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Continuing Education and Advanced Courses

The Alumni Association, in collaboration with the USD Paralegal Program, offers continuing education seminars, workshops, and courses that members may take at discounted prices. We are pleased to have approval from the State Bar of California to offer MCLE (Mandatory Continuing Legal Education) credit at many of our seminars.

Section 6450(d) of the California Business and Professional Code requires that paralegals have four (4) hours of mandatory continuing legal education in legal ethics every two years and four (4) hours of mandatory continuing legal education in general law or an area of specialized law every two years. Detailed information is available by reading Section 6450-6456 of the California Business and Professions Code.

The next Continuing Legal Education offering will be:

Theories of Liability in Gang Prosecution
Wednesday, May 27, 2015, 6:00pm, Barcelona 222
1.5 MCLE Credits

Course Information:
This course will explore extended theories of liability in gang prosecution cases and address the question: who is responsible for what? Examining past cases, such as the murder of SDPD Officer Christopher Wilson in 2012, the course will cover various theories including the Natural Probable Consequences Doctrine, as applied in crimes of violence.

Speaker:
Deputy District Attorney since 1995, Michael P. Runyon, has served within the Family Protection Division, Special Operations Division, Gang Unit, and Anti-Gang/Drug Unit of the Juvenile Division. In addition to his role as DDA, Runyon serves as Director of the Crimes against Peace Officers Division and teaches Criminal Law at Southwestern College. Mr. Runyon is also a member of the Executive Board of the Central Coast Gang Investigators Association, where he lectures on Gang Expert Testimony. In addition, he has led courses for the CA Narcotics Officers Association and the CA District Attorney’s Association. DDA Runyon received Outstanding Achievement Awards in 2004 and 2008 and was named Prosecutor of the Year in 2013 by the San Diego County Deputy District Attorneys Association.

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The Ethics class taught by David McGowan, J.D. was well worth spending two hours on a Saturday morning... Roxanne A.