California State Bar Association approves MCLE.

“Judges’ and Attorneys’ Drug Court Desk Reference” has been approved for MCLE in California. It’s listed as Provider #19867, Program #159959. Keeping the Drug Court Promise is sacrosanct. It gives Hope to offenders and perhaps underserved participants. Effective drug courts can offer improved public safety for their communities too. Additionally, successful drug court programs help […]

Augmented Reality, SUD and Drug Court Treatment – 34 CEU

34 NAADAC Approved CEU, $145.00. Provider# 192679. Employment Application for Agency Trainer-Coach. Content/Purpose: Counselors, Drug Court Clinicians, Social Workers, Marriage and Family Therapists and other professionals will understand and be able explain how to help clients see, hear and feel the Cognitive Behavior Theory (CBT) solutions more clearly, using augmented reality skills and resources clients […]

Pros and Cons of Drug Court Treatment.

Self-defeating, out dated trial strategies can be costly in several ways. That leaves little in the way of pros. Because due process, time and money are involved, sticking to “Old You” strategies are costly.  What would be the disadvantages of switching to updated best practices, that are really evidence based if it helped win more cases and appeals? Informed public defenders […]


Most people are looking for happiness and success. These can mean different things to different people.  Attorneys may look at success as graduating law school, passing the bar exam, becoming  successful in the field of your choice of the law and, hopefully, making a lot of money. However, even after meeting these goals, up to […]

Mom Learns Parts Mediation

Mom and Sidekick get together after an extended Fourth of July hiatus Scene: Mom’s weekend came and went like a speeding train. There were picnics and parties, day and night. Crackling and booming, the black night sky was lit up with red, white and blue, fireworks and rockets that burst heaven-ward. Mom had flashbacks and […]

Mom and Everywoman

Scene: Wearing masks and practicing social distancing, Mom and Sidekick reflect on Mom’s parting comment from the previous week: “…Finally, after years of struggle, I feel I have a bright future to achieve my dreams. Anything is possible,” Mom had said to Sidekick. They pondered that as they sat, satisfied. Sidekick: Interested in having Mom […]

Mom’s Epiphany and Change, Cont’d.

Scene: Gray clouds rolling, thunder clapping, The Greek Chorus gathered and is chanting about Mom’s  epiphany.  They discuss the value of VAK and imagery. The leader: “We understand it means visual, auditory and kinesthetic, or see, hear and feel.” The volume of the chanting increases with the new awareness that these are our ‘true strengths […]