Upcoming Events / Webinars

FDAP Annual In-Person Training Replaced With Webinars

March 25, 2021 12:00-1:00 p.m. Building Strong and Effective Attorney/Client Relationships: Communicating to Understand and Be Understood. In this one-hour presentation, FDAP panel attorney Leah Spero and FDAP staff attorney Richard Braucher will explore new ways to communicate ethically and effectively with our clients. Click here to register.

April 21, 2021  12:00-1:30 p.m. The California Racial Justice Act: Understanding and Leveraging this Groundbreaking Legislative Reform on Appeal. In September 2020, Governor Newsom signed the California Racial Justice Act (RJA) a groundbreaking law designed to address rampant racial injustice in our criminal justice system. In the coming months, appellate records may include issues litigated under the RJA in the trial court. In addition, there may be opportunities to raise the RJA for the first time on appeal, or to apply the RJA’s legislative intent to claims with a racial discrimination component. While the full impact of this new law remains to be seen, it has already become abundantly clear that close collaboration with trial counsel has never been more critical. To explore these issues, join FDAP staff attorneys Deborah Rodriguez and Lauren Dodge, and deputy public defenders, Jane Brown, Alameda County, and Rebecca Young, San Francisco County, for a 1.5 hour training focused on understanding and leveraging the RJA on appeal. The training will be eligible for 1.5 hours of MCLE elimination of bias credit. Click here to register.

May 6, 2021 12:00-1:00 p.m. Supervision conditions and revocation with FDAP Staff Attorneys Megan Hailey-Dunsheath and Jeremy Price.

June 16, 2021 12:00-1:00 p.m. Innocence Project and habeas investigations. Join FDAP staff attorney J. Bradley O’Connell in conversation with Paige Kaneb of the Innocence Project.