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Monday, June 16
 

1:00pm

Opening: We'll Be There
CLE: .75

Objectives: In this session we will consider the Gideon Court’s image of the public defender as the engine necessary to ensure equal justice, and how that image has changed along with our notion of what justice means.  We will examine the role of the public defender in defining our views of justice and what we, as a defender-driven movement, must do to reclaim our hero image and restore equal justice.



Speakers
avatar for Ed Monahan

Ed Monahan

Public Advocate, Department of Public Advocacy
Edward C. Monahan began as a public defender in 1976. He was appointed Kentucky Public Advocate by the Governor September 1, 2008 to a four year term and reappointed to a second four year term September 2012. He led the development of the nationally recognized legal education program. Ed is a charter board member of the Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and is past president of KACDL, past chair of the Kentucky Bar... Read More →
avatar for Jon Rapping

Jon Rapping

President and Founder, Gideon's Promise
Jonathan Rapping is the President and Founder of Gideon’s Promise. Jon is the Director of the Honors Program in Criminal Justice at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, where he also teaches criminal law and criminal procedure. He is also a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School where he helps to run its prestigious Trial Advocacy Workshop. He is the former Training Director of the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia... Read More →


Monday June 16, 2014 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Banquet

2:00pm

Advocating for Heroin Addicted Clients
CLE: 1.0

Objectives:  The presentation will cover the following topics: Why heroin addiction and its demographic is different.  The changing path leading to heroin addiction. Why recovery from addiction is so difficult, fear of consequences and near death experiences are not enough. Our most serious addiction yet results in serious crime to feed it.  We will discuss how the heroin explosion has undercut the goals of HB 463 by reducing pretrial release and killing deferred prosecution programs.  Is heroin addiction an argument against probation?  We will discuss defending a possession case, defense strategies, jury selection and getting a favorable disposition that will allow clients to succeed.     



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

2:00pm

Contempt
CLE: 1.0

The objective of our session is to inform the audience of the modern legal standards regarding contempt, both civil and criminal, and to provide knowledge about how to properly preserve the record and appeal issues related to contempt and the collecting of court-ordered debt. 


Speakers
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Jamie Jameson

Staff Attorney, Department of Public Advocacy
My name is Jamie Jameson. I am a staff attorney with the Murray trial office of DPA. Feel free to hit me up with any questions or comments regarding child support enforcement, criminal and civil contempt, and the collection of court-ordered debt in general.


Monday June 16, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Development C

2:00pm

Defender Talks
CLE: 1.00

Objectives:  New to the DPA conference this year, this series of short TED-like talks will focus on a variety of subjects including Voir Dire, Mental Health Assessments, presenting effective PowerPoints in court, and Case Reviews. We hope these brief talks will provide you with some fresh insights into some oft-discussed subjects. This year’s speakers, Linda Horsman, Melanie Foote, Brad Clark, and Cheri Riedel, will offer their own unique, and passionate points of view on their subjects.


Speakers
avatar for Brad Clark

Brad Clark

Staff Attorney, Department of Public Advocacy
Brad Clark is a Kentuckian by birth, Brad works for the Capital Trials Branch office in Lexington defending the Commonwealth's most vulnerable from the state's machinery of death. His other passions include the arts, the outdoors, and his son, Bram.
avatar for Melanie Foote Hollingsworth

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 →


Monday June 16, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Development B

2:00pm

Enhancing Performance Skills for Maximum Impact in the Courtroom (Part 1)
CLE: 1.0

Objectives: Oratorical principles can effectuate change through an understanding of how to deliver transformative verbal and nonverbal messages. Public address strategies are often witnessed but not embraced properly due to a lack of exposure or a perceived lack of time to utilize those strategies. A combination of theories, lectures, activities, and discussions will hopefully enhance perspectives about current practices and the need to reinvent or rejuvenate one’s approach for persuading those in a courtroom or a boardroom. In reaching these objectives, the audience will be exposed to:

  • The usage of Aristotle’s Theory of Rhetoric: credibility, emotion, logic
  • Ways  to minimize general and specific communication apprehension
  • Techniques to enhance verbal and nonverbal persuasive communication
  • Suggestions for utilizing these techniques in delivering engaging opening statements and memorable closing arguments
  • Self-reflection

Speakers
avatar for Crystal Coel Coleman

Crystal Coel Coleman

Crystal Rae Coel (pronounced like Noel but with a "C") Coleman, Esquire is the owner of C-R-C Consulting, LLC. She is the author of THE Presentation Guide Book: From the Classroom to the Boardroom, 3rd edition, and the co-author of Selling Yourself and Your Ideas, both with Kendall Hunt Publishing. In addition, she is the Director of Speech and Debate in the Organizational Communication Department within the Bauernfeind College of Business at... Read More →


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

2:00pm

Right to Present a Defense
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.


Speakers
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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

2:00pm

Preservation and Instructions
CLE: 1.0
CLE: 1.0 Ethics

Objectives: The rules of ethics impose a number of continuing obligations to the client which last beyond the level of the initial trial or disposition of the case. Our continuing obligations to our clients may involve ethical issues affecting confidentiality, competency, conflicts and scope of representation. A fundamental part of basic competency at the trial level is an understanding of how the conduct of trial counsel may enhance or jeopardize the obligations to the client which will continue past the initial trial or disposition of the case. An indispensable part of this particular aspect of competency is an awareness of the importance of making and preserving a record at trial. Objectives will also include a review of recent developments on preservation of jury instruction issues.  We will review the ethical requirement to pursue defense instructions, the authority for the court to give certain instructions, and consequences of failing to make an appropriate request for instructions.


Speakers
avatar for Tim Arnold

Tim Arnold

Post Trial Division Director, Department of Public Advocacy
Tim Arnold from Knox College in Galesburg, IL, in 1993.  He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1996.  In 1996, Tim became employed with the Juvenile Post Dispositional Branch of DPA in the Frankfort office.  He is currently the Post Trial Division Director.
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Amanda Mullins

Amanda Mullins is the Directing Attorney and Juvenile Specialist of the DPA Maysville Trial Office, where she began her career as a public defender in 2005.  After being threatened with contempt for speaking out against the use of excessive force by police officers against her juvenile client, she received DPA’s 2008 In re Gault Award. While adult felony cases compromise most of her practice, Amanda still covers the juvenile docket... Read More →


Monday June 16, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Auditorium

2:00pm

Forensic DNA Analysis Methods
CLE: 1.0

Objectives:  The participant will gain an understanding of the current methods employed in forensic DNA testing laboratories and the types of cases where they are employed.


Speakers
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William Watson

Forensic Consultant, Forensic Consulting
Dr. Watson is an independent forensic consultant practicing out of Nashville Tennessee. He received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of North Texas and has worked in the field of Forensic Biology and DNA Analysis for twenty years. | | Dr. Watson served as the Senior Forensic Analyst and DNA Technical Manager at Orchid Cellmark in Dallas, Texas. While there he established Orchid Cellmark's Forensic Mitochondrial sequencing... Read More →


Monday June 16, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Leadership A/B

2:00pm

Affordable Health Care Act (ACA) in Kentucky
CLE: 1.00

Objectives:

  • Outline the major components of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and identify state specific requirements
  • Comprehend the marketplace and discuss basic functions of kynect
  • Identify ways individuals can access healthcare (public and private) with the ACA implementation
  • Recognize who is eligible to shop on kynect and what products are available
  • Understand strategies designed to meet Governor Beshear’s “kyhealthnow” 2019 goals 

Speakers


Monday June 16, 2014 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Executive Boardroom

2:00pm

Crime Scene Investigation
CLE: 3.0

This highly interactive session is designed to inform and update participants on the latest and most advanced techniques available for crime scene investigation.  Using recreations of crime scene evidence and giving the participants a chance to use hands-on learning to participate in evidence collection, the session will keep everyone busy.  Evidence collection kits and CD’s with resource materials will be available for all participants.  Special emphasis will also be put on preserving a record of the crime scene for use by experts who may only enter the case at some time after the crime scene is already gone.


Speakers
avatar for Joseph Stidham

Joseph Stidham

Owner, Stidham Reconstruction & Investigation
Joseph Stidham is a former KSP Trooper and was trained as a traffic Collision Reconstructionist by IPTM as a Trooper. He left the KSP in 1998 and opened SRI. Over the past 16 years with SRI, Joey has continued to train in the field of traffic collision reconstruction and has over 1,000 hours  training; an equivalent to 2.5 years of college as a full-time student specific to the field of traffic collision reconstruction... Read More →


Monday June 16, 2014 2:00pm - 5:30pm
Holiday Inn (Campbell)

3:15pm

Defender Talks
CLE: 1.00

Objectives:  New to the DPA conference this year, this series of short TED-like talks will focus on a variety of subjects including Voir Dire, Mental Health Assessments, presenting effective PowerPoints in court, and Case Reviews. We hope these brief talks will provide you with some fresh insights into some oft-discussed subjects. This year’s speakers, Robert Render, Melanie Foote, Brad Clark, and Cheri Riedel, will offer their own unique, and passionate points of view on their subjects.


Speakers
avatar for Brad Clark

Brad Clark

Staff Attorney, Department of Public Advocacy
Brad Clark is a Kentuckian by birth, Brad works for the Capital Trials Branch office in Lexington defending the Commonwealth's most vulnerable from the state's machinery of death. His other passions include the arts, the outdoors, and his son, Bram.
avatar for Melanie Foote Hollingsworth

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 →


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

3:15pm

Enhancing Performance Skills for Maximum Impact in the Courtroom (Part 2)
CLE: 1.0

Objectives: This workshop/seminar will promote an understanding of the internalization of communication concepts and legal practices through an interactive approach. This will allow participants to witness pre-selected litigators enhance their skills while receiving feedback from the facilitator. When performances are enhanced and cohesion is generated, then recognition, credibility, and ultimately significant positive changes will increase. Although a scientific study was not conducted for the purpose of this session, one can reasonably assume that attorneys are leaders who are more effective when they are in an atmosphere that promotes professional development, supportive communication, dual-perspectives, engaged listeners, organized messages, and creative dialogue. All in attendance will be exposed to:

  • A brief summary of Enhancing Performance Skills for Maximum Impact: Part One
  • Public address skill-building
  • Constructive feedback
  • Team dynamics
  • Self-reflection

Speakers
avatar for Crystal Coel Coleman

Crystal Coel Coleman

Crystal Rae Coel (pronounced like Noel but with a "C") Coleman, Esquire is the owner of C-R-C Consulting, LLC. She is the author of THE Presentation Guide Book: From the Classroom to the Boardroom, 3rd edition, and the co-author of Selling Yourself and Your Ideas, both with Kendall Hunt Publishing. In addition, she is the Director of Speech and Debate in the Organizational Communication Department within the Bauernfeind College of Business at... Read More →



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

3:15pm

Facilitating Case Reviews
CLE: 1.00

Objectives:   Participants will learn the value of coaching, and how conducting case reviews in individual cases can improve the representation of the client.

Speakers
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Ernie Lewis

Ernie Lewis grew up in Missouri, the son of a Baptist minister and a school teacher.  He has a son, Ben, who is a public defender with the Charleston Public Defender's Office in Charleston, South Carolina.  He also has a daughter, Rachel, who recently graduated from Washington University in St. Louis, a step-son who is an aspiring actor and a step-daughter who lives in Austin, Texas.  He lives in Frankfort, Kentucky... Read More →


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

3:15pm

Federal Habeas Corpus
CLE: 1.0

Objectives: 

  • 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. 

Speakers
avatar for Amy Robinson Staples

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
Development C

3:15pm

It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over: Preserving The Record and Presenting Proof During Non-Capital Sentencing Proceedings.
CLE: 1.0

Objective: The trial attorney will be instructed as to what to expect during a non-capital sentencing proceeding in front of the jury. Emphasis on applicable statutes, particularly PFO/Truth-In-Sentencing/Violent Offender statutes, as well as general admissibility issues, preserving the record and tactical and strategic decisions to be addressed both before and during the sentencing hearing.

Speakers
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Cicely Lambert

Assistant Appellate Defender, Office of the Louisville Metro Public Defender
Cicely Jaracz Lambert is an Assistant Appellate Defender with the Office of the Louisville Metro Public Defender.  Previous work experience includes the Kentucky Administrative Office of the Courts (Director and General Counsel); Kentucky Court of Appeals (Staff Attorney); Kentucky Attorney General (Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Appeals); and private practice (Lambert and Lambert).        
avatar for Jay Lambert

Jay Lambert

Director of Training and Performance Evaluation, Office of the Louisville Metro Public Defender
Jay Lambert is a 1983 graduate of the University of Kentucky School of Law. He came to work for the Office of the Louisville-Jefferson County Public Defender upon graduation and worked in the Adult Trial and Major Litigation Divisions until 1993, when he left to establish his own firm concentrating in the areas of criminal law and civil rights litigation. Mr. Lambert returned to the Office of the Louisville-Jefferson County Public Defender in... Read More →


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

3:15pm

Criminal Ethics: Nuts and Bolts
Ethics CLE: 1.0

Objectives:

  • Will be refreshed on selected Rules of Professional Conduct, as well as some of the most seminal and/or recent cases which have interpreted them, which occur frequently in the criminal defense practice, as measured by the numbers of bar complaints filed alleging violations of these rules;
  • Will be instructed on the latest KBA informal ethics opinions that have come out in the past couple of years which pertain to criminal practice; and
  • Will have an opportunity to submit questions which bear upon the applicability of these rules and opinions on their own practices.

Speakers
avatar for B. Scott West

B. Scott West

General Counsel, Department of Public Advocacy
B. Scott West is currently DPA’s General Counsel; prior to that, Scott was Bluegrass Regional Manager in the Richmond Field Office, Directing Attorney for Murray Field Office, and a staff attorney in the Hazard Field Office.  A graduate of the University of Kentucky Law School (1988), and Vanderbilt University (1985), Scott practiced for ten years at Texaco Inc., in Houston, Texas, before joining DPA in 1999.  He is married to... Read More →



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

3:15pm

Selecting and working with your Forensic Expert
CLE: 1.0

Objectives:  The participant will learn how to select an effective forensic expert and how to effectively use that expert prior to and during trial. 

Speakers
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William Watson

Forensic Consultant, Forensic Consulting
Dr. Watson is an independent forensic consultant practicing out of Nashville Tennessee. He received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of North Texas and has worked in the field of Forensic Biology and DNA Analysis for twenty years. | | Dr. Watson served as the Senior Forensic Analyst and DNA Technical Manager at Orchid Cellmark in Dallas, Texas. While there he established Orchid Cellmark's Forensic Mitochondrial sequencing... Read More →


Monday June 16, 2014 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Leadership A/B

3:15pm

4:30pm

Kentucky Case Law Review
CLE: 1.0

Objectives: The Kentucky Case Law Review teaches participants about the changes to Kentucky case law during the previous year.  We examine several areas, with special emphasis on significant changes in the stance of the appellate courts with regard to certain issues.  This program will also touch on areas where the appellate courts have left open questions to be resolved by later litigation.


Speakers
avatar for Kate Benward

Kate Benward

Department of Public Advocacy
Kate Benward obtained B.A. degrees in comparative literature, French, and philosophy from the University of Washington, Seattle. She was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study literature at the University of Montreal, and thereafter obtained an M.A. in comparative literature from New York University. She received her J.D. from the University of Washington, Seattle in 2010. She worked a public defender in Washington State before joining the DPA... Read More →
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John Landon

John Gerhart Landon graduated from Lafayette College in Easton PA and attended the University of Kentucky Law School.  John has worked as a trial attorney with the Lexington Office and as an appellate attorney.
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Molly Mattingly

Staff Attorney
Molly Mattingly is a Staff Attorney with the DPA's Appeals Branch. She is a graduate of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, the Vanderbilt University Divinity School in Nashville, Tennessee, and the University of Louisville's Brandeis School of Law.



Monday June 16, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Banquet A/B

4:30pm

Litigating Implicit Bias
CLE: 1.00

Jon Rapping's Law Review Article on Implicit Bias

Objectives: This session will discuss the social science behind implicit racial bias and examine how it influences various criminal justice actors, before proposing a three prong strategy for defenders to address racial disparity in the criminal justice system.  The first prong involves working with defenders to understand the concept of implicit racial bias and to raise awareness of how it can affect the way they represent their clients.  By raising self-awareness, defenders can work to address the role they play in driving racial disparity.  The next prong involves educating other actors in the system with an eye towards raising their consciousness about their own biases.  The conscientious defender will have several opportunities to do this including voir dire, motions practice, use of experts at trial, jury instructions, and sentencing advocacy.  The third prong involves inspiring defenders to resist pressures to succumb to the status quo, or give up their attempts at reform, when their efforts to raise consciousness stall.  Helping defenders understand that change is slow and that there is value in continuing to resist injustice, and developing strategies to help them sustain themselves through these challenging times, is an important component to the larger reform effort.  The session suggests that each of these three prongs is important to a larger, comprehensive defender response to racial disparity in the criminal justice system.


Speakers
avatar for Jon Rapping

Jon Rapping

President and Founder, Gideon's Promise
Jonathan Rapping is the President and Founder of Gideon’s Promise. Jon is the Director of the Honors Program in Criminal Justice at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, where he also teaches criminal law and criminal procedure. He is also a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School where he helps to run its prestigious Trial Advocacy Workshop. He is the former Training Director of the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia... Read More →


Monday June 16, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Development A

4:30pm

Pretrial Release Workshop
CLE: 1.0

Link to Scott's PowerPoint

Objectives
  • Participants will learn the new changes to the Pretrial Risk Assessment Form which will be used starting July 1, 2014
  • Participants will discuss common problems in bail advocacy and develop strategies for use in bail hearings and bail appeals

Speakers
avatar for B. Scott West

B. Scott West

General Counsel, Department of Public Advocacy
B. Scott West is currently DPA’s General Counsel; prior to that, Scott was Bluegrass Regional Manager in the Richmond Field Office, Directing Attorney for Murray Field Office, and a staff attorney in the Hazard Field Office.  A graduate of the University of Kentucky Law School (1988), and Vanderbilt University (1985), Scott practiced for ten years at Texaco Inc., in Houston, Texas, before joining DPA in 1999.  He is married to... Read More →


Monday June 16, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Development C

4:30pm

Preservation and Instructions
CLE: 1.0
CLE: 1.0 Ethics

Objectives: The rules of ethics impose a number of continuing obligations to the client which last beyond the level of the initial trial or disposition of the case. Our continuing obligations to our clients may involve ethical issues affecting confidentiality, competency, conflicts and scope of representation. A fundamental part of basic competency at the trial level is an understanding of how the conduct of trial counsel may enhance or jeopardize the obligations to the client which will continue past the initial trial or disposition of the case. An indispensable part of this particular aspect of competency is an awareness of the importance of making and preserving a record at trial. Objectives will also include a review of recent developments on preservation of jury instruction issues.  We will review the ethical requirement to pursue defense instructions, the authority for the court to give certain instructions, and consequences of failing to make an appropriate request for instructions.


Speakers
avatar for Tim Arnold

Tim Arnold

Post Trial Division Director, Department of Public Advocacy
Tim Arnold from Knox College in Galesburg, IL, in 1993.  He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1996.  In 1996, Tim became employed with the Juvenile Post Dispositional Branch of DPA in the Frankfort office.  He is currently the Post Trial Division Director.
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Jay Barrett

Morehead Directing Attorney, Department of Public Advocacy
Jay Barrett is a 1979 graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law and its criminal legal clinic.  He joined DPA in 1982 as directing attorney of the Stanton office through 1988 and attended the National Criminal Defense College in 1983.  After three years with New Hampshire Public Defenders, Jay returned to Kentucky in private practice in Prestonsburg.  His litigation experience focused on criminal, civil rights and... Read More →
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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 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Auditorium

4:30pm

Challenging DNA Evidence at Trial
CLE: 1.0

Objectives:  The participant will learn basic methods for effectively challenging DNA evidence in trial.  Example cases will be provided.

Speakers
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William Watson

Forensic Consultant, Forensic Consulting
Dr. Watson is an independent forensic consultant practicing out of Nashville Tennessee. He received his Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from the University of North Texas and has worked in the field of Forensic Biology and DNA Analysis for twenty years. | | Dr. Watson served as the Senior Forensic Analyst and DNA Technical Manager at Orchid Cellmark in Dallas, Texas. While there he established Orchid Cellmark's Forensic Mitochondrial sequencing... Read More →


Monday June 16, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Leadership A/B

4:30pm

Use of Seclusion and Isolation in Detention Facilities
CLE: 1.00

Objectives:

  •  Use agency survey results to discuss use
  • Develop a list of experts
  • Strategies for application in actions in the judicial system
  • Potential federal action
  • Client management
  • Healthcare-connecting client with community based services


Monday June 16, 2014 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Development B

4:30pm

 
Tuesday, June 17
 

9:00am

Competence Restoration
CLE: 1.25

Objectives

Participants will understand and be able to identify issues surrounding the restoration of competency for committed individuals.  Diagnosis, treatment and typical procedures will be included in the discussion.


Speakers
avatar for Eric Drogin

Eric Drogin

Eric Y. Drogin J.D., Ph.D., ABPP is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, a Diplomate and former President of the American Board of Forensic Psychology, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology. He currently holds faculty appointments with the Harvard Medical School (in the Program in Psychiatry and the Law) and the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program (as a course instructor and... Read More →



Tuesday June 17, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
Development A

9:00am

Cross Examination
CLE: 1.25

Objectives:

Participants will review the rules, techniques and structure of effective cross examination with examples of cross examinations on different topics.


Speakers

Tuesday June 17, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
Development C

9:00am

Police Interrogations and Confessions
CLE: 1.25

Objectives: The attendee will become familiar with the process of police interrogation and the three errors during interrogation that lead to false confessions, as well as ways to evaluate a confession’s reliability.  The attendee will also become familiar with relevant law governing the introduction and exclusion of confessions, both on voluntariness and unreliability grounds.  The attendee will also receive a number of practical tips for litigating a false confession case.

Speakers


Tuesday June 17, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
Development B

9:00am

Sentence Credits and Inmate Release
CLE: 1.25

Objectives: Participants will learn the policies and procedures used by the Kentucky Department of Corrections in calculating sentence credit for inmates as well as the calculation of serve outs.


Speakers


Tuesday June 17, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
Auditorium

9:00am

The Second Set of Eyes: Practical Ethics for the Criminal Defense Lawyer
Ethics CLE: 1.25

Objectives: Ethical issues arise in almost every case in one way or another. If the participants get nothing else out of the session I hope they learn how to approach an issue and discuss it with colleagues. Most of the time just hearing the problem aloud gives the opportunity to think it through and gives guidance as to solutions. A review of the code of professional conduct then becomes relevant. Most lawyers get in trouble by not having a second set of eyes to review the facts and acting without thinking.


Speakers

Tuesday June 17, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
Banquet A/B

9:00am

“Kids, Like Death, Are Different” - Miller in Juvenile Defense
CLE: 1.25

Objective:  To teach lawyers how to effectively and practically use the reasoning in the U.S. Supreme Court decision, Miller v. Alabama in litigating for juveniles.  Discussion will include pre-sentence reports, pre-trial motions and sentencing issues.


Tuesday June 17, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
Leadership A/B

9:00am

Social Workers: New Legislation and Policies
CLE: 1.25

Social Workers will review and discuss recent changes in KRS Chapter 31 pertaining to social workers as well as suggested changes to the wording of the current DPA Policies concerning social workers.


Speakers
avatar for B. Scott West

B. Scott West

General Counsel, Department of Public Advocacy
B. Scott West is currently DPA’s General Counsel; prior to that, Scott was Bluegrass Regional Manager in the Richmond Field Office, Directing Attorney for Murray Field Office, and a staff attorney in the Hazard Field Office.  A graduate of the University of Kentucky Law School (1988), and Vanderbilt University (1985), Scott practiced for ten years at Texaco Inc., in Houston, Texas, before joining DPA in 1999.  He is married to... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
Holiday Inn (Hamilton)

9:00am

Accident Reconstruction
CLE: 2.50

An interactive and demonstrative session which will detail for participants everything to look for and record at the scene of an accident.  Since accident reconstructionists typically do not get called into a case until relatively long after the accident, thorough and detailed recording of the scene must take place quickly to preserve the information the reconstructionist will need later.


Speakers
avatar for Joseph Stidham

Joseph Stidham

Owner, Stidham Reconstruction & Investigation
Joseph Stidham is a former KSP Trooper and was trained as a traffic Collision Reconstructionist by IPTM as a Trooper. He left the KSP in 1998 and opened SRI. Over the past 16 years with SRI, Joey has continued to train in the field of traffic collision reconstruction and has over 1,000 hours  training; an equivalent to 2.5 years of college as a full-time student specific to the field of traffic collision reconstruction... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 9:00am - 11:45am
METS Parking Lot

10:30am

The Philosophy and Mechanics of Selecting a Fair and Impartial Jury
CLE: 1.25

Click here to see sample motions

Objectives:

  1. Understand the basics of how to conduct a voir dire and uncover potential jurors’ biases and prejudices.
  2. Effectively challenge a juror for cause with a focus on recent Kentucky case law.
  3. Make the proper objections during the State’s voir dire with a focus on Batson challenges


Tuesday June 17, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
Development B

10:30am

US Supreme Court Review
CLE: 1.25

Link to the outline

Objective: Reflections on the most significant decisions in the past year from the US Supreme Court. New ideas about how to use these appellate cases to assist clients at the trial and appeal and post-conviction level.

Speakers
avatar for Allison Connelly

Allison Connelly

Professor, University of Kentucky Law School
Allison Connelly, clinical professor of law, joined the University of Kentucky College of Law faculty in 1996 as the first Director of the College's Legal Clinic. Prior to joining the law school, she spent 13 years as a state public defender providing direct representation, including death penalty representation, to needy individuals at all levels of the criminal justice system. She rose through the ranks to become the first female Kentucky... Read More →



Tuesday June 17, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
Auditorium

10:30am

Litigating Client Evaluations
CLE: 1.25

This session will discuss ideas about the recent KCPC litigation RCr 8.07 and other mental health litigation.  Part of this presentation will be calling on participants to make arguments and respond to prosecutor arguments regarding this issue.


Speakers
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Julia Mudd

Staff Attorney, DPA


Tuesday June 17, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
Leadership A/B

10:30am

Discovery
Ethics CLE: 1.0

Objectives: Prosecutors have distinct legal and ethical responsibilities to disclose information under the Kentucky Rules of Criminal Procedure, United States Supreme Court and Kentucky case law, the Kentucky Rules of Professional Conduct, and Formal Ethics Opinions published by the American Bar Association.   The ethical duties imposed on prosecutors are separate from disclosure obligations imposed under the Constitution, or by statutes, procedural rules or court orders.  This session will examine the ethical issues surrounding discovery in criminal cases, including:

  • Kentucky Rules of Criminal Procedure on discovery, especially RCr 7.24, 7.26 and 8.07
  • Case law including Brady v. Maryland, Giglio v. United States, and Kyles v. Whitley
  • Kentucky Rule of Professional Conduct 3.8, Special responsibilities of a prosecutor
  • ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility Formal Opinion 09-454, Prosecutor’s Duty to Disclose Evidence and Information Favorable to the Defense

Speakers
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Jay Barrett

Morehead Directing Attorney, Department of Public Advocacy
Jay Barrett is a 1979 graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law and its criminal legal clinic.  He joined DPA in 1982 as directing attorney of the Stanton office through 1988 and attended the National Criminal Defense College in 1983.  After three years with New Hampshire Public Defenders, Jay returned to Kentucky in private practice in Prestonsburg.  His litigation experience focused on criminal, civil rights and... Read More →
avatar for Jon Rapping

Jon Rapping

President and Founder, Gideon's Promise
Jonathan Rapping is the President and Founder of Gideon’s Promise. Jon is the Director of the Honors Program in Criminal Justice at Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, where he also teaches criminal law and criminal procedure. He is also a Lecturer on Law at Harvard Law School where he helps to run its prestigious Trial Advocacy Workshop. He is the former Training Director of the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
Banquet A

10:30am

Not Your Daddy's Forensic Science
CLE: 1.25

Objectives: At the conclusion of these talks, the audience will be able to:

1. Define and describe the major areas of forensic science

2. Describe the major features and recommendations of the National Academy of Forensic Sciences report

3. Understand and describe to problems with cognitive and conformational bias in forensic science

4. Describe the major financial and governance issues facing forensic science in the 21st century


Speakers


Tuesday June 17, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
Development A

10:30am

Youthful Offender Law
CLE: 1.25

See motions for this session at this link

Youtube video of Dr. Kavanaugh on brain development

Objectives:
  • Review current case law, Kentucky and Federal for youthful offenders
  • Provide examples of motion practice and how the new law informs those motions for YOs
  • Collaborate on creative motion practice for YOs
  • Illustrate use of experts for adolescents in light of adolescent development and rehabilitative aspect of the Juvenile Code
  • Discuss strategies for different stages of the proceedings when is eligible for transfer
  • Review record collection practice for YOs

Speakers
avatar for Suzanne Hopf

Suzanne Hopf

Juvenile Post Disposition Branch Attorney, Department of Public Advocacy
Suzanne Hopf is a staff attorney for the Department of Public Advocacy in Kentucky and has worked as a juvenile specialist since 1998 in the Juvenile Post Disposition Branch.  During this time Suzanne has succeeded in numerous published opinions advancing the rights of juveniles in Kentucky.  She has also represented institutionalized children in the areas of civil rights and civil liberties.  As a member of the Kentucky DPA... Read More →
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Harolyn Howard

Staff Attorney, Department of Public Adovcacy



Tuesday June 17, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
Development C

10:30am

Services for Individuals with Disabilities Who Are Caught Up in the Criminal Justice System
CLE: 1.25

Objectives: Participants will learn about new supplement funding available to persons with serious mental illness who are at risk of institutionalization, services now available for persons living in personal care homes, new services available for persons with mental illness and substance abuse issues under Kentucky’s State Medicaid Plan Amendment (SPA), appeal rights of individuals for service denials from a managed care organization and the Affordable Care Act’s impact on inmates who are transitioning back to the community. There will also be a Question and Answer dialogue concerning common barriers experienced by DPA social workers.
Services for Individuals with Disabilities Who Are Caught Up in the Criminal Justice System


Tuesday June 17, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
Holiday Inn (Hamilton)

2:15pm

False Confession Experts and the Fight to Change the Narrative
CLE: 1.00

Objectives: This presentation will familiarize the attendee with the types of experts that should be considered in a confession case; the types of opinions and reports that such experts should produce; and practical tips for qualifying these types of experts under the Daubert rules.


 


Speakers


Tuesday June 17, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Development B

2:15pm

New Legislation: Juvenile and the Rest
CLE: 1.00

Objective:  

  • In this session, participants will learn about legislation that passed, or did not pass, this year's session and possible challenges and strategies litigators will face in dealing with the new laws. We will also preview what legislation is likely to be proposed again next year.
  • To acquaint the juvenile court practitioner with the most significant recent developments in Kentucky case law and statutory/administrative changes pertaining to public, youthful and status offenders.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Arnold

Tim Arnold

Post Trial Division Director, Department of Public Advocacy
Tim Arnold from Knox College in Galesburg, IL, in 1993.  He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1996.  In 1996, Tim became employed with the Juvenile Post Dispositional Branch of DPA in the Frankfort office.  He is currently the Post Trial Division Director.
avatar for Glenda Edwards

Glenda Edwards

Trial Division Director, Department of Public Advocacy
Glenda Edwards received her B.A. from Campbellsville University and her J.D. from the University of Louisville.  She began her career with DPA as a staff attorney with the trial branch in the Columbia Field Office in 1999.  She has served as Directing Attorney for the Columbia Office since 2003, became the Central Regional Manager for the Trial Division in 2010, and in the spring of 2011 she became the Trial Division Director. 
avatar for Damon Preston

Damon Preston

Deputy Public Advocate, Department of Public Advocacy
Damon Preston is the Deputy Public Advocate for DPA. After graduating from Transylvania University and Harvard Law School, Damon began his legal career in the Criminal Appeals Bureau of the Legal Aid Society in New York City. He returned to Kentucky in 1997 and has been with DPA ever since. First a staff attorney in the Richmond trial office, Damon led the Paducah and then Cynthiana offices as Directing Attorney. Starting in 2004, he managed... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Banquet A

2:15pm

Defense Initiated Victim Outreach: The Allman Case
CLE: 1.00

Participants will learn the story of how a DPA capital defense team resolved one of the worst death penalty cases in the state at the time, using a modification of Defense Initiated Victim Outreach (DIVO).  While most speakers on the subject recommend the hiring of an outside consultant, the Allman defense team found a way to modify the usual procedures and undertake victim outreach from within the local defense team.  This is their story.


Speakers
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Charolette Brooks

Charolette Brooks has been the investigator in the Somerset Public Defender’s Office since 2004.  Prior to coming to DPA, she was a licensed private investigator.  She is a Board Certified Criminal Defense Investigator and is the contact person for the C.D.I.T.C. for DPA in Kentucky.  She was the Executive Director for the Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers from 2000-2006.  


Tuesday June 17, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Auditorium

2:15pm

Ethics: Navigating Through the Minefield of Client Confidentiality 3rd Parties
Ethics CLE: 1.00

Objectives:
We will discuss ethical issues surrounding the complexities of communicating effectively with clients, prosecutors, and other interested parties while vigilantly guarding client confidentiality. A series of hypothetical but common situations will be covered which examine many of the possible responses to each situation and the ethical dimensions of those responses as well.  This session is especially oriented toward less experienced attorneys, but all are welcome.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Hannah

Amy Hannah

Amy Hannah is currently a Division Chief in the Adult Trial Division. She has been with the Louisville Metro Public Defender's Office since June 2004. She graduated from American University in Washington, DC in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. While at AU, she spent a semester living and studying in Merida, Venezuela. Ms. Hannah graduated from the University of St. Thomas School of Law in 2004. While at UST, Ms. Hannah... Read More →
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Angela Rea

Angela Rea is currently a Division Chief in the Adult Trial Division. She has been an attorney with the Louisville Metro Public Defender’s Office since April of 2003. Prior to that, in 1997, she graduated from Indiana University with Bachelors of Arts degrees in English and French. During her time at IU, she spent a year living and studying in Strasbourg, France. She went on to receive her law degree from Cornell Law School in 2002. While... Read More →



Tuesday June 17, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Leadership A/B

2:15pm

Is There Science in Forensic Science?
CLE: 1.00

Recent criticisms of what are called the forensic “sciences” have called into question the reliability of virtually every type of forensic science with the exception of DNA.  This session will provide an overview of how scientific – or nonscientific – the so-called forensic sciences really are.

Speakers


Tuesday June 17, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Development A

2:15pm

Resources for Veterans
CLE: 1.00

Objectives:

  • Help participants understand the impact of prior military service and how this can put Veterans at risk of becoming in contact with the legal system
  • Discuss the VJO Program
  • Discuss Veterans Treatment Courts

Speakers

Tuesday June 17, 2014 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Development C

2:15pm

202A Roundtable and Brainstorming
CLE: 2.00

Objectives

a.  To bring one another up to date with developments and events in our involuntary commitment and forced treatment practices.

b.  To acquaint any new mental health litigation practitioners with the basics of the art.

c.  To brainstorm the issue of how to protect our clients from the consequences of the “trust me, I’m a doctor” attitude. (I recommend reading the “Cautionary Statement for Forensic Use of DSM-5,” DSM-5 p. 25, before our session.)

d.  To brainstorm any other issue(s) mental health litigation practitioners want to brainstorm.


Speakers
avatar for Bob Friedman

Bob Friedman

Attorney, DPA
Bob Friedman was born at George Washington University Hospital a long time ago, and grew up across the Potomac River in Annandale, Virginia. He graduated from Annandale High School, where all the teams were called the Atoms. (It was the cold war era. But they’re still the Atoms, 41 years after Bob graduated.) Of course, Bob was a nerd, so his teams were the math team, the debate team and the model U.N. He went to college and grad school... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 2:15pm - 4:30pm
Executive Boardroom

3:30pm

Electronic Evidence
CLE: 1.00

Participants will review the different types of electronic evidence and the ways in which they may be used in court.  They will review the sources and authentication of this evidence as well as look at issues regarding admissibility in general.


Speakers
avatar for Brad Clark

Brad Clark

Staff Attorney, Department of Public Advocacy
Brad Clark is a Kentuckian by birth, Brad works for the Capital Trials Branch office in Lexington defending the Commonwealth's most vulnerable from the state's machinery of death. His other passions include the arts, the outdoors, and his son, Bram.


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

3:30pm

Immigration
CLE: 1.00

 Objectives:

  1. The session will address the criminal defense attorney’s duty to advise clients on the immigration consequences of a conviction after Padilla v. Kentucky.
  2. Training on immigration concepts and resources that will enable defense attorneys to provide non-citizen clients with effective advice on the immigration consequences of a criminal conviction.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Benward

Kate Benward

Department of Public Advocacy
Kate Benward obtained B.A. degrees in comparative literature, French, and philosophy from the University of Washington, Seattle. She was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to study literature at the University of Montreal, and thereafter obtained an M.A. in comparative literature from New York University. She received her J.D. from the University of Washington, Seattle in 2010. She worked a public defender in Washington State before joining the DPA... Read More →



Tuesday June 17, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Leadership A/B

3:30pm

Sentencing: The Good, the Bad, and the Conflicting Statutes
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.

Speakers
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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 →
avatar for Melanie Foote Hollingsworth

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

3:30pm

Social Media
CLE: 1.00

The rise and expansion of social media during the last generation has revolutionized the integration of personal computing and private life.  Participants in this session will review the current state and future of social media as it becomes ever more ubiquitous, as well the possibilities of social media for criminal defense investigation and trial strategy.


Speakers
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Bill Gallagher

Bill Gallagher is a Partner at Arenstein and Gallagher in Cincinnati, Ohio.  His practice is limited to criminal law litigation in state and federal courts.  He is a past member of the Ohio Sentencing Commission, the Hamilton County Criminal Justice and Policy Commission, and the Hamilton County Public Defender Commission.  He is currently the Chair of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers CLE Institute which is... Read More →



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

3:30pm

Preservation and Instructions
CLE: 1.00

Objectives:
The rules of ethics impose a number of continuing obligations to the client which last beyond the level of the initial trial or disposition of the case. Our continuing obligations to our clients may involve ethical issues affecting confidentiality, competency, conflicts and scope of representation. A fundamental part of basic competency at the trial level is an understanding of how the conduct of trial counsel may enhance or jeopardize the obligations to the client which will continue past the initial trial or disposition of the case. An indispensable part of this particular aspect of competency is an awareness of the importance of making and preserving a record at trial. Objectives will also include a review of recent developments on preservation of jury instruction issues.  We will review the ethical requirement to pursue defense instructions, the authority for the court to give certain instructions, and consequences of failing to make an appropriate request for instructions.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Arnold

Tim Arnold

Post Trial Division Director, Department of Public Advocacy
Tim Arnold from Knox College in Galesburg, IL, in 1993.  He graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Law in 1996.  In 1996, Tim became employed with the Juvenile Post Dispositional Branch of DPA in the Frankfort office.  He is currently the Post Trial Division Director.
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Nathan Goodrich

Nathan Goodrich has been a trial attorney in the Murray DPA Office since 2008.  He graduated in 2001 from Penn State University with a B.A. in Political Science.  He has taken the road less travelled, working as a Baptist collegiate ministry intern in Pennsylvania, spending time on the dark side as a child support caseworker and administrative assistant to a prosecutor before going to law school and falling in love with public defense... Read More →
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Robert Yang

Robert Yang is an attorney with the Post-Trial Division in the Frankfort office. He represents clients in direct appeals. He graduated with honors from the University of Louisville School of Law. Prior to law school, he worked as a process engineer in the paper industry after graduating from N.C. State. His much-smarter wife, Erin, also works in the Post-Trial Division and they enjoy spending time with their 6 year old son and 3 year old... Read More →



Tuesday June 17, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Auditorium

3:30pm

Mining the Battlefield Veteran- Military Investigations
CLE: 1.00

Objectives: This presentation will demonstratehow to understand and develop the mindset it takes to identify factual and mitigation issues in these complex cases. The participants will actively participate in two actual case scenarios and conduct Frame by Frame Analysis of the case problems. The participants will learn the records to request and what is contained in them.


Speakers

Tuesday June 17, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Development C

3:30pm

“You Talkin’ to Me?” - Interviewing Juvenile Clients
CLE: 1.00

Objective:  To explore the issues surrounding interviewing juvenile clients.  Topics will include juvenile competencies, education and language barriers, cultural competency and bias issues.



Tuesday June 17, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Development B

4:45pm

SCHEDULE CHANGE: Thinking Outside the Box - Demonstration of The Component Method
CLE: 1.00


Mort Smith isn't able to join us this afternoon. 

Kevin McClain has agreed to set in with this session.   This session is a discussion of an actual case and utilizing the component method for creatively investigation,

Speakers

Tuesday June 17, 2014 4:45pm - 5:30pm
Leadership A/B

4:45pm

12 Ideas on Appellate Advocacy: From “May it Please the Court” to “Thank you”
CLE: 1.00

Michael Tigar, listed among the best oral advocates in American history, shares his 12 Ideas for making oral arguments.

  1. Listen and Study
  2. Be Yourself
  3. The Record
  4. Choice and  Order –  The 1/3 Rule
  5. Notebook
    1. 1/3  - Argument
    2. Options
    3. Questions
    4. Cases
    5. Subject Matter Jurisdiction
    6. Standard of Review
    7. Lead
    8. Write It?
    9. Questions
    10. Cases
    11. Conclusions 


Speakers
avatar for Michael Tigar

Michael Tigar

Michael E. Tigar is a renowned criminal defense attorney who has represented Isabel Letelier, the family of Ronni Moffitt, many victims of the Pinochet repression, Angela Davis, H. Rap Brown, John Connally, Kay Bailey Hutchison, the Washington Post, Fantasy Films, Terry Nichols, Allen Ginsburg, Leonard Peltier, the Charleston Five, Fernando Chavez, Karl Dietrich Wolff, and Lynne Stewart. In addition to his work as a criminal defense attorney... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Development B

4:45pm

Advising Clients about Issues Related to Sex Offender Registration
CLE: 1.0

Objectives: This presentation will:

  1. Explain the requirements of sex offender registration;
  2. Review common issues associated with registration, including case law; and
  3. Provide practical advice for clients facing registration issues.

Speakers
avatar for Roger Gibbs

Roger Gibbs

Eastern Regional Manager, Department of Public Advocacy
Roger Gibbs is the Eastern Regional Manager for the Department of Public Advocacy.  He is a graduate of Georgetown College and the University of Kentucky Law School.  He is a member of  KBA, KACDL and Laurel Bar Association. He is also the husband of Teressa and father of  two wonderful children, James and Hannah.
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Sam Potter

Supervising Attorney, Appeals Section C, Department of Public Advocacy
Samuel N. Potter graduated from Eastern Kentucky University with a B.A. in economics in 2000 and took his J.D. from Brandeis Law School at the University of Louisville in 2003. He began working for DPA as a law clerk in 2002. He accepted a full time position in the Appeals Branch in 2003 and has worked in that capacity since then. Outside the practice of law, his main interest lies in theology, which he studies at The Southern Baptist... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Auditorium

4:45pm

CANCELLED - Closing Arguments
Andrea had a family emergency.   She does plan on coming in for tomorrow's session. 

Speakers

Tuesday June 17, 2014 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Banquet B

4:45pm

DUI Detection
CLE: 1.00

Objectives
NHTSA defines DUI detection as “the entire process of identifying and gathering evidence to determine if a suspect should be arrested for a DUI violation.” This session is intended to familiarize attendees with that process so that they will be able to:
  1. Identify the three phases of DUI detection officers implement in the field
  2. Understand how all three phases are used to make an arrest decision
  3. Use this knowledge at suppression hearings and trail

Speakers
avatar for Nathan Miller

Nathan Miller

Attorney, Department of Public Advocacy
Nathan Miller is a 2002 graduate of the Brandeis School of Law at the University of Louisville and completed undergraduate studies at Georgetown College. He began his career as an attorney for Kentucky's Transportation Cabinet before relocating to Washington, D.C. to work as a legislative analyst and lobbyist. In 2010, he returned to Kentucky to concentrate on criminal defense and worked at DPA's Bell County office before moving to the Morehead... Read More →


Tuesday June 17, 2014 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Banquet B

4:45pm

E-Filing
CLE: 1.00

In the session of the Administrative Office of the Courts will discuss the schedule for introducing e-filing into criminal cases in Kentucky courts.  The session will include the benefits of e-filing, how this may change practices and procedures as they now exist, and how e-filing may eventually serve as a part of a larger and more efficient integrated criminal justice information system shared by all participants in the criminal justice system.


Speakers


Tuesday June 17, 2014 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Executive Boardroom

4:45pm

DSM V: A Year Later
CLE: 1.00

Objective:  In May 2013, the American Psychiatric Association published the new "DSM-5," the latest edition of the "Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders" that has been the foundation of psychiatric diagnosis since 1952.  The DSM-5 contains many changes that will significantly affect the representation of indigent criminal defendants with mental illness.  This session will review the impact of the DSM V last year.  Learning objectives for this presentation include:

  1. understand new DSM-5 criteria for mental disorders most commonly encountered in criminal practice
  2. learn how diagnoses for persons with more than one disorder will be listed per the DSM-5
  3. review how changes in diagnostic criteria have already begun to influence current criminal cases
  4. address how counsel may decide request--or avoid--re-evaluation in light of changes in diagnostic criteria

Speakers
avatar for Eric Drogin

Eric Drogin

Eric Y. Drogin J.D., Ph.D., ABPP is a Fellow of the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, a Diplomate and former President of the American Board of Forensic Psychology, and a Diplomate of the American Board of Professional Psychology. He currently holds faculty appointments with the Harvard Medical School (in the Program in Psychiatry and the Law) and the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program (as a course instructor and... Read More →



Tuesday June 17, 2014 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Banquet A

4:45pm

CANCELLED - Preparing for Daubert Hearing
This session is cancelled.   We will have more training on this topic in the future.

Tuesday June 17, 2014 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Development C

8:00pm

 
Wednesday, June 18
 

8:30am

Team Defense
CLE: 1.25

Keeping a criminal defense team running smoothly and efficiently can be a challenge.  The stakes are often high and stress falls on every team member.  On the other hand, there is nothing as powerful for a defendant than a coordinated and focused defense team acting together for the client.  This session will provide examples and suggestions for making the most out of defense team work. 




Wednesday June 18, 2014 8:30am - 9:45am
Banquet A/B