New Implicit Bias Education Now Required for CA Attorneys

NEW IMPLICIT BIAS EDUCATION NOW REQUIRED FOR ALL CA ATTORNEYS

The State Bar of California now requires all attorneys to include 1 unit of implicit bias education in their required 25 hours of MCLE every 3 years. This is in addition to the 1 unit of elimination of bias training that was previously required. 

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In Memoriam: Richard Hutton

IN MEMORIAM: RICHARD HUTTON

CDLA member Rich Hutton recently passed away.

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Holiday Dinner Meetings Decembrer 2023

Although the members of the CDLA Seminar Planning Committee are finalizing the location and program, we ask that you SAVE THE DATE to be able to participate in our end-of-year holiday dinner meetings. Participants will be able to earn 2.5 MCLE credits for attendance.
Southern California Holiday Dinner Meeting
Thursday, December 8, 2022
6:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Event Coordinator: Erica Madrid
 
 
Northern California Holiday Dinner Meeting
Thursday, December 15, 2022
6:00 to 9:30 p.m.
Event Coordinator: Peter Johnson
Please note that the location/venue, program/speakers, cost, and registration information will be sent to all CDLA members during the second half of October.
These dinner meetings provide an excellent opportunity to network and socialize with your fellow CDLA members - as well as to obtain training and information on important professional development topics.

Free writing Webinar to be presented to CDLA members

CDLA is offering a free webinar to its members on Wednesday, October 19 from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. Effective Legal Writing for Attorneys: How to Easily Improve Your Writing (MCLE: 1.0 credit) will be presented by Don Bartell and Lara Gressley.
This webinar will demonstrate specific legal-writing techniques that will help attorneys make their writing more concise and direct, and therefore more persuasive.  Through specific examples of typical legal-writing problems and their solutions, the webinar will help participants improve the clarity and focus of the briefs, letters, and other written work that is crucial to any legal practice. 
 
In this webinar presented by CDLA attorneys Donald Bartell and Lara Gressley, you will learn the basics of legal writing, a lawyer's most important tool, including tips and techniques for drafting briefs, pleadings and memos. Participants will also understand the most common mistakes and problems lawyers encounter in their writings -- and how to avoid them.
For additional information about this webinar - and CDLA membership - contact CDLA Executive Director Dr. Roger C. Andersen at [email protected]
 

Manny Daskal Elected President of CDLA for 2022-2023 Year

At the Annual Meeting of the CDLA Board of Directors held last weekend as part of the 2022 Annual Kuwatch Conference, Manny Daskal was elected President of the CDLA Board of Directors.

Manny is originally from Detroit, Michigan. He graduated with a B.S. from Wayne State University,

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Alison Bermant Receives 2022 President's Award

"TRUCKEE LAWYER" ALISON BERMANT RECEIVES 2022 President's Award
Alison Bermant was awarded the prestigious President's Award at the 2022 CDLA Annual Kuwatch Conference.
Immediate Past President Josh Price states "Alison is a true warrior, she fights for every client and contributes greatly to CDLA through her advocacy and posts. She demonstrates a steadfast commitment to CDLA as well as to freedom. She has shown outstanding efforts in defending the accused that zealously guards our Constitutional rights." 

Alison can be reached at [email protected] or 530-550-0529.

Congratulations to Alison!

Newly Elected Officers for 2022-2023

CDLA OFFICERS FOR THE 2022-2023 YEAR

The CDLA Board of Directors has elected the following members as its Officers for the 2022-2023 year:

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Annual Conference: Less than 2 weeks away!

​In less than 2 weeks - and after a two year hiatus due to the pandemic - CDLA will be holding its annual conference. 
The 2022 Annual Kuwatch Conference will be held on Friday, August 12, 2022 and Saturday, August 13, 2022 at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel in downtown San Francisco.

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE FOR FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 2022 

(Vice President Manny Barba - Master of Ceremonies)

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Terry Wapner to receive CDLA highest award at annual conference

TERRY WAPNER TO RECEIVE EDWARD KUWATCH LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD AT CDLA ANNUAL CONFERENCE POSTHUMOUSLY

 

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CDLA Membership Growth

CDLA is pleased to have added 40 new members in the past 3 months!

Many of our new members have joined in time to attend the Annual Kuwatch Conference scheduled for Friday, August 12 and Saturday, August 13, 2022 at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel in San Francisco.

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CDLA plays prominent role at NCDD Summer Seminar

CDLA was a dominant presence at the July 14-15, 2022 Summer Session Seminar of the National College for DUI Defense (NCDD) held in Chicago.

Donald Bartell was the appellate attorney of the year.

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Register now for CDLA's annual conference!

WHAT?     CDLA Annual Conference 2022

WHEN?     Friday, August 12 starting 1:00 p.m.  - Saturday, August 13, 2022 ending at 3:45 p.m..

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Don Bartell receives prestigious award from NCDD!

Congratulations to Don Bartell for being awarded The National College for DUI Defense's (NCDD)’s appellate attorney of the year in Chicago today!  

Terry Wapner to receive CDLA's highest award at annual conference

FORMER CDLA TREASURER TERRY WAPNER TO RECEIVE CDLA'S HIGHEST AWARD

 

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Time to register for CDLA's Annual Conference

TIME TO REGISTER: CALIFORNIA DUI LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (CDLA) ANNUAL CONFERENCE

 The 2022 Annual Kuwatch Conference will be held on Friday, August 12, 2022 and Saturday, August 13, 2022 at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel in downtown San Francisco. 

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Why join CDLA?

WHY JOIN CDLA?

MISSION

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SB 1021 Not Moving Forward This Year

UPDATE ON SB 1021

SB 1021 (authored by Steven Bradford; Democratic Senator; District 35) will not be moving forward this year.

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2022 Annual Kuwatch Conference

REGISTER NOW FOR CDLA'S ANNUAL CONFERENCE!

The 2022 Annual Kuwatch Conference will be held on Friday, August 12, 2022 and Saturday, August 13, 2022 at the Intercontinental Mark Hopkins Hotel in downtown San Francisco.

Here are some key points:

  • Eight (8) featured presentations including a two-hour kick-off keynote address by Marilyn Huestis, Cannabis-Impaired Driving.
  • Many opportunities to network and socialize, including the Friday evening cocktail party, Saturday breakfast and Saturday lunch.
  • The Awards Luncheon on Saturday will honor former CDLA Treasurer Terry Wapner who will be receiving the prestigious Edward Kuwatch Lifetime Achievement Award (posthumously). The other major award to be presented will be the President's Award.
  • Among the items in your conference tote bag will be a free copy of presenter David Ball's new book, David Ball on Criminal Defense, as well as his new video, Dominos.
  • CDLA has arranged a special hotel rate for this conference.
  • Conference attendees will be eligible to earn 9.5 MCLE credits.
  • CDLA's six valued Sponsors will be on hand to share information about their companies which can provide significant benefit and value to your law practice.
Register via the CDLA website. Pricing is as follows:
  • Member rate for General, Expert, and Specialist Attorneys: $275
  • Member rate for Public Defenders: $200
  • Non-Member rate: $350.
Please contact Executive Director Dr. Roger Andersen with any questions or additional information at [email protected]