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December 2021 E-Flyer

EDITOR: Sabine Jordan

 

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Project Events scheduled for December

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The Alpha and Omega of an Appeal: The Notice of Appeal and the Remittitur (hosted by ADI)
Thursday, December 2, 2021 at Noon
ADI staff attorneys Art Martin and Siri Shetty will give presentations on two relatively under-examined aspects of an appeal -- the notice of appeal that starts the process and can potentially cause problems, and the remittitur that ends an appeal, including potential issues arising from resentencing hearings and remands.
The program is pre-approved for one hour of general MCLE credit. The program is also pre-approved for one hour of appellate specialization credit. ADI will circulate GoToWebinar log-in details and more information in advance of the program.

Preparing and Presenting Simple Habeas Petitions To Supplement Related Claims Raised on Direct Appeal (hosted by FDAP)
Thursday, December 9, 2021 11:00 a.m. to Noon
Habeas petitions can be intimidating, especially for those new to criminal appellate practice. But they don’t have to be. Join FDAP Staff Attorneys Shannon Chase and Lauren Dodge on December 9, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. as they walk through a common habeas claim based on ineffective assistance of trial counsel. This webinar, geared for newer practitioners and those looking for a refresher on habeas basics, will cover the when, why and how of filing a companion habeas petition in the Court of Appeal to support related claims raised on direct appeal.
The webinar is approved for 1.0 hour of MCLE credit, including one hour of appellate and criminal specialization.
Click here to register.

Please be sure to check out additional webinars and trainings scheduled for December in the Other Webinars and MCLE Opportunities section below.

 

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COVID-19 Updates and Resources

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California Courts Newsroom
Court Emergency Orders.
Judicial Branch Emergency Actions

First District:
See FDAP's COVID-19 Information for FDAP Clients and Panel Attorneys page and the First District's homepage.

For COVID-19 writ advice, visit the FDAP COVID-19 Litigation Update and Strategies Page.

Second District
See CAP-LA's Announcements and "Covid-19 Court Operations Information" pages and the Second District's homepage.

Third & Fifth District
See CCAP's COVD-19 ANNOUNCEMENTS page [last updated 7/29/20].
The Third District will communicate updates related to the COVID-19 emergency on its homepage.
The Fifth District will communicate updates related to the COVID-19 emergency on its homepage.

CCAP has posted a new resource, Recommendations from the Bench: Presenting Video Oral Arguments (PDF) that includes tips and advice for presenting a video oral argument as well as links to related videos on YouTube.

Fourth District:
See ADI's "Guide to coronavirus emergency measures applicable to Fourth District cases" May 2021 update and the Fourth District's homepage.

Sixth District:
Effective August 2, 2021, about half of the SDAP staff will be in the office Monday through Thursday. The office, however, remains closed to non-SDAP personnel. SDAP staff otherwise continues to work remotely. Feel free to communicate by email.
The Sixth District Court of Appeal also continues to operate. Oral argument is being conducted by telephone. For more information, see the court's homepage.

Cal. Supreme Court:
See the court's homepage (includes latest orders, oral argument calendars and other matters of interest).

CACJ's COVID-19 Resource Center (available to non-members)
Includes Courthouse status, briefs to use, and additional documents and information.

Pacific Juvenile Defender Center (PJDC)'s Covid-19 Resources page. Membership required (free).

CDCR's Population Covid-19 Tracker for Covid-19 among inmate and staff populations.

CDCR's Division of Juvenile Justice page regarding DJJ Covid-19 response and visiting, and which is updated frequently.

 

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Legal Events, Webinars,
MCLE Opportunities

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Standards of Review and Prejudice: How to Win with Them
Thursday, December 2, 2021 at Noon
The California Lawyers Association is presenting a webinar featuring SDAP's Jonathan Grossman and Justice Tracie L. Brown of the First District Court of Appeal on the Standards of Review and Prejudice: How to Win with Them.
It is essential to properly argue the standard of review and the standard of prejudice to be successful in the Court of Appeal. While appellate attorneys are generally aware of this, there are common mistakes made by even seasoned attorneys. Attendees of this program will receive a primer discussing the relevant case law and will learn valuable tips for maximizing their chances of winning in the appellate courts. The panelists are a staff attorney with the Sixth District Appellate Program with more than 20 years of appellate experience and an associate justice on the First District Court of Appeal.
1.25 hours of MCLE credit is available. Click here to register.

CACJ's 48th Annual Criminal Defense Seminar & Awards Luncheon
December 3 & 4, 2021 - Hotel Nikko in San Francisco
Join CACJ for an inspirational program and the most timely educational experience you have ever had. Click here to register. Early Bird rates have been EXTENDED till December 3rd.

TRIAL ATTORNEY TRAINING: SB 775, Expansion of PC 1170.95 (Sponsored by OSPD)
Friday, December 10, 2021 at Noon
SB 775 Expansion of Pen. Code § 1170.95 to include Attempted Murder, and Manslaughter Convictions, Issues In the Trial Courts.
Panelists: Jennifer Hansen, Office of State Public Defender; Michael R. Lepie, Contra Costa County Public Defender's Office.
1 hour of MCLE credit for this webinar is pending approval from the State Bar of California. Click here to register.

California TrueFiling Training Webinar
Tuesday, December 28, 2021 11:00 a.m. to Noon
Training webinar on California's eFiling system. Training will include: Creating an Account, Enabling Email Notifications, Creating a Payment Account, Searching and Filing in an Existing Case, Case Initiation, and Generating Payment Activity Reports. Click here to register.

AB 624: Appealing Orders Transferring Juveniles to Adult Court (co-hosted by ADI, FDAP, SDAP, CCAP, and CAP-LA)
Wednesday, January 5, 2021 at Noon

Project staff attorneys Richard Braucher (FDAP), Jonathan Grossman (SDAP), and Jennifer Peabody (CAP-LA) are organizing a seminar on AB 624, which creates an interlocutory right to appeal orders transferring juvenile cases to adult court. The program will explain the law regarding transfer and the issues that are expected to arise from transfer hearings. The program is still in the planning stage. Details will be provided soon.
The program will be pre-approved for one hour of general MCLE credit and pre-approved for one hour of appellate specialization credit. FDAP is hosting this program. A registration link will be circulated before the program.

New Laws for 2022, Presented By Garrick Byers (co-hosted By SDAP and CCAP)
Tuesday, January 11, 2021 at Noon

On Tuesday January 11, 2022, from 12:00-1:00 p.m. SDAP and CCAP will host a virtual training via Zoom on the new criminal laws that will go into effect in 2022. The training will be presented by Garrick Byers and is approved for 1 hour of participatory MCLE credit, 1 hour Legal Specialization in Criminal Law credit, and 1 hour Legal Specialization in Appellate Law credit.
In 2021, the Legislature passed (and the Governor signed) many criminal justice bills that significantly impact gang cases, Penal Code section 1170.95 proceedings, sentencing, and other areas of the criminal law. We are very excited to host Mr. Byers' presentation and hear his insights about these important new laws. Mr. Byers is known as the "Statute Decoder" and creates a compilation of the most important new statutes, rules, and forms for California criminal law each year. He has extensive criminal defense experience (he has practiced at both the trial and appellate level) and is certified by the California State Bar of California as a Criminal Law Specialist.
This training is open to criminal defense attorneys. Advance registration is required. Click here to register. Each registrant will be confirmed, and you will then receive a confirmation email within 48 hours of registration. This confirmation email will include a link to access the seminar. A reminder email will be sent out one day before the seminar. Any questions on registration should be sent to Patrick McKenna at patrick@sdap.org.

CACJ/CPDA Capital Case Defense Seminar
February 18-21, 2022 in Monterey
The Capital Case Defense Seminar (CCDS) is an intensive educational opportunity for anyone involved in, or considering taking on, the defense of a capital case. It is designed not only for lawyers, but also for mitigation specialists, paralegals, investigators, and experts working in capital defense. The CCDS will also include sessions addressing murder and felony charges other than capital cases.
The CACJ/CPDA Capital Case Defense Seminar is the largest of its kind in the nation and has been held for over 40 years, beginning in 1978. CCDS is unique in that it offers lectures as well as specialized workshops that give participants the chance to brainstorm and exchange information with other participants. Experienced practitioners in any jurisdiction and those just entering the field can benefit from the lectures and workshops featuring experienced lawyers and experts, from both California and across the nation.

New MCLE Training Videos from SDAP, FDAP, and CADC Available on CCAP's MCLE Website
CCAP has coordinated with SDAP, FDAP, and CADC to post some of their recent trainings on CCAP's MCLE website, including SDAP's Foundations of Appellate Practice series. Video presentations on CCAP's Online MCLE Training Site qualify for participatory MCLE credit. (Access only for active CAC panel attorneys). If you would like access to CCAP's MCLE website, please contact us at resources@capcentral.org and provide your full name, state bar number, your email address (to send you a password), and which panel you are currently a member of.

Recommendations from the Bench: Presenting Video Oral Arguments
CCAP has posted a new resource, Recommendations from the Bench: Presenting Video Oral Arguments (PDF) that 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.

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Employment Opportunities and Other Announcements

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CALIFORNIA PARAPROFESSIONAL PROGRAM WORKING GROUP (CPPWG)

Public Comment Sought on California Paraprofessional Program Recommendations

The State Bar seeks public comment on recommendations for the implementation of a paraprofessional licensing program, including Proposed Paraprofessional Rules of Professional Conduct and Proposed Standards for Licensed Paraprofessional Sanctions for Professional Misconduct.

110-day public comment period ends January 12, 2022

Please refer to the public comment notice for background information and instructions for how to submit a comment.

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CADC ANNOUNCEMENTS

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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 Steve Torres 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.

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CLASSIFIEDS

(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.

LEGAL RESEARCH, PARALEGAL, AND SECRETARIAL ASSISTANCE

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.

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 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.

PUBLICATIONS

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.

TRANSLATORS/INTERPRETERS

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: ksbrownell@aol.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 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.

OTHER SERVICES

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.

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CONTACT CADC

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):
Miriam Billington, Santa Monica, mimibton@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
S
uzanne Nicholson, Sacramento, suzanne@smnlegal.com
David Yorton, Redding, dmyesq@outlook.com

Region Four (4th District):
Laura Gordon, San Diego, LGORDON777@COX.NET
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, Christopher Nalls, chris@christophernalls.com
Secretary, Steven Schorr, schorr126312@gmail.com
Acting Past President, Tonja Torres, TonjaTorres@gmail.com
Newsletter Editor, Steven Torres, TorresEsq@msn.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.

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CADC President

Patricia Lai
P.O. Box 23111
San Jose, CA 95153-3111
408-682-0863
pslai@sbcglobal.net

Mailing Address

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

e-Flyer Questions or Submissions

Please email office.cadc@gmail.com.

Local Chapter Meetings

Bay Area Dependency Counsel (BADC)

No meeting this month.
FOR INFO: 
Please contact chapter co-chairs Linda Votaw or Carol Koenig (ckoenig.law@gmail.com) for more information.

Central Coast Chapter

The Central Coast Chapter plans to have another Zoom meeting in December, toward the end of the month, date & time to be determined. For more information and exact date, please email Mark Feeser at mark.r.feeser@gmail.com

Davis/Sacramento Dependency Counsel

We are taking a break for the holidays. Our next meeting will be:
DATE:  Monday, January 10, 2022
TIME:   
12:00-2:00 p.m. (2 hours)
PLACE:
Via Zoom
TOPIC:  New Published Cases from October – December 2021.
MCLE:   2.0 hrs. General MCLE and appellate specialization credit offered.
FOR INFO:
Please RSVP to Linda J. Conrad at linda@norcalappeals.com who will be sending out the Zoom invitations.

Greater Los Angeles Chapter

FOR INFO: Please contact Christine Vento at pcvento@sbcglobal.net.

LA South Bay Chapter

FOR INFO: Please contact Jean Ballantine at jean.ballantine10@gmail.com.

Marin Chapter

No Marin meeting in December. Here is to lights in the darkness, however you celebrate! And a very Happy New Year to all!!!!
FOR CHAPTER 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, December 9, 2021
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

Pasadena is taking December off. Happy Holidays!!
FOR CHAPTER INFO: Contact Cynthia Barnes at rm1607@aol.com or 213-413-4992.

Redwood Empire Appellate Lawyers [REAL]

REAL will meet for Holliday lunch & good cheer.
DATE:   Friday, December 10, 2021
TIME:    Noon
PLACE: Salt & Stone
9900 Sonoma Hwy
(Between Sonoma Hwy and Libby Ave)
Kenwood, CA 95452
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

The San Diego Chapter will be having a holiday potluck at CADC member Michael Bacall’s home in Pacific Beach.
DATE:   Sunday December 19, 2021
TIME:    1:00 p.m.
Covid Vaccination required! Please RSVP to the Evite. Email LPGordon777@gmail.com if you did not receive the Evite.

San Diego (and beyond) Dependency Chapter

Monthly Virtual Meeting:
DATE:  Tuesday, December 21, 2021
TIME:   1:30-3:00 p.m.

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).