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Annual Capital Defense Training Program
Monday, July 15, 2013, 1:00pm - 7:45pm

There is no charge for this program.

To register, please provide the following information to Catherine Geddes via e-mail (cgeddes@pbwt.com) or fax (212-336-2788): (i) name; (ii) affiliation; (iii) mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address; and (iv) whether you currently represent and/or are interested in representing a death-row inmate.

42 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036

 

This free program offers 6.0 CLE credits* and 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 an introductory presentation on post-conviction capital work, a review of recent Supreme Court decisions, presentations on lethal injection challenges and recent precedent on 28 U.S.C. § 2254(d), and an ethics workshop.

The session will be followed by presentation of the Norman Redlich Capital Defense Distinguished Service and Pro Bono Awards. The Distinguished Service Award will be presented to Eleanor Jackson Piel, a prolific civil rights and death penalty litigator who, as a solo practitioner in New York City, took on some of the most challenging cases throughout the country. The Pro Bono Award will be presented to James W.B. Benkard of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, who has litigated a number of death penalty cases, including People v. Davis, 42 N.Y.2d 17 (1977), which effectively abolished the death penalty in New York until its reinstatement in 1995. 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 the Honorable Judith S. Kaye. The program will conclude with a cocktail reception.

To register, please provide the following information to Catherine Geddes via e-mail (cgeddes@pbwt.com) or fax (212-336-2788): (i) name; (ii) affiliation; (iii) mailing address, phone number, and e-mail address; and (iv) whether you currently represent and/or are interested in representing a death-row inmate.

If you have any questions about the program, please contact Catherine Geddes at (212) 336-2473.

* 5.0 professional practice and 1.0 ethics. All credits qualify as transitional and non-transitional.

 

Agenda

1:00 – 1:25 Registration
   
1:25 – 1:30 Welcome Remarks
  John Howley (Capital Punishment Committee)
   
1:30 – 2:20 An Overview of Habeas Corpus and AEDPA
 

John Blume (Cornell Law School)

   
2:20 – 2:30 Break
   
2:30 – 3:20 Supreme Court Review
  Samuel Spital (Holland & Knight)
   
3:20 – 4:10 Lethal Injection Challenges
  Deborah Denno (Fordham Law School)
   
4:10 – 4:20 Break
   
4:20 – 5:10 Updates on 2254(d) and the Practical Implications of Pinholster and Martinez
  John Howley (Law Offices of John Howley)
   
5:10 – 6:00 Ethics Workshop: Client Competence, Publicity, and Working with Trial Counsel on IAC Evidence
  Bruce Green (Fordham Law School)
   
6:00 – 6:20 Presentation of the Norman Redlich Capital Defense Distinguished Service Award to Eleanor Jackson Piel and the Norman Redlich Pro Bono Award to James W.B. Benkard
  James W.B. Benkard, Eleanor Jackson Piel, Norman Greene (Capital Punishment Committee), and Niki E. Warin (Capital Punishment Committee)
   
6:20 – 7:00 Keynote Lecture
  The Honorable Judith S. Kaye
   
7:00 – 7:45 Reception
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