Most seminar materials are available below. Materials associated with non-ADI DVD seminars and materials from ADI's Adverse Consequences MCLE's are not available here. If you are looking for materials from a seminar not listed below, please contact the assigned staff attorney to request the materials.

MCLE Credits Notice: In order to comply with the State Bar MCLE provider rules, a certificate of attendance is available only if you attend a seminar in person or listen online to the WebEx presentation while the seminar is presented in the ADI Library. If you attend the WebEx seminar, please print or download the certificate at the conclusion of the program. The certificate is posted here on this webpage after the program, and it remains posted until the end of the day. If you personally attend the seminar, please remember to pick up a certificate of attendance or print or download the online version before the end of the day.

If you listen to the recording at a later date, your MCLE credit is classified as “self-study”, and a certificate of attendance is not available. You may earn self-study credit only for seminars that were recorded within the past five years. Older program materials posted below are for reference only. We have prepared an optional form which you may find helpful for documenting and keeping track of your self-study credit.

If you forget to pick up or download your MCLE certificate or if you have other questions about our programs, contact Helen Irza at hsi@adi-sandiego.com.

For dependency MCLE materials, click here

Q&A with Justice William Dato - October 3, 2017
Briefing Common Civil Motions - excerpt / MCLE Evaluation

Sex Crimes - September 13, 2017
Outline of Sex Crime Discussion / Victories / MCLE Evaluation Form/ Audio Webinar (self-study credit) / Self-Study Certificate

Ashton Embry and the Ethical Responsibilities of Judicial Law Clerks - August 30, 2017
Ethics for Federal Judicial Law Clerks / MCLE Evaluation

California Supreme Court Practice - June 22, 2017
Seminar Outline / Supreme Court IOPPs / Supreme Court of California Booklet / Audio Webinar (self-study credit)

San Diego District Attorney Conviction Review Unit - March 8, 2017
Seminar Powerpoint / District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis Conviction Review DNA Letter / Audio Webinar
NOTE: Webinar audio content concludes at the 50 minute mark in the recording above.

State Bar Office of Chief Trial Counsel: Ethical Considerations - January 25, 2017
Seminar Powerpoint / MCLE Evaluation /California Rules of Professional Conduct/Audio Webinar

Court Update & Questions/Answers with Division One - March 30, 2016 New Division One local rule 5 (effective April 4, 2016 / Local Rules of the Fourth Appellate District / Audio Webinar (self study credit)

Substance Abuse Prevention, Detection and Treatment - January 13, 2016
Addiction and the Brain / Addiction and the Legal Profession / Audio Webinar (self-study credit)

Recent Developments in Ethics: Cases and Opinions - October 21, 2015
Audio Webinar (Self Study Credit) / Power Point Presentation in PDF format

Prop 47 Issues in Riverside County - September 17
Materials: Valencia Reply to Answer to Petition for Review / Valencia Petition for Review - Prosecute under PC 459.5 not PC 459 / PC 459.5 Sample / Motion to Reconsider - No Disqualification for PC 290.005/ E063018 RB / LOPD Prop 47 FAQ Sheet / LOPD Prop 47 mandatory form / Riverside PD Philosophy of Prop 47 - Dog & the Bone (Audio Webinar not available)

Ethical Implications of Using the Cloud and Internet in Law Practice - August 19, 2015
Audio Webinar (self-study credit) / Power Point Presentation

DNA Testing - June 3, 2015
Audio Webinar (self-study credit) / The non-scientific DNA talk: Motions for appointment of counsel and DNA testing under PC 1504

Proposition 47 - March 4, 2015
Audio Webinar (self-study credit) / Power Point Presentation / Mendocino County Order: Proposition 47 applies to plea bargains  / Sample Motion: Release from parole when credits exceed custody time and parole time / Sample Motion to release from parole due to the length of sentencing exceeding Penal Code section 1170(h)(5) / Sample Motion for dismissal of the out on bail allegation

Substance Abuse - January 7, 2015
Audio Broadcast / Handout: Attorney Diversion and Assistance Act / Handout: Rules and Regulations Governing the Lawyer Assistance Program

California Legislative History: Researching Legislative Intent in an Increasingly Electronic World - November 19, 2014
Audio Broadcast / Handout: ADI California Legislative History Research Guide / Handout: Legislative History Notes

Recognizing and Eliminating Gender Bias: Understanding Implicit Bias and Micromessaging - October, 29, 2014
Audio Broadcast / Resource List / The Courage to Pay Heed: Knowing and Responding to Implicit Bias / Harvard Business School Case Study: Gender Equality

Questions and Answers with Guest Speakers Presiding Justice Judith McConnell and Clerk/Administrator Kevin Lane - November 20, 2013
Audio Webinar / Audio Webinar

When the Law is the Problem: Jury Instructions on Appeal - Finding Errors and Establishing Prejudice - September 18, 2013
Audio Webinar  /  Seminar Handout (PDF)

Case Management and Brief Writing: How to Get Paid for the Work You Do - August 7, 2013
Audio Webinar  / Seminar Handout (PDF)  

Substance Abuse: Recognition, Understanding, and Intervention - May 9, 2013
Audio Webinar  /  Seminar Handout (PDF)  

Persuasive Writing: Rhetoric for Fun and Profit - April 18, 2013
Audio Webinar  /  Persuasive Writing Handout (PDF)

10 Reasons to do Juvenile Offense Appellate Work - August 15, 2012
Audio Webinar  /  Seminar Outline (PDF)  /  Sealing Juvenile Record (PDF)  /  Juveniles are Different (PDF) Law Review Excerpts (WordPerfect) (Word)  /  Representing Minors Article (PDF)

Handling Difficult and Dangerous Clients - June 20, 2012
Audio Webinar  /  Power Point Presentation in PDF form  /  Biography of Wendy Patrick (PDF)  /  Biography of Michael Begovich (PDF)  

Realignment Policies of the County Jail - May 16, 2012
Audio Webinar  /  Slide Show (PDF)  

Finding Issues in Probation Reports and Other Key Spots in the Record - February 15, 2012
Audio Webinar  / Seminar Handouts (PDF)

Substance Abuse - January 31, 2012
Audio Webinar  / Addiction and the Legal Profession (PDF)  /  Addiction and the Brain (PDF)

Writs in Division One - November 16, 2011
Audio Webinar  

Immigration Issues for Criminal Defendants - October 19, 2011
Audio Webinar  /  Crimes Chart (PDF)  /  Moral Turpitude Article (PDF)  

Inside the California Supreme Court - August 17, 2011
Audio Webinar  /  Petitions for Review (PDF)  /  Petition for Review Sample (PDF)

Behind the Walls of California State Prison - June 15, 2011
Audio Webinar   /  Inmate Classification System (PDF) /  CDC Classification Score Sheet 1 (PDF)  /  CDC Classification Score Sheet 2 (PDF)  /  CDC Classification Score Sheet 3 (PDF)

Ethical Issues in Appointed Criminal Appeals and Habeas Petitions - May 18, 2011
Audio Webinar  / Seminar Handout (PDF)  /  Strickland Flowchart (PDF)

Federal Court Perspective on Federal Habeas Petitions - March 16, 2011
Audio Webinar  /  Flow Chart (PDF)  /  Statutes & Cases (PDF)  /  Habeas Screening Checklist (PDF)  /  New Petition Form (PDF)  

Guilty Plea Appeals - February 16, 2011
Audio Webinar  /  Materials (PDF)  

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