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Our California Desert Trial Academy College of Law Appellate Court Classroom was dedicated to William J. Kopeny on March 5th, 2016

On that day our students were afforded the opportunity to meet personally this giant in the California legal community.

Bill regaled us with war stories, personal insights, and common sense advice for California Desert Trial Academy students about to enter our profession.

On June 7th, 2016 the finest California appellate lawyer in the last half century passed away. We are heartbroken.

The William J. Kopeny Scholarship Fund is dedicated to his memory and his legacy.

California Desert Trial Academy has joined with Bill Kopeny’s family to establish the William J. Kopeny Scholarship fund.

Click here to donate toward the The William J. Kopeny Scholarship

The Desert Center for Legal Education “DCLE” is established to support the California Desert Trial Academy “CDTA” College of Law by providing grants, scholarships, and loans to CDTA law students. DCLE also supports an East Coachella Valley limited means legal clinic, public legal education media messages, and continuing legal education for the entire Coachella Valley legal community.







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