35th Annual Juvenile Delinquency Law Training Seminar
Saturday, April 29th
8:30 A.M. - 4:45 P.M.
(Registration Begins at 7:45 AM)

Location: Cathedral of our Lady of the Angels
555 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

Provides 6 hours of MCLE credit

NOTICE: This seminar is open to those who represent children in delinquency court and dependency court and other child advocate professionals. Those involved in the prosecution of criminal or delinquency cases may not attend this program.

Registration is now open for juvenile defenders and advocates to attend the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Juvenile Services Division’s 35th Annual Juvenile Delinquency Law Training Seminar, also known as the Dog Book Seminar. Along with juvenile defenders nationwide, we will also be commemorating the 50th anniversary of the landmark In re Gault Supreme Court decision and championing children’s right to counsel. SPECIAL PERFORMANCES AND PRESENTATIONS BY POETS FROM STREET POETS INC. AND RICHARD ROSS, PHOTOGRAHPER OF THE JUVENILE IN JUSTICE PROJECT.

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Proposition 47 was passed by the voters and became law on November 5, 2014. The law made some non-violent property crimes, where the value does not exceed $950, into misdemeanors. It also made some simple drug possession offenses into misdemeanors.


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Here is a brief description on how one can apply for an “Expungement” properly referred to as a PC 1203.4 Dismissal. 

With a few exceptions, if you have been convicted of a Misdemeanor or a Felony in the past, and were sentenced to either formal or informal (summary) probation and now you have successfully completed all the terms and conditions of your probation (paid all fines, etc.), you qualify to petition the court for a dismissal of your case.  It is recommended you follow these steps:

Go to the court clerk’s office in the courthouse where your case was originally heard.

Request a DOCKET SHEET, a PETITION FOR DISMISSAL (form CR-180), and an ORDER OF DISMISSAL (form CR 181).  To file these two forms, the court clerk will collect a fee of $120.  If you can’t afford to pay the fee or if it’s a financial hardship for you, you should also ask for and complete a “FEE WAIVER”.

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