CDLA Welcomes DMS Options as a new Sponsor!

The California DUI Lawyers Association is pleased to welcome DMS Options as a new Bronze Sponsor!

DMS Options offers private Electronic Monitoring Programs (EMPs), featuring a range of monitoring services such as GPS monitoring, house arrest, curfew monitoring, continuous alcohol monitoring (SCRAM), and drug monitoring. In addition to these standalone services, we provide a comprehensive outpatient program that seamlessly integrates these monitoring options with the expertise of licensed professional drug and alcohol counselors.

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CDLA February Webinar: Field Sobriety Tests

California DUI Lawyers Association Expert Stan Dorrance will present a free MCLE live webinar for CDLA members on Tuesday, February 13, 2024 from 11:30 to 1:00 p.m. on FIELD SOBRIETY TESTS: FACT, FICTION OR VOODOO ECONOMICS?

CONTENT & TOPICS:

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Need a DUI Lawyer? You've come to the right place!

The California DUI Lawyers Association is the home to 370 of the best DUI lawyers in California. 

If you need a DUI Lawyer, use the FIND A LAWYER button on our website.

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CDLA New Sponsor: Premier Bail Bonds

CDLA is pleased to announce a new Bronze Sponsor: Premier Bail Bonds.

At Premiere Bail Bonds, we take great pride in our distinctive boutique-style approach, exclusively tailored to meet the needs of the defense community. A testament to our credibility is that over 90 percent of our clientele comes directly from attorney referrals, affirming the solid, respectable, and trusted reputation we have cultivated since our establishment in 1995.
 
Unlike conventional bail bond businesses, we eschew traditional advertising channels such as television, neon signs, or jail ads. Our growth is not measured in the sheer volume of clients, but rather in the commitment to delivering unparalleled service quality. This commitment is the cornerstone that prompts attorneys to consistently choose us as their primary bail referral partner.
 
Attorneys recognize that referring a client to a bail bondsman is a direct extension of their firm's representation. From responsiveness and industry expertise to the subtleties of our company's name and logo on business cards, every detail matters in the client's perception. When you engage with us, you're assured of direct communication with the bail agent who answers your client's call, handles their case issues, and ensures a seamless process from initiation to resolution. Unlike call centers or inexperienced staff, our clients benefit from the personalized attention of a seasoned professional throughout.
 
Our deliberate choice to forego advertising in jails shields us from the influx of hundreds of calls from inmates seeking quick bail solutions. This deliberate approach enables us to dedicate time to ensuring your client’s needs and that individual referral is handled appropriately.
 
Our pricing not only competes favorably with industry standards but mirrors the quality of service encapsulated in our name—Premiere.
 
In summary, Premiere Bail Bonds is not just a service provider; we are a trusted ally for defense attorneys seeking distinction in bail services. Our commitment to personalized, high-quality service, innovative solutions, and a reputation built on trust and respect makes us the premiere choice in the bail bond landscape.
 
Ryan Leary

Premiere Bail Bonds

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Scam Alert!

SCAM ALERT!

CDLA members have received many complaints from clients that some companies are practicing law without a license and that the advice provided to prospective clients is misleading or wrong. These firms are very aggressive in soliciting clients. They often “promise” or “guarantee” a positive resolution of their DUI issue – for a fee, of course. 

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Need a DUI Lawyer?

Happy New Year from the California DUI Lawyers Association!

If you need a DUI Lawyer, use the FIND A LAWYER button on our website.

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CDLA Announces Theme for 2024 Annual Conference

The California DUI Lawyers Association will hold the 2024 Annual Kuwatch Conference on Friday, August 2 and Saturday, August 3, 2024 at the Hyatt-Centric at Fisherman's Wharf in San Francisco.

The theme of this special conference is:

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CDLA ANNOUNCES DATES & VENUE FOR 2024 ANNUAL CONFERENCE

The California DUI Lawyers Association will hold its 2024 Annual Kuwatch Conference on Friday, August 2 & Saturday, August 3, 2024 at the Hyatt Centric at Fisherman's Wharf in San FranciscoA full program of speakers and activities will be released by March 1, 2024 and early registration will open on April 1, 2024. CDLA will be celebrating its 35th anniversary at this annual two-day conference.

Northern California Holiday Dinner Meeting

Are you a California lawyer who is interested in joining CDLA?

You are invited to attend the annual:

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San Diego Holiday Business Mixer

CDLA'S SAN DIEGO HOLIDAY BUSINESS MIXER
For those who may be interested in joining CDLA and who in the greater San Diego region, we invite you to attend an informal holiday/business mixer on:
 
Thursday, December 7, 2023
5:30 to 8:00 p.m.
The Jolly Joker Tavern 
5225 Kearny Villa Road, San Diego, CA 92123
COST:                         $20 (includes one drink & appetizers)*
HOSTS:                      Immediate Past President Josh Price & Treasurer Philip Gagnon
GUESTS:                    Welcomed!
*$30 for registrations on 12/7 and walk-in's
Please contact Executive Director Dr. Roger C. Andersen (at [email protected]) if you have any questions about this holiday event or about joining CDLA.

CDLA to celebrate 35th anniversary year in 2024!

Edward “Fast Eddy” Kuwatch, who was a prominent California attorney, founded the California DUI Deuce Defenders in 1989. This association became the California DUI Lawyers Association. Starting January 1, 2024, CDLA will be celebrating its 35th anniversary and will be launching a new promotional brochure that will be available to our members via electronic and hard-copy format. Stay tuned for more information about activities dedicated to this anniversary celebration.

 

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Interested in joining CDLA?

Are you a California attorney who handles a significant number of DUI cases as part of your legal practice?
As Executive Director of the California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA), I encourage you to join our vibrant group of 350+ lawyers, "home of the top DUI attorneys in California."
CDLA offers 8-10 free webinars annually. All qualify for MCLE credit. We also host in-person meetings in both Northern California and Southern California.  Our "signature" event is a two-day conference in mid-August. The 2022 Annual Kuwatch Conference held in San Francisco was attended by 160 attorneys. The 2023 Annual Kuwatch Conference was held at the Omni Los Angeles on Friday, August 11, 2023 and Saturday, August 12, 2023. Both annual conferences received almost 100% positive reviews from attendees.
Our listserv is a heavily used interactive forum that assists lawyers by requesting and sharing advice about specific legal matters, seeking referrals or appearances, providing updates on key court cases, etc.
For a one-year period of membership, the following categories and rates apply:
General (attorneys): $130
Associate (non-attorney; out-of-state attorney): $65
General/PD (attorney - public defenders): $65
Specialist (attorneys qualified as specialists): $200 (requires review and approval)
Application can be made using the JOIN/RENEW NOW button on the main page of our website:
Please let me know if you need any additional information regarding our Association.
Dr. Roger C. Andersen, Executive Director, California DUI Lawyers Association

Earn 9.5 MCLE credit hours at CDLA's Annual Conference!

ANNUAL KUWATCH CONFERENCE 2023 

DATESFriday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12, 2023

 VENUE: Omni Los Angeles at California Plaza (251 S. Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012)

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Earn 9.5 MCLE credit hours at CDLA's Annual Conference!

ANNUAL KUWATCH CONFERENCE 2023 

DATESFriday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12, 2023

 VENUE: Omni Los Angeles at California Plaza (251 S. Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012)

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Earn 9.5 MCLE credit hours at CDLA's Annual Conference!

ANNUAL KUWATCH CONFERENCE 2023 

DATESFriday, August 11 and Saturday, August 12, 2023

 VENUE: Omni Los Angeles at California Plaza (251 S. Olive Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012)

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Book your room at the Omni-LA for CDLA's Annual Conference!

CDLA has reserved a limited number of rooms at the Omni - LA at the low rate of $219/night (plus taxes and fees).
These rooms are booking fast and there are only a limited number remaining.
(This rate applies to each of the following 3 nights: Thursday, August 10; Friday, August 11; Saturday, August 12.)
 
I strongly recommend everyone book their room for the conference ASAP to take advance of this special CDLA conference rate. 
 
Use the quick, direct link to the hotel's reservation system below.
 

ANNUAL KUWATCH CONFERENCE 2023

THEME: Beating the Odds & Mastering your Craft

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"Angel of Death Row" to Kickoff CDLA Annual Conference

2023 ANNUAL KUWATCH CONFERENCE OPENING KEYNOTE PRESENTER:
PROFESSOR ANDREA D. LYON, "ANGEL OF DEATH ROW"
Presentation Techniques & the Art of Persuasion in "Our" Theatre: The Courtroom
Friday, August 11, 2023
1:10 to 2:45 p.m.

 

ANNUAL KUWATCH CONFERENCE 2023

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Interested in joining CDLA?

Are you a California attorney who handles a significant number of DUI cases as part of your legal practice?
As Executive Director of the California DUI Lawyers Association (CDLA), I encourage you to join our vibrant group of 350+ lawyers, "home of the top DUI attorneys in California."
CDLA offers 6-8 free webinars annually. All qualify for MCLE credit. We also host in-person meetings in both Northern California and Southern California.  Our "signature" event is a two-day conference in mid-August. The 2022 Annual Kuwatch Conference held in San Francisco was attended by 160 attorneys and received almost 100% positive evaluations from participants. The 2023 Annual Kuwatch Conference will be held at the Omni Los Angeles on Friday, August 11, 2023 and Saturday, August 12, 2023.
Our listserv is a heavily used interactive forum that assists lawyers by requesting and sharing advice about specific legal matters, seeking referrals or appearances, providing updates on key court cases, etc.
For a one-year period of membership, the following categories and rates apply:
General (attorneys): $130
Associate (non-attorney; out-of-state attorney): $65
General/PD (attorney - public defenders): $65
Specialist (attorneys qualified as specialists): $200 (requires review and approval)
Application can be made using the JOIN/RENEW NOW button on the main page of our website:
Please let me know if you need any additional information regarding our Association.
Dr. Roger C. Andersen, Executive Director

California DUI Lawyers Association

[email protected]

Early/Discounted Annual Conference Rates Ends Friday, June 30th!

CDLA 2023 ANNUAL KUWATCH CONFERENCE

The early/discounted registration rates for the 2023 Annual Kuwatch Conference ends on Friday, June 30th.

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New Bronze Sponsor: AM Health Care

CDLA is pleased to welcome a new Bronze Sponsor: AM Health Care.

At AM Health Care, our goal is to offer high quality, ethical, and compassionate care in the fields of addiction and mental health. We are committed to assisting clients and their families in finding healing, unity, and wellness. With our state-of-the-art facilities in 4 convenience locations in the greater Los Angeles area, individuals seeking detoxification can experience a comfortable and tranquil environment. 

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