Looking Forward: Modern Strategies for Prosecution & Defense is a two-part webinar series presented by NACDL and co-sponsored by the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) in July 2020. This series was made possible by a grant from the Bureau of Justice Assistance. Defenders, prosecutors, and community stakeholders discussed the rising trend in “progressive prosecutors.” These panels include: 1) the changes to be implemented in prosecution and 2) challenges and opportunities for defenders. In a follow-up session available here, a panel convened to discuss how community stakeholders can hold their elected officials accountable. Due to the critical importance of these issues to the criminal defense community, these webinars remain free for both members and non-members. The first two panels can be viewed below.
Looking Forward: Modern Strategies for Prosecution & Defense
A webinar series presented by NACDL and co-sponsored by the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) in July 2020. Defenders, prosecutors, and community stakeholders discussed the rising trend in “progressive prosecutors” - the changes to be implemented in prosecution, challenges and opportunities for defenders, and how community stakeholders can hold their elected officials accountable. Due to the critical importance of these issues to the criminal defense community, these webinars are free for both members and non-members.
“Progressive Prosecutor” - Challenges (and Opportunities) for Defenders
Panelists discuss some of the unique challenges and opportunities defense attorneys face when working in jurisdictions with prosecutors seeking to re-shape the traditional role of prosecutors including how to maintain an adversarial relationship while pursuing shared goals for reforms; how to manage client, community, and defender expectations of change; managing circumstances where judges and police undermine reform efforts; and more.
Developing & Implementing Change in Prosecution
Panelists discuss the challenges faced in progressive prosecution; when judges become obstacles or assume a traditional prosecutorial role; how to change the culture of the prosecutor's and law enforcement's offices; how to measure success and allocate risks; and, how to prevent and remedy wrongful convictions.
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