Task Forces and Commissions
Transforming Prisons, Restoring Lives: Final Recommendations of the Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections, Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections, January 2016.
Justice Kennedy Commission Report & Approved Recommendations, American Bar Association, August 2004.
A Report on Behalf of The American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Task Force on The Reform of Federal Sentencing for Economic Crimes, The American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section, November 10, 2014.
Playbook for Change? States Reconsider Mandatory Sentences, Vera Institute of Justice, 2014
Drug-Free Zone Laws: An Overview of State Policies, The Sentencing Project.
Race and Punishment: Racial Perceptions of Crime and Support for Punitive Policies, The Sentencing Project, 2014.
Federal Prosecution for the 21st Century, Brennan Center for Justice, September 23, 2014.
Fewer Prisoners, Less Crime: A Tale of Three States, The Sentencing Project, July 2014.
Ten Economic Facts about Crime and Incarceration in the United States, The Hamilton Project, May 2014.
The Growth of Incarceration in the United States: Exploring Causes and Consequences, The National Academy of Sciences' National Research Council, 2014.
Nation Behind Bars: A Human Rights Solution, Human Rights Watch, 2014.
A New Approach to Reducing Incarceration While Maintaining Low Rates of Crime, The Hamilton Project, May 2014.
Reconsidering Mandatory Minimum Sentences: The Arguments for and Against Potential Reforms, The Heritage Foundation, February 2014.
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A Defender’s Guide to Federal Evidence: A Trial Practice Handbook for Criminal Defense Attorneys
This Guide to Federal Evidence is the only federal evidence handbook written exclusively for criminal defense lawyers. The Guide analyzes each Federal Rule of Evidence and outlines the main evidentiary issues that confront criminal defense lawyers. It also summarizes countless defense favorable cases and provides tips on how to avoid common evidentiary pitfalls. The Guide contains multiple user-friendly flowcharts aimed at helping the criminal defense lawyer tackle evidence problems. A Defender’s Guide to Federal Evidence is an indispensable tool in preparing a case for trial.
Modern Digital Evidence & Technologies in Criminal Cases
Modern cases need modern defenses, and modern lawyers can't practice with an outdated playbook. This program is a contemporary training that identifies emerging technologies and digital evidence encountered in today's criminal cases and arms you with the tools necessary to combat expert witnesses, prosecutorial overreach, and an uneducated judge and jury. This comprehensive CLE program covers both general aspects of new technologies as well as practical courtroom application and legal challenges to the use of these new technologies.
Top Shelf DUI Defenses: The Law, The Science, The Techniques (2021)
If you are serious about being an effective DUI defense advocate, or if you’re considering adding DUI defenses to your portfolio, you need to know the latest scientific and legal strategies to optimize your success at trial. Learn from the best-of-the-best in the field in this unique CLE Program, updated for 2021.
Defending Modern Drug Cases (2021)
From challenging the arrest and seizure to picking a jury and cross-examining police officers, defense attorneys handling drug cases must be able to construct a defense that will increase the chances of the client getting a positive result for your client.
Effective motion practice, juror selection, and storytelling have never been more important. This seminar will introduce defense counsel to techniques that have been used at recent drug trials to rebut specific claims and overcome the emotion created in today’s criminal legal system.
An Offer You Can't Refuse, Human Rights Watch, December 5, 2013.
Reforming Funding to Reduce Mass Incarceration, Brennan Center for Justice, 2013.
Life Goes On: The Historic Rise in Life Sentences in America, The Sentencing Project, 2013.
Stemming the Tide: Strategies to Reduce the Growth and Cut the Cost of the Federal Prison System, Urban Institute, November 2013.
State Spending for Corrections: Long-Term Trends and Recent Criminal Justice Policy Reforms, The National Association of State Budget Officers, September 2013.
Trends in Sentencing and Corrections: State Legislation, by Alison Lawrence, National Conference of State Legislatures, July 2013.
Ending Mass Incarceration: Charting a New Justice Reinvestment, The Sentencing Project and the ACLU, April 2013.
The Federal Prison Population Buildup: Overview, Policy Changes, Issues, and Options, Congressional Research Service, January 22, 2013.
Realigning Justice Resources: A Review of Population and Spending Shifts in Prison and Community Corrections, Vera Institute of Justice, September 2012.
Public Opinion on Sentencing and Corrections Policy in America, Pew Center on the States, March 2012.
To Build a Better Criminal Justice System: 25 Experts Envision the Next 25 Years of Reform, The Sentencing Project, March 2012.
Improving Budget Analysis of State Criminal Justice Reforms: A Strategy for Better Outcomes and Saving Money, American Civil Liberties Union, January 11, 2012.
Money Well Spent: How positive social investments will reduce incarceration rates, improve public safety, and promote the well-being of communities, Justice Policy Institute, September 2010.