In September 2020, Governor Newsom signed the California Racial Justice Act (RJA), a groundbreaking law designed to address rampant racial injustice in our criminal justice system. In the coming months, appellate records may include issues litigated under the RJA in the trial court. In addition, there may be opportunities to raise the RJA for the first time on appeal, or to apply the RJA’s legislative intent to claims with a racial discrimination component. While the full impact of the RJA remains to be seen, it has already become abundantly clear that close collaboration with trial counsel has never been more critical.
To explore these issues, join Alameda County Deputy Public Defender Jane Brown, San Francisco County Deputy Public Defender Rebecca Young, and FDAP Staff Attorneys Deborah Rodriguez and Lauren Dodge for a 1.5 hour training. The webinar will be held on Zoom on Wednesday, April, 21, 2021 from 12 to 1:30 p.m.
This event is approved for 1.5 hours of MCLE credit, of which 1.5 hours qualifies for elimination of bias credit.