4TH ANNUAL HON. CRAIG WASHINGTON & SEN. RODNEY ELLIS EXCELLENCE IN INDIGENT DEFENSE SERIES & ABA TENTH ANNUAL SUMMIT ON INDIGENT DEFENSE IMPROVEMENT
Friday, February 6, 2015 at 8:30 AM - Saturday, February 7, 2015 at 5:15 PM (PST)
Named after the Honorable Craig Washington and Senator Rodney Ellis, because of their instrumental and ongoing efforts in the fight for fair trials and effective representation for the indigent, this annual 2-day continuing legal education program is presented by academics and practitioners. It is co-sponsored by the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. This year the 2nd day of the program is co-sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Legal Aid and Indigent Defendants. Register to attend one day and get the 2nd day free.
Day 1: Best Practices: Representing Mentally Ill Clients, Jury Selection, DNA Evidence, Preparing the Winning Case on Cross, Winning Defenses, Constitutional Challenges to Crimes, Civil Commitments
Day 2 - Improving Indigent Defense Systems: Workloads – Part I & II Pretrial Release/Assignment of Counsel at first Appearance and Workload Studies, Client Choice – The Comal County Project, Using Smart Statistics to Improve Criminal Justice, Evolution of the Harris County Public Defender Office, Ethical Obligations of Judges and Prosecutors and Implicit Bias
Anthony Haughton, Lori Gooch, Archana Prakash, Ed Ungvarsky, Craig Washington, Kent Shaffer, Robert Jones, Mark Bennett, Curtis Barton, William Hubbard, Dean Dannye Holley, Theodore Simon, Maureen Essex, Bob Boruchowitz, Ed Monahan, Dottie Carmichael, Steve Hanlon, Jim Bethke, Anne Milgram, Sen. Rodney Ellis, Alex Bunin, Norm Lefstein, Carlos Martinez, Jeff Robinson, Dan Goyette, Paul DeWolfe, Alex Bunin, George Secrest, Jaime Esparza, Judge John Thornton, Ellen Yaroshefsky, Ermie Lewis, Colette Tvedt, Ed Burnette
MCLE: 14.5 (Day1: 7.5, Day 2: 7.0)~Ethics: 2.0 (1.0 each day)
Breakfast, lunch and parking validation each day
The Earl Carl Institute works toward identifying potential implementable solutions to legal and social issues disproportionately impacting people of color. The Institute pursues, through both academic and grassroots efforts, opportunities to promote policy changes for the betterment of minority communities. The Institute is a 501(c)(3) organization exempt from taxation by the Internal Revenue Service.
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