This best-attended, most inspirational seminar is held every year in San Francisco and offers defenders from throughout the state the very best in legal education from the masters themselves. Couldn't get to Macon, Georgia for NCDC? Good news, Lisa Wayne and others are coming to you.

CACJ's Annual awards seminars feature only the masters of contemporary trial tactics, state- and nationally-recognized experts on critical leading-edge issues, and headline legislators, heroes, movers and shakers in the fight for criminal justice. These respected presenters provide substantial insight into the issues that challenge the criminal defense bar in California.

Like all CACJ seminars, this event presents the unique opportunity to develop both professional and personal contacts in an atmosphere of camaraderie. Grow your referral base as you meet wonderful new friends from all around the state of California and beyond. Bring the family to enjoy one of the world's greatest cities at its most enchanted time of the year.

Seminar Dates

Friday, December 7th, 2018
Charles R. Garry Memorial Lecture 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Reception & Meet and Greet with Past Presidents 6:30pm - 7:30pm
CACJ Board Meeting 7:30pm - 9:00pm

Saturday, December 8th, 2018
Registration and Check-in 7:30am - 8:30am
Seminar 8:30am - 5:00pm
Awards Luncheon 12:00pm -1:30pm

Award Recipients

Lifetime Achievement
Justice Anthony Kline

Legislator of the Year
Senator Nancy Skinner

Journalistic Integrity
Yesenia Amaro

President's Awards

Special Guest Speaker
Brian Banks

| Award Recipient Information here |


Earn up to 6.0 MCLE on Saturday

8:30 am - 9:30 am
2018 Year in Review
Al Menaster, Esq.

9:30 am - 10:30 am
Criminal Issues & the New USSC
Jeff Fisher, Esq.

10:30 am - 10:45 am

10:45 am - 11:45 am
Representing Mentally Ill Clients
[1.0 hr Competency]
Colette Tvedt, Esq. & George Woods, MD

11:45 am - 12:00 pm

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Awards Luncheon

1:30 pm - 1:45 pm

1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
#MeToo and the Mindset of Consent
[1.0 hr Ethics]
Lisa Wayne, Esq.

2:45pm - 3:45 pm
Beyond the Basics: Giving & Receiving Final Jury Arguments
Chuck Sevilla, Esq.

3:45 pm - 4:00 pm

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
How We Changed the Felony Murder Rule in California

& What it Means for our Clients
Kate Chatfield, Esq. & Jacque Wilson, Esq.

| Speaker Bios here |

Seminar Location

Hotel Nikko San Francisco
222 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

CACJ 2018 | Reservations Link

Special thank you to the Sponsors

Thank you to all of the Exhibitors

Seminar Coordinator
Jeffery E. Thoma
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