejhaggerty@roadrunner.com
Treasurer, Steve Torres, torresesq@msn.com
Secretary, Miriam Billington, mimibton@gmail.com
Acting Past President, Tonja Torres, TonjaTorres@gmail.com
Newsletter Editor, Suzanne Nicholson, suzanne@smnlegal.com
State MCLE Coordinator, Cynthia Barnes, rm1607@aol.com
Webmaster, Eileen Manning-Villar, emv_law@sbcglobal.net

Special role(s):
Court & Project Liaison, Edward J. Haggerty, ejhaggerty@roadrunner.com

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 HERE.

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

Patricia Lai
P.O. Box 23111
San Jose, CA 95153-3111

Mailing Address

California Appellate Defense Counsel
P.O. Box 2433
Pasadena, CA 91102

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Local Chapter Meetings

Central Coast Chapter

The SLO chapter usually meets by zoom on he last Friday of the month from 12-1, subject to the availability of chapter members.  For information about dates and the zoom code for the meeting, contact Linda Robertson at lrobertsonesq@gmail.com.

Davis/Sacramento Dependency Counsel

DATE: Monday, March 13, 2023
TIME: 12:00-2:00 p.m. 2.0 hours
PLACE: Via Zoom
TOPIC: New Published Cases from February 2023
MCLE:  2.0 hrs. General MCLE and appellate specialization credit offered.
FOR INFO: Please RSVP to both Sean Burleigh (saburleigh@gmail.com) who will be sending out the Zoom invitations and to Beth Sears (tahoesears@charter.net) who will be sending out the MCLE certificates after the meeting.

Greater Los Angeles Chapter

No meeting in March.
FOR INFO: Please contact Christine Vento at pcvento@sbcglobal.net.

Marin Chapter

Marin will be dark in March. See everybody at the CADC conference, I hope!
FOR MORE INFO: Contact Candace Hale at cxh@me.com.

Mental Health Practice Chapter

The Mental Health Practitioners Group meets every second Thursday of the month.
DATE: Thursday, March 9, 2023
TIME: 3:00-4:00 p.m.
PLACE: Via Zoom
EVENT: Monthly meeting to discuss outlier issues which present unique challenges as well as recurring practical and substantive patterns in offender with a mental disorder (formerly MDO), sexually violent predator, conservatorship, not guilty by reason of insanity, and trial competency proceedings.
FOR MORE INFO: Please contact Paul Kraus at paul@paulrkrauspc.com to receive the Zoom link and other information.

Nevada County Chapter

FOR INFO: Contact Stephen Greenberg at sgberg1@mac.com.

Orange County Chapter

FOR CHAPTER INFO: contact Dawn Mortazavi at dawn@mortazavilaw.com.

Pasadena / San Gabriel Valley Chapter

DATE: March 21, 2023
TIME: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
PLACE: Only Place in Town Restaurant
EVENT: Happy Hour
 Contact Cynthia Barnes at rm1607@aol.com or 213-413-4992.

Redwood Empire Appellate Lawyers [REAL]

No meeting in March.
FOR CHAPTER INFO: Please contact Marylou Hillberg at hillberg@sonic.net.

Sacramento Chapter

For chapter information contact Karriem Baker at karriemlaw@gmail.com

San Diego Chapter

No meeting in March. Please join us at the Annual CADC Conference & (Virtual) Seminar on March 17 & 18, 2023! Register at https://cadc.net/product-category/conference/.
FOR INFO: Please RSVP to the Evite.  If you have not received the Evite and would like to attend, please email LPGordon777@gmail.com.

San Diego (and beyond) Dependency Chapter

Virtual Lunch Meeting during the Conference:
DATE: Saturday, March 18, 2023
TIME:  12:30-1:15 p.m.
*This month we will meet during the lunch break on the Saturday of the Conference.*

An e-vite will be sent out with the Zoom Meeting ID and Zoom Meeting Password.  It will also include instructions to call in by phone.  If you would like to be added to the e-vite list, please e-mail Michelle Pena at: mdplaw@outlook.com.

Because we are meeting virtually, we are not limited geographically.  We welcome all CADC members interested in discussing juvenile dependency law.

Please download the Zoom application prior to the meeting time. (https://zoom.us)  If you have questions about using Zoom, feel free to e-mail Michelle  at mdplaw@outlook.com.  If you have problems logging in during the meeting time, please call Michelle at (858) 275-3822.

San Francisco Bay Area

FOR INFO: Contact Nancy Brandt, Chapter Chair at nsbrandtlaw@gmail.com.

San Jose Chapter

FOR INFO:  Contact Teresa Biagini at tbiagini@aol.com or (408) 761-0764.

Santa Cruz/Monterey Chapter

FOR INFO:  Contact Jeanine Strong (jeanie@strongappellatelaw.com).