FDAP’s Annual Training Series: Criminal and Dependency Breakout Sessions This Week

March 1, 2022

Registration is still open for the second week of FDAP’s annual training series, which will feature breakout sessions for criminal and dependency attorneys. The syllabus is available here. Read on for details about the sessions and speakers. Please be sure to follow FDAP on social media where you can find additional updates.

Day Three: Thursday, March 3, 2022 – Dependency Breakout Sessions

1. Hot Issues on Removal, Placement, Reasonable Services, and Visitation

With the goal to inspire creative appellate challenge, this presentation by SDAP Senior Staff Attorney Jonathan Grossman and Staff Attorney Anna Stuart will review the legal principles surrounding removal, placement, and related issues.

This event will be held via Zoom from 12:00-12:45 p.m. (Eligible for 0.75 hours of MCLE credit, including appellate specialization.)

2. Dependency Year in Review: 2021 Case Law Update

CCAP Staff Attorney Siena Kautz will provide an overview of the significant dependency cases from 2021.

This event will be held via Zoom from 1:00-1:45 p.m. (Eligible for 0.75 hours of MCLE credit, including appellate specialization.)

3. Representing Parents with Disabilities in Dependency Proceedings: An Overview of Relevant Case Law and Federal and State Disability Protections 

Many of our clients in dependency proceedings have mental health or physical disabilities. Ayesha Lewis from the Disability Rights Education Defense Fund and Louise Collari, Staff Attorney at FDAP will review the relevant case law involving parents with disabilities, analyze a recent dependency case involving the reasonableness of services provided to a disabled parent, and discuss the ways that federal and state disability protections can help our clients as they navigate the dependency system.

This event will be held via Zoom from 2:00-3:00 p.m.  (Eligible for 1.0 hours of MCLE credit, including one hour of appellate specialization.)

Register here.

Day Four: Friday, March 4, 2022 – Criminal Breakout Sessions

1. Recent Developments in Criminal, Delinquency, and Civil Commitment Law:

FDAP Associate Staff Attorneys Rachel Belden and Jason Stenson will present an overview of recently decided cases of interest in criminal, delinquency, and civil commitment law.  Accompanying materials will broadly address significant opinions published over the past year, while the presentation will take a deeper dive into selected cases of particular interest and relevance for appellate practice.

This event will be held via Zoom from 12:00-1:00 p.m. (Eligible for 1.0 hour of MCLE credit, including one hour of appellate and criminal specialization.)

2. The Never-Ending Quest for Jury Instruction Errors:  How and Where to Look for Next Generation Claims 

Panel Attorney Eric Multhaup will discuss how to discover, develop and frame claims of instructional error.

This event will be held via Zoom from 1:00-1:45 p.m. (Eligible for 0.75 hours of MCLE credit, including one hour of appellate and criminal specialization.)

3.  Emerging Issues in Penal Code Section 1170.95 Cases

Leading authorities Rebecca Jones, Panel Attorney, and Jennifer Hansen, Office of the State Public Defender, will discuss the emerging issues in Penal Code section 1170.95 litigation in light of current case law and recently-passed legislation.

This event will be held via Zoom from 2:00-3:00 p.m. (Eligible for 1.0 hour of MCLE credit, including one hour of appellate and criminal specialization.)

Register here.

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