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Criminal Justice Reform

Belmont Criminal Law Journal co-sponsored by Belmont's Criminal Law Society

Monday, October 29, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (CDT)

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Join Right on Crime and Belmont University College of Law in examining the evolving issue of criminal justice reform in Tennessee, and what we can learn from other states, like Kentucky.  The discussion will include a special focus on pretrial and sentencing reform.  Lunch is provided and the event has been approved for CLE credit.  This event is co-sponsored by the Belmont University College of Law Criminal Law Journal and the Belmont Criminal Law Society. Right on Crime would like to thank the members of the Tennessee Coalition for Sensible Justice for its support of this event.

 

About Right on Crime: Right on Crime is a national project of the Texas Public Policy Foundation born from the success of the comprehensive reforms enacted by the State of Texas in 2007. Right on Crime champions the conservative approach to criminal justice: fighting crime, supporting victims, and protecting taxpayers.

 

SCHEDULE


 

12:00-12:05

Introductory Remarks

Professor Lucian E. Dervan

12:05-12:10

Welcome Remarks

Ms. Julie Warren

12:10-12:50

Panel Discussion

Moderator: Dean Alberto R. Gonzalez

Panelists:

Chief Justice Jeffrey S. Bivins

Mr. Tony Parker

Mr. John Tilley

12:50-1:00

Closing Remarks

Professor Lucian E. Dervan

 

 

PRESENTERS

 


 

         

Professor Lucian E. Dervan

Lucian E. Dervan is an Associate Professor of Law and Director of Criminal Justice Studies at Belmont University College of Law. He focuses on domestic and international criminal law and is the recipient of numerous awards for his teaching and scholarship.

Professor Dervan is the founder and author of The Plea Bargaining Blog and a contributing editor to the White Collar Crime Prof Blog (a member of the Law Professor Blogs Network). He also regularly lectures regarding criminal law and has been invited to speak before the United States House of Representatives’ Judiciary Committee, the United States Sentencing Commission, and the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. In addition to his scholarly pursuits, Professor Dervan currently serves as Chair of the ABA Criminal Justice Section and is Chair of the ABA Global White Collar Crime Institute and a member of the International Criminal Justice Standards Task Force.

   

Julie Warren

Julie Warren is a graduate of Marshall University and of Regent University School of Law. She also attended Georgetown Law Center as a visiting student. While in law school, she clerked on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Julie served four years at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C. After a few years in private practice as a civil defense litigator, Julie returned to public service and began her work in the Office of the West Virginia Attorney General where she primarily served as an appellate advocate for the State of West Virginia and as legislative counsel to the Attorney General.


MODERATOR

 


 

 

Dean Alberto R. Gonzales

 Judge Gonzales became Dean of the law school in 2014 and presently holds the Doyle Rogers Distinguished Chair of Law. An endowed “distinguished” chair is a permanent tribute to the person whose name it bears.

 After attending the United States Air Force Academy, Alberto R. Gonzales received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rice University and a Juris Doctor degree from Harvard University. He was nominated by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the United States Senate as the 80th Attorney General of the United States in February 2005 and served in that capacity until September 2007. He has worked as a partner at a major Houston law firm (Vinson & Elkins) and held government positions as a Justice on the Texas Supreme Court, Texas Secretary of State, General Counsel to the Governor of Texas and Counsel to the President of the United States. Judge Gonzales has also served as a Visiting Professor and minority/veteran recruitment consultant at Texas Tech University.

Presently, Judge Gonzales is a member of the NCAA Division I Committee on Infractions, the Commission for Uniform Legislation, and the American Law Institute.  He also serves on the board of directors for the United Way of Metropolitan Nashville and the Community Foundation of Middle Tennessee.


PANELISTS

 


 

 CJ Bivins

  

Chief Justice Jeffrey S. Bivins

Chief Justice Jeff Bivins took office as a member of the Tennessee Supreme Court on July 16, 2014. Effective September 1, 2016, his colleagues elected him to the position of Chief Justice. Prior to his appointment to the Tennessee Supreme Court, Justice Bivins was a judge on the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals from August 2011 until July 2014. Previously, Justice Bivins also served as a Circuit Court Judge for the 21st Judicial District of Tennessee, covering Williamson, Hickman, Lewis, and Perry Counties. He was appointed to the trial court position in March 2005. He also previously served in a circuit judge position from July 1999 through August 2000.

Prior to his appointment to the Supreme Court, Justice Bivins served on the Board of Judicial Conduct and its predecessor, the Court of the Judiciary. Prior to his appointment to the trial bench, Justice Bivins practiced law with the firm of Boult, Cummings, Conners & Berry PLC in Nashville, Tennessee. Justice Bivins is a 1986 graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Law. He received a B.A. Degree, magna cum laude, in 1982 from East Tennessee State University, with a major in political science and a minor in criminal justice.

 

        Tony Parker 

 

 

 

Commissioner Tony Parker

Corrections Commissioner Tony Parker, once recognized as the youngest warden in the Tennessee Department of Correction (TDOC), has more than 33 years of experience in the field of Corrections. Commissioner Parker began his correctional career at the Lake County Regional Correctional Facility in 1983 as a Correctional Officer. He was promoted to Correctional Corporal, Correctional Sergeant, Correctional Lieutenant, Correctional Captain, Associate Warden of Security at the West Tennessee High Security Facility, Deputy Warden at Northwest Correctional Complex, and was eventually appointed Warden at the Northwest Correctional Complex from 2003 until 2006.

From 2006 until 2008, Parker served as the Warden of the West Tennessee State Penitentiary in Henning Tennessee. In 2008, Parker again served as Warden of Northwest Correctional Complex until he was promoted to Correctional Administrator of the Tennessee West Region effective April 2011. In September of 2012, Parker was promoted to the position of Assistant Commissioner of Prisons where he supervised TDOC prison operations and was responsible for oversight of the department’s security operations as well as offender management. In June of 2016, Governor Bill Haslam appointed Tony Parker to the position of Commissioner of the Tennessee Department of Correction.


 

Secretary John Tilley

As head of the Kentucky Justice and Public Safety Cabinet, Secretary John Tilley oversees more than 7,000 employees and five major departments, including Corrections, Criminal Justice Training, Public Advocacy, Juvenile Justice, and the Kentucky State Police. Over the past two years, he has led a transformative overhaul of the Department of Juvenile Justice to modernize policy, lower costs, and achieve better outcomes for both children and public safety. He also spearheaded a sweeping redesign of the Department of Corrections Reentry Division to focus resources on training inmates and connecting them with sustainable employment, housing and transportation. In addition, Secretary Tilley headed up the 23-member Criminal Justice Policy Assessment Council, a bipartisan panel focused on lowering recidivism and building a fairer system of justice. The council's work led to successful reforms that reduced barriers to reentry and boosted job training for inmates.

Prior to his appointment, Secretary Tilley served well into a fifth term in the Kentucky House of Representatives, chairing the House Judiciary Committee from 2009 to 2015. During his tenure, he sponsored landmark legislation to strengthen public safety, while controlling corrections costs and increasing drug treatment. He also sponsored or championed sweeping legislation on opioids and pill mills, dating violence, stalking and sexual assault, synthetic drugs, juvenile justice and internet crimes against children.


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


 What is the address?

1901 15th Ave S, Nashville, TN 37212

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Free convenient parking will be available directly under the Law School, which is located in the Randall and Sadie Baskin Center Building.

Directions:

From the North: Take I-65 South; Exit at Wedgewood Avenue and head West. From Wedgewood Ave turn left onto 15th Avenue at the light. At the roundabout, take the first right. At the next roundabout, take the second right for parking under the Randall and Sadie Baskin Center Building. Take the elevator from the parking garage to the first floor.

From the South: Take I-65 North; Exit at Wedgewood Avenue and head West. From Wedgewood Ave turn left onto 15th Avenue at the light. At the roundabout, take the first right. At the next roundabout, take the second right for parking under the Randall and Sadie Baskin Center Building. Take the elevator from the parking garage to the first floor.

From the West: From I-40 East or I-24 East, Exit onto I-440 East; Take Exit 3 onto 21st Avenue. Proceed and bear right onto Magnolia Boulevard. At 3rd stop light, turn right onto Wedgewood Ave. At the next light turn right onto 15th Avenue. At the roundabout, take the first right. At the next roundabout, take the second right for parking under the Randall and Sadie Baskin Center Building. Take the elevator from the parking garage to the first floor.

From the East: From I-40 West or I-24 West, Exit onto I-440 West Take Exit 3 onto 21st Avenue. Proceed and bear right onto Magnolia Boulevard. At Third stop light, turn right onto Wedgewood Ave. At the next light (15th Avenue) turn right. At the roundabout, take the first right. At the next roundabout, take the second right for parking under the Randall and Sadie Baskin Center Building. Take the elevator from the parking garage to the first floor.

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1901 15th Ave S
Belmont College of Law, Room 157
Nashville, TN 37212

Monday, October 29, 2018 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (CDT)


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Belmont Criminal Law Journal co-sponsored by Belmont's Criminal Law Society

The Belmont Criminal Law Journal was started in January 2016, and is Belmont University College of Law’s newest publication. Since its inception, the Journal’s members have been working diligently to build a unique publication with a practitioner focus. The Belmont Criminal Law Journal serves to highlight scholarly work while also offering case summaries, notes, articles, and multimedia content that will educate law students, as well as practitioners working in the area of criminal law.

Because the criminal law field is always evolving, the Belmont Criminal Law Journal will stay up-to-date following the current issues affecting the practice of criminal law. Specifically, our online content and blog focuses on criminal law cases handed down from the Supreme Court of Tennessee, so please be sure to check back frequently for insight and perspectives on current cases.

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