Hello Everyone,
 We hope that everyone is having a great start to this new year.  Here at the Defense Investigators Association, we are excited to get this new year rolling. 
Membership and Dues  
We are changing the way we do memberships this year moving forward.  We had experimented with a rolling membership method, however this proved to be cumbersome, and we will be going back to our yearly system.  Also, because of increased expenses, we will be raising our annual dues to $50 per year.  This is still a bargain for the opportunities and benefits that DIA provides.  While reverting back to the annual dues system, to be fair, for those who paid their 2022 dues September 1 2022 or later, your payment with cover 2023 dues.  We feel this will allow our members to acclimate to the new system and allow you to get back in the habit of paying at the beginning of the new year. Membership information can be found at: Please be sure to pay your dues and renew your membership (or become a new member) as soon as possible so you are the first to learn of training opportunities such as the one below: 
Many thanks to our DITA Committee, Leticia Macias and Pascual Benitez who have put together our first training offering of the year, DITA III.  This will take place March 20 to 24 in Pismo Beach CA.  Registration is open now and registration and reservation information can be found at Our committee has done a fantastic job of locating a beach front venue that holds more attendees than other venues have in the past.  This means we can open this training to even more attendees.  Be sure to take care of your 2023 membership and register for our upcoming DITA.  Please stay tuned for more events and training opportunities coming in the upcoming year.    
Your DIA Board of Directors 
Ron Weber, President  


In 1966, Investigators from various California Public Defender offices created the Defense Investigators Association (DIA).


DIA conducts professional training in the area of criminal defense. Annual seminars and the Defense Investigators Training Academy (DITA) offer training opportunities in a variety of investigative subjects


DIA membership includes “Active” and “Associate” members. Benefits include discounts to association training, the association newsletter and access to a network of criminal defense professionals.


DIA Board of Directors ELECTION 

Thanks to all who voted! 
Your new DIA Board Executive Officers for the 2022-2024 term are:  

     President:  Ron Weber, Tulare County
     Vice President:  Erika Thompson, Orange County

The rest of the board will be updated in our ABOUT page soon!


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