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Sexually Violent Predator Seminar

Sexually Violent Predator Seminar
This three-day seminar is designed for intermediate to advanced level prosecutors handling Sexually Violent Predator trials. Participants will be taken through the entire SVP trial process from motions in limine through closing argument using one specific case scenario. This comprehensive training will include a focus on direct and cross-examination of expert witnesses and address the evidentiary challenges currently faced in trying SVP petitions.

Date & Location

April 9-11, 2018
Holiday Inn Fisherman's Warf, San Francisco

Seminar Technical Advisor

Michael Abacherli, Lead Deputy District Attorney, San Bernardino County 
Brad McCartt, Deputy District Attorney, Los Angeles County

Topics & Agenda

SVP Referral Process & Criminal Discovery • Motions in Limine • Opening Statement • Petitioner's Experts: Direct Examination of DSH Evaluators • Cross-Examination of Defense Experts •  New Static 99-R Scoring & Risk Assessment Tools • Hearsay & SVP / Sanchez, Burroughs • How to Approach Current Defense Experts • Current Diagnosable Mental Disorders in SVP • Calling Previous Sexual Assault Victims & Best Practices • Jury Instruction & Closing Argument 

Click HERE for agenda. 

MCLE Hours

MCLE hours subject to final agenda.


The Holiday Inn Fisherman's Warf is located at 1300 Columbus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94133. To secure the CDAA group rate of $150/night, make your reservation by March 26, 2018, by calling 800-942-7348 (Mention Group Name: California District Attorneys Association) or by CLICKING HERE.

Parking/Shuttle Information

The Holiday Inn Fisherman's Warf offers self-parking for $25 a day. 


The tuition rate for this seminar is $265. Cancellations made after March 30th are subject to a $49 administrative cancellation fee.


All scholarships have been awarded for this seminar. 

CDAA Contact

Ashton Charette, Training Consultant, acharette@cdaa.org
4/9/2018 8:00 AM - 4/11/2018 12:00 PM
Holiday Inn Fisherman's Warf 1300 Columbus Avenue San Francisco, CA 94133

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