Publications & Communications



Weekly Review

Our Weekly Review provides a weekly update on Tuesdays that contains the latest events, membership information, and program updates.

CACJ Flash!Nuggets

Flash!Nuggets are a weekly mail service which goes out on Wednesdays and provides members with legal information and membership news. This is provided exclusively to our members.

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Legislative Update

CACJ Legislative Update are an update from Hernandez Strategy to inform our members about pending legislation and to highlight our current focus.

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CACJ publishes a wide list of publications, including the Death Penalty Defense Manual, the Contempt Defense Manual, and the CACJ Quarterly FORUM Magazine. CACJ members receive substantial discounts on all CACJ publications.

FORUM Magazine

The FORUM is a bold and insightful quarterly magazine that provides provocative and practical articles on criminal law and procedure as well as courtroom humor, useful tips, and updates. Depend on the forum to keep you briefed on criminal justice trends, trial tactics, search and seizure, the right to counsel, due process, capital defense, DUI defense, and appellate practice.

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Contempt Defense Manual

The Contempt Defense Manual is designed to allow quick access to specific areas in emergency situations. There are specific chapters on direct, indirect, hybrid contempt, sanctions and contempt in the federal courts. The manual also addresses areas of law and policy in the chapter entitled Appellate Review of Contempt or Sanction Orders. Finally, the prospect of taking action against judges who too often improperly invoke the contempt power is reviewed in the chapter entitled "The Commission on Judicial Performance".


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