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News from the Director

March 3, 2016

Please review the following important updates regarding: The FDAP Website survey, Training Opportunities, Serving the AG, and Personnel Changes at FDAP

FDAP Website Survey

The FDAP website is now 13 years old. In human years, that's approximately 1,950 years old. In other words, ancient. In the coming year, we will be looking to move the website to an easier to maintain platform and at the same time we will update the content, appearance, and functionality of the website. In order to assess what changes to make, we seek the input of our website users. With that in mind, we please ask you to complete a survey, the results of which we will use to steer the updating of the FDAP website. We greatly appreciate your time and input. Please complete the survey by March 24, 2017.

Serving the AG:

Always serve the AG’s general mailbox at sfagdocketing@doj.ca.gov (that mailbox is added to TrueFiling by the Court) even if a specific deputy’s email address is also listed) Please do not just check off the deputy’s email address for service. The AG's calendaring process depends on service to the general mailbox.

Training Opportunities:

CADC Annual Conference and Seminar - March 10 - 11, 2017 - Registration is still open for CADC's Annual Conference and Seminar March 10-11, 2017, in sunny San Diego. California Supreme Court Justice Kathryn Mickle Werdegar will give the keynote address on Friday afternoon, and the two-day conference will be filled with informative and inspiring presentations, including criminal and dependency break-out sessions, providing a total of up to 9.5 hours of MCLE credit. Both one- and two-day registrations are available. For more information, please visit CADC's website: http://cadc.net/registration/

SDAP - May 5, 2017: SDAP will be holding its annual training on May 5, 2017, in San Francisco. Speakers include Justice Goodwin Liu of the Calif. Supreme Court. Please see the attached flyer for a full description of the event.

BASF - March 24, 2017: The Bar Association of San Francisco will be holding its "View from the Bench: Practicing in the First District Court." Topics include technology, writs, effective advocacy, amicus briefs, and a roundtable conversation will all of the division Presiding Justices. Details and registration information here.

Personnel Changes:

We are very pleased to announced that panel attorney Louise Collari, who has been on our dependency panel for over 9 years, will be joining FDAP this month as a staff attorney. Former FDAP staff attorney Anya Emerson is now a staff attorney at the Family Violence Appellate Project. We wish Anya the best and look forward to continuing to partner with her in the future.



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