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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This 2 ½ day seminar is designed for all levels of prosecutors handling SVP civil commitment cases and will cover practical approaches as well as technical topics to assist in analyzing these specialized cases.

When: October 22–24, 2019
Where: San Diego
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Appellate courts are highly scrutinizing prosecutors, particularly in closing argument.  Using real-life examples, this webinar will explore a wide-range of common and not-so-common errors committed in closing argument and offer alternative solutions to drive home the same point without a misconduct claim.

When: October 23, 2019
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This one day TUITION FREE training is co-sponsored by the California Association for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR). This multi-disciplinary course is designed for prosecutors, law enforcement, investigators, civil attorneys, victim service providers, first responders - including Adult Protective Services (APS), Long Term Care Ombudsmen and legal service providers who work directly with older adults to help prevent elder abuse fraud. This training was made possible by a grant from the... Details
When: October 25, 2019
Where: Santa Barbara
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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.  The SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner) training program teaches fundamental forensic medical examination procedures and techniques for adult and adolescent victims of sexual assault.  The course focuses on the Cal OES 2-923 Sexual Assault Forensic Medical Report Form, the form required for use in... Details
When: October 28–31, 2019
Where: San Jose
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This conference is designed for elected district attorneys and chief deputy district attorneys from small, rural counties. The seminar focuses on the unique issues faced in rural counties.

When: October 29–30, 2019
Where: Groveland
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This seminar is designed to familiarize prosecutors and law enforcement officers with the unique legal and factual issues presented by vehicular homicide cases, and provides strategies for effective investigation and successful prosecution of these challenging matters. Topics will include case evaluation and charging; legal aspects of vehicular murder and manslaughter; basics of forensic crash reconstruction; effective case preparation; examination of expert witnesses; and... Details
When: November 7–8, 2019
Where: West Sacramento
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CDAA will be hosting its annual Legislative Summit at the Hyatt Place in Santa Cruz on November 7 & 8. CDAA’s Legislation Committee will review legislative proposals and vote on which bills CDAA will sponsor for the 2020 Legislative Session.

When: November 7–8, 2019
Where: Santa Cruz
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This two-day seminar is designed for beginning- and intermediate-level felony prosecutors. It covers the issues prosecutors face on a daily basis as they transition into general felony prosecution. Instructors focus on the practice of felony prosecution and the nuts and bolts of a case from issuing through trial to sentencing, without delving into specialized felony case loads such as gangs, sex crimes, and homicide. While some fundamental knowledge of felony prosecution is presumed, ... Details
When: December 2–3, 2019
Where: San Diego, CA
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This three-day seminar is a comprehensive training on the investigation and prosecution of domestic violence and stalking cases. Designed for prosecutors, peace officers, victim/witness advocates, and probation personnel of all experience levels, the program will offer a networking environment, providing insight into these vulnerable-victim crimes.

When: December 3–5, 2019
Where: Long Beach
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This webinar is designed to help prosecutors understand the new laws passed by the legislature in 2019 that either took effect immediately, or will take effect on January 1, 2020.

When: December 11, 2019
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The 2020 Winter Workshop will be held at the Omni Rancho Las Palmas. Join your colleagues from around the state for committee meetings, general sessions, roundtables, and networking. The Omni Rancho Las Palmas sits on 240 lush acres in the heart of the Coachella Valley near Palm Springs, and offers easy access to Palm Springs International Airport. Nearby areas of interest include: The Palm Springs Art Museum, which has collections of modern and contemporary art; the Palm Spring Air... Details
When: January 13–17, 2020
Where: Rancho Mirage
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California District Attorney’s Offices are experiencing a rapid uptick in requests under the California Public Records Act (CPRA).  Through real-life examples, this webinar will explore what classifies as a public record, the typical types of requests received by DA’s Offices, how to conduct a due diligence search for records, responding to a request, the many exemptions available to DA’s Offices, providing records (including the use of appropriate redactions), and practical... Details
When: January 22, 2020
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Mental health law is rapidly changing. Learn techniques for handling mental health cases during this 2 1/2 day seminar designed for prosecutors of all levels. Some of the topics to be covered include deconstructing forensic evaluations, challenging clinical conclusions, diagnoses, expert witnesses, diversion programs, collaborative courts, and restoration to sanity or... Details
When: January 27–29, 2020
Where: San Diego
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This two-day seminar is for prosecutors and investigators working in all levels of child abduction. It will provide an excellent opportunity for networking and sharing of insights with others who work in the field.

When: January 29–30, 2020
Where: San Diego
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This is a one day class designed for prosecutors who engage in wildlife and resource prosecution.  The curriculum focuses upon California Fish & Game Code Section 2022 (possession of ivory or other related materials with intent to sell) as well as other forms of trafficking (California Endangered Species Act) and salient parts of the federal counterpart related to trafficking (The Lacey Act).  The class will teach the attendees how to recognize illegal items for sale and will... Details
When: January 29, 2020
Where: Sacramento