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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Join Alameda County Deputy District Attorney L.D. Louis as she discusses recent changes in mental competency, civil commitments, and the current state of Murphy Conservatorships. This is the second webinar in a series of four related to mental health issues. This webinar is funded by a grant from the Governor's Office of Emergency Services.

When: January 16, 2019
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This one-day TUITION FREE course is designed for environmental enforcement personnel and prosecutors who would like to expand their knowledge related to water sampling techniques while conducting environmental enforcement investigations. Attendees would include Department of Fish & Wildlife wardens within Region 1 of the California Department of Fish & Wildlife (North Coast Region serving Shasta, Lassen, Tehama, Mendocino, Trinity, Humboldt, Del Norte, Siskiyou and Modoc counties) as ... Details
When: January 24, 2019
Where: Redding
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Please join your colleagues at the beautiful Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa for CDAA's 2019 New DA College and Winter Workshop. The New DA College on Monday and Tuesday will offer intensive training for the newly elected District Attorneys, taught by experienced DAs. Topics that will be covered include: DA Roles and Duties, Budgets, Media Relations, Victims' Rights, and so much more. The Winter Workshop will feature informative general sessions, committee meetings, and District... Details
When: January 28 – February 1, 2019
Where: Sonoma
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Everyone has biases. In this webinar, Dr. Jason Roof will discuss how to recognize one’s own biases, how those biases can affect everyday decisions without one realizing it, and approaches to overcome them. He will also discuss how to recognize biases in others, which will be helpful especially in voir dire of jurors and witnesses.

When: February 6, 2019
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The Bay Area Black Prosecutors Association (BABPA) will be hosting an intimate conversation with California's only seated African American District Attorneys—the Honorable Jackie Lacey of Los Angeles County and the Honorable Diana Becton of Contra Costa County.  Join us as we hear them discuss their path to District Attorney and diversity in the criminal justice system. BABPA will also be presenting awards to local prosecutors, judges, and former prosecutors in recognition of the... Details
When: February 6, 2019
Where: Oakland
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This 1 ½ day training will focus on the investigation and prosecution of workplace safety violations that cause the death of an employee. It is designed for prosecutors who are assigned or who may be asked to handle workplace homicide cases, DA investigators assigned to these cases, and Cal/OSHA criminal investigators and enforcement attorneys. Paralegals are welcome to attend, subject to... Details
When: February 11–12, 2019
Where: Sacramento
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The discovery seminar, which features some of the most awarded presenters in the State, is a comprehensive overview of a prosecutor’s constitutional, statutory, and ethical discovery obligations. Experienced prosecutors will be discussing the difficult, recurring, and cutting edge discovery issues that eventually pop up in every office. Among the topics covered: seeking and handling privileged and protected records; Brady Banks; the loss or destruction of evidence; reciprocal... Details
When: February 20–22, 2019
Where: San Rafael
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This one-day workshop will benefit prosecutors and law enforcement officers of intermediate to advanced levels. Participants will learn how to draft search warrants and address the various issues that arise relating to the drafting and use of search warrants in criminal investigations. Special emphasis will be given to CalECPA and search warrants digital... Details
When: February 21, 2019
Where: Sacramento, CA
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This one-day TUITION FREE course is designed for environmental enforcement personnel and prosecutors who would like to expand their knowledge related to water sampling techniques while conducting environmental enforcement investigations. Attendees would include Department of Fish & Wildlife wardens within Region 4 of the California Department of Fish & Wildlife (Central Region serving Kern, San Luis Obispo, Tulare, Kings, Monterey, Fresno, San Benito, Madera, Mariposa, Merced,... Details
When: February 21, 2019
Where: Fresno
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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.  This Basic Pediatric SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner) training program focuses on the fundamental forensic medical examination procedures and techniques for performing both acute and non-acute examinations for children under age 12 and young adolescents.  There are two statutorily mandated forms in... Details
When: February 25–27, 2019
Where: Sacramento
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This workshop offers 3½ days of comprehensive trial advocacy training. It includes presentations, small group and class exercises, and instructor-led demonstrations. Instruction is focused on the experience levels and needs of the participants. Performing daily and repeatedly, participants will be videotaped and given constructive critiques by experienced instructors. This course is limited to 35 newer Deputy District Attorneys and Deputy City Attorneys with 0-20 jury trials... Details
When: February 26 – March 1, 2019
Where: Orange, CA
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This seminar is designed for prosecutors and investigators with at least 2 years' experience in human trafficking cases or those who attended the 2018 Human Trafficking Symposium. An in-depth look at investigations and prosecutions will focus on trends, investigative tools, victims, and preparing for trial. The Advanced Human Trafficking seminar is funded by a grant from the Governor's Office of Emergency... Details
When: March 5–6, 2019
Where: San Diego
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Vehicular death and injury cases present unique challenges for prosecutors, victim / witness advocates, and law enforcement in dealing effectively with the psychological trauma suffered by survivors, family members, witnesses, and the community. This training will offer legal, psychological, and practical Information/techniques on how to handle these sensitive matters with compassion and understanding while aggressively bringing offenders to... Details
When: March 7, 2019
Where: Sacramento
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Alameda County Deputy District Attorney L.D. Louis addresses the commitment process for mentally disordered offenders in the third webinar in CDAA’s mental health series. This webinar is funded by a grant from the Governor's Office of Emergency Services.

When: March 13, 2019
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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