The 2007 CADC Annual Statewide Conference and Seminar will be held on Friday and Saturday, March 16 and 17, 2007, at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel, in downtown Los Angeles.

On Friday, March 16, we will begin with a one-hour, open forum discussion featuring the appellate project directors, with participation by CADC members and the CADC Board, moderated by Marcia Levine, CADC’’s Court & Project Liaison. Following this, the Board will conduct its annual Board membership meeting, which will include the election of officers.

The first of our MCLE sessions will take place Friday afternoon, with a presentation by Presiding Justice Paul Turner, from the Court of Appeal, Second Appellate District, concerning current legal issues of interest. A no host cocktail party will follow our Friday MCLE session.

Dinner Friday evening will be a chance for CADC members to socialize. Location and entertainment to be announced.

Following a Saturday morning continental breakfast, there will be five hours of MCLE. Among the featured presenters will be Jeffrey Fisher, whose topic will be “Sixth Amendment Update: The Continuing Fallout from Crawford and Blakely,” Professor Stan Goldman from Loyola University, who will speak on “Updated Selected Topics in Search and Seizure;” and Rick Lennon from CAP-LA, who will give us a primer on expert witnesses entitled “Appellate Issues Presented by Expert Testimony.” Attorney Catherine Campbell will speak about “Knowing Your Client’s Prison Reality,” and Tom Lundy, Editor of Forecite, will cover the latest in “Finding and Winning Jury Instruction Issues on Appeal.”

For those who practice in dependency law, there will be breakout sessions for five hours of MCLE. Our featured presenters will include Kathleen Murphy Mallinger, Andrea St. Julian, and Alice Shotton, whose topic will be “The Changing Role of Minor’s Counsel on Appeal,” and Joanne Willis Newton and Andrea St. Julian, who will bring us current on “The Indian Child Welfare Act.” Cheryl Geyerman and Alice Shotton from ADI will discuss “The Art of Writing a Dependency Appellate Brief: Perspectives of Project Staff Attorneys;” and Linda Harvie and Janice Jenkins will speak on “The Law of Forfeiture in Dependency Appeals.”

Please mark your calendars, and check this location and the CADC Website for further updates

January 24, 2007

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