Public Records Act – Newport Beach

January 30 - 31, 2019   |   Newport Beach, CA

This class is currently FULL


Newport Beach Police Department
870 Santa Barbara Drive,
Newport Beach, CA 92660

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Class Hours:
8:00am – 5:00pm

Course Control Number:
9100-10730-18-012, POST Certified

Course Description:
Learn the statutory and case law requirements in the dissemination of public records to protect your agency. Topics covered include:
• Overview of the California Public Records Act
• Records exempt from public disclosure
• Fees for PRA requests and other processes
• Record retention requirements
• Evidence Code 1043 and Subpoena Duces Tecum (SDT)
• Discovery in Federal Court

This class is open for registration and has available seating.

Registration Fee: $250.00

The easiest way to register a group of individuals is using our online system. To choose group registration, click the registration link at the top of this page. Login to our system or create an account. Then, on the registration page, click the second blue button indicating group registration for your agency. On the following screen, click the green button that says “Register an Attendee” and search for attendees you wish to register. Follow the prompts to complete the registration process.

Cancellation Policy:

Effective 8/1/18

All cancellations and substitutions MUST be in writing and directed to the CPOA Training Coordinator @  All refunds will be processed within 30 days from the written date of the cancellation request.

Cancellations made 30 calendar days or more from the first day of your registered course will be refunded minus a $30 cancellation fee.

Cancellations made 29 calendar days to 10 calendar days from the first day of your registered course will receive a 50% refund.

Cancellations made 9 calendar days or less from the first day of your registered course are NOT eligible to receive a refund.

*Registrants who cannot attend a course are strongly encouraged to find a substitution.

Substitution Policy:

CPOA encourages you to make a substitution if a student cannot attend the course; substitutions will be accepted prior to the course in writing and on-site.

Hyatt Regency
1107 Jamboree Road
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Holiday Inn Express
2300 West Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663

Newport Beach Marriott
900 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660

Who Should Attend:

This class is open to all sworn, non-sworn and legal professionals in law enforcement. This class is required for the POST Record Supervisor Certificate.


    Erin M. Dervin – Mastagni Holstedt, APC

Erin M. Dervin joined Mastagni Holstedt, APC as a senior associate in the Labor department. Previously, she was a prosecutor with the Shasta County District Attorney’s Office. There, she handled litigation and trials including complex financial crimes, sexual assaults, narcotics, domestic violence and general felony practice. She has tried over 60 jury trials. Erin also prosecuted civil cases in the area of Consumer Fraud and Unfair Business Practices, obtaining judgments against numerous national and multi-national organizations.

Erin has been an adjunct professor in Criminal Justice at National University, and has instructed law enforcement in the areas of Welfare and Institutions Code section 5150 as well as in investigative techniques in financial crimes. Erin coordinated the Shasta County Mock Trial Competition for fourteen years.


    Howard A. Liberman – Mastagni Holstedt, APC

Howard A. Liberman is the Los Angeles Office Managing Attorney of Mastagni Holstedt, APC. Howard has been practicing law since 1992 and began his legal career in the United States Navy as a member of the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. He served on active duty for five years as a defense attorney, prosecutor, and Assistant Staff Judge Advocate (in house counsel) to a two-star admiral. In 1997, Howard began practicing public sector labor law (with an emphasis on public safety disciplinary defense and collective bargaining) in his civilian practice. Howard affiliated with the Navy Reserve serving as a defense attorney, legal assistance attorney, appellate defense counsel, and executive officer. In 2014, he retired from the Navy with the rank of Commander.

Howard has successfully litigated appeals of administrative discipline in both the Superior Court and the Court of Appeal on behalf of police officers and firefighters wrongly accused of misconduct.