Calendar of Events

CLE Seminars


CACJ members receive discounted rates to seminars that promote unique educational and networking opportunities. CACJ's seminars feature masters of contemporary trial tactics, state and nationally recognized scholars, and experts on critical legal issues. These respected presenters provide substantial insight into the issues that challenge the criminal defense bar. CACJ's Annual Seminars are listed below:

  • CACJ/CPDA Capital Case Defense Seminar – Each year CACJ and CPDA co-sponsor the Capital Case Defense Seminar in Monterey, California. The four-day program includes lectures, plenary sessions, and specialized workshops.
  • CACJ/NACDL's Annual Forensic Science Seminar – CACJ/NACDL's Forensic Science Seminar offers cutting edge information in Forensic Science from dynamic speakers.
  • Bryan R. Shechmeister Death Penalty College – CACJ co-sponsors with the Santa Clara University Death Penalty Law Center an annual intensive one-week training session for practitioners entering the capital case arena, or those wanting to hone their skills.
  • Criminal Law 101- A brand new seminar, offered as an intensive training in the art of cross-examination. Hosted at UCDavis School of Law's King Hall.
  • DUI Seminar – CACJ's highly popular DUI Update Seminar: Rules of the Road series provides the latest in legal and tactical updates for DUI practitioners.
  • Appellate Practice Seminar – CACJ offers a unique one-day Appellate Practice Seminar tailored to addressing timely issues in appellate law and practice.
  • Annual Fall Seminar –This highly attended seminar is held in San Francisco and offers practitioners and allied professionals from throughout the state the very best practice tips from the masters.

    View our Upcoming Seminars here.


    CACJ conducts online webinar trainings which offer CLE credits; usually 60-90 minute in length, our webinars provide the opportunity to get the training you need on topical issues without having to leave your office.

    View our current Webinars here.

    National Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition

    The level of preparation and skill exhibited by the student participants is impressive and the resulting competition is intense. More than 100 lawyers and judges voluntee their time to help preside over and/or score the trials.
    See more about our National Criminal Trial Advocacy Competition.

    Lobby Day

    One of the most effective ways of letting elected officials know about our organization's views on issues is through a personal meeting, called Lobbying. Lobbying provides members of Congress, state, and local officials with the information they need to make the best decisions for their constituencies. The information and education you can provide may be critical to the decisions they make on policy that affects your profession.

    If you are interested in participating in Lobby Day please contact Dennis Garcia or call their office at 916.447.9719. If you cannot attend, please consider making a donation to CACJ to support our Lobbying efforts through Hernandez Strategy Group.

    Learn more about Lobby Day 2014, View photos from Lobby Day 2013

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