MCLE Seminars

CACJ members receive discounted rates to seminars that promote unique educational and networking opportunities. CACJ's seminars feature masters of contemporary trial tactics, state and nationally recognized scholars, and experts on critical legal issues. These respected presenters provide substantial insight into the issues that challenge the criminal defense bar.

Join us for Our MCLE Seminars



Appellate Practice Seminar

October 10th, 2020 held virtually this year
CACJ offers a unique one-day Appellate Practice Seminar tailored to addressing timely issues in appellate law and practice.

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DUI Rules of the Road

November 7th, 2020 held virtually this year
CACJ's highly popular DUI series provides the latest in legal and tactical updates for DUI practitioners.

 

  

47th Annual Criminal Defense Seminar

December 4 & 5, 2020 held virtually this year
This highly attended seminar is held in San Francisco and offers practitioners and allied professionals from throughout the state the very best practice tips from the masters.

 


CACJ/CPDA Capital Case Defense Seminar

February 12-15, 2021 held virtually this year
Each year CACJ and CPDA co-sponsor the Capital Case Defense Seminar. The four-day program includes lectures, plenary sessions, and specialized workshops.

 


NACDL's Making Sense of Science Seminar

April 2-4, 2020 in Las Vegas, NV
Don't miss this great opportunity for a no-nonsense, national networking CLE featuring the leading faculty in their respective fields. This two-day event is produced by NACDL, in partnership with CACJ.

 


Master of Cross Examination: Larry Pozner

Saturday May 2nd 2020 in San Francisco, CA &
Sunday May 3rd, 2020 in San Diego, CA

A limited engagement seminar featuring Larry Pozner in an all-day seminar focused on cross examination.


Trying Trials in Trying Times

August 22nd, 2020
CACJ's newest seminar, focusing on the new challenges facing defense attorneys in response to COVID-19.

 


Master of Cross Examination: Larry Pozner


A limited engagement seminar featuring Larry Pozner in an all-day seminar focused on cross examination.

Due to the COVIS-19 situation, the Pozner program has been postponed,
look for new dates in Fall 2020, coming soon.

Date & Time
TBA

Location
San Francisco Bar Association

Speaker & Agenda
8:30am-4:00pm

Seminar Coordinator
Jeffrey E. Thoma

Register for San Francisco

Date & Time
TBA

Location
Cal Western School of Law

Speaker & Agenda
9:30am-5:00pm

Seminar Coordinator
Jeffrey E. Thoma

Register for San Diego

Trying Trials in Trying Times


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Date & Time
August 22nd, 2020
9:30am - 4:00pm

Location
Virtual

Speakers & Agenda
Robert Hirschorn
Bruce Kapsack

Dylan Ford
Allison Zuvela, View from the Trenches

Seminar Coordinator
Bruce Kapsack & Allison Zuvela

Crim Law 101


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Crimmigration Seminar


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DUI Rules of the Road


CACJ's highly popular DUI series provides the latest in legal and tactical updates for DUI practitioners.

Date & Time
November 7th, 2020

Location
Virtual

Speakers & Agenda
To Be Announced

Seminar Coordinator
Rich Hutton, Mark Khalaf & Bruce Kapsack

Appellate Practice


CACJ offers a unique one-day Appellate Practice Seminar tailored to addressing timely issues in appellate law and practice.

Date & Time
October 10th, 2020

Location
Virtual

MCLE
Approved for 6 hrs of participatory MCLE credit,
including 1.0 hrs Elimination of Bias

Pricing
$159 Member | $199 Non-Member

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Speakers & Agenda
Al Menaster
The Year's Cases: 2019-2020 - Cases in the Time of Covid-19
A review of the past year’s developments in caselaw from California Appellate courts and the U.S. Supreme Court.  This will focus on issues relevant to appellate lawyers.

Laura Arnold
COVID Issue-spotting – Spinning Gold from Straw
Fun thing about a global pandemic … interesting legal issues for appellate counsel. Whether we’re looking at extensions of statutory time limits resulting in due process violations, or conflicts between state authorization and local court implementation orders, or continuances granted without a showing of good cause, or compromised confrontation rights in our COVID-safe jury trials, there is bound to be a little something for everyone!

Chuck Sevilla & George Schraer
Using Creative Zingers to Buttress Winning Arguments
Most writing in the standard appellate brief is as bland and colorless as mayonnaise on provolone between slices of Wonderbread. The speakers believe there are occasions in which a well-placed zinger, or a classical or biblical reference, or something humorous, might actually contribute to the argument.  While not insisting that appellate attorneys write in a way that is outside their comfort zone, the speakers will highlight some instances in which a zinger might buttress a winning argument.

Brad O'Connell
State Habeas Corpus:  Principles, Practice & Practicalities
This session will focus more on the practical aspects of our appellate habeas practice -- i.e., for panel attorneys working with the projects. It will deal with matters such as the main categories of our habeas work, including habeas investigation during pendency of an appeal (the most common), out-of-blue appointments by Ct of Appeal on inmate-filed petitions (such as parole habeas), and what I'm nicknaming "leveraged appointments" such as where staff or panel attorney files a habeas pet on someone's behalf (e.g., to take advantage of new case law affecting a former client) and tries to get Ct Appeal to appoint them nunc pro tunc. It will also deal with topics like  habeas investigation (incl seeking investigative or expert requests), timing of the petition in relation to the appeal (including late-in-the-appeal, post-opinion, or post-remittitur filings), OSC's, & seeking Supreme Ct review.

Lis Semel
Batson Update

Rebecca Jones & Jennifer Hansen
When is a murder not a murder?  Navigating resentencing under PC 1170.95
SB 1437, which sometimes feels like the “lawyers’ full employment act,” has reopened hundreds of old murder convictions.  From the superior courts up to the Supremes, judges are sorting out how to implement resentencings under PC 1170.95. We are swimming in uncharted waters, and this is our chance to shape the law. Get the latest updates and think about creative ways to win.

Seminar Coordinator
Robert Boyce

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CACJ's seminars feature masters of contemporary trial tactics, state and nationally recognized scholars, and experts on critical legal issues. These respected presenters provide substantial insight into the issues that challenge the criminal defense bar.

Each seminar offers a unique experience and pricing schedule. Please see the specific Exhibitor Packets below:


CACJ/CPDA Capital Case Defense Seminar

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Each year CACJ and CPDA co-sponsor the Capital Case Defense Seminar in Monterey or San Diego. The four-day program includes lectures, plenary sessions, and specialized workshops.


DUI Rules of the Road Seminar

Download Packet Here (Coming soon!)
CACJ's highly popular DUI Update Seminar: Rules of the Road series provides the latest in legal and tactical updates for DUI practitioners.


Annual Criminal Defense Seminar

Download Packet Here (Coming soon!)
This highly attended seminar is held in San Francisco and offers practitioners and allied professionals from throughout the state the very best practice tips from the masters.

 

MCLE Rules


The California State Bar requires members to complete 25 hours of Minimum Continuing Legal Education (MCLE) every three years and file a report with the State Bar. Members are responsible for tracking MCLE credit earned and reporting their compliance to the State Bar at the conclusion of each 3-year reporting period.
Learn more from the State Bar website.

Group 1 (A-G)

Group 2 (H-M)

Group 3 (N-Z)

Attorneys with last names
beginning with A-G.
Compliance period:
2/1/16 - 1/31/19
Deadline to report:
Feb. 1, 2019

Attorneys with last names
beginning with H-M.
Compliance period:
2/1/18 - 1/31/21
Deadline to report:
Feb. 1, 2021

Attorneys with last names
beginning with N-Z.
Compliance period:
2/1/17 - 1/31/20
Deadline to report:
Feb. 1, 2020

  • Half of the 25 MCLE hours must be in activities approved for what are called "participatory" MCLE credit.
  • No more than 12.5 hours can be for self-study
  • Other special requirements:
    • At least four hours of legal ethics
    • At least one hour on competence issues
    • At least one hour in an area called the Recognition and Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and Society

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