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
Conference Agenda | Speaker Biographies | Suggested Materials
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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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Cross-Examination Trial Pack
NACDL’s new Cross-Examination Trial Pack includes three of our best-selling Cross-Examination resources: “Damage Control: Situational Cross-Examination Techniques Trial Guide”, "Ultimate Cross 2.0: Audio Recordings & Written Materials" and "Sample Cross-Examination Questions."
This masterful collection of cross-examination resources provide countless tips, techniques and strategies for a variety of criminal case-specific scenarios. Learn to cross-examine a variety of trial witnesses!
Death Investigation: Forensic Pathology in the Courtroom and Cause & Manner of Death (2022)
This unique program provides criminal defense lawyers with an accurate and clear overview of forensic pathology and the countless factors to consider in a death investigation and will methodically explain what happens during an autopsy to determine cause and manner of death.
You'll uncover the different types of medicolegal death investigations, what to request from your MDI expert, quality benchmarks for accreditation and certification, guidelines and standards, common terminology and frequently asked questions.
The Psychology of Persuasion & Storytelling for Criminal Defense Lawyers
This Trial Resource Guide is a masterful collection of practical tips, techniques and strategies focused solely on using the arts and sciences of persuasion to improve your storytelling skills at trial.
You'll learn how to master the ability to communicate with juries, deliver powerful openings and closings, perform convincing cross-examinations, use effective courtroom choreography and non-verbal communication, identify and develop the optimal theme and theory for your case, and offer compelling arguments during mitigation and sentencing.
Zealous Advocacy in Sexual Assault & Child Victims Cases (2022)
Defending charges of sexual assault and child abuse can be daunting — but with the right tools, it doesn’t have to be.
Every year, NACDL identifies the hottest topics and most pressing issues when defending these cases, and brings-in nationally-renowned lawyers and experts to help you prepare for battle. This year’s 13th Annual Defending Sex Cases training program is our best yet; packed with topics and speakers you won’t want to miss!
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.