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Interested in joining CDLA?

Are you a California attorney who handles a significant number of DUI cases as part of your legal practice?
As Executive Director of the California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA), I encourage you to join our vibrant group of 350+ lawyers, "home of the top DUI attorneys in California."
CDLA offers 8-10 free webinars annually. All qualify for MCLE credit. We also host in-person meetings in both Northern California and Southern California.  Our "signature" event is a two-day conference in mid-August. The 2022 Annual Kuwatch Conference held in San Francisco was attended by 160 attorneys. The 2023 Annual Kuwatch Conference was held at the Omni Los Angeles on Friday, August 11, 2023 and Saturday, August 12, 2023. Both annual conferences received almost 100% positive reviews from attendees.
Our listserv is a heavily used interactive forum that assists lawyers by requesting and sharing advice about specific legal matters, seeking referrals or appearances, providing updates on key court cases, etc.
For a one-year period of membership, the following categories and rates apply:
General (attorneys): $130
Associate (non-attorney; out-of-state attorney): $65
General/PD (attorney - public defenders): $65
Specialist (attorneys qualified as specialists): $200 (requires review and approval)
Application can be made using the JOIN/RENEW NOW button on the main page of our website:
Please let me know if you need any additional information regarding our Association.
Dr. Roger C. Andersen, Executive Director, California DUI Lawyers Association

Earn 9.5 MCLE credit hours at CDLA's Annual Conference!

ANNUAL KUWATCH CONFERENCE 2023 

DATESFriday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12, 2023

 VENUE: Omni Los Angeles at California Plaza (251 S. Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012)

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Earn 9.5 MCLE credit hours at CDLA's Annual Conference!

ANNUAL KUWATCH CONFERENCE 2023 

DATESFriday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12, 2023

 VENUE: Omni Los Angeles at California Plaza (251 S. Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012)

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Earn 9.5 MCLE credit hours at CDLA's Annual Conference!

ANNUAL KUWATCH CONFERENCE 2023 

DATESFriday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12, 2023

 VENUE: Omni Los Angeles at California Plaza (251 S. Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012)

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Book your room at the Omni-LA for CDLA's Annual Conference!

CDLA has reserved a limited number of rooms at the Omni - LA at the low rate of $219/night (plus taxes and fees).
These rooms are booking fast and there are only a limited number remaining.
(This rate applies to each of the following 3 nights: Thursday, August 10; Friday, August 11; Saturday, August 12.)
 
I strongly recommend everyone book their room for the conference ASAP to take advance of this special CDLA conference rate. 
 
Use the quick, direct link to the hotel's reservation system below.
 

ANNUAL KUWATCH CONFERENCE 2023

THEME: Beating the Odds & Mastering your Craft

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"Angel of Death Row" to Kickoff CDLA Annual Conference

2023 ANNUAL KUWATCH CONFERENCE OPENING KEYNOTE PRESENTER:
PROFESSOR ANDREA D. LYON, "ANGEL OF DEATH ROW"
Presentation Techniques & the Art of Persuasion in "Our" Theatre: The Courtroom
Friday, August 11, 2023
1:10 to 2:45 p.m.

 

ANNUAL KUWATCH CONFERENCE 2023

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Interested in joining CDLA?

Are you a California attorney who handles a significant number of DUI cases as part of your legal practice?
As Executive Director of the California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA), I encourage you to join our vibrant group of 350+ lawyers, "home of the top DUI attorneys in California."
CDLA offers 6-8 free webinars annually. All qualify for MCLE credit. We also host in-person meetings in both Northern California and Southern California.  Our "signature" event is a two-day conference in mid-August. The 2022 Annual Kuwatch Conference held in San Francisco was attended by 160 attorneys and received almost 100% positive evaluations from participants. The 2023 Annual Kuwatch Conference will be held at the Omni Los Angeles on Friday, August 11, 2023 and Saturday, August 12, 2023.
Our listserv is a heavily used interactive forum that assists lawyers by requesting and sharing advice about specific legal matters, seeking referrals or appearances, providing updates on key court cases, etc.
For a one-year period of membership, the following categories and rates apply:
General (attorneys): $130
Associate (non-attorney; out-of-state attorney): $65
General/PD (attorney - public defenders): $65
Specialist (attorneys qualified as specialists): $200 (requires review and approval)
Application can be made using the JOIN/RENEW NOW button on the main page of our website:
Please let me know if you need any additional information regarding our Association.
Dr. Roger C. Andersen, Executive Director

California DUI Lawyers Association

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Early/Discounted Annual Conference Rates Ends Friday, June 30th!

CDLA 2023 ANNUAL KUWATCH CONFERENCE

The early/discounted registration rates for the 2023 Annual Kuwatch Conference ends on Friday, June 30th.

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New Bronze Sponsor: AM Health Care

CDLA is pleased to welcome a new Bronze Sponsor: AM Health Care.

At AM Health Care, our goal is to offer high quality, ethical, and compassionate care in the fields of addiction and mental health. We are committed to assisting clients and their families in finding healing, unity, and wellness. With our state-of-the-art facilities in 4 convenience locations in the greater Los Angeles area, individuals seeking detoxification can experience a comfortable and tranquil environment. 

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Board of Directors for 2023-2024

CDLA is pleased to announce the members of the 2023-2024 CDLA Board of Directors:

NEW DIRECTORS ELECTED:  Suzanne Ferguson, Jeanne Normandeau, Ryan Wilber, Lara Gressley

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Lynn Gorelick to receive CDLA Lifetime Achievement Award

LYNN GORELICK TO RECEIVE THE EDWARD KUWATCH LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

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"Angel of Death Row" to open 2023 Annual Kuwatch Conference

 

2023 ANNUAL KUWATCH CONFERENCE OPENING KEYNOTE PRESENTER:
ANDREA LYON, "ANGEL OF DEATH ROW"
"Acting for DUI Attorneys"
Friday, August 11, 2023
1:10 to 2:30 p.m.

 

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"Angel of Death Row" to open 2023 Annual Kuwatch Conference

 

2023 ANNUAL KUWATCH CONFERENCE OPENING KEYNOTE PRESENTER:
ANDREA LYON, "ANGEL OF DEATH ROW"
"Acting for DUI Attorneys"
Friday, August 11, 2023
1:10 to 2:30 p.m.

 

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Who is Edward Kuwatch?

The California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA) names its annual conference as well as its most prestigious annual award after Edward Kuwatch.

Each year CDLA presents the Edward Kuwatch Memorial Award to recognize an attorney who made the greatest contribution and the most significant impact to the DUI field. The award was established to honor the memory of Edward “Fast Eddy” Kuwatch, a prominent attorney and founder of the California DUI Deuce Defenders now called the CDLA. Edward Kuwatch was an outstanding leader within the legal profession and in the community.

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Happy National Pi Day!

CDLA celebrates National Pi Day!

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Registration Now Open for CDLA's Annual Conference

ANNUAL KUWATCH CONFERENCE 2023 - REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!

THEME: Beating the Odds & Mastering your Craft

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Interested in joining CDLA?

Are you a California attorney who handles a significant number of DUI cases as part of your legal practice?
As Executive Director of the California DUI Lawyers Association, I am encouraging you to join our vibrant group of 370+ lawyers, "home of the top DUI attorneys in California."
CDLA offers 6-8 free webinars every year. All qualify for MCLE credit. We also host in-person meetings in both Northern California and Southern California.  Our "signature" event is a two-day conference in mid-August. The 2022 Annual Kuwatch Conference held in San Francisco was attended by 160 attorneys and received almost 100% positive evaluations from participants.
Our listserv is a heavily used interactive forum that assists lawyers by requesting and sharing advice about specific legal matters, seeking referrals or appearances, providing updates on key court cases, etc.
For a one-year period of membership, the following categories and rates apply:
General (attorneys): $130
Associate (non-attorney; out-of-state attorney): $65
General/PD (attorney - public defenders): $65
Specialist (attorneys qualified as specialists): $200 (requires review and approval)
Application can be made using the JOIN/RENEW NOW button on the main page of our website:
Please let me know if you need any additional information regarding our Association.
Thanks.
Roger

Dr. Roger C. Andersen, Executive Director

California DUI Lawyers Association

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Annual Kuwatch Conference Registration Opens on March 13th!

The 2023 Annual Kuwatch Conference will be held on Friday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12, 2023 at the Omni Los Angeles at California Plaza.

The CDLA Seminar Planning Committee has arranged for an exceptional program of speakers for this two-day conference.

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Need a DUI Lawyer?

Do you need a DUI lawyer?

You have come to the right place!

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CDLA's 2023 Annual Kuwatch Conference Update

The 2023 Annual Kuwatch Conference will be held on Friday, August 11 & Saturday, August 12, 2023 at the Omni Los Angeles at California Plaza.

The CDLA Seminar Planning Committee is in the process of identifying outstanding speakers for our 2-day conference.

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