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2005

Newsletter - January 2005

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January 2005 edition: In this edition of the newsletter, there is a feature article from Elaine Alexander, Executive Director, an article on exhausting state remedies, a Crawford update, and an article on filing petitions for writ of habeas corpus. Also, in this edition are interviews with our newest Fourth District justices, Justice Raymond Ikola and Justice Jeffrey King

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2004

Newsletter - July 2004

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July 2004 edition: Topics covered in the July edition include: Notes from the Director, Disposition Evidence, Deferred Entry of Judgment, Cumulative Error and Exhaustion, Introductions of Justice Cynthia Aaron and Justice Joan Irion, Using Law Blawgs to Enhance Your Practice, and a tribute to Ronald Reagan.

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2003

Newsletter - July 2003

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July 2003 edition: Topics covered in the July 2003 edition include: Notes from the Director by Elaine A. Alexander, Executive Director; Claims; Locating Clients; Using Internet Maps to Assist in Your Next Argument; Viewing Exhibits at Superior Court; News on Court Policies.

Newsletter - December 2003

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December 2003 edition: Topics covered in this December 2003 edition include: Notes from the Director by Elaine A. Alexander, Executive Director; Rules of Court, rule changes going into effect January 1, 2004; Appellate practice pointers on supplemental briefing and cumulative error; Tips for practicing before the Fourth District Appellate District; Paul Bell Memorial Fellowship; Fourth District Court of Appeal news; and Top 10 Web sites for appellate practitioners.

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2002

Newsletter - February 2002

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Newsletter - March 2002

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March 2002: Topics covered in the March 2002 edition include: Notes from the Director by Elaine A. Alexander, Executive Director; Andrade – The Eighth Amendment Lives; Standards of Prejudice; Keep those Briefs Brief; Cumulative Error and Exhaustions; Compensation Pointers; Meet the Justices: Justice Carlos Moreno, Justice Richard Aronson, Justice Ellen Moore, Justice Kathleen O'leary; Court News; On line Resources for Avoiding Ethical Pitfalls.

Newsletter - October 2002

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October 2002: Topics covered in the October 2002 edition include: Notes from the Director by Elaine A. Alexander, Executive Director; The Substance Abuse & Crime Prevention Act; Understanding Cruz/Vargas Release Waivers; CALJIC No. 17.41.1 is Held Constitutuional; Problem Criminal From San Bernardino; Record Citations – some Do's and Don'ts; Speeding Up the Claims Process; Meet Justice Richard Fybel; Court Reminders.

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2001

Newsletter - February 2001

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February 2001: Topics covered in the February 2001 edition include: Notes from the Director by Elaine A. Alexander, Executive Director; Speaking of Apprendi; Straight from the Mouthpiece – Oral Argument Tips; New Malpractice Insurance Available; CADC’s Annual Conference; Rule Change Alert; Completing the Record; Paul E. Bell Memorial Fellowship Winner; Dependency Notes, Caseman Corner; Finding MCLE Courses on the Internet; Meet Justice Eileen C. Moore; Court Timeliness.

Newsletter - June 2001

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June 2001: Topics covered in the June 2001 edition include: Notes from the Director by Elaine A. Alexander, Executive Director; Helping Appellants in the DNA Area; A Quick Guide to Structuring a Logical Argument; Minors Briefs in Division Two and Elsewhere; Court News.

Newsletter - October 2001

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October 2001: Topics covered in the October 2001 edition include: Notes from the Director by Elaine A. Alexander, Executive Director; Filing Timely Federal Habeas Petitions; Federalizing Batson/Wheeler issues; Arguing Subterfuge in Probation Searches; Winning a Juvenile Probation Issue; Dependency Notes: Presenting New Evidence; Court News; Meet Justice Judith McConnell; Finding Statistics to Bolster Your Legal Argument.

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2000

Newsletter - Spring 2000

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Spring 2000: Topics covered in the spring 2000 edition include: Notes from the Director by Elaine A. Alexander, Executive Director; Justice Kathleen E. O'Leary joins Division Three; Division Two topics by Carmela Simoncini; Really early transmission of exhibits in Division Two by Dave Rankin; Reminder about requests for Wende/Anders or Sade C. record reviews by Cheryl Geyerman; When filing a Sade C. brief, Division Three requires a due diligence search for the client by Cheryl Geyerman.; Protecting your high-risk client's safety in prison by Dave Rankin; Links in the law - ADI's Web site news by Amanda F. Benedict; Civil Tongues #23, Hot topics in dependency, freedom from custody, and conservatorship cases by Carmela Simoncini.

Newsletter - Summer 2000

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Summer 2000: Topics covered in the Summer 2000 edition include: Notes from the Director by Elaine A. Alexander, Executive Director; Factors Affecting Panel Ranking; Getting Personal in Legal Pleadings; Appellate Advocacy College; California Citation Manual – Changes in the 4th Edition; Formatting Your Briefs Properly; The Decision To File A Petition For Review; Court News.

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1999

Newsletter - January 1999

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January 1999: Topics covered in the January 1999 edition include: Letter from the Director by Elaine A. Alexander, Executive Director; CPC alert! by Anna M. Jauregui; DUI convictions in Orange County; Justice Terry B. O'Rourke joins Court of Appeal, Division One; What to do to expedite your client's release from custody following a successful appeal or when it appears during the progress of the appeal that your client's chance at success is strong by Elaine A. Alexander and Anna M. Jauregui; Wiretaps, lies and audio tapes by Chris Truax; When confronted with either filing an Anders/Wende brief or raising a CALJIC 2.90 or other consistently rejected issue; Civil Tongues #20, Hot topics in dependency, freedom from custody, and conservatorship cases by Carmela Simoncini.

Newsletter - April 1999

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April 1999: Topics covered in the April 1999 edition include: Notes from the Director by Elaine A. Alexander, Executive Director.; Accelerating Appeals in Division Two by Dave Rankin; 1999 Paul Bell Award for appellate advocacy awarded to Martin Buchanan, Lynda Romero, Clay Seaman and Roberta Thyfault; Trial counsel has a duty to file a Notice of Appeal unless defendant tells counsel otherwise by Cindi B. Mishkin; Payment for legal representation of appellate clients in superior court by Anna M. Jauregui; San Diego County Public Defender - appellate counsel liaison announced; New management at the AOC; Civil Tongues #21, Hot topics in dependency, freedom from custody, and conservatorship cases by Carmela Simoncini.

Newsletter - August 1999

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August 1999: Topics covered in the August 1999 edition include: Notes from the Director by Elaine A. Alexander, Executive Director; Prosecutorial misconduct reverses murder convictions by David Kay; Input from panel on plans for statewide appellate advocacy program; The perils of unauthorized sentencing by Howard C. Cohen; Appointed counsel should consult Appellate Defenders Inc. before raising IAC claim by Elaine A. Alexander (reprinted from April 1989); Raising IAC claims, or: Trial counsel is your friend by Carmela Simoncini (reprinted from July 1989); Calculating the "minimum term" for indeterminate term offenses in Two and Three strike cases by Neil Auwarter; Wende brief covers; Keeping in touch by U.S. Mail: Inform the court, AOC and ADI of address and telephone number changes; Civil Tongues #22, Hot topics in dependency, freedom from custody, and conservatorship cases by Carmela Simoncini.

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1998

Newsletter - January 1998

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January 1998: Topics covered in the January 1998 edition include: News from the Director by Elaine A. Alexander, Executive Director; David Kay named new Assistant Director; Panel attorney Nancy King awarded first Paul Bell Memorial Fellowship; Justice Barton C. Gaut joins Division Two; Justice William W. Bedsworth, II, joins Division Three; Pending Three Strikes law Supreme Court cases and issues by Diane Nichols; Recent "CPC" developments in the Fourth District by Anna M. Jauregui; Petty theft with a prior theft related conviction by Cindi B. Mishkin; Psst, wanna win an appeal? by Stephen Gilbert.

Newsletter - May 1998

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May 1998: Topics covered in the May 1998 edition include: News from the Executive Director by Elaine A. Alexander; Paul Bell Memorial Award – Lynda Romero, first award winner; Update on "CPC" developments by Anna M. Jauregui; Video conferencing/oral argument in Division Three; Errata re In re Benoit; Briefbanking: boon or curse?; Alert for cases involving criminalist Patricia A. Lawson; Civil Tongues #18, Hot topics in dependency, freedom from custody, and conservatorship cases by Carmela Simoncini.

Newsletter - October 1998

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October 1998: Topics covered in the October 1998 edition include: Notes from the Director by Elaine A. Alexander, Executive Director; Multiple current felonies in strikes cases by Diane Nichols; Please remember to federalize by Alisa A. Shorago; Filing early claims in Wende and Sade C. cases; Civil Tongues #19, Hot topics in dependency, freedom from custody, and conservatorship cases by Carmela Simoncini.

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1997

Newsletter - April 1997

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April 1997: Topics covered in the April 1997 edition include: Thoughts from the director by Elaine A. Alexander; Strikes law update by Diane Nichols; Obtaining confidential telephone calls with your client by Patrick DuNah; Those elusive dependency writ petitions by Cheryl Geyerman; Unsworn "Statement of probable cause" insufficient to support warrant: People v. Leonard (1996) 50 Cal.App.4th 878; Reminder: 2933.1 credits; Restitution: Section 1202.45; Justice James D. Ward joins Division Two.

Newsletter - August 1997

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August 1997: Topics covered in the August 1997 edition include; In memory of Paul Edward Bell; Notes from the director by Elaine A. Alexander; Strikes law update by Diane Nichols; SDPD crime lab alert; Civil Tongues #17, Hot topics in dependency, freedom from custody, and conservatorship cases by Carmela Simoncini.

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1996

Newsletter - January 1996

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January 1996: Topics covered in the January 1996 edition include: What's new in the new year by Elaine A. Alexander, Executive Director; To what extent may the Attorney General raise issues in a defendant's appeal, pursuant to Penal Code section 1252?; Common wobblers; Civil Tongues #13, Hot topics in dependency, freedom from custody, and conservatorship cases by Carmela Simoncini.

Newsletter - April 1996

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April 1996: Topics covered in the April 1996 edition include: Notes from the director by Elaine A. Alexander; Division Three habeas petitions should address issue of representation at evidentiary hearing; Reminder: Abandonments of appeal in independent cases; Alert re: 15% credits limitation in violent felony cases; Redaction of jurors' information from record on appeal; Retention of files in criminal matters...for life; Civil Tongues #14, Hot topics in dependency, freedom from custody, and conservatorship cases by Carmela Simoncini.

Newsletter - July 1996

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July 1996: Topics covered in the July 1996 edition include: Notes from the director by Elaine A. Alexander; Romero wins!; New statute of limitations for filing federal habeas corpus petitions; Augment v. Rule 35(e) letters in dependency cases; New Rule 15 on brief format; Civil Tongues #15, Hot topics in dependency, freedom from custody, and conservatorship cases by Carmela Simoncini;

Newsletter - November 1996

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November 1996: Topics covered in the November 1996 edition include: Notes from director by Elaine A. Alexander; The Romero watch by Joyce Meisner Keller; Know when to say when,... by Howard C. Cohen; Your client has won – what happens next? by Cindi B. Miskin; The Golden Rule by Howard C. Cohen; Civil Tongues #16, Hot topics in dependency, freedom from custody, and conservatorship cases by Carmela Simoncini.

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