Upcoming Events / Webinars

FDAP Annual In-Person Training Replaced With Webinars

June 16, 2021 12:00-1:00 p.m. Rethinking Habeas Investigations — Lessons from the  Northern California Innocence Project. The Northern California Innocence Project (NCIP) has a remarkable record of obtaining habeas relief — and often full exonerations — in cases posing serious questions of actual innocence, even under circumstances in which the claims might appear barred or face other obstacles. FDAP Assistant Director Brad O’Connell will interview senior NCIP attorney Paige Kaneb on NCIP’s approach to habeas investigation and presentation of claims. This “in conversation” program will explore possible lessons from NCIP’s approach for our own consideration and investigation of possible habeas claims as appointed appellate counsel. The webinar will be held on Zoom. The event is approved for 1.0 hour of MCLE credit. Register here for this event.

June 17, 2021 12:00-1:00 p.m. An analysis of the Supreme Court’s decision in In re Caden C. – The California Supreme Court issued its opinion in In re Caden C. on May 27, 2021 discussing the  beneficial parent-child relationship. The issues on review were limited to the following: (1) what standard of review governs appellate review of the beneficial relationship exception to adoption? (2) Is a showing that a parent has made progress in addressing issues that led to dependency necessary to meet the beneficial parental relationship exception? Join Leslie Barry, appellate counsel for mother, Christine C., on June 17, 2021 from 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. as she discusses the Court’s decision and its impact on families facing the termination of parental rights. This event is approved for 1.0 hour of MCLE credit. Register here for this event.