Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Time: 12-1 p.m.

Location: San Diego Law Library, Downtown Location

MCLE: One Hour General Participatory MCLE Credit

Register: online

Cost: $25

About the Program

A presentation about a pretrial diversion program that is available to service members and veterans charged with misdemeanor crimes based on Penal Code 1001.80.

Military diversion is a pretrial program for current or former members of the U.S. military charged with misdemeanor crimes, and who suffer from PTSD or other health problems related to their service. If completed successfully, the diversion program can result in dismissal of the case.

Upon completion of the program, attorneys will have an understanding of the Military Diversion program in San Diego County, the scope of offenses and conditions included in the program, elements of successful motions for diversion,

common issues in inadequate requests, working with military/veteran resources to track & demonstrate progress, successful completion of diversion/dismissal of the case, and reinstatement of proceedings if diversion fails.

About the Speaker

Joseph Raskin, Esq. is a Deputy City Attorney in the Domestic Violence and Sex Crimes Unit of the San Diego City Attorney’s Office. Prior to becoming a prosecutor, Joseph was in private practice focused on family law and domestic violence He is a Commander (Ret.) in Navy Special Operations (EOD). A significant portion of his clients were Active/Reserve military and veterans under pro bono and reduced fee programs in his firm.

MCLE: One Hour of General Participatory MCLE Credit