CADC's 29th Annual Conference and Seminar


Friday, March 17 and Saturday 18, 2023



Link here to join or renew:

EARN UP TO: 8.0 hours of general, 8.0 hours of appellate specialization, 8.0 hours of criminal specialization, 1.0 hours of elimination of bias, 1.0 hour of competence, and 1.0 hours of ethics MCLE.**




LAST DAY TO REGISTER: March 14, 2023 - no refunds after that date.

QUESTIONS? Contact Julia Freis ( or Bart Scott (


Friday, March 17, 2023

♦ 10:00 - 12:00 - Annual Membership Meeting (CADC members only; non-MCLE) - with CADC Awards and Report from/Q&A with CADC’s lobbyist Ray Lebov

♦ 12:30 - 1:30 - Project Directors Roundtable moderated by CADC Court & Projects Liaison Ed Haggerty

1:45 - 2:45 -

CRIMINAL: Legislative Roundup 2022:  An Overview of New Laws with Deborah Rodriguez (FDAP) and Nathaniel Miller (FDAP)

DEPENDENCY: Illegal Silencing of Parents in Juvenile Court - Liana Serobian

3:00 - 4:00 - Current Topics in Mental Health Law with Deedrea Edgar, Christopher Haberman and Paul Kraus

4:15 - 5:15 - Public Speaking: Get A's, Not Zzzzzzz's! with Milo Shapiro


Saturday, March 18, 2023

9:00 - 10:00 -

CRIMINAL: Mysteries of California Supreme Court Practice with Brad O'Connell

DEPENDENCY: When and How to Writ with Leslie Barry

♦ 10:15 - 11:15 -

CRIMINAL: The Racial Justice Act: Retroactivity and Beyond with Joseph Doyle (SDAP), Melissa O'Connell (Northern California Innocence Project) - 1 hour recognition of bias

DEPENDENCY: The Indian Child Welfare Act in California: Why ICWA is essential to tribes and tribal families and the current struggle to protect it with Kimberly A. Cluff & Michelle Castagne (California Tribal Families Coalition) - 1 hour recognition of bias

11:30 - 12:30 -

CRIMINAL: Adding an Arrow to your Quiver: State Habeas Practice - with Randi Covin, Meredith Fahn, and Candace Hale - 1 hour ethics

DEPENDENCY: Parental Substance Use vs. Abuse: Where is the Line why it matters with Sean Burleigh

♦ 1:15 - 2:15 - Is Work Making You Crazy? with Dee Hiyashi (CAP-LA) -  1 hour competence


** CADC certifies that this activity conforms to the standards of approved education activities prescribed by the rules and regulations of the State Bar of California governing Minimum Continuing Legal Education.

Membership Levels

  • New Members: Members new to CADC may join at $95 for their first year.
  • Regular Members: $195/year.
  • Sustaining Members: $455/year. Sustaining Members provide a level of financial support to CADC over and above regular dues. Sustaining Members attend the Annual Conference for free and are thanked in each issue of CalAppNews. (Payment may be split into two payments of $230 each, with the second payment due at 6 months.)
  • Retired Members: $35/year. (See the Join or Renew page for eligibility.)
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