CDAA Trainings and Events


CDAA has cancelled all live training events scheduled through June, and Summer Conference scheduled for July.

In order to meet prosecutors’ training needs during this time, we are offering Distance Learning. Many of the topics we are presenting online came to our attention through our members and attendees, and many we have not previously covered. Attendees of these live trainings will be able to earn participatory MCLE credit. There will not be library versions of these courses. Tuition for these short, concentrated trainings will be low, between $25 and $75 per course depending on the length of the training and our ability to underwrite them with grant funding.

These trainings will be posted on our training registration page and we will be emailing notice of these courses as they become available for registration. Note: These Distance Learning classes are NOT part of our already scheduled Wednesday Webinars (which are continuing as planned) and, therefore, Distance Learning tuition is not waived for Wednesday Webinar subscribers.

CDAA events that are CANCELLED as in-person seminars are:

  • Advanced Topics in Environmental Enforcement • May 31 - June 3 • South Lake Tahoe
  • Confidential Informant Team Training • May 29 • Sacramento
  • Prosecuting Physical and Sexual Abuse of Children • June 2–5 • Newport Beach
  • Jury Selection, Examination, and Impeachment • June 8–10 • Sacramento
  • Gun Violence Restraining Order Team Training • June 18 • Folsom
  • Basic Search Warrants Team Training • June 30 • Folsom
  • CDAA Summer Conference • July 13–17 • Garden Grove/Anaheim

Click here for a "How To" guide to register for an event.

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During this course, you'll learn the statutory basis for impeachment along with tips to enhance your questioning skills of witnesses who are difficult or recanting. Learn methods for eliciting the most beneficial information or discounting previous testimony from character and expert witnesses, as well as from defendants who opt to testify. The instructor is Benjamin Ladinig, Senior Deputy District Attorney from Santa Barbara... Details
When: June 2, 2020
Where: Distance Learning
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In January 2018, California enacted the Medicinal and Adult-Use Cannabis Regulation and Safety Act (MAUCRSA), creating the regulatory framework that legalizes commercial cannabis activity.  One of the greatest threats to this fledging marketplace has been a flourishing black market of unlicensed, untaxed, and unregulated cannabis sales.  In response, the Riverside County District Attorney’s Office created the Cannabis Regulation Task Force (CRTF), with membership from local law... Details
When: June 2, 2020
Where: Distance Learning
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The landscape of parole suitability hearings is ever-changing and keeping up on the legal and procedural changes can be challenging. This two-part webinar will cover Commutations and Pardons, Youthful Offender, Elder Parole, Medical Parole, 1170(e), Administrative Reviews, Petitions to Advance, En Banc referrals, Rescission Hearings, Nonviolent Offender Parole Review (Prop 57) and the new Structured Decision Making Framework the commissioners are using in the parole suitability... Details
When: June 3, 2020
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Though not often discussed, depression is common among prosecutors, due in part to secondary trauma. Learn about the signs of depression, why this is a delicate topic in the legal profession, and how to help yourself and others.

When: June 5, 2020
Where: Distance Learning
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The last several years have brought massive changes to the criminal justice system (e.g., Prop 47, Prop 57, SB 1437, etc.), resulting in Superior Court litigation, and ultimately appellate court litigation, to challenge and clarify these new laws.  District Attorney’s Offices have been at the forefront of these challenges.  While many large District Attorney Offices have dedicated appellate units to handle this litigation, many do not and have had to learn on the fly.  This webinar... Details
When: June 10, 2020
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The child sexual abuse sexual abuse forensic medical examination forms have been updated. Pediatric acute exam procedures now match the revised Adult/Adolescent Sexual Assault Forensic Medical Exam protocol in key areas, such as no control swabs, no wet mount swabs/slides, no dry mount swabs, etc. Some procedures have been modified or added.  As you know, consistency between acute exams is important. Tune in to hear what’s new from Dr. Angela... Details
When: June 18, 2020
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This class will cover firearms and accessories which are illegal under California law, including “assault weapons,” “ghost guns,” undetectable firearms, bump stocks, and silencers (just to name a few.)   The class will cover people who cannot legally own or possess firearms due to their status (e.g. felons).  The class will also address the legal vs. illegal ways a firearm can be carried, transported, and stored (e.g. carrying a concealed weapon, open carry). The class will discuss... Details
When: June 18, 2020
Where: Distance Learning
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This Brady training will give an overview of the Brady doctrine, with an emphasis on the prosecutor's responsibility and obligations. Recent Brady-related statutory and case law will be covered. This course is certified for 1.5 hours of MCLE-Ethics Credits. The instructor is CDAA's Resource Attorney, Joe Chavez.

When: June 23, 2020
Where: Distance Learning
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The courts are reopening and jury trials begin anew. Learn the ins and outs of Wheeler/Batson objections regarding claims of improper peremptory challenges based on race or similar classifications, including how and when to make them and how to respond to a defense attorney's claim against you. What are the remedies? When is reporting to the State Bar required? Does a violation constitute misconduct? Everything you need to know will be taught by Wheeler expert Cindy De Silva, Deputy... Details
When: June 23, 2020
Where: Distance Learning
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Was the possible death of the felony murder rule really just a dream sequence?  After a year and a half of litigation over the viability and impact of SB1437, which purported to greatly restrict the felony murder rule and erase from existence the natural and probable consequences theory of murder liability, a number of District Courts of Appeal have offered views on the framework of the law left in the bill’s wake.  While the California Supreme Court has yet to render Ultimate... Details
When: June 24, 2020
Where: Distance Learning
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This two-hour class is designed for prosecutors, investigators and law enforcement officers.  This class will focus on Protecting Confidential Information and Building the Confidential Informant Relationship. topics include: Asserting the Privilege and The In Camera Hearing, Evidence Code sections 1040-1041-1042,  Penal Code section 1054.7,  Attorney Proffers, The Free Talk (K1), and the Cooperation Agreement (K2). The instructors are Anthony Campagna, Division Chief, South Bay... Details
When: June 25, 2020
Where: Distance Learning
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This two-hour, basic class is designed for prosecutors, investigators and law enforcement officers with either no or limited experience in drafting a search warrant. Attendees will learn the basic legal and practical framework for drafting a search warrant. The presenter is Mike Galli, Deputy District Attorney from Santa Clara and author of the CDAA Search Warrant Manual. This class is the first part of a three part mini-series. Registrants of this course are encouraged to register... Details
When: June 30, 2020
Where: Distance Learning
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This one hour basic class is designed for prosecutors, investigators and law enforcement officers with either no or limited  experience in drafting a search warrant. Attendees will learn  a step-by-step guideline for preparing a Hobbs sealed search warrant. The presenter is retired Yuba County District Attorney Patrick McGrath. This class is the second part of a three part mini-series. Registrants of this course are encouraged to register for the companion training. The Special... Details
When: July 2, 2020
Where: Distance Learning
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This one hour basic class is designed for prosecutors, investigators and law enforcement officers with either no or limited  experience in drafting a search warrant. Attendees will examine warrant requirements under CalECPA, and review practical issues surrounding warrants that require the use of a special master.  The presenter is retired Yuba County District Attorney Patrick... Details
When: July 2, 2020
Where: Distance Learning
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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.  The SAFE (Sexual Assault Forensic Examiner) training program teaches fundamental forensic medical examination procedures and techniques for adult and adolescent victims of sexual assault.  The course focuses on the Cal OES 2-923 Sexual Assault Forensic Medical Report Form, the form required for use in... Details
When: July 13–16, 2020
Where: Redding