Cross-Examination Skills Seminar – Friday & Saturday, October 21 & 22, 2011 – Palm Springs

Friday & Saturday, October 21 & 22, 2011 At The Palm Springs Doral Desert Princess Resort 67967 Vista Chino, Cathedral City, California 92234 Program Coordinators: Charles Denton, Assistant Public Defender, Alameda County Bart Sheela, Deputy Alternate Public Defender, San Diego County CPDA has put together a special seminar that will address a wide array of issues that arise in trial practice related to cross-examination skills. The featured speakers are all very experienced in these areas and we are sure you will gain a great deal of knowledge and skills by attending this two-day program. Note: We have blocked a large group of lodging rooms at the Palm Springs Doral Desert Princess Resort at a very special rate. Be sure to tell the hotel that you are with CPDA when you call to make reservations to take advantage of this special rate (this lodging rate has an early cut-off date, so make reservations immediately if you plan to attend). This program is MCLE accredited – please see below for details. PROGRAM SCHEDULE Day One – Friday, October 21, 2011 12:00 p.m. Registration/Check In, Soft Drinks & Chips 1:00 p.m. Cross-Examining The “Snitch”/”Flipper” – John Cotsirilos, Attorney at Law, San Diego, California 2:00 p.m. Cross-Examining an Expert Witness – Traci Owens, Deputy Alternate Public Defender, Santa Clara County 3:00 p.m. Impeachment – Terence MacCarthy, Federal Defender Program of the Northern District of Illinois – Recently retired after serving as Executive Director of the program for 42 Years, and currently serves as Director of Training and Education 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Reception Day Two – Saturday, October 22, 2011 8:30 a.m. Registration / Check In 9:00 a.m. Linking Your Cross to the Themes in Your Case – Sam Eaton, Attorney at Law, Santa Barbara, CA 10:30 a.m. Cross-Examination in a DUI Case – Felipe Plascencia, Attorney at Law, Whittier, CA 12:00 p.m. Luncheon (Included in Registration Fee) 1:00 p.m. Cross-Examination in a DNA Case – —-> Charles Denton, Assistant Public Defender, Alameda County —-> Dominic Pinkney, Assistant Public Defender, Alameda County 2:00 p.m. Cross-Examining a Child Witness – Susan Clemens, Deputy Public Defender, San Diego County 3:00 p.m. Cross-Examination of The Sexual Assault Complainant – Matt Rosen, Deputy Public Defender, San Francisco County 4:00 p.m. Conclusion of Program ———————————————— This activity is approved for MCLE by the State Bar of California in the amount of 9.0 hours. CPDA certifies that this activity conforms to the standards for approved education activities prescribed by the rules & regulations of the State Bar of California governing minimum continuing legal education. This activity is approved for California Legal Specialization Credit as follows: 9.0 hrs in Trial Advocacy, 0.0 hours in Substantive Criminal Law & Procedure. CPDA is an Approved Provider of Criminal Law under section 7.0 of the Rules Governing the State Bar of California Program for Certifying Legal Specialists and the Standards. ————————————————- *This seminar is for criminal defense professionals only. If you are not a full-time criminal defense attorney or criminal defense professional, you may submit a registration request prior to the date of the program with a cover letter explaining why you should be permitted to attend. You will be notified as to whether you may attend within 24 hours of receipt of your cover letter. If you do not receive a reply, you should contact CPDA to determine whether you may attend. At-The-Door-Registrations by non-full-time criminal defense professionals will not be permitted. If your application form is not accepted, your registration fee will be returned unprocessed. Individuals involved in the prosecution of criminal cases may not attend this program. Registrants: Materials will be distributed on the day of the program. Attention Late Registrants: If you register three days or fewer prior to a training program, your course materials may have to be mailed (first class postage) the first working day following the program. To avoid this, please register as early as possible.Refunds: Cancellations, written or by phone, must be made five days prior to the program to receive full refund. Paid registrants who do not show at the program will be contacted by mail and given the option to receive a DVD video disc of the program & the course syllabus, or a refund of the amount paid less $15.00 processing fee. On Line Registrations: Need Lodging or Directions to the Hotel? Use this link: Note: A PDF version of this program flyer is available at this link: ————————– CPDA MCLE Events Calendar 2011-2012 MCLE Speciality Areas Seminar – Aug. 27, 2011 – Berkeley Public Safety Realignment Workshop – Sept. 2, 2011 – Berkeley Annual Homicide Defense – Sept. 9-10, 2011 – San Diego Cross-Examination – Oct. 21-22, 2011 – Palm Springs Felony Defense – Nov. 11-12 – Yosemite National Park Sex Crimes Defense – Dec. 3, 2011 – Palm Springs Juvenile Defense – January 20-21, 2012 – Monterey CACJ/CPDA Capital Case Defense Feb. 17-20th Monterey Annual Defender Management Wksp – Apr. 19th – Oxnard CPDA Annual Convention – Apr. 20-21, 2012 – Oxnard Defending Gang Cases – May 19, 2012 – Berkeley DUI Defense Institute – June 8-9, 2012 – Monterey Basic Trial Skills – July 30- Aug. 3, 2012 – USD (San Diego) Need Lodging or Directions to the Hotel? User this link: Register for this program on the Internet at:

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Cross-Examination Skills Seminar – Friday & Saturday, October 21 & 22, 2011 – Palm Springs

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