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Monday, June 16 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Right to Present a Defense

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CLE: 1.00

The right to present a defense is a federal Constitutional right which cannot be limited by rules of evidence or procedure.  In this session the presenters will demonstrate how to litigate right to defense issues at trial, including how to raise and preserve the issues for appellate review and Constitutionalizing objections in the process.


Kathleen Schmidt

Appeals Branch Managers, Department of Public Advocacy
Kathleen Kallaher Schmidt has served DPA as the Appeals Branch Manager since June 2007. A graduate of Vanderbilt University and the University of Kentucky School of Law, Ms. Schmidt began her career at DPA as an intern in 1981 and as an attorney in 1983. She practiced in the Appeals Branch and became Assistant Director of the Capital Resource Center in 1989. She left DPA in 1992 to practice law with her husband at Schmidt and Etherton Law... Read More →

Monday June 16, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Banquet A

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