Criminal Courts
Bar Association

CCBA is pleased to announce its September MCLE Webinar!

Perkins Operations:

How to Help Your Client Survive the Operation

Presented by Bob Schwartz, Simon Aval,

Christopher Chaney, Winston McKesson, and Ed Barrett

It seems to happen more and more. Included in the discovery (when you finally get it) is a CD marked “Perkins” which has your client, while in custody, talking with his new found ‘buddy’ also in ‘custody’. What to do? Well, we have a panel of CCBA members who have much to say about what to do.

Join us and learn how to handle this ever growing problem.


Tuesday September 14, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.


There is no fee for CCBA members for this event.

There is a $25 fee for non-CCBA members for this event.

Please purchase your ticket via the link below:


After purchasing your ticket, you will receive an email containing the Zoom registration link for the Webinar. Please use the Zoom registration link to register for the Webinar. After registering, you will receive an email with information on joining the Zoom Webinar. Please do not share your Zoom registration link.


Up to one hour of MCLE participatory credit will be provided by certificates sent to attendees of the event via the email used to register.


Reminder: CCBA will continue to offer meetings with participatory MCLE credit for the Los Angeles Criminal Defense community throughout the rest of 2021. Become a member of CCBA today for access to free meetings. Non-members will be required to purchase a ticket for $25 per meeting.


2021 Awards Dinner Postponement

President's Message

To CCBA’s Membership:

First, I want to thank all who participated in the survey and/or provided comments on the Awards Dinner.

Your input made it easier for the Board to reach a determination that is best for the CCBA and the safety of our members.

The September 25, 2021 Awards Dinner has been rescheduled. The new date is to be determined.

The awardees have been notified and understand the situation.

To refresh your recollection the current slate of awardees is:



Deputy District Attorney 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



The Criminal Division of the Los Angeles Superior Court, including its Judges, Judicial Assistants, Court Reporters, Bailiffs, and Interpreters

Note: Only one award will recognize efforts expended in 2020. The criminal courts and all staff will be recognized for keeping the criminal courts open throughout the pandemic.

Judge Olmedo joked when told about the delayed event, “Can I tell people I’ve been CCBA’s judge of the year for 3 years running?” I am glad someone still has a sense of humor!

We will continue our monthly Zoom meetings on the 2nd Tuesday of the month. Look for our September 14th meeting announcement soon to come.

I hope we can all get together and celebrate our profession next year.


Carey Caruso

President of CCBA


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