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 two-day seminar is designed for prosecutors and law enforcement on the new laws with truancy, and community prosecution. It will address the legal and practical issues related to truancy and community prosecution. This is a team training environment for law enforcement and prosecutors that is funded by CDAA General Fund. Lunch in included on... Details
When: September 16–17, 2019
Where: Sacramento
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This one day TUITION FREE training is co-sponsored by the California Association for Nursing Home Reform (CANHR). This multi-disciplinary course is designed for prosecutors, law enforcement, investigators, civil attorneys, victim service providers, first responders - including Adult Protective Services (APS), Long Term Care Ombudsmen and legal service providers who work directly with older adults to help prevent elder abuse fraud. This training was made possible by a grant from the... Details
When: September 20, 2019
Where: Oakland, CA
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This 2 1/2 day seminar is designed for prosecutors of all experience levels. It will address the legal and practical issues related to the introduction of evidence-- including recent case law and legislation affecting these issues. This seminar is funded by CDAA.

When: September 25–27, 2019
Where: Santa Barbara
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SB 384 will go into effect on January 1, 2021. This new system will transition California’s lifetime sex offender registration to a three tier-based system for both adult and juvenile registrants. Registrants who qualify will be able to petition for removal from the registry. This 1.5-hour webinar will focus on the information prosecutors need to know in order to be fully prepared for tiered sex offender registration and the petition... Details
When: September 25, 2019
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This four day program is designed to cover issues relevant to newer prosecutors. Instruction will be focused on preparing cases for trial, as well as subject-specific issues most new prosecutors face. This seminar will include a full day of instruction in prosecuting domestic violence misdemeanors, as well as a half-day of instruction in prosecuting... Details
When: October 7–10, 2019
Where: Seaside
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This 2 1/2 day team training expands on complex current issues and will focus on officer-involved shootings. Prosecutors and law enforcement are encouraged to attend this deep-dive training.

When: October 7–9, 2019
Where: Garden Grove
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This seminar is designed for prosecutors, investigators, and paralegals of all experience levels working in the real estate and insurance fraud arenas. In addition to general sessions, three tracks will be offered focusing on real estate fraud, auto insurance fraud, and workers’ compensation insurance fraud.

When: October 7–10, 2019
Where: Newport Beach
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As the first statewide champion for Gun Violence Restraining Orders (GVROs), the San Diego City Attorney’s Office was selected by the state to conduct trainings for law enforcement agencies throughout California. The California law, which took effect in 2016, allows family members or law enforcement officers to seek a GVRO against someone they believe poses an “immediate and present danger” of harming themselves or others. This law was passed in the wake of a mass murder in Isla... Details
When: October 16, 2019
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This 2 ½ day seminar is designed for all levels of prosecutors handling SVP civil commitment cases and will cover practical approaches as well as technical topics to assist in analyzing these specialized cases.

When: October 22–24, 2019
Where: San Diego
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Appellate courts are highly scrutinizing prosecutors, particularly in closing argument.  Using real-life examples, this webinar will explore a wide-range of common and not-so-common errors committed in closing argument and offer alternative solutions to drive home the same point without a misconduct claim.

When: October 23, 2019
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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: October 28–31, 2019
Where: San Jose
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This conference is designed for elected district attorneys and chief deputy district attorneys from small, rural counties. The seminar focuses on the unique issues faced in rural counties.

When: October 29–30, 2019
Where: Groveland
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This seminar is designed to familiarize prosecutors and law enforcement officers with the unique legal and factual issues presented by vehicular homicide cases, and provides strategies for effective investigation and successful prosecution of these challenging matters. Topics will include case evaluation and charging; legal aspects of vehicular murder and manslaughter; basics of forensic crash reconstruction; effective case preparation; examination of expert witnesses; and... Details
When: November 7–8, 2019
Where: West Sacramento
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CDAA will be hosting its annual Legislative Summit at the Hyatt Place in Santa Cruz on November 7 & 8. CDAA’s Legislation Committee will review legislative proposals and vote on which bills CDAA will sponsor for the 2020 Legislative Session.

When: November 7–8, 2019
Where: Santa Cruz
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This two-day seminar is designed for beginning- and intermediate-level felony prosecutors. It covers the issues prosecutors face on a daily basis as they transition into general felony prosecution. Instructors focus on the practice of felony prosecution and the nuts and bolts of a case from issuing through trial to sentencing, without delving into specialized felony case loads such as gangs, sex crimes, and homicide. While some fundamental knowledge of felony prosecution is presumed, ... Details
When: December 2–3, 2019
Where: San Diego, CA