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Meet the Criminal Conflict Program

Meet the Criminal Conflict Program

William (Bill) Green has been the CCP Director since 2015. The staff consists of Kathi Lane (12 years) and Debbie Garcia (eight years).

Criminal Law Perspective – 2015 Year in Review

Criminal Law Perspective – 2015 Year in Review

The Criminal Courts of Contra Costa County continue to thrive despite the ongoing impact of budget cuts. We have instituted a number of new programs in criminal cases over the last year.

Criminal Law Perspective – 2014 Year in Review

Criminal Law Perspective – 2014 Year in Review

Our criminal courts have kept up with the caseload and absorbed the influx of additional cases by working harder and smarter.

Criminal Law Perspective - 2013 Year in Review

Criminal Law Perspective – 2013 Year in Review

This year has been a challenge, and we have addressed the challenge by reorganizing our court to optimize the effectiveness of our dwindling resources.

July 2013 - Criminal Law Edition

July 2013 – Criminal Law Edition

Highlights of the July 2013 Contra Costa Lawyer edition include articles about criminal court budget cuts, side effects of the Realignment Legislation, defense counsel ethics and more.

The Effects of the Budgets Cuts on the Criminal Courts

The Effects of the Budgets Cuts on the Criminal Courts

With the Walnut Creek courthouse no longer hearing criminal cases, we have had to absorb their very heavy misdemeanor caseload into Martinez. The Martinez criminal trial departments must now try all of the Walnut Creek misdemeanor trials as well as the bulk of the felony trials from throughout the county.

Criminal Law Section MCLE Luncheon [photos]

Criminal Law Section MCLE Luncheon [photos]

The Criminal Law Section held an MCLE luncheon on May 9th. The topic was: What Lawyers Need to Know Today About Realignment. The speaker was Garrick Byers, Statue Decoder, CCC Public Defender’s Office.

Criminal Law Division - 2012 in Review

Criminal Law Division – 2012 in Review

We thought last year’s budget cuts were brutal. Hold onto your hats for 2013!

2011 Year in Review: Criminal Law

2011 Year in Review: Criminal Law

As you know, the Court, the District Attorney, and the Public Defender are suffering from massive budget cuts. To give you an idea of how bad it has gotten, we hear rumors that the District Attorney is collaborating with the Public Defender to outsource telephone wiretaps (also known as “phone hacking”) to Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.

Inside: Guest Editor’s Column, May 2016

Inside: Guest Editor’s Column, May 2016

How beneficial and realistic would building a border wall and removing millions of undocumented immigrants really be?

President’s Message: May 2016

President’s Message: May 2016

With immigrants comprising 14 percent of America’s population and growing, it is clear that the need for attorneys with immigration law knowledge is essential.

My Cup Runneth Over: The Intersection of Immigration Law & Other Bodies of Law

My Cup Runneth Over: The Intersection of Immigration Law & Other Bodies of Law

Every attorney should be aware that immigration law is a lot more than simply providing visas for foreign nationals.

In Court and in Trouble: Humanitarian Immigration Issues in Contra Costa County

In Court and in Trouble: Humanitarian Immigration Issues in Contra Costa County

Immigration courts are considered administrative, not criminal, so respondents—including children— do not have a constitutional right to pro bono counsel.

U Visas: A Potential (but Long) Path to Citizenship

U Visas: A Potential (but Long) Path to Citizenship

Clients must be advised that the petition will be a multi-year process. These long delays have profound effects upon people’s lives.

Lessons Learned from Super Bowl 50: Human Trafficking

Lessons Learned from Super Bowl 50: Human Trafficking

In the midst of crowds getting ready for frenzied fun, the atmosphere created a prime ground to force victims into coerced prostitution and slave labor without anyone taking notice.

U.S. Expands Restrictions on Visa Waiver Program for Visitors

U.S. Expands Restrictions on Visa Waiver Program for Visitors

The new visa waiver restrictions have been implemented for the purpose of safeguarding people. Overall, this bill, as a hasty response to the Paris terrorist attacks, does not make the United States any safer.

Introducing CCCBA’s New Immigration Section

Introducing CCCBA’s New Immigration Section

The Immigration Law Section will provide continuing education, training and mentoring for immigration attorneys. The next section meeting will be held on Monday, May 16, 2016.

Inns of Court: Animal Law

Inns of Court: Animal Law

Judge Mockler’s pupilage group put on a rousing, energetic Jeopardy-like contest centered around animal law.

Judge Arnason Memorial: Sponsor Thank You and Photos

Judge Arnason Memorial: Sponsor Thank You and Photos

Thank you to the following companies, law firms and individuals who generously donated toward the Judge Arnason Memorial, which was held on March 10, 2016.

Inside: Guest Editor’s Column, April 2016

Inside: Guest Editor’s Column, April 2016

Breaking the cycle of domestic violence, child abuse, substance abuse and addiction, sexual abuse and criminality is a difficult task. But when it is successful, it brings a sense of great satisfaction.