The conference also explored the disparate impact that these collateral consequences have on communities of color. At the same time, the conference highlighted the groundbreaking work that is helping people break free from the shackles while providing a roadmap for national reform. NACDL now releases its report on that conference.
NACDL's 17th Annual State Criminal Justice Network Conference and 2nd Annual Presidential Summit
August 23-25, 2018 | Atlanta, GA
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Videos of the presentations at the conference are provided below and are on NACDL's YouTube channel.
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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Modern cases need modern defenses, and modern lawyers can't practice with an outdated playbook.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.
This discussion explored how the faith-based community can partner with other communities to achieve progressive criminal justice reforms. In addition, they covered how the faith community can shape policy in a progressive way via protest action, letter-writing, legislative advocacy, etc. The discussion also explored the ideas of redemption and forgiveness in the form of political, economic, and social justice policies.
- Attiyah Ali – Founder, A Loving Act (Atlanta, GA)
- Tiffany Williams Roberts – Criminal Defense Attorney, Tiffany Williams Roberts Attorney at Law (Atlanta, GA)
- Reverend Aundreia Alexander, Esq. – Associate General Secretary for Action and Advocacy for Justice and Peace, National Council of Churches (Washington, DC)
Video of this conversation is not available.
Screening of the Sundance Audience Award “The Sentence” followed by a panel discussion
“The Sentence” tells the story of Cynthia “Cindy” Shank, whose incarceration propels her brother to document via film Cindy’s daughters as they grow up without her. The story further explores the family bond Cindy maintains with her parents, siblings, and children through her brother’s relentless advocacy. It culminates with efforts to seek clemency for Cindy via Clemency Project 2014, an Obama Administration and NACDL initiative.
- Cynthia W. Roseberry – Vice President for Institutional Advancement & Executive Director of The Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Wilberforce University, and Former Project Director, Clemency Project 2014 (Atlanta, GA)
- Marjorie Peerce – Partner, Ballard Spahr, LLP (New York, NY)
- Rudy Valdez – filmmaker, Director, The Sentence (Brooklyn, NY)
- Moderator: Angelyn C. Frazer-Giles – Senior Advisor for Special Projects, NACDL (Milford, DE)
Video of this panel is not available.