Please mark your calendars and guard these dates so that you can plan to join us for upcoming trainings aimed to improve your practice and refresh your skills. These trainings will count toward your required training under the 2016 Model Plan. If you are working toward a make up plan, the August 25th event will fall within that time frame.
August 25, 2017–Focus on the Client: From Advocacy to Ethics
Our clients are the central part of every case. This training will explore how to best engage and interact clients under stressful conditions, trauma-informed practice, understanding the role of your client as an expert on themselves as a jumping off place for negotiation and variance motions, exploring false confessions with clients and attacking them in court, the ethics of client communication and more holistic defense and more.
September 1, 2017–People in Crisis (A Simulation and Discussion of Poverty)
The People in Crisis simulation is literally the most unique training that I have had an opportunity to participate in during my decade of training. This simulation creates an actually opportunity to FEEL what it is like to try to navigate the system from the perspective of a person who – might not have a car, might not have a job, takes 3 buses in a snow storm after finding someone to watch their kids and scratches up enough money to take the 3rd drug test in a week or off to the slammer they go. That is what the People in Crisis Simulation training is trying to achieve- a better understanding of poverty from a realistic human perspective.
September 28-29, 2017–10th Circuit Appellate Summit
This day and a half training will include a panel incorporating judges and clerks regarding practice preference, a tour of the 1oth Circuit Court, and teaching that will include writing stronger briefs, oral advocacy, plain error analysis and the pros and cons of Anders briefs as well as other hot topics. This training is a must for those doing federal appeals.
November 2-3, 2017–Advanced Negotiation and Sentencing Practice
Federal practice requires attorneys to negotiate pleas and advocate for fair and just sentences far more than state practice. With that in mind, and the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines as a backdrop, this training will explore creative and persuasive ways to negotiate the best possible plea option for your client. It will also present creative and effective ways to advocate at sentencing.
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