CDAA Trainings and Events


The California District Attorneys Association hosts many live training events and webinars each year on a variety of prosecution-related topics. Our specialized MCLE-accredited seminars, many financed in part by state and federal grant funds, offer general and specialized California State Bar MCLE-accredited seminars to prosecutors and law enforcement personnel.

CDAA seminars provide intensive training to thousands of prosecutors, peace officers, and allied professionals each year. We owe the success of these programs to the hundreds of volunteers who share their time, expertise, and talent as technical advisors and instructors.

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The discovery seminar, which features some of the most awarded presenters in the State, is a comprehensive overview of a prosecutor’s constitutional, statutory, and ethical discovery obligations. Experienced prosecutors will be discussing the difficult, recurring, and cutting edge discovery issues that eventually pop up in every office. Among the topics covered: seeking and handling privileged and protected records; Brady Banks; the loss or destruction of evidence; reciprocal... Details
When: February 20–22, 2019
Where: San Rafael
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This one-day workshop will benefit prosecutors and law enforcement officers of intermediate to advanced levels. Participants will learn how to draft search warrants and address the various issues that arise relating to the drafting and use of search warrants in criminal investigations. Special emphasis will be given to CalECPA and search warrants digital... Details
When: February 21, 2019
Where: Sacramento, CA
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This one-day TUITION FREE course is designed for environmental enforcement personnel and prosecutors who would like to expand their knowledge related to water sampling techniques while conducting environmental enforcement investigations. Attendees would include Department of Fish & Wildlife wardens within Region 4 of the California Department of Fish & Wildlife (Central Region serving Kern, San Luis Obispo, Tulare, Kings, Monterey, Fresno, San Benito, Madera, Mariposa, Merced,... Details
When: February 21, 2019
Where: Fresno
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This program is sponsored by the California Clinical Forensic Medical Training Center in conjunction with our training partner, the California District Attorneys Association.  This Basic Pediatric SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner) training program focuses on the fundamental forensic medical examination procedures and techniques for performing both acute and non-acute examinations for children under age 12 and young adolescents.  There are two statutorily mandated forms in... Details
When: February 25–27, 2019
Where: Sacramento
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This workshop offers 3½ days of comprehensive trial advocacy training. It includes presentations, small group and class exercises, and instructor-led demonstrations. Instruction is focused on the experience levels and needs of the participants. Performing daily and repeatedly, participants will be videotaped and given constructive critiques by experienced instructors. This course is limited to 35 newer Deputy District Attorneys and Deputy City Attorneys with 0-20 jury trials... Details
When: February 26 – March 1, 2019
Where: Orange, CA
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This seminar is designed for prosecutors and investigators with at least 2 years' experience in human trafficking cases or those who attended the 2018 Human Trafficking Symposium. An in-depth look at investigations and prosecutions will focus on trends, investigative tools, victims, and preparing for trial. The Advanced Human Trafficking seminar is funded by a grant from the Governor's Office of Emergency... Details
When: March 5–6, 2019
Where: San Diego
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Vehicular death and injury cases present unique challenges for prosecutors, victim / witness advocates, and law enforcement in dealing effectively with the psychological trauma suffered by survivors, family members, witnesses, and the community. This training will offer legal, psychological, and practical Information/techniques on how to handle these sensitive matters with compassion and understanding while aggressively bringing offenders to... Details
When: March 7, 2019
Where: Sacramento
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Alameda County Deputy District Attorney L.D. Louis addresses the commitment process for mentally disordered offenders in the third webinar in CDAA’s mental health series. This webinar is funded by a grant from the Governor's Office of Emergency Services.

When: March 13, 2019
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This course, which provides compliance with Health & Safety Code Section 11469 et seq. continual training, will enhance and update investigation, prosecution and administrative skills for personnel responsible for asset forfeiture litigation. A portion of the cost for this training was made possible by funds received under Health & Safety Code Section... Details
When: March 18–19, 2019
Where: San Diego
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This tuition-free course is designed for newly assigned and mid-level Deputy District Attorneys, District Attorney Investigators, and paralegals who work in environmental enforcement.

When: March 18–21, 2019
Where: Sacramento
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In the fourth mental health series webinar, Alameda County Deputy District Attorney L.D. Louis explores the maximum terms of commitment and navigating the petition process for extending commitments.  This webinar is funded by a grant from the Governor's Office of Emergency Services.

When: March 20, 2019
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The law of Brady and its various implications could constitute an entire course of study.  In this webinar, experts will give an overview of hot topics in the world of Brady/Discovery, including an update on the ALADS case, the potential impact of SB 1421 and its amendment to PC 832.7, the heightened focus on informants, and Brady as it applies to human trafficking, sexual assault, and domestic violence cases. This course is 1.5 hours of MCLE-Ethics... Details
When: March 27, 2019
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This one-day course explains the legal and investigative issues surrounding a wiretap. Students will be introduced to the initial process of preparing a wiretap affidavit, including both the legal requirements for seeking a wiretap and the practical investigative questions that must be addressed prior to obtaining judicial approval for a wiretap. The course will also explain the various issues that often occur during the course of a wiretap, as well as what steps must be taken at the ... Details
When: March 28, 2019
Where: Sacramento
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This three-day, dual-track seminar will offer structured presentations on issues unique to in-prison investigations and prosecutions, as well as open discussion on prison topics relevant to prosecutors, investigators, and correctional officers.

When: April 1–3, 2019
Where: Pismo Beach
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This dual-track seminar is geared toward gang prosecutors and investigators of all levels. While general session topics will focus on issues germane to attendees of all gang prosecution experience levels, the two tracks will be divided into introductory- and advanced-level topics. The introductory-level topics will be geared toward those new to gang prosecutions, providing a basic understanding of gang-related crimes and offering insight into and tried-and-true tactics to manage the... Details
When: April 3–5, 2019
Where: San Diego