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Coming to you in May
Watch your inboxes for a Spring edition of the CalAppNews, with recaps of our most recent (and hopefully last) virtual conference, along with other timely and interesting articles. There may be a few pet photos as well.
Moving on...CADC is happy for two stalwart members who are moving out of the ranks of panel attorneys to (possibly?) greener pastures. We are happy for them on the regular paycheck, paid vacations, health benefits, and office camaraderie, but want them to know that when the allure of working in pjs and midnight filings grows too strong to resist, we will welcome them back with open arms. Congratulations to Chris Nalls who has taken a job in the corporate world, and Pauline Villanueva, who has accepted a staff attorney position at Appellate Defenders, Inc. Word has it, both will still be around as members of CADC, because, seriously, how could they really quit us?
Project News & Events
We are sad to report that Matthew (Mat) Zwerling, co-founder of the First District Appellate Project (FDAP) and Executive Director for many years, passed away on March 24, 2022, after a long illness. (More on FDAP's website and our upcoming issue of the CalAppNews.) FDAP will co-host a memorial for Mat later in the year. If you would like to know more about the memorial, please email FDAP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Recent Opinions and Review Grants
Check out this FDAP page containing short summaries of recent published opinions issued by the California Supreme Court, Courts of Appeal, and Appellate Divisions – and recent review grants issued by the California Supreme Court – in criminal, juvenile, and civil commitment cases.
Pending Issues and Legislation
Check out this FDAP page containing pending issues and new and pending legislation. Under the pending issues section, FDAP additionally posts weekly case summaries, weekly conference results, U.S. Supreme Court granted/noted cases, Scotusblog's "merits cases," and Ninth Circuit pending en banc cases.
For materials from past FDAP training events, go to FDAP's Practice and Legal Guides page.
May ADI Training
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Panel Attorney Tom Robertson will discuss a variety of topics all relating to reply briefs. He wants your ideas and questions for the discussion. Staff Attorney Siri Shetty is collecting them. The program is pre-approved for one hour (1.0) of general MCLE credit and one hour of appellate specialization credit.
Legal Events, Webinars,
40th Annual Juvenile Delinquency Law Seminar
virtually presented by Law Offices of the Los Angeles County Public Defender Juvenile Services Division
May 3 - June 7, 2022
Weekly Sessions held on Tuesdays at 3pm via Microsoft Teams.
Click here to register.
California Lawyers Association 2022 Litigation and Appellate Summit
May 12-13, 2022
Summit with programs of interest to all trial and appellate practitioners, including a live Strict Scrutiny Podcast and a keynote address by U.C. Berkeley School of Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky; our “Updates” panel of important rule, legislative, and case law changes for litigators, appellate lawyers, and ADR practitioners; panels on stays pending appeals and avoiding post trial pitfalls; a panel consisting of the Chief Judges of all four of the United States District Courts discussing civility, district needs and community engagement; a Master Advocates panel with Arturo Gonzalez and Dennis Schoville; and an access to justice panel on how diversity on the bench contributes to justice with Justice Teri L. Jackson.
Earn up to 12.0 Hours MCLE Credit, which includes 4.0 Hours of Legal Specialization in Appellate Law, 1.0 Hour of Legal Ethics.
Registration to the Litigation and Appellate Summit gives attendees access to all presentations. Registrants will have access to the sessions for 30 days after the Summit. Register here.
The Office of the State Public Defender’s (OSPD) Indigent Defense Improvement Division provides trainings relevant to the defense community and people impacted by the criminal legal system. Here are the upcoming trainings for May:
Using All the Gifts of the New Sentencing Laws to Your Client’s Full Advantage, Part 1: Nuts and Bolts, and 1170(d) Aggravators
KRISTEN HADEN, Writs and Appeals Division, San Diego Public Defender.
May 10, 2022 at 12:00-1:30 PM
2022 brought significant change to felony sentencing procedure, in many ways that benefit the people we represent. This webinar will introduce the changes in sentencing law and procedure and 1179(d) aggravators.
Kristen Haden has experience in juvenile delinquency and as a felony trial lawyer for the Office of the Alternate Public Defender in downtown San Diego. Kristen is also an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of San Diego School of Law. As an attorney for the Writs and Appeals division, Kristen is responsible for training public defenders throughout the state on new legislation.
OSPD Indigent Defense Improvement Division: Effective Franklin Mitigation Strategies: Experienced Perspectives on What Works
LISA ROMO, IDID, Office of the State Public Defender
May 17, 2022 at 12:00-1:30 PM
This session will present an overview of the history of Latinos in California with an emphasis on the fact that there is no monolithic “Latino” culture. As defense counsel, we need to consider how our clients’ lived experience and identity may be informed by generational, geographic, language, color, immigrant status, and socioeconomic factors. The goal of this session is to get us thinking about what it means to be Latinx in a way that helps us better understand who our clients are, identify our own implicit biases about Latinos, and advocate for racial justice in the criminal legal system.
Lisa Romo has representing capital clients in post-conviction litigation at the state and federal levels, as well as juveniles in their delinquency appeals, since 1989. In May 2022, Lisa moved from being the Director of Systemic Issues Litigation to OSPD’s Indigent Defense Improvement Division, where she primarily works on issues relating to the California Racial Justice Act.
Using All the Gifts of the New Sentencing Laws to Your Client’s Full Advantage, Part 2: 1385(c), 654, and other gifts
KRISTEN HADEN, Writs and Appeals Division, San Diego Public Defender, see Bio above.
May 23, 2022 at 12:00-1:30 PM
2022 brought significant change to felony sentencing procedure, in many ways that benefit the people we represent. This webinar will continue presenting the changes in sentencing law and procedure, and will discuss 1385(c) and 654 advocacy.
TrueFiling Training Webinar
May 24, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. - Noon
Click on the graphic to register.
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 email@example.com 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.
Employment Opportunities and Other Announcements
None at this time.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com,
firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, and email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org or (707) 942-4565, or Dave Lampkin at email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ATTORNEY SEEKING EXPERIENCE IN APPEALS
Third year attorney based in northern San Diego County available for freelance legal research and writing. Strong interest in criminal appeals. Especially interested in mentor-mentee relationship with established panel attorney. Previous experience working for Appeals, Writs, and Trials section of the California Attorney General’s Office as a student intern and a volunteer attorney, and for the 4th District Court of Appeal, Div. 1 as a Visiting Attorney. Resume, writing samples, and references available upon request. Please send any inquiries to Wilkensjames@gmail.com.
PARALEGAL/LEGAL SECRETARY ASSISTANCE: Are you a solo practitioner who needs help taking care of the details? Let me help. My name is Zina Wyman, and I have spent over 15 years working in criminal defense and criminal appeals. I graduated from The University of San Diego, and received my paralegal certificate while still an undergraduate. I am efficient and accurate.
• Get Your Mail Organize. Have your legal mail sent to my inexpensive safe and secure mailbox. I will sort, scan and send it back to you organizaed through Dropbox. $45 for mailbox $6.25/15 minutes scanning.
• Clean out your In-Box. Inbox stuffed with legal emails that need to be moved to client files? Forward them to me and I will gladly create PDFs and return them via Dropbox. $25.00 hour.
• Document Completion. Do you need someone to polish that brief, or convert PDF's to Word Perfect documents? Starting $35.00 hour.
• Document Pick Up. Need to get documents but you can't get out of court, the office or some other emergency? Give me the task, and I'll take care of it, and you. (*Travel in Southern California; Yuma, Arizona. Time for travel plus mileage.)
Don't see what you need? Just ask! Other services available on request. Contact me today for rates and further details. 619-241-1325 or firstname.lastname@example.org
PARALEGAL/LEGAL SECRETARY ASSISTANCE: I have over 30 years of experience in all fields of law, including state and federal appeals. I am offering my services to panel attorneys who need an efficient paralegal/secretary who will format, edit, proof-read, bookmark, generate authorities, and combine documents using Adobe Pro, if needed and will do so in a quick and efficient manner. I will also upload and TrueFile your briefs with the district courts, as well as petitions for review with the Supreme Court. If you need help taking care of these non-billable details, you may contact Debra Lancaster by email at email@example.com more information as to my fee per brief, including attorney references.
CADC member with 20 plus years’ experience will summarize Reporter’s Transcripts and/or compose draft Statements of Facts for appellate briefs. Also available for accurate preparation of tables and correction of cites where needed (California Style Manual or Bluebook). Rates beginning at $35 per hr. 24-Hour turn around for tables (only) will normally be available. Contact Marilyn Mobert @ 916-214-2646 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEEKING CRIMINAL APPEAL EXPERIENCE, WILL WORK PRO BONO. Former Public Defenders. Husband and wife team. Strong research and writing skills. Previous experience includes adult criminal trials, preliminary hearings, juvenile adjudications, and the Innocence Project of New York. Willing to travel. Alicia is fluent in Spanish. Please contact us (Brad Mahler or Alicia Ekland) at (530) 636-0020 or e-mail email@example.com.
LEGAL RESEARCH AND WRITING LAW PROFESSOR AVAILABLE FOR CONTRACT WORK. I have taught legal research, writing and analysis courses at Golden Gate, USF, UC Hastings and JFK law schools for 18 years. I am seeking appellate practice experience. Will work on criminal and civil projects. Member CADC. Univ. of San Francisco School of Law Graduate. Admitted to State Bar 1991. Please contact Rosemary La Puma, firstname.lastname@example.org.
LEGAL ASSISTANCE. Let me assist you – part time student looking to assist you with errands, transcribing, proof reading, prepping EOT's, preparing briefs for filing, and preparation of table of authorities. Will work from your office (with my laptop), or my home office. Please call Tanya Hastings, 510-936-1695 or email@example.com.
PARALEGAL RECORD READER. I have been working for two Bay Area based criminal appeals attorneys for 7-8 years. I will take detailed notes on Reporter's Transcripts and/or write highly organized, thorough draft Statements of Facts for appellate briefs. Excellent references. $35/hr. based roughly on 30 pages per hour, depending on your needs and the complexity of the case. Contact Renee at firstname.lastname@example.org or (415) 661-6572.
TABLES OF CONTENTS AND AUTHORITIES. Fast, scrupulously accurate preparation of tables of contents and authorities for briefs and petitions. WordPerfect only (any version). If you like, I'll correct the citation style as needed (California Style Manual or Bluebook). 24-hour turnaround for most briefs. $75/hr. payable on completion of my work. Marty Kassman, (707) 224-1030, email@example.com.
TOP NOTCH LEGAL RESEARCHER AND WRITER, a retired attorney, available to serve you. If you want to outsource work in order to expand your practice or are already overburdened, please contact me. I can provide you with relief by completing high quality research and writing projects for you. Contact Michael Friedman at MikeFrdman@aol.com or (510) 758-4045.
CRIMINAL DEFENSE AND CONSUMER LAWYER WANTS SUPERVISED WORK TO GAIN EXPERIENCE IN APPELLATE AND/OR HABEAS LAW. I am a new CADC member. I have been a member of the Cal Bar since, 1975, doing PI, Criminal Defense and Consumer Law in Marin, Sonoma, SF, and East Bay. I have done a handful of Federal and State appeals and would like to work under supervision to gain experience doing appellate and/or habeas work. I have Westlaw and good analytical writing and research skills. Greg Anton, PO Box 299, Lagunitas, CA 94938; (415) 789-8535; firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEEKING CRIMINAL APPEAL EXPERIENCE. Golden Gate University 2001 grad with law and motion and civil appellate experience seeks experience writing criminal appeals. Availability to assist with research and drafting. Very reasonable and negotiable fee. Please contact Jeffrey Ginsberg at email@example.com.
HASTINGS GRADUATE BASED IN WASHINGTON, D.C. PROVIDES RESEARCH & WRITING SERVICES TO ATTORNEYS, including memos, briefs, and litigation-related archival & public records research. $30/hr or flat fee. Contact Julie Masal at firstname.lastname@example.org (410) 477-0380.
SEEKING CRIMINAL APPEAL EXPERIENCE. Boalt Hall Class of '97 grad with large law firm experience seeks experience writing criminal appeals. Available immediately to assist with research and drafting. Very reasonable and negotiable rates. Please contact me at email@example.com.
SAN DIEGO/SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA. Writing services. Award winning journalist with JD can help with appeals, background reports, investigations, memoranda. Accurate, prompt, reasonable, cheerful. Contact Richard Acello at (619) 297-1239 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
EXPERIENCED CONTRACT ATTORNEY WILL OUTLINE TRIAL RECORDS, DRAFT WELL-CRAFTED STATEMENTS OF FACT. For the past fifteen years, I have maintained a specialty practice preparing finely-crafted draft Statements of Fact for criminal and dependency appeals. I also provide a meticulous outline of the entire Reporter's Transcript, detailing all testimony of possible relevance, noting every objection, and summarizing proceedings that take place out of the presence of the jury. For the past several years I have worked on a part-time basis with Dennis Riordan and Don Horgan in San Francisco. I've recently expanded my practice, am now also working with two CADC colleagues, and would like to develop a few additional CADC working relationships as well. If I can be of help to you in your appellate practice, please contact me. Joseph Tieger, 925-377-6208 or JT@REACHINGOUT.ORG.
ATTENTION DEPENDENCY LAWYERS: California Juvenile Dependency Case Law Updates, 1991-2012. Summaries of most dependency cases since 1991 organized by subject. $85.00 for CADC members, public defenders and panel attorneys. Send check with order to: Janet G. Sherwood, Attorney at Law, P.O. Box 778, Corte Madera, CA 94976-0778.
SPANISH/ENGLISH TRANSLATIONS: Correspondence and other written communications translated between Spanish and English. Telephone translations, prison visits with counsel, and fax and e-mail services available. $30/hour. For additional information, please contact Kata Brownell at phone: (707) 942-0799; fax: (707) 942-8520; or e-mail: email@example.com.
SPANISH translations: Kristin King received her MA in Translation from Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey in 2018. She is available for translation of legal documents and client communications. Fast, accurate, professional. References! Contact Kristin King at (760) 920-7881 or firstname.lastname@example.org
SPANISH TRANSLATOR. Over fifteen years experience. Excellent for attorney-client communications, briefs, court orders and other legal documents. Quick turnaround time. Rate: $25 per client letter or $30/hour. Mateo Rosen. Phone: (415) 846-7798; e-mail: email@example.com.
Spanish/English Translator and Interpreter. Fast and accurate with several years of experience. Available for any type of document translation as well phone and prison visit interpretations. $30/hour. Please contact Maricela Solorio-Taylor Phone: (661) 900-2066. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Fax: (559) 408-5613.
Translation services for all languages and all types of certifications: Strommen is a local translation company specializing in certified translations. We can be your one-stop-shop for language needs. Call us M-F 323-638-9787 or email us at email@example.com. Visit http://www.strommeninc.com for more info!
ENGLISH AND THAI translators provide translation and desktop publishing of a wide variety of documents by well qualified individuals. Extensive legal and business translation experience. Please contact Keith & Marisa Ensminger at 209-385-0425 tel, 209-385-3747 fax or visit our web site at www.thailinguist.com.
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)), firstname.lastname@example.org, 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; email@example.com
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wilder Lee, Berkeley, email@example.com
Dallas Sacher, Santa Cruz, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gordon “Bart” Scott, Santa Rosa, email@example.com
Matt Siroka, San Rafael, firstname.lastname@example.org
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, email@example.com
Vice-President, Nancy Brandt, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice-President, Edward Haggerty, email@example.com
Treasurer, Steve Torres, firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary, Miriam Billington, email@example.com
Acting Past President, Tonja Torres, TonjaTorres@gmail.com
Newsletter Editor, Steven Torres, TorresEsq@msn.com
State MCLE Coordinator, Cynthia Barnes, firstname.lastname@example.org
Webmaster, Eileen Manning-Villar, email@example.com
Court & Project Liaison, Edward J. Haggerty, firstname.lastname@example.org
Full contact information (including mailing addresses) for everyone named above, as well as for chapter contacts and past presidents, may be obtained from the Webmaster. For more information about the election, qualifications and duties of officers and directors, members can consult the CADC Bylaws. The Bylaws are available to members on our Web site.
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California Appellate Defense Counsel (CADC) is a State Bar of California MCLE approved provider. CADC certifies that those activities marked with an "*" are deemed approved for MCLE credit in the amount and type specified and in conformance with State Bar's Rules and Regulations. CADC is also a State Bar Criminal Law Advisory Commission/Appellate Law Advisory Commission approved provider. CADC certifies that those activities marked with an "*" are deemed approved for appellate law and/or criminal law specialization credit.
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Local Chapter Meetings
Central Coast Chapter
The Central Coast chapter meets monthly on the third or fourth Thursday or Friday, depending on members’ availability. We’ve been meeting via Zoom. Anyone interested in attending can contact Linda Robertson at firstname.lastname@example.org,
Davis/Sacramento Dependency Counsel
There will be no meetings in April or May 2022. Our next meeting will be:
DATE: Monday, June 13, 2022
TIME: 12:00-2:00 p.m. (2 hours)
PLACE: Via Zoom
TOPIC: New significant Published Cases from February 2022 through May 2022.
MCLE: 2.0 hrs. General MCLE and appellate specialization credit offered.
FOR INFO: Please RSVP to Linda J. Conrad at email@example.com who will be sending out the Zoom invitations.
Greater Los Angeles Chapter
FOR INFO: Please contact Christine Vento at firstname.lastname@example.org.
LA South Bay Chapter
FOR INFO: Please contact Jean Ballantine at email@example.com.
Marin will be dark this month.
FOR CHAPTER INFO: Contact Candace Hale at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mental Health Practice Chapter
The Mental Health Practitioners Group meets every second Thursday of the month.
DATE: Thursday, May 12, 2022
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 email@example.com to receive the Zoom link and other information.
Nevada County Chapter
FOR INFO: Contact Stephen Greenberg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Orange County Chapter
FOR CHAPTER INFO: contact Dawn Mortazavi at email@example.com.
Pasadena / San Gabriel Valley Chapter
DATE: May 17, 2022
TIME: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
EVENT: Happy Hour
PLACE: The Only Place In Town, 110 W. Sierra Madre Blvd. Sierra Madre, CA
FOR CHAPTER INFO: Contact Cynthia Barnes at firstname.lastname@example.org or 213-413-4992.
Redwood Empire Appellate Lawyers [REAL]
No meeting this month.
FOR CHAPTER INFO: Please contact Marylou Hillberg at email@example.com.
For chapter information contact Karriem Baker at firstname.lastname@example.org
San Diego Chapter
San Diego Chapter congratulates our own Pauline Villanueva, who will be joining ADI as a staff attorney later this month.
Our next gathering will be a Zoom Happy Hour.
DATE: Thursday, May 26, 2022
TIME: 5:00 p.m.
FOR INFO: Please RSVP to the Evite. If you have not received the Evite, email Laura Gordon at LPGordon777@gmail.com to be added to our group list.
San Diego (and beyond) Dependency Chapter
Monthly Virtual Meeting:
DATE: Friday, May 20, 2022
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: email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 email@example.com.
San Jose Chapter
FOR INFO: Contact Teresa Biagini at firstname.lastname@example.org or (408) 761-0764.
Santa Cruz/Monterey Chapter
FOR INFO: Contact Jeanine Strong (email@example.com).