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Grand Jury Webinar

-FREE Webinar on March 31, 2015 -


Reexamining the Grand Jury: Prosecutors, Police, and Race
Webcast: Available here and conclusion available here.
CLE Credits: Not Provided

Summary: The grand jury has long drawn criticism for failing to serve its purpose as a shield against unwarranted charges. Recently a new charge has been leveled: that prosecutorial influence over the grand jury permits law enforcement misconduct to go unpunished. Both facets of the issue will be discussed in turn by two distinguished panels of experts.

Welcome: Theodore Simon, President, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers 

Panel I: Due Process & the Grand Jury:Protecting Targets and Witnesses

MODERATOR: Roger Fairfax, Professor, George Washington Univ. School of Law
Carol Elder Bruce, K&L Gates, Washington, DC
Niki Kuckes, Professor, Roger Williams University School of Law, Bristol, RI
Gerald B. Lefcourt, Esq., New York, NY
Gina Simms, Ober | Kaler, Washington, DC

Panel II: Equal Justice & the Grand Jury:Achieving Racial Fairness

MODERATOR: Angela J. Davis, Professor, American University Washington College of Law
Peter L. Davis, Assoc. Professor Emeritus, Touro College Law Center, Central Islip, NY
Ross H. Garber, Shipman & Goodwin, Hartford, CT
Tanya Clay House, Director of Public Policy, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
Darryl A. Stallworth, Esq., Oakland, CA, former Alameda County Deputy District Attorney     


The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is the preeminent organization advancing the mission of the criminal defense bar to ensure justice and due process for persons accused of crime or wrongdoing. A professional bar association founded in 1958, NACDL's many thousands of direct members in 28 countries – and 90 state, provincial and local affiliate organizations totaling up to 40,000 attorneys – include private criminal defense lawyers, public defenders, military defense counsel, law professors and judges committed to preserving fairness and promoting a rational and humane criminal justice system.

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