January 2022 Bulletin: 2022 Annual Seminar; Upcoming Webinar; Reminder About New Legislation

January 3, 2022

Registration Now Open for FDAP’s 2022 Virtual Seminar

Registration is now open for FDAP’s annual seminar, which will be held via Zoom over four days in February and March, 2022.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2022, 12-1:30 p.m. – Day 1

Perspectives from the Bench: Join us for a conversation with Justices Marla J. Miller and Therese M. Stewart of Division Two. The discussion will be moderated by FDAP Staff Attorney Lauren Dodge. 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. (Eligible for 1.0 hour of MCLE credit, including one hour of appellate and criminal specialization.)

Panel Developments: Get the latest on practicing in the First District Court of Appeal from FDAP Executive Director Jonathan Soglin. 1 to 1: 30 p.m. (Eligible for 0.5 hour of MCLE credit.)

Register here.

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2022. 12-1 p.m. – Day 2

Combatting Implicit Bias and Extending Empathy and Grace to Our Clients: 12 to 1 p.m. The goal of this training is to learn how to spot and eliminate bias towards our clients. A panel of formerly convicted persons from the Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) will unpack the experiences that led to their involvement in the justice system. The conversation will be relevant to all of our practice areas, including child dependency and civil commitment. The discussion will be moderated by FDAP Staff Attorney Megan Hailey-Dunsheath. (Eligible for 1.0 hour of elimination of bias credit.)

Register here.

THURSDAY, MARCH 3, 2022, 12-3 p.m. – Day 3

Dependency breakouts: 12-3 p.m. FDAP will present three dependency breakout sessions. Registration links and additional information on Day 3 will be sent out as details are finalized.

FRIDAY, MARCH 4, 2022, 12-3 p.m. – Day 4

Criminal breakouts: 12-3 p.m. FDAP will present three criminal breakout sessions. Registration links and additional information on Day 4 will be sent out as details are finalized.

Litigating Appeals of Juvenile Court Transfer Orders to Adult Court: January 5, 2022, 12-1 p.m.

 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.

Reminder to Check FDAP Resources for Information and Updates on Ameliorative Legislation Effective January 1, 2022

An extraordinary number of criminal justice reform bills were enacted in the 2021 legislative session and have now taken effect. Many of these bills are likely to be found to apply retroactively to non-final cases and are thus potentially beneficial to clients with currently pending appeals. FDAP has developed several resources on the bills. Check FDAP’s Quick Reference Guide and Pending Issues and Legislation page for a summary of the bills and for updates on the AG’s position and appellate decisions on the bills’ retroactivity. Check FDAP’s “New Legislation – Necessity to Review Pending Appeals” document for additional information on categories of pending appeals likely to be affected by one or more of the bills. For sample briefing or additional information on a particular bill, contact your FDAP consulting attorney. 

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