Best Practices for Organizing Misdemeanor and Felony Cases for Filing Review

This training is recommended for all police personnel who present misdemeanor and felony cases to prosecutorial agencies for filing review, and those who are interested in the criteria used to evaluate such cases. The training will include a live demonstration of the newest technology (Electronic Charge Evaluation Request- eCER), utilized by many police departments throughout Los Angeles and Orange County to electronically submit police reports to the District Attorney’s Office for filing review. You will also hear from experienced filing Deputy District Attorneys regarding the criteria used in determining whether a case is filed or declined; recent developments in law; recurrent issues and pitfalls; common charges and allegations; writing concise reports; and, the LA County District Attorney’s Office Pre-Filing Diversion Program for misdemeanor cases.


*Susan Steinfeld – Special Assistant, Central Operations, Los Angeles County DA’s Office (LADA)

* Margaret Moe- Deputy District Attorney, Downey Area Office, LADA

*Detective Alex Lee- Glendale Police Department, Robbery Homicide Division

*Tien Pham- Deputy District Attorney, West Covina Area Office, LADA

*Detective Mario Corona- Azusa Police Department, Detective Bureau, Crimes Against Persons

*Deanne Castorena- Deputy-in-Charge, West Covina Area Office, LADA

*John Cordero- Supervising Hearing Officer, Pre-Filing Diversion Program, LADA

*Stephanie Chavez- Deputy District Attorney, Charge Evaluation Division, LADA

*Rose DeMattia- Deputy District Attorney, Charge Evaluation Division, LADA

Friday, June 25, 2021
07:30 am - 05:00 pm
LA Clear
5801 E. Slauson, Commerce