Felony Prosecutor Academy

Felony Prosecutor Academy
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, this seminar will help both new felony prosecutors and those with more experience fine tune their knowledge and enhance their trial skills. As the law is constantly changing, recent developments in criminal law will also be covered. This seminar is funded by CDAA.

Date & Location

December 2-3, 2019
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay San Diego

Technical Advisor

Patrick McGrath, Retired Deputy District Attorney Yuba County, CDAA Training Development Consultant


Topics TBD and Agenda Coming Soon!

Sentencing Advocacy; Preliminary Hearings; Plea Bargaining & Case Disposition; Implied Bias; Wheeler - A Live Demonstration; Brady, Ethics & Discovery Obligations; Jury Instructions & Lesser Included Offenses; Impeachment, Immunity & Contempt

MCLE Credit

This seminar is certified for 9 hours of general, 1.5 hours of Ethics credit and 3 hours of Elimination of Bias MCLE credit (actual hours subject to final agenda).


The Hyatt Mission Bay in San Diego is located at 1441 Quivira Road, San Diego, CA.  Explore our San Diego Mission Bay Hotel Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina represents what Southern California is all about. Located right along the waterfront, guest will enjoy 360° views of the Pacific Ocean, Mission Beach, and the downtown San Diego skyline. Expect only the best when you stay at our Mission Bay hotel offering waterfront dining, a contemporary poolside lounge, full service marina, and eco-friendly spa.

To receive the special CDAA room rate of $125 single/double occupancy (plus hotel tax), call the hotel at (619) 224-1234 and mention CDAA. Although the cut-off date for hotel reservations is November 11, 2019, make your reservation as soon as possible as rooms may sell out before the deadline. Please note that the hotel has a 48-hour cancellation policy.

Parking and Shuttle

Parking is available at the Hyatt for $20 per night for event attendees. To make reservations with Super Shuttle from John Wayne - Orange County airport Click HERE.


CDAA Members
Early Rate (if registered by September 2, 2019): $309
Regular Rate (if registered by October 15, 2019): $349
Late Rate (if registered after October 15, 2019): $399

Early Rate (if registered by September 2, 2019): $349
Regular Rate (if registered by October 15, 2019): $399
Late Rate (if registered after October 15, 2019): $449

All registrants should note that cancellations must be received in writing by October 16, 2019 to avoid the $75 cancellation fee.

Please see CDAA’s Cancellation Policies and General Registration Information by clicking HERE.


No scholarships available at this time.

CDAA Contact

Alicia Carrillo, Training Consultant, acarrillo@cdaa.org
12/2/2019 8:00 AM - 12/3/2019 4:00 PM
Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa and Marina 1441 Quivira Rd San Diego, CA 92109 UNITED STATES

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