NORTH ORANGE COUNTY BAR ASSOCIATION

FEBRUARY 2021 MEETING

DECODING THE NEW LAWS OF 2021

The new criminal laws for 2021 are no less dense or obtuse than they have ever been.

Leave it to noted writer, speaker and litigator Garrick Byers to pull back the curtain and reveal the obscure details, intended consequences and probable litigation to clarify the key new statutes for this coming year.

Topics to be discussed include:

      • The Racial Justice Act
      • Probation Lengths Mostly Shortened
      • Court Fashioned Misdemeanor Diversion
      • Three Tiered PC 290 Sex Offender Registration Takes Effect

Mr. Byer contributes regularly to the CEB’s CA Criminal Law, Procedure and Practice and speaks at many CEB webinars.

Our Zoom room will be available 30 minutes early @ 5:30.

MCLE Credits will be available for NOCBA members in good standing.

Certificates will be sent via email following the meeting.

ABOUT OUR PRESENTER

GARRICK BEYERS:  THE STATUTE DECODER

Garrick Byers is a noted writer, speaker, and litigator in California criminal law.

      • Every year he web-publishes an 80-page treatise on New Laws.
      • He writes three chapters in CEB’s California Criminal Law, Procedure and Practice.
      • He has spoken at several CEB criminal law webinars
      • He coordinates and speaks at the California Public Defenders Association’s (CPDA) annual MCLE activity, “New Statutes.”
      • He is a former President of CPDA, and is on their Legislative and Ethics Committees.
      • He has spoken at tens of MCLE activities for CPDA.
      • He is certified by the California State Bar as a Criminal Law Specialist.
      • He has recently handled many felony murder resentencing cases (SB 1437; Penal Code section 1170.95) with the Solano County Public Defender.
      • He currently handles court-appointed indigent appeals, and does case consultations.

Attorney Garrick Byers has practiced law in California since 1982.

He is a graduate of Antioch School of Law and is a Board Certified Criminal Law Specialist.