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CCBA is pleased to announce its August MCLE Webinar!

We welcome attorney Jack Earley presenting...

"Demonstrative Evidence from Voir Dire to Closing Argument"

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 at 6:00 p.m.

There is no fee for this event.

Up to one hour MCLE participatory credit will be provided by
certificates sent to attendees to the event.


You are invited to a Zoom meeting.
When: Aug 11, 2020 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email
containing information about joining the meeting.


Jack Earley - Biography

Jack M. Earley graduated from Loyola Law School in 1973. After working for the Public Defender's Office for ten (10) years he has been in private practice in Southern California. Mr. Earley's case load is predominately criminal practice, handling cases for trial, and on appeal, including homicide and death penalty cases. Mr. Earley is also called upon and retained as a consultant and as an expert regarding competence of counsel as well as competence of defendants. He has tried over three hundred jury trials, over one hundred and twenty-five homicide cases to trial, and nine death penalty cases to trial in State and Federal courts. Mr. Earley is certified as a criminal law specialist by the State Bar of California, a past president of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, and has served as a California Death Penalty Commission Chairperson. In addition, he has been an associate professor at the University of California, Irvine and a frequent lecturer regarding various criminal issues. He was awarded a lifetime achievement award by CACJ and Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers. He was also awarded Top 100 Lawyers in the United States by National Trial Lawyers.

As a trial lawyer, Mr. Earley has tried many complex cases in California including over one hundred twenty- five homicide cases to a jury; nine death penalty cases to jury; the first death penalty case in California; the first gavel to gavel case shown on Court TV (People v. Betty Broderick); three not guilty by reason of insanity verdicts, including a Santa Barbara, California case where a student ran over and killed four students (People v. David Attias), and a Santa Barbara case in which a judge was charged with serious felonies arising out of domestic issues with another woman (People v. Diana Hall).


The Criminal Courts Bar Association’s Condemnation of the Killing of George Floyd

The Criminal Courts Bar Association is a Los Angeles county-wide organization of criminal defense lawyers in public and private practice, law students, allied professionals, prosecutors, judges, and private individuals. The Criminal Courts Bar Association promotes the protection of individual rights and liberties, improvement of the Criminal Justice System, enhancement of the Criminal Law Practitioners, and the continuing education of the Criminal Defense Bar.

The Criminal Courts Bar Association enjoys a position of trust and respect in the criminal justice system and has an important voice in the legal community. The Criminal Courts Bar Association will continue to remain active in both professional and civil affairs that support the enduring rights of all people, especially those facing criminal charges.

The Criminal Courts Bar Association mourns the tragic and shocking killing of George Floyd by law enforcement. We support the Black Community’s demand for justice for Mr. Floyd, and the numerous other unarmed Black men and women killed by law enforcement. We join those who cry out for reforms to law enforcement and the criminal justice system as a whole, including the role of prosecutors.

We demand the following reforms to ensure all persons receive fair, respectful, and humane treatment; and equal protection and due process under the law:

  • Strengthen and empower civilian oversight committees.
  • Reform and improve Brady oversight.
  • Mandate the use of body cameras by all law enforcement officers from the origin of call for service, before arriving on the scene, and throughout the duration of the event.
  • Seek remedies for any officer’s violation, misuse, or failure to activate bodycams, and/or properly preserve all recordings and any other evidence. Remedies for such violations should include officer discipline (suspension, reassignment, training, or other), suppression of evidence, and special jury instructions, among others.
  • Transparency of all law enforcement misconduct investigations conducted inter-agency or known to, implemented, or undertaken by the prosecution.
  • Expand Pitchess discovery to include all records of the reported misconduct: the original civilian complaints, recordation of third-party witnesses, and Internal Affairs reports.
  • Require prosecutors to provide all known records in whatever medium recorded or preserved of police misconduct or officer controversies, including but not limited to all databases available: e.g., ORWITS (Officer and Recurrent Witness Information Tracking System).
  • Review by independent agencies of all use of force techniques, including non-lethal means such as rubber bullets, tear gas, and pepper spray, when an officer or another person is not facing the risk of death or serious bodily injury.
  • Abolish the use of deadly force, including chokeholds (by whatever medical or other description used) on unarmed individuals.
  • Immediate referrals for investigation of all law enforcement officials accused of committing perjury.
  • Mandate written reporting for any law enforcement officer who witnesses another officer's misconduct.



As everyone was previously informed, as a result of the
COVID-19 Pandemic, our 2020 Annual Awards dinner has been canceled.
We plan to reschedule the event in 2021 on a date to be announced.

At our 2021 Annual Awards Dinner, we will be honoring these
outstanding 2020 awardees AND MORE!

Deputy DA Robert L. Grace, Jr.
Honorable Charlaine F. Olmedo
Attorney Frank P. Duncan
Attorney Karen L. Goldstein
Ezekiel P. Perlo
Directing Attorney, Los Angeles County Bar Association,
Indigent Criminal Defense Appointments Program


We can issue a refund of your 2020 ticket purchase.
To request a refund or credit towards a future event, please call (626) 577-5005
or email

We apologize for any inconveniences this may cause and we thank you for understanding.


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