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October 2019

2019 Annual Meeting

October 10, 2019 - October 12, 2019
Monterey Conference Center, Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay, Two Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940 United States

The California Lawyers Association will be hosting its 2nd Annual Meeting on October 10th through the 12th, 2019 at Monterey Conference Center, Portola Hotel & Spa at Monterey Bay, Two Portola Plaza Monterey, CA 93940.

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December 2019

Webinar Replay: Advanced Felony Sentencing

December 12, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This program offers 1 participatory MCLE credit; 1 Legal Specialization in Criminal Law. You must register in advance to participate. California felony sentencing law includes various sentence enhancements for: 1) crimes that involve the use of a gun; 2) crimes that involve members of a street gang; and 3) sexual offenses under certain circumstances. In many cases, the sentence on the enhancement is greater than that for the underlying crime being enhanced. This webinar will discuss the firearm use enhancements,…

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Webinar Replay: Picking Your Peers: Jury Selection in State and Federal Court

December 19, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This program offers 1 participatory MCLE credit; 1 Elimination of Bias; 1 Legal Specialization in Criminal Law. You must register in advance to participate. The webinar will address jury challenges, the voir dire process, peremptory and for cause challenges, Batson-Wheeler motions, and jury selection techniques, including questionnaires. The webinar will offer general and legal specialization credit, as well as credit for elimination of bias. (I.e., through the discussion of challenges of members of cognizable groups”). Speaker: Jeffrey A. Aaron.

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Webinar Replay: 2018 CLA Annual Meeting: Criminal Law 101

December 23, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This program offers 1 participatory MCLE credit; 1 Legal Specialization in Criminal Law. You must register in advance to participate. This program covers the nuts and bolts of criminal law and procedure, from arraignment to sentencing. The course will include recent developments in the law, including a discussion of Propositions 36, 47, and 56, as well as AB 109. Speakers: Robyn Chew, Lei-Chala Wilson, Alan Yochelson.

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January 2020

Webinar Replay: 2018 CLA Annual Meeting: DUI Basics (aka Deuce-A-Rama) Steering Your Client

January 2 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This program offers 1 participatory MCLE credit; 1 Legal Specialization in Criminal Law. You must register in advance to participate. From the initial stop, FSTs, PAS, and breathalyzer to use of experts, this seminar is for those who are just entering in their DUI practices, need a refresher course, and who practice in the civil arena but may have a client who has been charged with a DUI offense that includes alcohol, marijuana or other controlled substances. Speakers: Wade Chow,…

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Webinar: Criminal Law New Laws Update 2020

January 8 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

This program offers 1 MCLE credit; 1 Legal Specialization in Criminal Law. You must register in advance to participate. As always, a new year brings changes to criminal law. You will hear about the major changes in criminal defense law that took effect 1/1/2020 from both the prosecution and defense viewpoints. Speakers: Albert Camacho, Leif Dautch.

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Webinar: Ethical Issues in Criminal Discovery

January 16 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm

This webinar will go over an analysis of the ethical issues resulting from the criminal discovery statutes and case law mandating discovery. These issues will include those faced by both prosecutors and defense counsel, and will be discussed from the perspective of a Superior Court Judge and practicing attorneys.

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Webinar: Batson/Wheeler

January 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

This webinar will discuss the current state of the law concerning the Batson/Wheeler line of cases. The presenters will address who makes up protected classes, how and when to make objections alleging discrimination, how to defend against those objections, and what is the process for determining whether jurors have been excused for discriminatory reasons.

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Webinar Replay: Admit Your Evidence Like a Pro: Evidence 101, Evidentiary Foundations & Legal Ethics for the Trial Attorney!

January 27 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

In order to be an effective and ethical advocate for one’s client in the courtroom, an attorney should understand the basic rules of evidence and know how to use those rules to admit important pieces of evidence. In addition, the attorney should have a basic understanding of some of the ethical issues that arise during a trial.

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Webinar Replay: Ethics for Criminal Law Attorneys

January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

This program will focus on the ethical rules governing the conduct of criminal attorneys, both prosecutors and defense attorneys, and how to balance competing duties to clients, the criminal justice system, and the State Bar.

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