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April 2020 E-Flyer

EDITORS: Nancy King & Sabine Jordan

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A Message From CADC President Tonja Torres:

Since I shared the news that we needed to postpone the CADC Conference until next year due to COVID-19, circumstances have evolved dramatically for all of us. I look forward to the future where the virus no longer presents a threat, and for the opportunity to reconnect with one another in person.  In the meantime, the virus will likely continue to affect court operations and, thus, our ability to advocate for our clients. Please utilize the forums to identify issues you have, and upload briefs to the briefbank addressing these issues to the extent possible, so we can all continue to learn from each other.  The CADC Board will be working hard over the weeks and months ahead to monitor this ever-changing situation and assist where we are able. Please don't hesitate to contact us. On behalf of CADC's Board, please know our thoughts are with everyone impacted by the virus, and we wish you and your loved ones the very best of health.

 

 

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Court Operations during Covid-19 and other Resources

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Court of Appeal:

First District:

The First District is still open and receiving filings, but is operating with a reduced staff. On March 18, the Court issued an emergency order tolling the deadlines proscribed in the Rules of Court by 30 days for any filing that would otherwise be due between March 18, 2020 and April 17, 2020. No request for an extension of time will be required for any motion, brief or other filing with a due date that falls during this time period.

Pursuant to Misc. Order 2020-1, all in-person oral arguments are suspended. Counsel wishing to present oral argument must do so telephonically.

For more information please go to FDAP's Court of Appeal FAQs and Pandemic 2020 Information Page for First District Operations pages.

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Second District:

The Second District issued an order on March 16, 2020 suspending all in-person oral argument in Los Angeles. Counsel will appear remotely via video conference, by telephone conference, or by other electronic means as available and arranged by the Clerk's Office.

All deadlines (from March 20, 2020 and up to and including April 19 2020) are extended by 30 days.  No application shall be required.  Order: https://www.courts.ca.gov/documents/3-20-20-Implementation_Order_for_EO-2nd.pdf

Incoming call volume to the clerk’s office may be high and response times may be delayed.  Questions of the clerk’s office can be submitted through the court's “Email Us” page at https://www.courts.ca.gov/25071.htm

For more information, please go to CAP-LA's Court Operations Information for the Second Appellate District and Covid-19 Resources to Helping Clients pages.

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Third District:

The Third District has obtained an Emergency Order from the Chair of the Judicial Council (the Chief Justice) permitting it to issue an order extending the time to do any act required or permitted under the California Rules of Court, which it has done by Order (external link to PDF) dated March 23, 2020. No application for an extension of time shall be required. This order applies to proceedings in which the deadline for any action in the California Rules of Court occurs between March 20, 2020, through and including April 19, 2020.

The Third District has informed CCAP that the court is NOT extending the deadlines for petitions for rehearing, so those need to be filed by the original deadline.

ORAL ARGUMENTS IN THE THIRD DISTRICT

In response to the recommendations for limiting the risk of exposure to the COVID-19, oral argument in the Third District for the month of April has been cancelled to be reset at a future date.

Prior to cancelling oral arguments in April, the Court had ordered that all oral arguments scheduled at the Third District would be telephonic.

For more information, please see CCAP's Covid-19 Announcements page for the Third and Fifth Districts.

CCAP states that Email is the best way to reach a staff attorney regarding a case, and requests panel attorneys NOT mail transcripts or other items to the office.

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Fourth District:

The Fourth District is operating with a reduced staff, but will continue to receive correspondence and filings both via paper and electronically. Access to the court by phone will be limited.

The court has obtained an Emergency OrderPDF file type icon from the chair of the Judicial Council permitting it to issue an order extending the time to do any act required or permitted under the California Rules of Court, and has, by Order date March 20, 2020PDF file type icon, done so.

For more information, please see ADI's Coronavirus Emergency Measures applicable to the Fourth District.

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Fifth District:

The Fifth District has obtained an Emergency Order from the Chair of the Judicial Council (the Chief Justice) permitting it to issue an order extending the time to do any act required or permitted under the California Rules of Court by 30 days, which it has done by Order (external link to PDF) dated March 23, 2020. No application for an extension shall be required. This order applies to proceedings in which the deadline for any action in the California Rules of Court occurs between March 23, 2020, through and including April 22, 2020.

The Fifth District has informed CCAP that the court is NOT extending the deadlines for petitions for rehearing, so those need to be filed by the original deadline.

ORAL ARGUMENTS IN THE FIFTH DISTRICT

On March 17, 2020, the Court has issued an order (external link to PDF) suspending all in-person oral argument. Telephonic appearances can be arranged at CourtCall.com (external link). All sessions will continue to be live-streamed on the Fifth District's website.

For more information, please see CCAP's Covid-19 Announcements page for the Third and Fifth Districts.

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Sixth District:

The Sixth District has obtained an emergency orderPDF file type icon from chair of the Judicial Council permitting it to issue an order extending the time to do any act required or permitted under the California Rules of Court, and has by order dated March 18, 2020PDF file type icon done so.

Pursuant to Misc. Order 20-001PDF file type icon oral argument sessions in the Sixth District Court of Appeal are temporarily suspended.

The Clerk's Office window is temporarily closed. However, court operations are functional. The court continues to receive phone calls, correspondence by email and U.S. Mail, and electronic filings. If you are unable to file your papers electronically, you may drop off paper filings, including emergency writs, in the drop box located on the 10th floor at 333 West Santa Clara Street, San Jose, California, next to the Sixth District Court of Appeal Clerk's Office entrance. If you need to review a document filed in this court, please contact the Clerk's Office via phone at 408-277-1004 or email at Sixth.District@jud.ca.gov to make an appointment.

SDAP is functioning with a reduced staff at the work site, though staff attorneys continue to work at home. They can be reached by email. Depending on the circumstances, telephone calls with panel attorneys can be arranged.

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Supreme Court of California:

In response to the coronavirus situation, the California Supreme Court has adopted expanded e-filing rules for litigants, extended the deadlines under the California Rules of Court for an additional 30 days for all Supreme Court proceedings, and until further notice will be conducting oral argument from the San Francisco Supreme Court Headquarters building with counsel appearing through teleconferencing, videoconferencing, or similar methods of remote participation. The court has also implemented additional social distancing and density controls for oral argument.

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U.S. Supreme Court:
On March 19, SCOTUS issued an order extending the deadline on certiorari petitions to 150 days from "the order denying discretionary review" (or other cert-able disposition) in lieu of the usual 90 days. The order "will remain in effect until further order of the Court."

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Additional Covid-19 Resources:

COVID-19 - California Criminal Law Wiki page compiled by Imperial County Public Defender Wayland Chang and others, providing Covid-19 information for all California state and federal courts (including superior courts) along with links. Also includes sample motions for bail due to Covid-19.

Law.com's "How COVID-19 Is Impacting California Courts: Roundup of Services" also provides a great overview of court services (particularly all the superior courts) along with links. [Current as of 3/31/20.]

Sharon Dolovich, Director of the Prison Law & Policy Program at UCLA School of Law, has been tracking COVID-19 correctional policies and responses in adult facilities.

Additionally, the Pacific Juvenile Defender Center (PJDC) has now started to track similar information in youth facilities, which can be found under Tab 5 (COVID-19 Youth Correctional Facilities) of that same database, and which includes tracking of confirmed cases for staff & youth, testing of staff & youth, decarceration requests and responses, mitigation measures, and visiting and education policies.

PJDC has also developed two post-disposition template petitions (with exhibits) for release from congregate settings, and is in the process of developing a writ of habeas corpus to be distributed soon. Those documents and many other Covid-19 related pleadings to aid dependency practitioners are available from the PJDC listserv (must be a member to access, however, membership is free).

PJDC will also be hosting a COVID Bay Area Juvenile Defender Gathering on Zoom on April 25, 2020, 9:30-11:30am. Registration deadline is April 24.

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.

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MEMBERSHIP NEWS

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A warm welcome to CADC’s newest members who joined in March 2020. 

 

Thank you for your membership and welcome to CADC!  

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CADC ANNOUNCEMENTS

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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 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 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 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, (415) 564-6732, 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.

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):
Mara Bernstein, El Cerrito, marabernsteinjd@gmail.com
Garrick Byers, Point Richmond, gbyerslaw@comcast.net
Julia Freis, Santa Rosa, jkfreis@sonic.net
Gordon “Bart” Scott, Santa Rosa, gbscott@sonic.net
Jeanine Strong, Carmel, jeanie@StrongAppellateLaw.com

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

Region Three (3rd and 5th Districts and out-of-state):
Nick Mazanec, Sacramento, mazaneclaw@gmail.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, Tonja Torres, TonjaTorres@gmail.com
Vice-President, Nancy Brandt, nsbrandtlaw@gmail.com
Vice-President, Patricia Lai, pslai@sbcglobal.net
Treasurer, Christopher Nalls, chris@christophernalls.com
Secretary, Steven Schorr, schorr126312@gmail.com
Acting Past President, Jeralyn Keller, jbkeller@pacbell.net
Newsletter Editor, Heather Shallenberger, hes.esq@gmail.com
State MCLE Coordinator, Nancy King, njking51@gmail.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::
First time members? FILL OUT OUR ONLINE APPLICATION.

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

*MCLE ACCREDITATION
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

Tonja Torres
Torres & Torres
3579 E. Foothill Blvd., PMB 332
Pasadena, CA 91107
626-836-5855
TonjaTorres@gmail.com

Mailing Address

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

e-Flyer Questions or Submissions

Please contact Nancy King.

Local Chapter Meetings

Bay Area Dependency Counsel (BADC)

FOR INFO: Please contact chapter co-chairs Jessica Ronco or Carol Koenig (ckoenig.law@gmail.com) for more information.

Central Coast Chapter

FOR MORE INFO: Mark Feeser at mark.r.feeser@gmail.com

Davis/Sacramento Dependency Counsel

DATE: TBD
TIME: TBD
PLACE: Virtual possibilities are being explored.
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 contact Linda J. Conrad at linda@norcalappeals.com for information about our next meetingat linda@norcalappeals.com.

LA South Bay Chapter

FOR INFO: Contact Jean Ballantine at ballantine093675@gmail.com for further information.

Marin Chapter

The Marin chapter will not meet in April in the flesh, but we will be thinking of each other and our colleagues and clients and holding the vision that this ends sooner rather than later, with less carnage than we fear. May all beings be safe and well.
FOR INFO: Contact Candace Hale at cxh@me.com.

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

The Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley Chapter will not be meeting this month. Stay safe and healthy everyone!
FOR INFO: Contact Cynthia at 213-413-4992 or rm1607@aol.com

Redwood Empire Appellate Lawyers [REAL]

Dear REALITES:
When this is over, I’d like to invite you all to my house to celebrate. Let’s not just pick a date just yet, but keep in mind it will come to an end and we are among the luckier ones. Take good care of yourselves. Marylou Hillberg, hillberg@sonic.net

Sacramento Chapter

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

San Diego Chapter

Nothing planned for April as we weather the Coronavirus crisis. Hope everyone is staying healthy! If you’re craving interaction, hop on the CADC Chat Forum: https://cadc.net/members/forums/forum/chat/ If you need help getting subscribed, email LPGordon777@gmail.com.

San Diego Dependency Chapter

ONLINE MEETING, DATE/TIME: TBA
An e-vite will be sent out with details later this month if we are able to arrange for a virtual meeting using Zoom. (https://zoom.us)
If you do not usually receive an e-vite and would like to receive meeting information, please e-mail Michelle Pena at mdplaw@outlook.com.

San Francisco Bay Area

FOR CHAPTER INFO: Nancy Brandt (nsbrandtlaw@gmail.com).

San Jose Chapter

For chapter information contact Teresa Biagini at tbiagini@aol.com or (408) 761-0764.

Santa Cruz/Monterey Chapter

For chapter information contact Jeanine Strong (jeanie@strongappellatelaw.com).

Valley/Ventura Chapter

FOR INFO:   Contact David Lampkin at 805-389-7769 or dplampkin@aol.com.