1 Capital Case Defense Seminar 2009 February 13 16, 2009 Monterey, CA Sponsored by California Attorneys for Criminal Justice and California Public Defenders Association
2 s p e a k e r r o s t e r Tarik S. Adlai Pasadena, CA Melanie Carr New York, NY Timothy Foley Sacramento, CA Natasha Minsker Anthony Ricco New York, NY Ty Alper Berkeley, CA Sarah Chester David Freedman Little Rock, AR Mary Jane Mona Matthew Rubenstein Portland, OR David Anthony Las Vegas, NV Allison Claire Sacramento, CA Jennifer Friedman Michael Morrissette Baltimore, MD Robert Sanger Santa Barbara, CA Linda Baden New York, NY Judy Clarke San Deigo, CA Debra Garvey Marcia Morrissey Santa Monica, CA Elisabeth Semel Berkeley, CA Bicka Barlow Lynne Coffin Mill Valley, CA Lisa Greenman Washington, DC Eric Multhaup Mill Valley, CA Chuck Sevilla San Diego, CA, Alison Bernstein John Cotsirilos San Diego, CA Scharlette Holdman Sean O Brien Kansas City, MO Steve Shatz Sean Bolser Jason Cox El Cerrito, CA Juliana Humphrey San Diego, CA, Kathleen O Donnell Baltimore, MD Edward Sousa San Jose, CA Mickell Branham Nashville, TN Jennifer Davis Seattle, WA Jane Kahn Michael Ogul San Jose, CA Jeannie Sternberg David Bruck Lexington, VA Mark Drozdowksi Sean Kennedy, Mark Olive Tallahassee, FL Russell Stetler Oakland, CA Doug Bry Denver, CO Jack Earley Irvine, CA Regina Laughney Skip Palenik Elgin, IL Bryan Stevenson Montgomery, AL Mary Alice Burns Jodi English Indiannapolis, IN Michael Laurence Wendy Peoples Tallahassee, FL Scott Sundby Lexington, VA Michael Burt Millard Farmer Atlanta, GA Denise LeBoeuf New York, NY John Philipsborn Edward Ungvarsky Washington, DC Kathleen Cannon Vista, CA Joan Fisher Sacramento, CA Kathleen Love Albuuerue, NM Chris Plourd San Diego, CA Wesley Van Winkle Berkeley, CA Greg Fisher Andrew Love Jeri Polen Gail Weinheimer Dan Macallair Cathleen Price New York, NY Keir Weyble Ithaca, NY Don Ray Burbank, CA Denise Young Tuscon, AZ Danalynn Recer Houston, TX Evan Young
3 k e y n o t e s p e a k e r Mike Farrell Mike Farrell was born in Saint Paul, Minnesota on February 6, One of four siblings, he was raised in Hollywood, where his father took a job as a studio carpenter. After graduating from high school, he joined the Marines and thereafter worked for two years as a private investigator. At that point Mike decided to pursue his dream of becoming an actor, launching his performing career with small roles in such films as The Graduate and The Americanization of Emily. Soon thereafter he played the part of Scott Banning on the soap opera Days of Our Lives. His most memorable acting role that of the surgeon B.J. Honeycutt on the popular television series M*A*S*H began in 1975 and ended in 1983, when the program finished its eleven-year run. Since then, Mike has used his celebrity status as a platform from which to promote a host of progressive social justice and human rights causes. Clearly his status as a recognized celebrity from his years with the well-loved show now allowed for a larger audience; but it is as a citizen rather than an actor that he feels the need to be involved. The issues he cares most deeply about are largely those involving human rights and the death penalty. I believe that no one should be executed, guilty or innocent. There are appropriate sanctions that protect society and punish wrongdoers without forcing us to stoop to the level of the least among us at his or her worst moment. Being a life-long opponent of the death penalty, Mike Farrell has debated and spoken about this issue on many occasions across the country in major public forums and the mainstream media. Trying to create a better understanding about the cruelty and injustice of the death penalty, Mike is a regular lecturer to interested audiences across the US. In his opinion, the best approach to reach a better understanding of the issue is first through the people, then the politicians. Although politicians are certainly influential, they are also mistrusted more and more. Politicians in America are notorious cowards and, for the most part, won t go out on a limb. Mike s activities in the anti death penalty movement vary from organizing and supporting campaigns to save specific individuals, educating the public through radio and television interviews and debates, speaking, writing essays and newspaper editorials, meeting with state governors and/ or government officials when appropriate, coordinating and organizing meetings and maintaining communication with other activists and organizations. Mike Farrell has been the President of Death Penalty Focus (DPF) since DPF is one of the largest non-profit organizations in the nation dedicated to the abolition of capital punishment through public education and demonstrations, grassroots and political organizing, coalition building, research, media activism and the dissemination of information about the death penalty and its alternatives. Mike has also been actively involved over the years with the American Indian Movement, the American Civil Liberties Union, the United Farm Workers Union, Amnesty International, Special Olympics, Greenpeace and many organizations dealing with spousal abuse, child abuse, veterans rights, the environment and animal welfare. Since 1979 he has been spokesperson for CONCERN/America, an international refugee aid and development organization. In this capacity he has visited refugee camps in Asia and Central America and helped with disseminating information about CONCERN/ America s work across the globe. Mike also served on the board of directors of the National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty and is the former cochair of the California Committee of Human Rights Watch. His autobiography, Just Call Me Mike: A Journey to Actor and Activist, was just recently published.
4 2009 ca c j /cp d a ca p i t a l ca s e de f e n s e se m i n a r pl a n n i n g co m m i t t e e co-chairs Bart Sheela, III Russell Stetler Andrew Love committee members Kathleen Cannon Allison Claire Jack Earley Jennifer Friedman Debra Garvey Craig Haney Ellen Kreitzberg Michael McMahon Mary Jane Mona Michael Ogul John Philipsborn Robert Sanger Jeannie Sternberg Bryan Stevenson Kathleen Wayland Jack Weedin Death Penalty Focus Annual Benefit Bash date: Saturday, February 14th, 2009 time: 8:00 11:00 pm price: $25.00 location: Monterey Museum of Art 720 Via Mirada (One mile from the CACJ/CPDA Conference Hotels or take the FREE SHUTTLE which will run every 15 minutes from Portola Plaza/Monterey Conference Center between 7:30 pm and 11:00 pm) Loretta Swit Mike Farrell Shelly Fabares CACJ & CPDA invites all conference participants to join Mike Farrell of M*A*S*H*, Loretta Swit of M*A*S*H* and Shelly Fabares of Coach at Death Penalty Focus Annual Benefit Bash. Join Death Penalty Focus, an organization dedicated to the abolition of the death penalty, for an evening of music, dancing and silent auction. And don t miss the performance by Barry The Fish Melton (of Country Joe and the Fish) and his band! To register go to: Call 415/ or Registration includes drink tickets, and one year membership in Death Penalty Focus. Ticket prices are $35 after Feb. 10th. Benefits of membership include receipt of our uarterly newsletter The Sentry, action alerts, invitations to special events and more!
5 2009 Capital Case Defense Seminar The Capital Case Defense Seminar California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ) and the California Public Defenders Association (CPDA) are pleased to invite you to participate in the 2009 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 uniue 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 Reuire the Completion of Fifteen Hours of Capital Defense Training within the Preceding Two Years (Rule of Court 4.117(d)(6)) 2:00pm Friday, February 13, :00 5:00pm 7:15 7:30pm Registration Monterey Conference Center Plenaries Structuring Penalty Phase Opening Bryan Stevenson Post-Conviction: Budgeting Your Time and Money, and Using Students and Interns in California Habeas Proceedings Ty Alper, Wes Van Winkle Welcome Bart Sheela, Russell Stetler and Andrew Love 7:30 8:30pm KEYNOTE SPEAKER Mike Farrell Death Penalty Focus 9:00 11:00pm Reception Marriott Hotel/San Carlos Ballroom Saturday, February 14, :30 10:30am PLENARIES Legal Developments Ty Alper, Michael Ogul, Keir Weyble Legal Developments for Non-Attorneys Elisabeth Semel 10:30 10:45am Break 10:45 12:15pm PLENARETTES 1) Using Power Point to Win Your Case Kathleen Love 2) Trauma Expert to be Named, Jack Earley 3) Race and Culture Bryan Stevenson 4) Substance Abuse Expert to be Named 5) Lessons from the Capital Jury Project Scott Sundby POST-CONVICTION PLENARETTES 1) Seeking Cert. From State Judgments after AEDPA Mark Olive, Evan Young 2) Budgeting for Federal Court Lynne Coffin, Marcia Morrissey 12:15 1:15pm LUNCH 1:15 2:45pm WORKSHOPS 1) Multiple Defendant: State and Federal Practice Jeri Polen, Speaker to be Determined 2) Crime Scene Investigation Skip Palenik, Edward Ungvarsky 3) DNA Basics Expert to be Named 4) Litigating Jury Issues Expert to be Named, Chris Plourd 5) Eighth Amendment Jurisprudence Eric Multhaup, Mark Olive 6) Competency John Philipsborn, David Freedman, Expert to be Named 7) When Clients Want No Mitigation (Landrigan) Sean O Brien, Denise Young
6 Saturday, February 14th continued 8) Federal Lessons For State Cases Michael Burt, Anthony Ricco 9) Investigation Track: Getting, Decoding Records Jennifer Davis, Debra Garvey 10) Race Research Robert Sanger, Expert to be Named 11) Life Penalty Video Doug Bry 12) Attacking Aggravators/Uncharged Crimes Michael Ogul 13) Fighting for Funding (With Bosses, Judges) John Cotsirilos, Juliana Humphrey 1) Developing Challenges to Guilt Phase Evidence Alison Bernstein, Expert to be Named 2) Preparing Meritorious Appeals in Capital Cases Andrew Love, Jeannie Sternberg 2:45 3:00pm 3:00 3:05pm 3:05 4:30pm 4:30 4:45pm 4:45 6:15pm BREAK Review of Death Penalty Manual/CD Jack Weedin PLENARY Avoiding IAC/Trial-Appellate Relations David Bruck, Judy Clarke BREAK WORKSHOPS 1) Access to Databases & Familial DNA Searching Bicka Barlow, Expert to be Named 2) Prosecution Mental Health Exams Michael Burt, John Philipsborn 3) Jail and Prison Priors Expert to be Named 4) Federalizing Charles Sevilla, Gail Weinheimer 5) Age Zero to Three: Neurobiological and Psychological Aspects of the First Three Years of Life Juliana Humphrey, Expert to be Named 6) Neurotoxins David Freedman, Expert to be Named 7) Challenging Future Dangerousness and the PCLR Lisa Greenman, Expert to be Named 8) Knowing and Applying Mitigation Standards Sean O Brien, Russell Stetler 9) Voir Dire Jack Earley, Danalynn Recer 10) Investigation Track: Working with Defendant s Family Melanie Carr, Judy Clarke 11) Victim Outreach/MVFR/MVHR Mickell Branham, Expert to be Named 12) Case Consultation/Brainstorming 1) Evidentiary Hearing Considerations When Pleading Facts in the State Petition Mark Drozdowski, Timothy Foley 2) Pre-Merits Litigation in District Court-Defeating Procedural Defenses Tarik S. Adlai, David Anthony 8:00 11:00pm DEATH PENALTY FOCUS annual BENEFIT BASH Monterey Museum of Art 720 Via Miranda MUSIC!! DANCING!! SILENT AUCTION!! Sunday, February 15, :45 10:15am PLENARY Emerging Mental Health Theories and Technologies Jack Earley, Experts to be Named 10:15 10:30am BREAK 10:30 12:00pm PLENARETTES 1) Trauma: Complex Post-Traumatic Reaction Jennifer Friedman, Expert to be Named 2) Race and Culture Anthony Ricco, Naomi Terr 3) The Vulnerability of the Developing Brain Lisa Greenman, Expert to be Named 4) Enhancing Effective Representation with Technology Millard Farmer POST-CONVICTION PLENARETTES 1) Legal Developments from a Post-Conviction Perspective Wendy Peoples, Keir Weyble 12:00 1:00pm 1:00 2:30pm LUNCH WORKSHOPS 1) Junk Science (Non-Biological) Linda Kenney Baden, Chris Plourd 2) Substance Abuse Follow-Up Expert to be Named
7 Sunday, February 15th continued 3) Circumstances of Crime/Statutory Factors David Bruck, Timothy Foley 4) Frontal Lobe and Executive Function Experts to be Named 5) Culturally Competent Mental Health Evaluation Experts to be Named 6) Anatomy of A Mental Retardation Hearing Sean Bolser, Edward Sousa 7) Mitigating Gangs at Trial Kathleen Cannon, Speaker to be Determined 8) Investigation Track: Interview/Role Playing Scharlette Holdman 9) Getting Started on Your First Case Mary Alice Burns, Jennifer Friedman 10) Life Penalty Video Doug Bry 11) Investigation Track: Myspace, , etc. Don Ray, Charles Sevilla 12) Litigating Motions/Jury Instructions Eric Multhaup, Regina Laughney 1) Assessing the Performance of Trial Counsel Jack Earley, Elisabeth Semel 2) Federal Appellate Practice Michael Laurence, Denise Young 2:30 2:45pm 2:45 4:15pm BREAK PLENARIES Alternative Techniues for Attaining Dispositional Fairness Millard Farmer POST-CONVICTION PLENARIES 4:15 4:30pm 4:30 6:00pm Conducting an Evidentiary Hearing Before Hostile Fact-Finders Denise LeBoeuf, Cathleen Price Exploiting Atkins, Simmons, and Kennedy Mark Olive BREAK WORKSHOPS 1) Confessions Jason Cox, Expert to be Named 2) Foreign Nationals (From All Countries) Scharlette Holdman, Danalynn Recer 3) Preauthorization Presentations David Bruck 4) Child Sexual Abuse as Mitigation Andrew Love, Expert to be Named 5) Asperger s and Other Autism Spectrum Disorders Sean Bolser, Expert to be Named 6) Storytelling/Themes Jodie English, Matthew Rubenstein 7) Current State of Neuropsychological Testing Jeannie Sternberg, Expert to be Named 8) Narrowing Death Eligibility Juliana Humphrey, Steve Shatz 9) ID ing, Developing, and Preparing New Experts David Freedman, Jennifer Friedman 10) Case Consultation/Brainstorming POST-CONVICTION WORKSHOP 1) Framing Merits Adjudication in Federal Court Allison Claire, Joan Fisher Monday, February 16, :00 10:30am WORKSHOPS 1) Handling Stress Issues Within the Defense Team Michael Morrissette, Kathleen O Donnell 2) Discovery Greg Fisher 3) Effects of Meth on Teen Brain Development Mary Mona, Expert to be Named 4) Attachment and Childhood Development Denise LeBoeuf, Expert to be Named 5) Juvenile Incarceration as Mitigation Jodie English, Dan Macallair 6) Using Informants for Mitigation Kathleen Cannon, Sean Kennedy 7) Systematic Attacks Post CCFAJ Natasha Minkser, Robert Sanger POST-CONVICTION WORKSHOP 1) Investigating Prison Mental Health History Sarah Chester, Jane Kahn 10:30 10:45am BREAK 10:45 12:00pm PLENARY Closing Demo Danalynn Recer
8 2009 Capital Case Defense Seminar 2009 CCDS Syllabus: The CCDS syllabus will be available online at: on or about February 2nd, After your registration is received/processed you will be receive a personal passcode that will allow you to access the syllabus materials online, which you can download, save or print before the seminar. Each registrant will also receive a hardcopy syllabus onsite which will contain information about each workshop, as well as a CD which will contain all syllabus materials posted online and in hardcopy. Announcing the CACJ/CPDA California Death Penalty Defense Manual Supplement & Motions CD For Additional Information Please Stop By the Registration Desk in the Conference Center These publications are only available to criminal defense attorneys and defense team members
9 w o r k s h o p c h e c k l i s t Please check the boxes beside the workshop(s) you are interested in attending. You are not obligated to attend the checked workshop(s), but CACJ will need this information to process your registration and make facility arrangements. cut here Friday, February 13, :00 5:00pm Plenary: Structuring Penalty Phase Opening Post-Conviction: Budgeting Your Time and Money, and Using Students and Interns in California Habeas Proceedings 7:30 8:30pm KEYNOTE SPEAKER Mike Farrell Saturday, February 14, :30 10:30am PLENARETTES Legal Developments Legal Developments for Non-Attorneys 10:45 12:15pm PLENARETTES 1) Using Power Point to Win Your Case 2) Trauma 3) Race and Culture 4) Substance Abuse 5) Lessons from the Capital Jury Project POST-CONVICTION PLENARETTES 1) Seeking Cert. From State Judgments after AEDPA 2) Budgeting for Federal Court 1:15 2:45pm WORKSHOPS 1) Multiple Defendant: State and Federal Practice 2) Crime Scene Investigation 3) DNA Basics 4) Litigating Jury Issues 5) Eighth Amendment Jurisprudence 6) Competency 7) When Clients Want No Mitigation (Landrigan) 8) Federal Lessons For State Cases 9) Investigation Track: Getting, Decoding Records 10) Race Research 11) Life Penalty Video 12) Attacking Aggravators/Uncharged Crimes 13) Fighting for Funding (With Bosses, Judges) 1) Developing Challenges to Guilt Phase Evidence 2) Preparing Meritorious Appeals in Capital Cases 3:05-4:30pm PLENARY: Avoiding IAC/Trial- Appellate Relations 4:45-6:15pm WORKSHOPS 1) Access to Databases & Familial DNA Searching 2) Prosecution Mental Health Exams 3) Jail and Prison Priors 4) Federalizing 5) Age Zero to Three: Neurobiological and Psychological Aspects of the First Three Years of Life 6) Neurotoxins 7) Challenging Future Dangerousness and the PCLR 8) Knowing and Applying Mitigation Standards 9) Voir Dire 10) Investigation Track: Working with Defendant s Family 11) Victim Outreach/MVFR/MVHR 12) Case Consultation/Brainstorming 1) Evidentiary Hearing Considerations When Pleading Facts in the State Petition 2) Pre-Merits Litigation in District Court- Defeating Procedural Defenses Sunday, February 15, :45 10:15am PLENARY: Emerging Mental Health Theories and Technologies 10:30 12:00pm PLENARETTES 1) Trauma: Complex Post-Traumatic Reaction 2) Race and Culture 3) The Vulnerability of the Developing Brain 4) Enhancing Effective Representation with Technology POST-CONVICTION PLENARETTES 1) Legal Developments from a Post- Conviction Perspective 1:00-2:30pm WORKSHOPS 1) Junk Science (Non-Biological) 2) Substance Abuse Follow-Up 3) Circumstances of Crime/Statutory Factors 4) Frontal Lobe and Executive Function 5) Culturally Competent Mental Health Evaluation 6) Anatomy of A Mental Retardation Hearing 7) Mitigating Gangs at Trial 8) Investigation Track: Interview/ Role Playing 9) Getting Started on Your First Case 10) Life Penalty Video 11) Investigation Track: Myspace, , etc. 12) Litigating Motions/Jury Instructions 1) Assessing the Performance of Trial Counsel 2) Federal Appellate Practice 2:45 4:15pm PLENARY: Alternative Techniues for attaining Dispositional Fairness Conducting an Evidentiary Hearing Before Hostile Fact-Finders Exploiting Atkins, Simmons, and Kennedy 4:30 6:00pm WORKSHOPS 1) Confessions 2) Foreign Nationals (From All Countries) 3) Preauthorization Presentations 4) Child Sexual Abuse as Mitigation 5) Asperger s and Other Autism Spectrum Disorders 6) Storytelling/Themes 7) Current State of Neuropsychological Testing 8) Narrowing Death Eligibility 9) ID ing, Developing, and Preparing New Experts 10) Case Consultation/Brainstorming POST-CONVICTION WORKSHOP 1) Framing Merits Adjudication in Federal Court Monday, February 16, :00 10:30am WORKSHOPS 1) Handling Stress Issues Within the Defense Team 2) Discovery 3) Effects of Meth on Teen Brain Development 4) Attachment and Childhood Development 5) Juvenile Incarceration as Mitigation 6) Using Informants for Mitigation 7) Systematic Attacks Post CCFAJ POST-CONVICTION WORKSHOP 1) Investigating Prison Mental Health History 10:45 12:00pm PLENARY: Closing Demo
10 2009 CCDS REGISTRATION This form, including the Workshop Checklist, must be fully completed and payment included before CACJ/CPDA is able to process your registration. Registration forms not fully completed will not be processed. Preregistration will be accepted ONLY until Friday, January 30, Make check payable to CACJ/CPDA and return form to address listed below. Mailing Address Name: Date Admitted to Bar: Firm: Bar Number: Address: New Address? yes no City/State/Zip: Phone: Fax: Address: Schedule of Fees Preregistration (January 30, 2009) On-Site Registration Attorney $295 $320 Investigator/Other $180 $205 Reserve Your Copy of the 2009 Death Penalty Manual CD at the Conference rate of $99. cut here Total amount enclosed: $ Check Enclosed Charge my: Visa Mastercard 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.) 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, check this box and advise Gail Jones via at so that she can send you a case information form to complete. 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: 2009 CCDS syllabus materials will be available online after your registration is received/processed and on CD on site at the registration counter CACJ/CPDA CAPITAL CASE DEFENSE SEMINAR 1540 River Park Dr Suite 224A Sacramento, CA (916) fax
11 MCLE CREDITS Minimum Qualifications for Appointment of Trial Counsel in Capital Cases Reuire 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 California State Bar approved providers of MCLE and Legal Specialization Activities in Appellate and Criminal Law. This is an organized program of learning that has significant current intellectual and practical content related to criminal law, procedure, and the legal profession. Each year s program is uniue, with new speakers and topics. All reuired written materials, course evaluation forms, and certificates of attendance, will be provided in a timely manner. Individual attendees are responsible for keeping track of their own MCLE totals. The following is a breakdown of credits available, depending upon the sessions attended: California MCLE Credits: This activity provides 21.5 hours of California MCLE credits, including a maximum of 3.0 hours in Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession and 3.0 in the Detection/Prevention of Substance Abuse. California Criminal Law Legal Specialization Credits: The activity also provides 21.5 hours in Criminal Law Legal Specialization credits including a maximum of 13.5 hours in Evidence; 11 hours in Trial Advocacy; 14 hours in Substantive Criminal Law Procedure; and 16 hours in Writs, Appeals and Ancillary Proceedings. California Appellate Law Specialization Credits: This activity also provides a maximum of 16.0 hours of Appellate Law Legal Specialization credits in Appeals and Writs. p r o m o t i o n a l o p p o r t u n i t i e s We invite you to take this opportunity to reach hundreds of California s top Criminal Defense Attorneys as they gather to learn the latest trends and tips of the trade. If you are looking to sell your product or service to customers in this market segment, then put the 2009 CCDS seminar on your promotional calendar. You ll want to reach the industry s top professionals while they are attending the largest conference of its kind in the state. For additional information please contact Bernadette Barba at 916/ or by Bernadette- s e m i n a r i n f o r m a t i o n Discounts Groups of five (5) or more from the same office or organization who preregister AS A GROUP by Friday, January 30, 2009, 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 On-Site Registration Prepaid Registration ends Friday, January 30th, Registrations after that date must be made onsite and will be charged an additional $ On-site registration begins at 2:00 pm, Friday, February 13th, 2009, and again at 7:00 am on Saturday, February 14th, 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 Friday, January 30, No refunds will be sent after that date. Substitutions, however, are permitted. Accommodations The seminar is being hosted by the Monterey Marriott and Portola Plaza Hotels; both hotels have contracted with Passkey International for online reservations. To make online reservations at the conference group rate of $209 with the Monterey Marriott go to https://resweb. passkey.com/go/cacj2009 or call 800/ To make online reservations with the Portola Plaza go to https://resweb.passkey.com/ go/cacj09 or call 888/ Rooms at both hotels are being held for seminar participants at the group rate of $209 per night for single/ double occupancy. PLEASE NOTE: MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS EARLY!!!! GUEST ROOM AVAILABILITY IN THE MONTEREY AREA WILL SELL OUT EARLY DUE TO OTHER EVENTS IN THE AREA ON THE CONFERENCE WEEKEND. THE CONFERENCE RATE CANNOT BE GUARANTEED AT THE MARRIOTT OR PORTOLA PLAZA HOTELS WHEN OUR ROOM BLOCK IS SOLD OUT. All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room and tax advance payment. All reservation modifications or cancellations must occur on or before Thursday, January 22, 2009, 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. If you need assistance in locating lodging in the Monterey area please go to or call 800/ and reference the CCDS Conference. 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.
12 C alifornia Attorneys for Criminal Justice California Public Defenders Association 1540 River Park Dr Suite 224A Sacramento, CA RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED 2009 Capital Case Defense Seminar