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Monday, June 16 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Federal Habeas Corpus

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CLE: 1.0


  • To familiarize participants with the statute of limitations and the timely filing of federal habeas petitions, discussing the relation-back doctrine and equitable tolling.
  • To highlight recent opinions from the Supreme Court of the United States, including Martinez v. Ryan, Trevino v. Thaler, Harrington v. Richter, Johnson v. Williams, and White v. Woodall and their application to our practice.
  • To instruct participants on ways to overcome procedural default of claims.
  • To discuss what merits a good federal habeas claim by analyzing recent winning issues. 

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Amy Robinson Staples

Post Conviction Branch Manager, Department of Public Advocacy
Amy Robinson Staples is the Post-Conviction Branch Manager.  She is a graduate of Georgetown College and the University of Kentucky College of Law. Amy began her career with DPA as a law clerk with the Juvenile Post-Disposition Branch in 1998.  Since that time, she has enjoyed stints as a staff attorney with the JPDB and with the Kentucky Innocence Project and as supervisor of the Frankfort Post-Conviction unit.  In 2014, she was... Read More →

Monday June 16, 2014 3:15pm - 4:15pm
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