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 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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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
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This one-and-a-half-day seminar created for beginning to advanced-level prosecutors features a national physician, a domestic violence detective, and a strangulation prosecution expert. Seminar topics will include a comprehensive presentation on the medical aspects of strangulation, highlighting the areas every prosecutor needs to understand to craft an intelligent direct examination of the prosecution’s medical expert, to successfully cross examine a defense expert, and to rebut... Details
When: April 4–5, 2019
Where: Sacramento
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This 2 ½ day seminar is geared towards prosecutors and allied law enforcement professionals at all levels of experience with cases involving juvenile delinquents. Learn the nuances of juvenile justice while navigating California’s new laws and their effects on juvenile prosecutions. We'll also explore new and innovative prevention programs implemented by various counties in the quest to reduce juvenile crime. For those wanting an introduction to juvenile justice or a refresher prior... Details
When: April 8–10, 2019
Where: Long Beach
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This course is geared for Sexual Assault Forensic Examiners. This program is sponsored by California Clinical Forensic Medical Training Center in conjunction with our training partner, the California District Attorneys Association. This one-day course offers basic instruction and hands-on experience related to the fundamental techniques of forensic photography.   It focuses on the basic forensic photography skills needed for documenting bodily injuries for victims of sexual assault,... Details
When: April 12, 2019
Where: Anaheim
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#ACTNowforElderJustice  This 3 1/2 day seminar is designed for prosecutors, investigators, law enforcement, adult protective services administrators and case workers, state and local agency personnel, medical professionals, coroners and medical examiners, and victim witness advocates (who work with a district attorney office). The symposium will provide information on how to identify, investigate, and prosecute cases involving elder and dependent adult abuse. While serving as an... Details
When: April 15–18, 2019
Where: Garden Grove
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This seminar is intended for intermediate- and advanced-level felony prosecutors and supervisors. This seminar will teach important aspects of California’s complex sentencing structure. The statutory scheme and its practical application to charging and sentencing will be taught by a combination of lecture and illustrative problems. Current and recent developments in the law will also be covered. To be properly prepared, it is essential to read some materials prior to attending the... Details
When: April 16–19, 2019
Where: Carlsbad
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The High Tech Cryptocurrency and Dark Web Symposium offers cutting-edge tools used to combat the most complex high-tech crimes developed in the shadows of modern technology. Attendees will learn how the Dark Web works and how criminals are using this technology to hide their identities along with their crimes, as well as what cryptocurrency is and how cyber criminals use it and the Dark Web to commit crimes anonymously. The number of crimes utilizing the dark web and cryptocurrency... Details
When: April 23–26, 2019
Where: San Diego, CA
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In this step-by-step MCLE webinar, you will learn how to create a Google Earth Tour for use in Power Point. These Tours are effective demonstratives for use in trial. Google Earth is a powerful software application available for free. The Google Earth Tours feature allows users to create recorded aerial videos using satellite imagery by flying, zooming, panning, and rotating the globe. Be the first to set the stage for your crime scene right out of the gate in opening statement.... Details
When: April 24, 2019
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The 22nd 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... Details
When: May 6–10, 2019
Where: Newport Beach, CA
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In addition to learning how to investigate and prosecute arson and explosives cases, attendees will also gain insight Ito working with insurance companies and handling financial fraud. One day will be spent on the range with a live demonstration of explosives, hypergolic ignitions, flash over and improvised explosives. Ninety percent of a wildlands fires are started by humans, and in 2018 a total of 6,763 fires burned an area of 1,508,815 acres. Don’t be caught without the most... Details
When: May 7–9, 2019
Where: Sacramento