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Homicide Symposium XXI

Homicide Symposium XXI
The 21st Homicide Symposium is specifically designed for experienced prosecutors, district attorney investigators, and other peace officers involved in investigating and prosecuting homicides. While the presentations by nationally renowned experts and California's top prosecutors and investigators will be geared toward homicide prosecutors and peace officers of all experience levels, they are especially beneficial for those prosecutors and investigators handling their first homicide cases.

Date & Location

May 22-26, 2017
Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel, South Lake Tahoe

Technical Advisor

Ronald J. Freitas, Assistant District Attorney, San Joaquin County


The Law of Homicide • The Law of Special Circumstances • Protecting Your Case from Appeal • Confessions & Interrogations • Search & Seizure • Fatal Wounds • Mental Defenses • Voir Dire • Lesser Included Offenses • DNA: Cold to Current Cases • Dealing with The Media • Theories of Liability • Lesser Included Offenses of Murder • Preparation & Cross Exam of Defense Experts • Homicide Jury Instructions • The Art of Closing Argument


•  MCLE - The Symposium is certified for 26 MCLE hours, including 1.0 hour of Ethics credit.
•  P.O.S.T. - The Symposium is P.O.S.T-certified for 31 hours (credit only). The Course Number is      9720-28001-16.


The Symposium will be held at The Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel located at 4130 Lake Tahoe Boulevard in South Lake Tahoe. To reserve a room at the special CDAA rate of $90 single/$100 double (king bed)/$110 double (two Queen beds) per night, go to www.tahoeresorthotel.com/ or call  530.544.5400 by April 28, 2017. Note that the room rates above do not include the occupancy tax (12% + $3.50/night) and the resort fee ($15/night). Our group code is HOM

Parking and Shuttle

Valet parking at the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel is $15/day. Complimentary self-parking is available behind the hotel. (Parking rates are subject to change.) There are a few options for shuttle service between the Reno Airport and the Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel. Click HERE for information on those companies.

Prosecutor Tuition

CDAA  Members
•  Regular Rate (if registered by May 1, 2017): $400
•  Late Rate (if registered after May 1): $450

•  Regular Rate (if registered by May 1, 2017): $500
•  Late Rate (if registered after May 1, 2017): $550

Peace Officer Tuition

•  Regular Rate (if registered by May 1, 2017): $400
•  Late Rate (if registered after May 1, 2017): $450

All registrants should note that cancellations must be received in writing by May 8, 2017 to avoid the $75 administrative cancellation fee.


There are no scholarships for this program. 


Click HERE for the tentative agenda.

CDAA Contact

Suzanne Hunter - shunter@cdaa.org 

5/22/2017 9:00 AM - 5/26/2017 1:00 PM
Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel 4130 Lake Tahoe Boulevard South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

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