WDA's 2012 Defender Conference
Apr 27, 2012 01:00 PM
Apr 28, 2012 03:30 PM
|Where||Sun Mountain Lodge, Winthrop, WA|
|Contact Name||Alycia Delmore|
|Contact Phone||(206) 623-4321|
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Creating Better Outcomes for Our Clients
This year’s defender conference features Robin Steinberg, director of the Bronx Defenders, who will speak about her work at redefining public defense through zealous, innovative and passionate advocacy.
FALSE CONFESSIONS and STATEMENT HEARINGS
Exonerated after spending 10 years in prison, Ted Bradford will speak on why he confessed to a crime that he did not commit. Cathryn Crawford will provide you with the tools to understand why this phenomenon happens and what to do when you suspect your client has made a false confession. Magda Baker will hold a workshop on the law surrounding 3.5 hearings and the Miranda rule.
FETAL ALCOHOL SYNDROME
Focusing on how to understand and use the science surrounding Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, William Edwards will speak about what he does to advocate for clients who suffer from this affliction. Dr. Bruce Adler and Dr. Ann Streissguth will
explain the science behind FAS and what you need to do for a client who has FAS. Kathryn Kelly will speak on how to prepare a client for supervision and release.
Minimizing the impact of a conviction for noncitizen clients is a critical
component of effective representation. Annie Benson and Jonathan Moore will provide an overview of removal proceedings: what happens to your client once they are taken into ICE custody and relief options to avoid deportation.
ETHICS and MENTAL HEALTH
Cindy Arends and George Yeannakis will speak about speak about recent
developments in the law with respect to mental health and brain development, focusing on how these impact the ethical representation of our clients.
JUVENILE JUSTICE: CLIENT INTERVIEWING, DETENTION HEARINGS AND
DEFENDING SEX OFFENSES
TeamChild and the National Juvenile Defender Center (NJDC) host this year’s juvenile track. The juvenile track will showcase the Juvenile Training Immersion Protocol, a training curriculum of over 35 lessons covering all aspects of juvenile representation. The editors of these modules will lead you through this unique practice material with the goal of increasing your substantive knowledge and honing your practice skills. Cathryn Crawford, (Northwestern Law School
professor) will introduce new strategies for detention review and Nadia Seeratan (NJDC Staff Attorney) will focus on how to effectively and ethically interview and counsel clients. Kathryn Gravely will discuss ways to prepare and litigate cases where your client has been charged with a sex offense.
• LEGISLATIVE UPDATE and SYSTEMIC ADVOCACY
Amy Muth will detail the results of the 2012 Legislative Session and how changes in the law will impact your clients. Bob Boruchowitz will discuss challenges to caseload limits in municipal and district courts.