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Tuesday, June 17 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Sentencing: The Good, the Bad, and the Conflicting Statutes

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CLE: 1.00

Objectives: Four percent (4%) of all cases handled by the Department of Public Advocacy are resolved by trial. In the remaining cases, plea negotiations and a strong understanding of sentencing law is essential to achieve the best outcome for our clients. During this session, you will learn about issues surrounding sentencing law such as mandatory consecutive sentences, Persistent Felony Offender (PFO), Violent Offender status and double enhancements. We will also touch on sentencing advocacy in the trial setting, maintaining control over the Presentence Investigation Report (PSI) and the Postincarceration Supervision period.


Euva Blandford

Euva D. Blandford is a 1998 graduate of the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville.  Euva began her career with the Department of Public Advocacy in 2000. She worked 8 years in the Appeals Branch. From 2009 to 2012, Euva worked as a central staff attorney for Kentucky Supreme Court. In May 2012, Euva returned to work for the Department in the LaGrange Post-Conviction Office where her caseload includes capital and... Read More →
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Melanie Foote Hollingsworth

Staff Attorney
Melanie Foote Hollingsworth joined the Education Branch in 2015. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of California, San Diego and her J.D. from Brooklyn Law School. She is a member of New York and Kentucky State Bars, and has been practicing in Kentucky since she joined the Adult Post Conviction Branch of the Department of Public Advocacy in 2007. In 2009, she joined the Kentucky Innocence Project to work exclusively on... Read More →

Tuesday June 17, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Banquet A

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