2020 Community Defenders, Inc. Seminar: "Who makes the Call? You or Your Client?"

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2020 Community Defenders, Inc. Seminar: "Who makes the Call? You or Your Client?"

This event occurred in the past

Date and Time

  • Saturday, January 25, 2020 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

Location

Warren Hall, Room 3A

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110

Cost

0

Details

For too long, criminal defense lawyers have believed that a client has got to make only four decisions about his or her case, namely (1) whether to plead guilty or not guilty; (2) whether to testify at trial; (3) whether to waive jury trial and (4) whether to forego the appeal. The rest of case-related trial management decisions/strategies were solely the province of the lawyer.

This incorrect premise is based on the fact for most, if not virtually all of us, law school did not prepare us on how to make the kinds of decisions that must be made by both the lawyer and the client.

This seminar focuses on well-established and recent law, both by federal and state courts, on attorney-client decision making. The recent decision of the United States Supreme Court in McCoy v. Louisiana provides a central theme for presenters, all of whom have extensive experience in decision making. An electronic version of the syllabus will be provided.

Registration Information

Early Registration Rates (received before Friday, January 17, 2020)
(includes electronic version of the syllabus, continential breakfast, and lunch)

  • General Registration: $50.00
  • USD Alumni: $40.00
  • Current Federal Defenders and Appellate Defenders: $40.00
  • Office of the Public Defender/Alt. Public Defender/CJA, OAC and ADI Panel Attorneys: $40.00
  • USD Students: $25 (Full reimbursement with proof of attendance)
  • Former Defenders, Inc. (1968-1986) or Community Defenders, Inc. (1987-1988) Attorneys: No charge
  • USD Faculty: No charge

Please register online here.

If you are unable to register online, please email usdlawevent@sandiego.edu.

Registration Rates (received after Monday, January 20, 2020 and at the door)

  • $65.00 (at-door registration will not guarantee lunch)

Community Defenders, Inc. Grant Committee

  • Laura Berend, Esq.
  • John Ellis, Jr., Esq.
  • Alex Landon, Esq.
  • Liz Missakian, Esq.
  • Jean Ramirez, Professor of Law, University of San Diego
  • Lynda Romero, Esq.
  • Zaki Zehawi, Esq.

 

  • Agenda

    Saturday, January 25, 2020

    8:30 – 9 a.m.
    Warren Hall, First Floor

    REGISTRATION/CoNTINENTAL BREAKFAST

    9 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.
    Warren Hall, First Floor

    The Law

    • Chuck Sevilla, Attorney at Law
    10:15 – 10:30 a.m. BREAK
    10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
    Warren Hall, 3A
    Practical Decision Making with the Typical Client
    • Vickie Fernandes, Deputy Alternate Public Defender
    • Kathy Nester, Executive Director, Federal Defenders of San Diego County

    11:45 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
    Warren Hall, 2nd Floor Lobby

    Lunch & Understanding the Client Leads to Better Decisions
    • Hon. Shereen Charlick, Judge, Superior Court of San Diego County
    1:15 – 2:30 p.m.
    Warren Hall, 3A
    Practical Decision Making with Challenging Clients
    • John Cotsirilos, Attorney at Law
    • Jack Earley, Attorney at Law
  • MCLE

    University of San Diego School of Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider and certifies that this activity is approved for MCLE in the amount of 4.5 hours of Legal Ethics.

  • Location and Directions

    From the North: Use I-5 South, exit Sea World Dr. & Tecolote Rd. and proceed left at stoplight toward Morena Blvd. Turn right on Morena, left on Napa, and left on Linda Vista Rd. Travel to the second stoplight to USD's East entrance, turn left and enter campus.

    From the South (or the airport): Use I-5 North, exit Morena Blvd. (signs will say: Morena Blvd. use I-8 East) Stay to the right and follow the signs for Morena Blvd. Take the first right onto Linda Vista Rd. Travel to the third stoplight to USD's East entrance, turn left and enter campus.

    From the East: Use I-8 West, exit at Morena Blvd., go right onto Linda Vista Rd. and travel to the third stoplight to USD's East Entrance, turn left and enter campus. 

    Parking is free and open on the weekends. 

    Campus Map

Post Contact

USD Law School External Relations
usdlawevent@sandiego.edu