Most seminar materials are available below. Materials associated with non-ADI DVD seminars and materials from ADI's Adverse Consequences MCLE's are not available here. If you are looking for materials from a seminar not listed below, please contact the assigned staff attorney to request the materials.

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If you listen to the recording at a later date, your MCLE credit is classified as “self-study”, and a certificate of attendance is not available. You may earn self-study credit only for seminars that were recorded within the past five years. Older program materials posted below are for reference only. We have prepared an optional form which you may find helpful for documenting and keeping track of your self-study credit.

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Building a Reply Brief from the Ground Up - May 18, 2022
Written Materials / Video Webinar

Criminal Case Law Discussion and Open Forum - April 7, 2022
Written Materials

The Alpha and Omega of an Appeal: The Notice of Appeal and the Remittitur - December 2, 2021
Written Materials for Presentation / Video Webinar

What's New In Division Three - March 24, 2021
Written Materials for Presentation / Video Webinar

Re-Entry Resources for Our Clients: Life After the Appeal - December 10, 2020
Root & Rebound Flyer / Root & Rebound Presentation (PDF) / Resources to Clean Up Your Record / Fresh Start Presentation / Video Webinar

What's New in Division 2? - October 19, 2020
Written Materials for Presentation / Video Webinar

MCLE Program on Remote Advocacy - June 3, 2020
Written Materials for Presentation / Audio Webinar

Dependency Case Law Update - March 3, 2020
Case Law Seminar Handout / Powerpoint / Audio Webinar

Demystifying DNA – What is it? How do I get it? How do I get rid of it? by Alissa Bjerkhoel - January 8, 2020
Written Materials for Presentation / Written Materials - Witness Objections / Slideshow Presentation (PDF) / Audio Webinar Recording / RFLP Video / Polymerase Chain Reaction Video / Forensic DNA Testing Video

Appellate Brief Show & Tell, Part One, by ADI - December 3, 2019
Written Materials for Presentation / Slideshow Presentation (PDF) / Audio Webinar Recording

New Legislation and Other Recent Changes to the Criminal Law, by Whitney Antrim and Troy Britt - September 23, 2019
Written Materials for Presentation / Slideshow Presentation (PDF) / Audio Webinar Recording

An Appealing Life: Tools for Maintaining a Fulfilling Career as an Appointed Appellate Attorney,
by ADI
- May 17, 2019
Written Materials for Presentation / Communicating Effectively Handout / Mindfulness at Work Handout / Additional Materials / Thank You Slideshow (PDF)

How to Give (and Get) Good Edits - April 26, 2019
Slideshow Presentation (PDF) / Briefing Samples / Audio Webinar Recording

Division One Q&A - November 8, 2018
4DCA Pending Caseload Comparison / 2018-2019 1st Quarter Comparison Filings
2018-2019 1st Quarter Comparisons Time Data / Dispositions 11-2018

Prosecutorial Misconduct on Appeal - October 16, 2018
Seminar Outline Handout / Seminar Handout Part 2 / Seminar Handout Part 3
Slideshow Presentation (PDF) / Sample Briefs Handout / Seminar Handout - Addendum /
Slideshow Presentation with Sound / Audio Webinar

Hiding the Ball and Finding the Ball: Brady Violations and Other Prosecutorial Misconduct, by Juliana Humphrey and Martha Hall - September 13, 2018
Brady Violations Material / Audio Webinar

Representing Non-Citizen Clients in Criminal Matters: New Laws and a New Administration, by Lauren Day Cusitello - June 26, 2018
Slide Presentation / Crimmigration Written Materials / Audio Webinar

From the Absence of Judicial Ethics to Justice: The German Legal System (1933-1945) and the Nuremberg Trials, by Justice Richard Fybel - May 30, 2018

Fighting the Digital Dragnet: How to Rein in Digital Searches and Fight Compelled Decryption and Password Disclosure - April 27, 2018
Compelled Use & Disclosure of Passwords / Digital Device Services / Slide Presentation / Audio Webinar

Dial H for Homicide: Il Buono, Il Cattivo, Il Brutto - March 21, 2018
2017 Homicide Outline / 2018 Slide Presentation / Audio Webinar

Compassion Fatigue and Attorneys - February 23, 2018
Compassion Fatigue Materials / Audio Webinar (self-study credit)

New Laws for Criminal Practitioners - January 17, 2018
New Laws for 2018 / Penal Code section 29180 Discussion and Prohibited Persons Relinquishment Form / Seminar Powerpoint / Audio Webinar (self-study credit)

Q&A with Justice William Dato - October 3, 2017
Briefing Common Civil Motions - excerpt / Audio Webinar (self-study credit)

Sex Crimes - September 13, 2017
Outline of Sex Crime Discussion Self-Study Certificate / Audio Webinar (self-study credit)

Ashton Embry and the Ethical Responsibilities of Judicial Law Clerks - August 30, 2017
Ethics for Federal Judicial Law Clerks

California Supreme Court Practice - June 22, 2017
Seminar Outline / Supreme Court IOPPs / Supreme Court of California Booklet /
Audio Webinar (self-study credit)

San Diego District Attorney Conviction Review Unit - March 8, 2017
Seminar Powerpoint / District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis Conviction Review DNA Letter /

State Bar Office of Chief Trial Counsel: Ethical Considerations - January 25, 2017
Seminar Powerpoint / MCLE Evaluation /California Rules of Professional Conduct / Audio Webinar

Court Update & Questions/Answers with Division One - March 30, 2016
New Division One local rule 5 (effective April 4, 2016 / Local Rules of the Fourth Appellate District /
Audio Webinar

Substance Abuse Prevention, Detection and Treatment - January 13, 2016
Addiction and the Brain / Addiction and the Legal Profession / Audio Webinar (self-study credit)

Recent Developments in Ethics: Cases and Opinions - October 21, 2015
Power Point Presentation in PDF format / Audio Webinar (self-study credit)

Prop 47 Issues in Riverside County - September 17
Materials: Valencia Reply to Answer to Petition for Review / Valencia Petition for Review - Prosecute under PC 459.5 not PC 459 / PC 459.5 Sample / Motion to Reconsider - No Disqualification for PC 290.005/ E063018 RB / LOPD Prop 47 FAQ Sheet / LOPD Prop 47 mandatory form / Riverside PD Philosophy of Prop 47 - Dog & the Bone (Audio Webinar not available)

Ethical Implications of Using the Cloud and Internet in Law Practice - August 19, 2015
Power Point Presentation

DNA Testing - June 3, 2015
Audio Webinar (self-study credit) / The non-scientific DNA talk: Motions for appointment of counsel and DNA testing under PC 1504

Proposition 47 - March 4, 2015
Audio Webinar (self-study credit) / Power Point Presentation / Mendocino County Order: Proposition 47 applies to plea bargains  / Sample Motion: Release from parole when credits exceed custody time and parole time / Sample Motion to release from parole due to the length of sentencing exceeding Penal Code section 1170(h)(5) / Sample Motion for dismissal of the out on bail allegation

Substance Abuse - January 7, 2015
Audio Webinar (self-study credit) / Handout: Attorney Diversion and Assistance Act / Handout: Rules and Regulations Governing the Lawyer Assistance Program

California Legislative History: Researching Legislative Intent in an Increasingly Electronic World - November 19, 2014
Handout: ADI California Legislative History Research Guide / Handout: Legislative History Notes

Recognizing and Eliminating Gender Bias: Understanding Implicit Bias and Micromessaging - October 29, 2014
Audio Broadcast / Resource List / Harvard Business School Case Study: Gender Equality

Questions and Answers with Guest Speakers Presiding Justice Judith McConnell and Clerk/Administrator Kevin Lane - November 20, 2013
Audio Webinar

When the Law is the Problem: Jury Instructions on Appeal - Finding Errors and Establishing Prejudice - September 18, 2013
Audio Webinar /  Seminar Handout (PDF)

Case Management and Brief Writing: How to Get Paid for the Work You Do - August 7, 2013
Seminar Handout (PDF)  

Substance Abuse: Recognition, Understanding, and Intervention - May 9, 2013
Audio Webinar /  Seminar Handout (PDF)  

Persuasive Writing: Rhetoric for Fun and Profit - April 18, 2013
Audio Webinar  /  Persuasive Writing Handout (PDF)

10 Reasons to do Juvenile Offense Appellate Work - August 15, 2012
Seminar Outline (PDF)  /  Sealing Juvenile Record (PDF)  /  Juveniles are Different (PDF) Law Review Excerpts (Word)  /  Representing Minors Article (PDF)

Handling Difficult and Dangerous Clients - June 20, 2012
Power Point Presentation in PDF form  /  Biography of Wendy Patrick (PDF)  /  Biography of Michael Begovich (PDF)  

Realignment Policies of the County Jail - May 16, 2012
Audio Webinar / Slide Show (PDF)  

Finding Issues in Probation Reports and Other Key Spots in the Record - February 15, 2012
Seminar Handouts (PDF)

Substance Abuse - January 31, 2012
Audio Webinar / Addiction and the Legal Profession (PDF)  /  Addiction and the Brain (PDF)

Writs in Division One - November 16, 2011
Audio Webinar

Immigration Issues for Criminal Defendants - October 19, 2011
Crimes Chart (PDF)  /  Moral Turpitude Article (PDF)  

Inside the California Supreme Court - August 17, 2011
Petitions for Review (PDF)  /  Petition for Review Sample (PDF)

Behind the Walls of California State Prison - June 15, 2011
Inmate Classification System (PDF) /  CDC Classification Score Sheet 1 (PDF)  /  CDC Classification Score Sheet 2 (PDF)  /  CDC Classification Score Sheet 3 (PDF)

Ethical Issues in Appointed Criminal Appeals and Habeas Petitions - May 18, 2011
Seminar Handout (PDF)  /  Strickland Flowchart (PDF)

Federal Court Perspective on Federal Habeas Petitions - March 16, 2011
Audio Webinar / Flow Chart (PDF)  /  Statutes & Cases (PDF)  /  Habeas Screening Checklist (PDF)  /  New Petition Form (PDF)  

Guilty Plea Appeals - February 16, 2011
Audio Webinar / Materials (PDF)  

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