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CACJ publishes a wide list of publications, including the Death Penalty Defense Manual, the Contempt Defense Manual, and the CACJ Quarterly FORUM Magazine. CACJ members receive substantial discounts on all CACJ publications


The FORUM is a bold and insightful quarterly magazine that provides provocative and practical articles on criminal law and procedure as well as courtroom humor, useful tips, and updates. Depend on the forum to keep you briefed on criminal justice trends, trial tactics, search and seizure, the right to counsel, due process, capital defense, DUI defense, and appellate practice. An archive of past FORUM Magazines is available to CACJ Members Only.

FORUM Magazine On-line Archive of full issues and a table of contents for Past issues of the Forum is available here .

The Contempt Defense Manual - 2015 Edition

The purpose of this manual is to provide immediate help to an attorney who is under the pressure of facing a contempt allegation or sanction. For that reason, it is not intended to be read from cover to cover. Each section is intended to be complete in and of itself in order to provide a quick resource for an emergency situation.

A tremendous debt of gratitude is owed to the Contributing Authors: Allen Bloom, Robert Boyce, Lou Katz, James Lambe, Al Menaster, Keith Monroe, and John Hamilton Scott

Editor-in-Chief: Stephen Dunkle Copy Editor: Tara Da Re

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The California Death Penalty Defense Manual

Co-published by CACJ and California Public Defenders Association(CPDA), the Death Penalty Defense Manual is a comprehensive multi-volume manual and annual supplements designed to provide essential assistance, from mitigating factors to useful motions, to attorneys and others involved in capital cases.

To order the California Death Penalty Defense Manual, as well as our other publications, please download the order form below and fax, email, or mail it to the CACJ Office.

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Seminar Materials

We also offer copies of our Seminar Syllabus from previous years

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