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November 19-20, 2020

Death Penalty Seminar

Virtual Live-Streamed Webinar

The Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers will be hosting the Annual Death Penalty Seminar Thursday-Friday, November 19-20, 2020.  We had planned on having both virtual and in-person training.  That has since been changed to ALL virtual training. 

We have requested 13.00 general CLE hours, including 7.25 appellate training, from the Supreme Court of Ohio.

Online registration is available now.  The cost is $375.00 for OACDL members; $425.00 for non-members. We have limited scholarships from the Office of the Ohio Public Defender

Click here to Register Now

If you prefer to mail in a registration form, click here to download the form Dp 2020 Reg Form

To download the Pro Bono/Public Defender Scholarship Application, click here Dp 2020 Scholarship App

AGENDA           

CAPITAL DEFENSE SEMINAR

November 19-20, 2020

Columbus, Ohio                        

Thursday, November 19

8:00 - 8:30 am      Welcome

8:30 – 9:00 am    
Introduction -Recent Death Penalty and Method of Execution Litigation Developments:
State and National

Speaker: David Stebbins – Columbus

9:00 – 10:15 am  
Caselaw Update – Ohio and United States
Supreme Courts

 Speaker:     Russ Bensing – Cleveland

10:15 – 10:30 am BREAK

10:30 – 12:00      
State v. Ford; Litigating Intellectual Disability
Claims; Retroactivity

Speakers:      Randall Porter, Kathryn Sandford, Dorian Hall
                     
Office of the Ohio Public Defender - Columbus

12:00 – 1:00 pm   LUNCH

1:00 – 2:00 pm    
A View From the Bench

Speaker:     Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor and Justices of the  Supreme Court of Ohio

2:00 – 2:15 pm     BREAK

 

APPELLATE BREAKOUT

 

2:15 – 3:15 PM   
Effective Brief Writing  and Oral Argument in the Supreme Court of Ohio

Speaker:     John Martin – Cuyahoga County Public Defender’s Office
                  
Richard Cline – Chief Counsel – Death Penalty Department
                   Office of the Ohio Public Defender

 3:15 - 4:45 pm     
Developing the Record in Post-conviction

Speakers:    Randall Porter – Office of the Ohio Public Defender
                    
Brian Howe – Ohio Innocence Project
                    
Joanna Sanchez – Office of the Ohio Public Defender

 

          TRIAL BREAKOUT

2:15 - 3:15 PM    
Understanding the Science:  Eyewitness Memory and
Identification.

Speaker:      Prof. Nancy Franklin

 3:15- 4:30 PM     
Trying Capital Cases in the Era of Covid-19:
Obtaining Resources in Times of Tight Budgets;   Fighting for Safe Trials

Speaker:     Joe Gorman - Akron

 

Friday, November 20

8:30- 9:30 am      
Implicit Bias: Recognizing It and Dealing with It in
Your Cases and on Your Teams          

Speaker:     Lisa Lagos, Julie Roberts -  Capital Habeas Unit Office
                   of the Federal Public Defender Southern
 District of Ohio
                    Kelly Capatosto – Kirwan Institute – Columbus

 9:30-10:30 am     
What’s Race Got to Do With It? Voir dire in the Era of Black Lives Matter and Covid-19.

Speaker:              George Chaney, Jr. - Columbus
                            
Fred Benton, Jr. – Columbus

10:30 – 10:45       Break         

10:45 – 11:45
State v. Bates –Recognizing and Litigating Claims of Racial Bias throughout the Criminal Justice System.

Speakers:            Alexis Hoag
                            
Columbia Law School – New York, New York

 

11:45-12:00          Presentation of Schumacher – Ketcham Award

 

12:00 – 1:00 pm  LUNCH

 

1:00 – 2:45 pm    
Understanding Dissociation: A Link to Mitigation?

Speaker:               Patti Van Eys, Ph.D. – Nashville, Tennessee 

2:45 – 3:00 pm     BREAK

3:00 – 4:30 pm    
Mitigation Investigation and Presentation:
Themes; Guidelines; Trauma; Investigation in a Pandemic

Speakers:              Dorian Hall – Office of the Ohio Public Defender
                             
Jim Crates –Granville

 

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2020-11-19 08:30:00 2020-11-20 17:00:00 America/Detroit Death Penalty Seminar The Ohio Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers will be hosting the Annual Death Penalty Seminar Thursday-Friday, November 19-20, 2020.  We had planned on having both virtual and in-person training.  That has since been changed to ALL virtual training.  We have requested 13.00 general CLE hours, including 7.25 appellate training, from the Supreme Court of Ohio. Online registration is available now.  The cost is $375.00 for OACDL members; $425.00 for non-members. We have limited scholarships from the Office of the Ohio Public Defender Click here to Register Now If you prefer to mail in a registration form, click here to download the form Dp 2020 Reg Form To download the Pro Bono/Public Defender Scholarship Application, click here Dp 2020 Scholarship App AGENDA            CAPITAL DEFENSE SEMINAR November 19-20, 2020 Columbus, Ohio                         Thursday, November 19 8:00 - 8:30 am      Welcome 8:30 – 9:00 am     Introduction -Recent Death Penalty and Method of Execution Litigation Developments: State and National Speaker: David Stebbins – Columbus 9:00 – 10:15 am   Caselaw Update – Ohio and United States Supreme Courts  Speaker:     Russ Bensing – Cleveland 10:15 – 10:30 am BREAK 10:30 – 12:00       State v. Ford; Litigating Intellectual Disability Claims; Retroactivity Speakers:      Randall Porter, Kathryn Sandford, Dorian Hall                      Office of the Ohio Public Defender - Columbus 12:00 – 1:00 pm   LUNCH 1:00 – 2:00 pm     A View From the Bench Speaker:     Chief Justice Maureen O’Connor and Justices of the  Supreme Court of Ohio 2:00 – 2:15 pm     BREAK   APPELLATE BREAKOUT   2:15 – 3:15 PM    Effective Brief Writing  and Oral Argument in the Supreme Court of Ohio Speaker:     John Martin – Cuyahoga County Public Defender’s Office                   Richard Cline – Chief Counsel – Death Penalty Department                   Office of the Ohio Public Defender  3:15 - 4:45 pm      Developing the Record in Post-conviction Speakers:    Randall Porter – Office of the Ohio Public Defender                     Brian Howe – Ohio Innocence Project                     Joanna Sanchez – Office of the Ohio Public Defender             TRIAL BREAKOUT 2:15 - 3:15 PM     Understanding the Science:  Eyewitness Memory and Identification. Speaker:      Prof. Nancy Franklin  3:15- 4:30 PM      Trying Capital Cases in the Era of Covid-19: Obtaining Resources in Times of Tight Budgets;   Fighting for Safe Trials Speaker:     Joe Gorman - Akron   Friday, November 20 8:30- 9:30 am       Implicit Bias: Recognizing It and Dealing with It in Your Cases and on Your Teams           Speaker:     Lisa Lagos, Julie Roberts -  Capital Habeas Unit Office                    of the Federal Public Defender Southern District of Ohio                    Kelly Capatosto – Kirwan Institute – Columbus  9:30-10:30 am      What’s Race Got to Do With It? Voir dire in the Era of Black Lives Matter and Covid-19. Speaker:              George Chaney, Jr. - Columbus                             Fred Benton, Jr. – Columbus 10:30 – 10:45       Break          10:45 – 11:45State v. Bates –Recognizing and Litigating Claims of Racial Bias throughout the Criminal Justice System. Speakers:            Alexis Hoag                             Columbia Law School – New York, New York   11:45-12:00          Presentation of Schumacher – Ketcham Award   12:00 – 1:00 pm  LUNCH   1:00 – 2:45 pm     Understanding Dissociation: A Link to Mitigation? Speaker:               Patti Van Eys, Ph.D. – Nashville, Tennessee  2:45 – 3:00 pm     BREAK 3:00 – 4:30 pm     Mitigation Investigation and Presentation: Themes; Guidelines; Trauma; Investigation in a Pandemic Speakers:              Dorian Hall – Office of the Ohio Public Defender                               Jim Crates –Granville   Virtual Live-Streamed Webinar