NACDL - 2020 Race Matters III

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2020 Race Matters III

The Charleston Museum, Charleston, SC

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Program Summary:

Race Matters in our criminal justice system. It affects what happens from initial contact with police on the street to the end of the case and everything in between. As part of being effective advocates for our clients, criminal defense lawyers face the challenge of confronting the difficult issues presented by race in America. This 3rd Annual event is designed to help practitioners identify and confront issues of Racial Bias in our courts, the law enforcement community, by prosecutors, and yes, even the defense team. Attendees will hear from a variety of trial lawyers, academics, and experts who will offer their personal perspectives, strategies, and ideas on why Race Matters. Participants will leave with both a greater understanding of the issues and innovative tools to apply this knowledge. This program has been created to intentionally challenge you to push the envelope on your understanding of and willingness to attack racial bias in the criminal justice system.

Agenda

The program agenda and faculty are subject to change.

Wednesday, November 4, 2020
3:30 pm Early Registration & Exhibits
Thursday, November 5, 2020
7:15 am Registration, Exhibits & Continental Breakfast
8:05 am Opening Remarks - NACDL President Christopher Adams (Charleston, SC)
8:15 am Welcoming Remarks – Program Co-Chairs Todd Pugh (Chicago, IL), Tony Thedford (Chicago, IL) and Nan Whitfield (Boston, MA)
8:25 am Does the Race of the Lawyer Matter?  – Drew Findling (Atlanta, GA) and Nan Whitfield (Boston, MA)
9:25 am Race Data & Discriminatory Motions Practice  – Alison Siegler (Chicago, IL)  
10:25 am Networking & Refreshment Break   
10:45 am Why Diverse Juries are Good: Social Science and Practical Skills Training – Martin Sabelli (San Francisco, CA) and Lisa Wayne (Denver, CO)
11:45 am Race & Voir Dire – Eric Davis (Houston, TX)
12:45 pm Lunch break on your own 
2:15 pm Fighting Racial Bias Through Suppression Litigation – Andre Vitale (Jersey City, NJ
3:15 pm Cultural Diversity in the Law Office – Chantá Parker (Detroit, MI)
4:15 pm Networking & Refreshment Break
4:30 pm What Tools/Lessons Can a Plaintiff's Lawyer Teach the Criminal Bar About Race and Persuasion? – Benjamin Crump (Tallahassee, FL)  
5:30 pm Adjourn for the day 
Friday, November 6, 2020
7:15 am Registration, Exhibits & Continental Breakfast
8:15 am Morning Announcements – CLE Program Chairs 
8:25 am When Race is an Issue in Sexual Assault Cases – Kathy Stilling (Brookfield, WI)  
9:25 am Memory & Cross-Racial Identification – Iris Blandón Gitlin, Ph.D (Irvine, CA)  
10:25 am Networking & Refreshment Break   
10:45 am Breaking Down LatinX – Ramon De la Cabada (Miami, FL
11:45 am Batson Challenges – Stephen Bright (Atlanta, GA) 
12:45 pm Lunch break on your own 
2:00 pm Unconstitutional Segregation of Prisoners Based on National Origin/Immigration Status  – Speaker TBA
3:00 pm Addressing the Impact of Muslim Bias – Omar A. R. Abukurah (Beverly Hills, CA)
4:00 pm Networking & Refreshment Break
4:15 pm Infusing Info on Cultural, Race, and Socioeconomic Backgrounds into Mitigation – Letitia Quinones (Houston, TX)
5:15 pm Seminar Adjourns

Faculty

Hotel

Seminar Location
The Charleston Museum
360 Meeting Street
Charleston, SC 29403

Hotel Accommodations
Hyatt Place + Hyatt House Charleston/Historic District
560 King Street
Charleston, SC 29403

Phone Reservations: (877) 803-7534
Online ReservationsNACDL- Hyatt Place Charleston
Group Rate: $199 + tax (Expires Wednesday, October 14, 2020). Please mention group code "G-NACD" to receive the applicable discount rate. 
Rooms/discounted group rates are not guaranteed if the block has been filled prior to the cut-off date.

Scholarships

NACDL offers a variety of scholarships for this event ranging from partially discounted to fully funded. Each type of scholarship has different application requirements. To apply for any of the following scholarships, please follow the instructions for that specific scholarship.

OPTION 1: Needs Based Scholarships

Based on need, scholarships are available to NACDL members for up to 50% off the standard seminar fee of $399. Approved recipients are responsible for the remainder of the tuition fee, which is $200  (all other expenses are not included). The reduced scholarship fee includes seminar tuition, admission to all evening social events, and downloadable seminar materials. Hard copies are available at an additional cost. Travel, hotel, and other costs are not included.

To Apply: Prepare and e-mail or fax a letter of no more than two pages explaining the reason why you believe you should receive the grant to: NACDL Director of Events Akvile Athanason, at aathanason@nacdl.org- or fax it to 202-872-8690. All applications must be submitted before registering for the seminar and received by October 10, 2020.

NACDL MEMBERSHIP AND RESERVATION AT THE HOST HOTEL ARE REQUIRED TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR NEEDS-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS.

OPTION 2: Public Defense Scholarships

As a result of generous grant funding, NACDL is able to offer scholarship assistance to public defense providers to attend this NACDL training program. Scholarships will be awarded in the form of full or partial reimbursement of the registration costs of the program. Limited travel reimbursement stipends may also be awarded to qualifying individuals to help defray the costs of travel and lodging.

Apply for a Public Defense Scholarship  

Pricing

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Members of NACDL enjoy exclusive registration rates for our seminars along with all the benefits from joining.

Registration Fees
Regular, Life, and Sustaining Members $399
Associate, Professor, and "New Lawyer" Members $299
Non-Members (includes 1 year membership)  $728
ALL Public Defenders $279
ALL South Carolina Lawyers (Residents Only) $299
ALL Regional Affiliate Lawyers (AL, GA, NC, TN) $299
Groups of 4 or more PDs (must register at the same time; 1 payment; no changes or cancellations allowed) $239
Non-Attendee Materials / Recordings
Written Materials Only $150
Audio Recording of Seminar (Non-Attendee) $150
Attendee Audio CD $125
Both Written and Audio Recording (Non-Attendee) $225
Pre-Order Video DVD Recording of Seminar $299

Code of Conduct

NACDL endeavors to foster a working, learning, and social environment free of harassment, discrimination, intimidation, and insult. To that end, NACDL has adopted a Code of Conduct for Affiliated Persons that applies to all attendees and participants of any kind at all NACDL sponsored events.

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