2021 Community Defenders Seminar: From the ABCs to the XYZs: Defending Child Pornography & Child Sex Cases in State & Federal Courts

2021 Community Defenders Seminar: From the ABCs to the XYZs: Defending Child Pornography & Child Sex Cases in State & Federal Courts

Date and Time

  • Saturday, January 30, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.


Virtual on Zoom

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




The USD School of Law & Community Defenders, Inc. presents:

From the ABCs to the XYZs: Defending Child Pornography and Child Sex Cases in State and Federal Courts

We hold our children to be our future, our hopes and visions of ourselves. Because of this wholehearted affection, a child sex crime is one of the most daunting accusations that can be leveled against your client. The challenge of such representation begins with sensitive discovery, understanding an array of legal privileges, computer forensics analysis, and overcoming the juror’s presumption of guilt.

Our talented presenters are proven state and federal attorneys dedicated to defending our clients from these serious allegations. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to participate in CDI’s 2021 virtual seminar and get the results you and your client deserve.

Registration Information

Zoom link and background materials will be sent the week of January 25, 2021 to the email used to register.


  • General Registration
  • USD Alumni
  • Current Federal Defenders and Appellate Defenders
  • Office of the Public Defender/Alt. Public Defender/CJA, OAC and ADI Panel Attorneys

Free to Attend

  • Former Defenders, Inc. (1968-1986) or Community Defenders, Inc. (1987-1988) Attorneys
  • USD Faculty
  • USD Students

Please register online here.

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


  • Agenda

    Saturday, January 30, 2021

    9:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

    Discovery and Legal Issues (0.75 general & 0.5 ethics)

    • Laurie G. Schaefer, Attorney at Law, Boyce & Schaefer
    • Frank J. Barone, Deputy Public Defender, the San Diego County Primary Public Defender‘s Office

    10:15 a.m. – 10:25 a.m.


    10:25 a.m.– 11:40 a.m.

    Computer Records/Analysis and Issues (1.25 general)
    • John C. Ellis, Jr., Law Offices of John C. Ellis, Jr.

    11:40 a.m. – 11:50 p.m.

    11:50 a.m. – 1:20 p.m.

    Presenting an Effective Case at Trial (1.0 general & 0.5 ethics)
    • Robert E. Boyce, Attorney at Law, Boyce & Schaefer
    • Daniel F. Greene, Senior Associate, The Law Offices of Kerry L. Armstrong, APLC
  • 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 3.0 hours of General Credit, 1.0 hour of Legal Ethics, and 1.0 hour of Competency Issues.

  • 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.
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