1 Sponsored by California Attorneys for Criminal Justice and California Public Defenders Association Capital Case Defense Seminar February 12 th 15 th Monterey, CA 2010 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Denny LeBoeuf Wilbert Rideau Death Penalty Focus Fundraiser Saturday Night Featuring the Legendary Steve Earle
2 2010 cacj/cpda Capital Case Defense Seminar Planning Committee CO-CHAIRS Jennifer Friedman Andrew Love Michael Ogul COMMITTEE MEMBERS Natasha Minsker Kathleen Cannon Mary Jane Mona Kathleen Wayland John Philipsborn Michael McMahon Jeannie Sternberg Craig Haney Saor Stetler Barry Melton Ellen Kreitzberg Allison Claire Russel Stetler Jack Weedin Pam Siller Mark Olive 2010 SPEAKER ROSTER Christopher Adams Atlanta, GA Ty Alper Sandra Babcock Chicago, IL Bicka Barlow Marc Bookman Philidelphia, PA Cristina Borde Julie Brain Wilmington, DE Kelly Branham Nashville, TN Kevin Bringuel David Bruck Lexington, VA Mary Alice Burns Michael Burt Lesli Caldwell Fairfield, CA Sarah Chester Allison Claire Jennifer Corey John Cotsirilos San Diego, CA Jason Cox El Cerrito, CA Mark Donatelli Santa Fe, NM Jack Earley Irvine, CA Ezekial R. Edwards James W. Ellis Albuquerque, NM Robert Epstein Philidelphia, PA Melody Ermachild Jean Farley Ventura, CA Millard Farmer Atlanta, GA Steve Feldman San Diego, CA Joan Fisher Greg Fisher Timothy Foley Monica Foster Indianapolis, IN Jennifer Friedman Ruth Friedman Greenbelt, MD Clifford Gardner Denise Gragg Santa Ana, CA John Grele Andy Guitierrez San Jose, CA Craig Haney Santa Cruz, CA Ryan P. Haygood Lois Heaney Henderson Hill Charlotte, NC Scharlette Holdman Juliana Humphrey San Diego, CA, Sheri Johnson Ithaca, NY Jane Kahn Sean Kennedy Regina Laughney Michael Laurence Denise LeBoeuf Marvin Lew Andrew Love Rose Lutrario Robin Maher Washington DC Mary McComb Michael McMahon Ventura, CA Jill Miller Madison, WI Natasha Minsker Mary Jane Mona Marcia Morrissey Santa Monica, CA Eric Multhaup Mill Valley, CA Erin Murphy Michael Ogul San Jose, CA Mark Olive Tallahassee, FL Steven Parnes David Paschal Nancy Pemberton Wendy Peoples Tallahassee, FL John Philipsborn Ray Plumoff Jeri Polen Steve Potolsky Miami, FL Danalyn Recer Houston, TX Anthony Ricco Lisa Romo Michael Ryan Washington DC Samira Sadeghi Michael Saks Tempe, AZ Barry Scheck Joe Schelsinger Elisabeth Semel Pam Siller Edward Sousa San Jose, CA Gary Sowards Alex Stalcup Lafayette, CA Jeannie Sternberg Saor Stetler Mill Valley, CA Russell Stetler Bryan Stevenson Montgomery, AL Scott Sundby Lexington, VA Christina Swarns Tamara Thompson James Thomson Terri Towery Wesley Van Winkle Gail Weinheimer Keir Weyble Columbia, SC Denise Young Tuscon, AZ
3 KEYNOTE SPEAKERS Wilbert RideaU s 1961 death sentence by an all white, all male jury was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court. After receiving the death penalty in two subsequent trials, Rideau had his sentence reduced to life in the Louisiana State Penitentiary in light of Furman v. Georgia. In 1976, he became editor of The Angolite, the prisoner-produced newsmagazine. Over the next quarter century, he won many of the nation s highest journalism awards. In March 1993, Life magazine called him The Most Rehabilitated Prisoner in America. That same year, he ventured into broadcast journalism, producing award-winning reports for national radio and television. In 1996, he became the only prisoner ever to receive the Louisiana Bar Association s highest journalistic honor for a documentary film he co-produced, The Execution of Antonio James. In 1998, he co-directed a documentary, The Farm: Angola, USA, which won the Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and was nominated for an Academy Award. He is the co-editor of The Wall Is Strong: Corrections in Louisiana, a textbook now in its fourth edition, and Life Sentences, an anthology of articles from The Angolite. In 2000, Wilbert Rideau won a new trial because of the systematic exclusion of blacks from the grand jury that indicted him in In 2005, he was convicted of manslaughter and released for time served. Wilbert Rideau was given the 2005 Champion of Justice Award by the NACDL and also honored by the Southern Center for Human Rights with its Human Rights Award for Since 2007, he has worked with the Federal Death Penalty Resource Counsel Project to address client resistance to life sentences. His autobiography, In the Place of Justice, published by Alfred Knopf of Random House, Inc., will be in bookstores this summer. Denny LeBoeuf is the Director of the ACLU s John Adams Project, assisting in the defense of the capitally charged Guantanamo detainees. She is a longtime capital defender, representing persons facing death at trial and in post-conviction in state and federal courts, and she teaches and consults with capital defense teams nationally. She was the founding Director of the Capital Post-Conviction Project in New Orleans, Louisiana. She is particularly interested in the litigation of mental health and in the ways in which race and poverty increase the traumatic burden carried by many clients. She was a member of the 2003 Committee that formulated the ABA Guidelines for the Appointment and Performance of Defense Counsel in Death Penalty Cases, and was Chair of the post-katrina Orleans Parish Public Defenders Board She holds a J.D. from Tulane University and a B.A. from Hunter College. Death Penalty Focus Annual Benefit Bash d at e : Saturday, February 13th, 2010 t i m e: 8:00 11:00 pm p r i c e: $45.00* (tickets will be sold at the door for $55) l o c at i o n: DeAnza Ballroom, Portola Plaza Hotel & Spa (at the conference!) CACJ & CPDA encourage all conference participants to support Death Penalty Focus, an organization dedicated to the abolition of the death penalty, by attending their Annual Benefit Bash. Join us for an evening of extraordinary music, desserts and socializing! Featuring the Legendary Steve Earle in Concert To register, go to or call (415) *ticket price includes one glass of wine and assorted desserts.
4 THE CAPITAL CASE DEFENSE SEMINAR SCHEDULE California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ) and the California Public Defenders Association (CPDA) are pleased to invite you to participate in the 2010 Capital Case Defense Seminar (CCDS). The CCDS is an intensive education opportunity for anyone involved in, or considering taking on, the defense of a capital case. It is designed not only for lawyers, but also for Mitigation specialists, paralegals, investigators, and experts working in capital defense. The CACJ/CPDA Capital Case Defense Seminar is the largest of its kind in the nation. CCDS is unique in that it offers lectures as well as specialized workshops that give participants the chance to brainstorm and exchange information with other participants. Experienced practitioners in any jurisdiction and those just entering the field can benefit from the lectures and workshops featuring experienced lawyers and experts, from both California and across the nation. CASE CONSULTATION WORKSHOPS: There are two workshops set aside for Case Consultations. These are a bring-your-case type workshop, where members of the planning committee and other presenters will brainstorm your case with you in the first workshop and then follow-up on those ideas in the second workshop. Space is very limited. If you want to participate, please indicate on the registration form and advise Gail Jones via at so that she can send you a case information form to complete. Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Trial Counsel in Capital Cases Require the Completion of Fifteen Hours of Capital Defense Training within the Preceding Two Years (Rule of Court 4.117(d)(6)) Friday, February 12, :00 5:00pm 2:00 3:15pm 3:30 5:00pm 7:15 7:30pm 7:30 8:30pm 8:30 10:00pm REGISTRATION Case Consultations: Brainstorming Your Case (Advance Registration Required) Telling the Story of Your Case Millard Farmer Welcome to the 2010 CCDS Jennifer Friedman, Michael Ogul, Andrew Love KEYNOTE Denise LeBoeuf, Wilbert Rideau RECEPTION Meet and Greet Saturday, February 13, :00am 8:30 10:30am 10:30 10:45am BREAK REGISTRATION PLENARIES The First Annual Lawbies Awards Show The Best, The Worst, and The Ugliest Capital-Relevant Decisions of 2009 Allison Claire, Eric Multhaup, Michael Ogul Legal Developments for Non- Lawyers Juliana Humphrey, Saor Stetler 10:45 12:15pm WORKSHOPS 1. Mitigating Gang Involvement by Understanding Adolescent Development Expert to be Named, Steve Harper 2. Advancing the Nature and Logic of Capital Mitigation Craig Haney 3. Confessions Jason Cox, Expert to be Named 4. Basic Neuropsychology Expert to be Named, Julie Brain 5. Discovery including Brady Marcia Morrissey, Terri Towery 6. Confidentiality of Investigation and SDT s in the wake of Humberto S. and Zamuido Denise Gragg, Michael McMahon 7. Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Expert to be Named 8. Cultural Competency/ Race and Culture Anthony Ricco, Expert to be Named 9. Victim Outreach Kelly Branham, David Bruck 10. Changing the Story Clifford Gardner 11. Jury Instructions in Federal Capital Cases and Litigating the Admissibility of Statutory Aggravators John Philipsborn, James Thomson 12. Legal Developments from a Post-Conviction Perspective Wendy Peoples, Keir Weyble 13. Preparing, Drafting and Obtaining Mitigation Declarations Mark Olive, Rose Lutrario 1:15 2:45pm WORKSHOPS 1. Using the National Academy of Science Report in Litigation Trial Level Focus Michael Saks, Jennifer Friedman, Barry Scheck (Moderator) 2. Atkins, Including Testing Trial Level Focus Edward Sousa, Expert to be Named 3. Adolescent Brain Development Expert to be Named, Steve Harper 4. Batson Elisabeth Semel, Sheri Johnson 1.5 Hours Elimination of Bias 5. Technology Millard Farmer 6. Litigating Interpreter and Translation Issues Ray Plumhoff, Marvin Lew 7. Victim Impact Marc Bookman, Regina Laughney 8. Unifying the Case while Fighting for Innocence Jack Earley, Monica Foster 9. Challenging the Ever-Present Minefield of Future Dangerousness in State and Federal Cases Anthony Ricco, James Thomson 10. Getting the Most Out of Your Mitigating Evidence Effectively Finding Multiple Sources and Voices to Tell the Client s Story Melody Ermachild, Denise Gragg 11. Pleading and Perfecting Habeas Corpus Claims in State Post-Conviction Ty Alper, Andrew Love Federal Track Post-Conviction Track
5 THE CAPITAL CASE DEFENSE SEMINAR SCHEDULE continued 12. Planning Your Federal Evidentiary Hearing Allison Claire, Joan Fisher 13. Strategies and Pitfalls for Investigating Jurors in Post-Conviction Proceedings Ruth Friedman, Samira Sadeghi 3:00 4:30pm WORKSHOPS 1. Methamphetamine Expert to be Named, Steve Feldman 1.5 Hours Substance Abuse 2. Learning from the Capital Jury Project Scott Sundby 3. Dynamics and Effects of Poverty and Neglect Danalynn Recer, Expert to be Named 4. Competency Michael Ryan, Jean Farley 5. Prosecution Discovery Greg Fisher 1.5 Hours Ethics 6. Fingerprints Expert to be Named 7. Basic DNA Bicka Barlow, Erin Murphy 8. Using the ABA Standards in Motion Practice: State and Federal Cases Natasha Minsker, Robin Maher 9. Anticipating Rebuttal of Mental Health Evidence and Preparing For Cross John Philipsborn, Michael Burt 10. Authorization and De- Authorization Marcia Morrissey, Timothy Foley, David Bruck 11. Testing Issues in Atkins Litigation Mark Olive, Jim Ellis 12. Perspectives on Issue Selection on Appeal in View of AEDPA Gail Weinheimer, Wendy Peoples 13. Challenges to Trial-Level Mental Health Assessments Gary Sowards, Expert to be Named 14. Broadening the Scope of Mitigation Investigation Russell Stetler 4:45 6:15pm Complex Trauma Expert to be Named, Denise LeBoeuf 7:00 11:00pm Death Penalty Fundraiser Reception with Special Guest, Steve Earle De Anza Ballroom Portola Plaza Hotel & Spa Sunday, February 14, :45 10:15am Client Perspective Wilbert Rideau 10:30 12:00pm WORKSHOPS 1. Pervasive Developmental Disorders Jack Earley, Alex Stalcup 2. Neuropsychology of Mental Retardation Expert to be Named 3. Discovering Evidence of Trauma/ Interviewing for Complex Trauma- For Attorneys and Investigators Expert to be Named, Danalynn Recer 4. Advancing the Nature and Logic of Capital Mitigation Craig Haney 5. Learning From the Capital Jury Project Scott Sundby 6. Pleas/ Negotiations Marc Bookman 7. Getting Organized and Staying Organized Organizing for the Future Jennifer Friedman, Mary Alice Burns 8. Attacking Aggravation Michael Ogul, Timothy Foley 9. Jury Selection Christopher Adams, Henderson Hill 10. Using Technology in Investigation, including Social Networking Websites Terri Towery, Tamara Thompson 11. Domestic Violence Cases Mitigation for the Batterer and the Battered Julie Brain, Jeannie Sternberg 12. Using the NAS Report on Forensic Science in Post-Conviction Michael Saks, Michael Burt, Barry Scheck 13. Using Strickland Experts after Wiggins Russell Stetler, Michael Laurence 14. Investigating Prison Mental Health History for Both Trial and Post-Conviction Sarah Chester, Jane Kahn 1:00 2:30pm WORKSHOPS 1. Fighting Gang Allegations Andy Gutierrez, Anthony Ricco 2. Extending Atkins Mark Olive 3.Methamphetamine and Crack Cocaine Alex Stalcup 1.5 Hours Substance Abuse 4. Emerging Issues in DNA Database and Low Copy Number Erin Murphy, Bicka Barlow 5. Model Direct of Mental Retardation Neuropsychologist Expert to be Named, Edward Sousa 6. Eyewitness Identification Issues Expert to be Named, Ezekiel Edwards 7. Representing Foreign Nationals Sandra Babcock 8. What Federal Verdict Forms Can Teach Us About What Works and What Doesn t in Penalty Phase Steve Potolsky, Jim Thomson 9. Investigators and Attorneys Working Together Nancy Pemberton, Lesli Caldwell 10. Litigating Daubert Rob Epstein 11. Preparing, Drafting and Obtaining Mitigation Declarations David Paschal, Michael Laurence 12. Presenting and Proving Mental Retardation Claims in the California Supreme Court Mary McComb, Christina Borde 13. Understanding Federal Budgeting in Habeas Proceedings Joe Schlesinger, Sean Kennedy 2:45 4:15pm WORKSHOPS 1. Neuroscience of Early Life and Attachment Theory Expert to be Named, Juliana Humphrey 2. Impact of Incarceration Expert to be Named 3. Effectively Using Questionnaires in Jury Selection Lois Heaney, Jeri Polen 4. Preparing your Penalty Closing Henderson Hill Federal Track Post-Conviction Track
6 THE CAPITAL CASE DEFENSE SEMINAR SCHEDULE continued 5. Managing Your Client s Mental Health Illness During Trial and Post-Conviction Litigation John Grele, Gary Sowards, Denise Gragg 6. Model Direct of Defense Trauma Expert Expert to be Named, David Bruck 7. New Research in Neuropsychology Expert to be Named, Jennifer Friedman 8. Co-Defendant Cases: State and Federal John Cotsirilos, Steve Potolsky 9. Investigating and Presenting Cultural and Environmental Mitigation in Federal Capital Cases Jill Miller, Nancy Pemberton 10. Cultural and Racial Issues Affecting Investigation Scharlette Holdman, Pam Siller 11. Presenting and Proving Childhood Trauma in Post-Conviction Denise LeBoeuf, Expert to be Named 12. Obtaining Prosecution Files in Post-Conviction Jennifer Corey, Kevin Bringuel 13. Capital Appellate Practice in the Ninth Circuit Denise Young, Jeannie Sternberg 4:30 6:00pm 7:30 8:30pm Structuring Your Penalty Opening Statement Bryan Stevenson Empty Chair Documentary Produced and Directed By Jacque Lofaro Shown in the Steinbeck Forum Monday, February 15, :00 10:30am Fighting for Our Future: Funding Challenges and the ABA Guidelines David Bruck, Monica Foster 1.5 Hours Ethics 10:45 12:00pm Litigating Race in Post-Racial America 1.5 Hours Elimination of Bias Christina Swarns, Matt R. Haygood 10:45 12:00pm Jury Selection Practice continued Sessions (Advance Registration Required) Space is Limited to 6 Participants each Session Lois Heaney, Jack Earley, Christopher Adams, Denise Gragg, John Cotsirilos, Jeri Polen, Henderson Hill Networking Sessions for Post-Conviction Counsel: 1. Eastern District Allison Claire 2. Central District Sean Kennedy Case Consultation (Advance Registration Required) Alex Stalcup 3. Northern District Wesley Van Winkle, Mark Olive 4. Direct/ State Appeal Mary Jane Mona, Lisa Romo, Steve Parnes 5. State Post-Conviction Andrew Love, Speaker to be Named Federal Track Post-Conviction Track MCLE Credits Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Trial counsel in Capital Cases Require the Completion of Fifteen hours of Capital Defense Training within the Preceding Two Years (Rule of Court 4.117(d)(6)) This program is co-sponsored by approved providers of MCLE activities and Legal Specialization in Appellate and Criminal Law. This is an organized program of learning that has significant current intellectual and practical content related to legal subjects and the legal profession. Each year s program is unique. All required written materials, course evaluation forms and certificates of attendance are provided upon registration, and signature. Signatures are required on forms provided at each individual workshop to obtain the related Legal Specialization credits for that workshop. Individual attendees are responsible for keeping track of their own MCLE totals. The following is a breakdown of credits available, depending on the sessions attended. California MCLE Credits: This activity provides hours of California MCLE credits, including a maximum of 6.0 in Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and 4.5 hours in the Detection/Prevention of Substance Abuse and 1.5 hours in Legal Ethics. California Criminal Law Legal Specialization Credits: This activity also provides hours in Criminal Law Legal Specialization credits including a maximum of 10.5 hours in Evidence; 15 hours in Trial Advocacy 10.5 hours in Writs, Appeals and Ancillary Proceedings, and 11 hours in Other Subjects Related to Criminal Law. California Appellate Law Specialization Credits: This activity also provides a maximum of 10.5 of Appellate Law Legal Specialization credits in Appeals and Writs.
7 SEMINAR REGISTRATION FORM This form must be fully completed and payment included before CACJ/CPDA is able to process your registration. If you register online and plan to attend either the Case Consultation Session(s), the Jury Selection Practice Session and/or one of the Networking Sessions this form must be completed designating the session(s) you will be attending and faxed or mailed to the CACJ office and the box must be checked indicating that you registered/paid online. The deadline for preregistration is Monday, February 1st, Make check payable to CACJ/CPDA and return form to address listed below. Mailing Address Name: Firm: Address: City/State/Zip: New Address? q yes q no Registered online? q yes q no Date Admitted to Bar: Bar Number: Phone: Fax: Address: Schedule of Fees Preregistration (February 1, 2010) On-Site Registration Attorney $295 $320 Investigator/Other $180 $205 qreserve Your Copy of the 2009 Death Penalty Manual CD at the Conference rate of $99. Donation to Death Penalty Focus $ in addition to event registration Total amount enclosed: $ qcheck Enclosed Charge my: qvisa qmastercard Account Number: Exp. Date: Billing Address: City: State: Zip: Signature: (There is a $35 fee for checks returned for insufficient funds or credit cards declined.) REGISTER ON-LINE AT *(Please refer to instructions to register for special sessions) Case Consultation sessions Two Case Consultation Workshops are available Registration is Required Space is Limited qgeneral Case Consultation (Friday) qdrug Use and Addiction Issues with Dr. Alex Stalcup (Monday) There are two workshops set aside for Case Consultations on Friday. These are a bring-your-case type workshop, where members of the planning committee and other presenters will brainstorm your case with you in the first workshop and then follow-up on those ideas in the second workshop. There is also a case consultation on Monday with Dr. Alex Stalcup. Space is very limited. If you want to participate, please indicate on the registration form and advise Gail Jones via at so that she can send you a case information form to complete. Deadline to register: January 30th, monday: Jury selection practice sessions qcheck here if you plan to attend A Jury Practice Session Monday at 10:45am and Gail Jones: For questions or more information contact Lois Haney: monday: NETWORKING SESSIONS qcheck here if you plan to attend the Networking Sessions for Post-Conviction Counsel (indicate Session Choice Here) The networking sessions are designed to provide an opportunity for appellate and post-conviction practitioners to discuss common issues and concerns with others who are litigating in similar circumstances. There will be separate sessions for direct appeals, state habeas (before the California Supreme Court), and federal habeas in the Northern, Eastern and Central Districts of California. Please indicate above which session you plan to attend and advise Mary Mona via no later than December 15, 2009 as to specific issues you wish to have discussed. Confidentiality Pledge This pledge MUST be read and signed before CACJ is able to process your registration! I hereby acknowledge that materials and information provided in this packet, at the seminar, and syllabus materials, are confidential information and may not be distributed or disclosed except to other defense practitioners. This information reflects thoughts, opinions, impressions and strategies with regard to previous and ongoing cases and, as such, is protected under the attorney-client privilege and work product doctrine. The materials provided at the seminar are licensed to participants for use in defense of criminal cases only, and any other use or distribution is a violation of copyright laws and the attorney s ethical obligation. By signing this pledge, I agree to abide by this understanding and to keep all information privileged. My signature also indicates that I am involved exclusively in the defense of persons accused in criminal cases. Signature: Date: NOTE: 2010 CCDS syllabus materials will be available online after your registration is received/processed and on CD on site at the registration counter. Send Registration Form to: 2010 CACJ/CPDA CAPITAL CASE DEFENSE SEMINAR CACJ 1540 River Park Dr Suite 224A (916) fax Discounts Groups of five (5) or more from the same office or organization who preregister AS A GROUP by Monday, February 1st, 2010, are eligible for a 15% discount. The discounted tuition is $250 for attorneys and $153 for associated professionals. Preregistration forms must be received together. CACJ and CPDA are also offering a 15% discount to first-time Capital Case Defense Seminar participants. If you will be taking advantage of this discount, your registration cannot be processed unless you enclose a signed statement attesting to your first-timer status. Participants cannot combine discounts. Law students who volunteer for this seminar may be eligible for seminar tuition assistance. For additional information contact Gail Jones at
8 C alifornia Attorneys for Criminal Justice California Public Defenders Association 1540 River Park Dr Suite 224A RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED 2010 Capital Case Defense Seminar Announcing the CACJ/CPDA California Death Penalty Defense Manual Supplement & Motions CD For Additional Information or to Order go to: or call the CACJ Office These publications are only available to criminal defense attorneys and defense team members SEMINAR Registration The Deadline for Prepaid Seminar Registrations is Monday, February 1 st, 2010, at 5:00 pm; online seminar registration will not be available after this date. Registrations postmarked by this date will be accepted. After February 1st, all registrations must be made onsite and will be charged an additional $ On-site Registration opens at 2:00 pm, Friday, February 12 th, 2010, and again Saturday, February 13 th, at 7:00 am. On-site registrants MUST bring proof that they work exclusively for the defense of criminal law. Cancellations Refunds, less a $30 processing fee, will be sent only for those cancellations received by Monday, February 1st, No refunds will be sent after that date. Substitutions, however, are permitted. LODGING AT CONFERENCE HOTELS Guest Rooms have been reserved with the Monterey Marriott and Portola Hotel and Spa for our conference; to make online reservations at the conference rate of $218 for the Marriott or $215 for the Portola Hotel and Spa go to: https://resweb. passkey.com/go/ccds2010 or call: 800/ for the Marriott or 888/ for the Portola Hotel and Spa. The reservation deadline is Thursday, January 21st, Please note: the conference hotels are known to sell out before this Make Your Reservations Early!!! PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY!!! THE CONFERENCE RATE CANNOT BE GUARANTEED AT THE MARRIOTT OR PORTOLA HOTELS ONCE OUR ROOM BLOCK IS SOLD OUT. THE RESERVATION DEADLINE IS THURSDAY, JANUARY 21 ST, All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room and tax advance payment. All reservation modifications or cancellations must occur on or before January 21 st, 2010, to obtain a full refund. Modifications at (1) one or more nights &/or complete cancellation of reservation(s) after this date, will result in one night s room & tax automatically charged to the credit card on file. OTHER LODGING IN MONTEREY AREA For assistance in locating lodging at other hotels in the Monterey area go to: or call 800/ They will be happy to assist you and also have information on their website for services in the Monterey area including VIP licensed babysitting and activities in the area for families and children. The Monterey Airport If you intend to fly into the Monterey Airport, you are encouraged to make reservations as far in advance as possible. A taxi from the Monterey Airport to the convention center costs approximately $20. Parking Guests of the Portola Plaza or Marriott Hotels will have their parking fees charged to their rooms with unlimited in-and-out access. Parking at the Marriott is $18 per day, valet only, and parking at the Portola Plaza is $15 per day for self-parking or $18 per day for valet. For those staying elsewhere, public parking structures are available in the area surrounding the conference center for $5 $8 per day.