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Annual Post-Conviction Capital Defense Training Program
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 | 1:00 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.
There is no fee for this event; please sign in to register.

6.0 NY CLE Credits (5.0 for Professional Practice and 1.0 for Ethics)

This program is intended for law students and attorneys who are currently representing or are interested in representing death-row inmates in post-conviction proceedings. The program features nationally recognized death penalty experts. It includes (i) a presentation on habeas corpus that is designed for beginners, (ii) a presentation on current trends and issues that is designed for seasoned practitioners, (iii) a review of recent Supreme Court decisions, (iv) a presentation on developing mitigation evidence in post-conviction cases, (v) a presentation on intellectual disability and mental illness in capital cases, and (vi) a presentation on ethics issues in post-conviction litigation. The session will be followed by presentation of the Norman Redlich Capital Defense Distinguished Service and Pro Bono Awards. These awards seek to honor Dean Redlich’s legacy by recognizing those members of the New York bar who have emulated his life-long dedication to challenging the death penalty. The award presentation will be followed by a keynote lecture by Hon. John Gleeson, former U.S. District Judge and now a partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. The program will conclude with a cocktail reception.

For more information about the event, please contact Muhammad U. Faridi at or 212-336-2874.

Keynote Speaker:
Hon. John Gleeson, Former United States District Judge of the United States District Court, EDNY and Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP

Diana Conner, Associate, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
John Blume, Professor of Law, Cornell Law School
Eric Freedman, Professor, Maurice A. Deane School of Law
Melissa Ginsberg, Counsel, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Jeffrey Kirchmeier, Professor, CUNY School of Law
Jeffrey Fuisz, Partner, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
Ronald Minkoff, Partner, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
Harry Sandick, Partner, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

Sponsoring Association Committee:
Capital Punishment Committee, Art Cody, Chair


42 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036


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