2019 Community Defenders Seminar: Get, Admit, Acquit
The University of San Diego School of Law & Community Defenders, Inc. presents: Get, Admit, Acquit We face innumerable challenges as criminal defense attorneys. Perhaps none is more daunting than finding the time, skills, and fortitude to thoroughly investigate to develop support for the defense case. But doing so enables us to protect our clients’ interests at every level of litigation. The Supreme Court has consistently held, in the context of defining the contours of effective representation, that defense counsel cannot make important decisions without sufficient preparation and investigation. Thus, the Supreme Court recognized that our role “is critical to the ability of the adversarial system to produce just results.” Strickland v. Washington, 466 U.S. 668, 685 (1984). This seminar will present methods and legal authority that we can use to achieve “just results” at both trial and post-conviction levels. Experienced trial and post-conviction attorneys will discuss investigation and record-collection resources and techniques, and how to ensure the prosecutor preserves and produces Brady material. Program 8:15 – 9:00 a.m.Registration/Coffee & Muffins 9:00-10:15 a.m.Joining the Brady Bunch: Getting What You WantSpeakers: Bridget Kennedy & Kurt Hermansen 10:15 -10:30 a.m.Break 10:30- NoonDown the Rabbit hole: Developing Your DefenseSpeakers: Melissa Tralla and Tim Scott Noon -1:30 p.m.Lunch & Preserving Integrity: Ethical Obligations Speaker: Chuck Sevilla 1:30 - 3: 00 p.m.Post-trial: Digging DeeperSpeaker: Michael Laurence If you register before Jan. 18, 2019, you will receive coffee & muffins and lunchRegistrations received after Jan. 21, 2019 or at the door are not guaranteed lunch MCLE Information The University of San Diego School of Law is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider and certifies this activity is approved for MCLE credit, including 3.75 hours of general credit and 1.5 hours of credit for Legal Ethics. Community Defenders, Inc. Grant Committee Laura Berend, Esq., Professor, USD, San Diego Kurt Hermansen, Esq., San Diego Alex Landon, Esq., San Diego Liz Missakian, Esq., San Diego Jean Ramirez, Professor, USD, San Diego Lynda Romero, Esq., San Diego Zaki Zehawi, Esq., San Diego
5998 Alcala Park
San Diego, CA 92110
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