Upcoming Events

FDAP Events

December 9, 2021 – Preparing and Presenting Simple Habeas Petitions To Supplement Related Claims Raised on Direct Appeal

Habeas petitions can be intimidating, especially for those new to criminal appellate practice. But they don’t have to be. Join FDAP Staff Attorneys Shannon Chase and Lauren Dodge on December 9, 2021 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. as they walk through a common habeas claim based on ineffective assistance of trial counsel. This webinar, geared for newer practitioners and those looking for a refresher on habeas basics, will cover the when, why and how of filing a companion habeas petition in the Court of Appeal to support related claims raised on direct appeal.

The webinar is approved for 1.0 hour of MCLE credit, including one hour of appellate and criminal specialization.

Register here.

January 5, 2022 – Litigating Appeals of Juvenile Court Transfer Orders to Adult Court

As of January 1, 2022, juvenile court transfer orders to adult court are appealable in California. Assembly Bill 624 (also known as the Youth Fair Process Act), signed into law in September, converts the current discretionary writ-review process into a mandatory right of interlocutory appeal. Appellate defenders will need to learn how to litigate these matters. Our trial defender colleagues have been litigating transfer issues for years and are available to train us. Join Ron Rayes, Marketa Sims, and Jonathan Grossman for an intensive one-hour training on the nuts and bolts of transfer with a discussion of major issues.

The webinar will be held via Zoom on January 5, 2022 from 12 to 1 p.m. It is approved for 1.0 hour of MCLE credit, including one hour of appellate and criminal specialization.

Register here.

Other Events

November 18-19, 2021 – Online Seminar: Introduction To State Capital Habeas Practice

The Habeas Corpus Resource Center and California Appellate Project have announced a live, online webinar: Introduction to State Capital Habeas Practice. This two-day seminar is aimed at counsel who may be interested in seeking appointment to capital habeas cases in California state court. The seminar is free, and offers 8 hours of MCLE. It is scheduled for November 18 and 19, 2021. 

Information about the program, including registration details, is available here.

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