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AT THE 66th ANNUAL AWARDS DINNER AND GALA

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The Criminal Courts Bar Association Welcomes ...

Attorney Robert M. Sanger

"Driving the final nail in the coffin of the California Death Penalty­ -- Must strategies and motions for all litigation in capital cases"

Mr. Sanger, from Santa Barbara and a committee chair for the annual CACJ-CPDA Capital Case Defense Seminar, will share his most recent law journal article and discuss trial tactics and strategies in capital cases following Governor Newsom's executive orders in March, seeking to rid California once and for all of the death penalty.
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Tuesday, May 16, 2019
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Cocktails/Reception at 6:00 p.m.
Dinner Meeting begins promptly at 7:00 p.m.
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$40 per person (checks or cash only at door)
(checks payable to "Criminal Courts Bar Association")
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Taix French Restaurant
1911 Sunset Blvd (Just east of Alvarado St)
Los Angeles, CA 90026
[MAP to location]

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1.0 MCLE Credit
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Reservations advised. Reply by email at
criminalcourtsbarassociation@gmail.com or
contact Alex Mulraney at 626-577-5005.
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Victor M. Salerno,
2019 CCBA President


President's Message

I am very happy, honored, and excited to welcome all of you to the Criminal Courts Bar Association. As judges, prosecutors, defense attorneys, courtroom assistants, journalists, law enforcement and probation officers, we all play important roles in making the justice system operate as smoothly and fairly as possible. It is no easy task! Often we hear about shortcomings, criticisms , and failures. In my view however there is a very deserved sense of pride, satisfaction, and esteem, which everyone of us share in our mutual commitment to do the best we can to serve the People of the County of Los Angeles and State of California. Justice is served every day in our courthouses and courtrooms, and often with little or no fanfare .

I served with the Los Angeles County Public Defender from 1979 through 1988, when I left as a Deputy IV to enter private practice . I moved up the street from the 19th floor of the CCB (Now the Clara Shortridge Foltz Criminal Justice Center) to the Promenade West Building on First Street, where I have "officed" ever since.

I am lucky and blessed to still enjoy my occupation as a trial lawyer, and to be in good health and of (arguably) sound mind such that I am able to effectively represent clients in the courtroom! But my greatest pleasure is the daily exposure to all of you and those who I see in the courtrooms and courthouses across the county; the comradery, companionship, exchange of pleasantries, and mutual respect with which we perform our different services and make it through the day. I believe in zealous, passionate representation of my clients, but seek to do so with grace, understanding of the opposing viewpoint, and respect for the Court and all its officers who serve like me.

The Criminal Courts Bar Association is comprised of many defense practitioners, but is open to judges, prosecutors, investigators, and anyone who works in the justice system. Our monthly dinner night meetings provide informative and entertaining MCLE programs, as well as great food and a relaxed, friendly atmosphere.

Thank you all for attending our meetings and events and I hope to see you soon.

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