The Foundation for Criminal Justice, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the VERITAS Initiative, and the Santa Clara University School of Law cordially invite you to the official release of
How Courts Are Impeding Fair Disclosure in Criminal Cases
The Honorable Alex Kozinski
Chief Judge for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
Former Deputy Attorney General David W. Ogden
Todd H. Fries, Pro Bono Research Attorney, The VERITAS Initiative, Santa Clara University School of Law
Tiffany M. Joslyn, Counsel, White Collar Crime Policy, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Norman L. Reimer, Executive Director, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Kathleen “Cookie” Ridolfi, Director, The VERITAS Initiative, Santa Clara University School of Law
Theodore Simon, President, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
The National Press Club
529 14th St. NW, Holeman Lounge, Washington, DC 20045
Monday, November 17, 2014 at 12:30 p.m.
Lunch will be served
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A Defender’s Guide to Federal Evidence: A Trial Practice Handbook for Criminal Defense Attorneys
This Guide to Federal Evidence is the only federal evidence handbook written exclusively for criminal defense lawyers. The Guide analyzes each Federal Rule of Evidence and outlines the main evidentiary issues that confront criminal defense lawyers. It also summarizes countless defense favorable cases and provides tips on how to avoid common evidentiary pitfalls. The Guide contains multiple user-friendly flowcharts aimed at helping the criminal defense lawyer tackle evidence problems. A Defender’s Guide to Federal Evidence is an indispensable tool in preparing a case for trial.
Modern Digital Evidence & Technologies in Criminal Cases
Modern cases need modern defenses, and modern lawyers can't practice with an outdated playbook. This program is a contemporary training that identifies emerging technologies and digital evidence encountered in today's criminal cases and arms you with the tools necessary to combat expert witnesses, prosecutorial overreach, and an uneducated judge and jury. This comprehensive CLE program covers both general aspects of new technologies as well as practical courtroom application and legal challenges to the use of these new technologies.
Top Shelf DUI Defenses: The Law, The Science, The Techniques (2021)
If you are serious about being an effective DUI defense advocate, or if you’re considering adding DUI defenses to your portfolio, you need to know the latest scientific and legal strategies to optimize your success at trial. Learn from the best-of-the-best in the field in this unique CLE Program, updated for 2021.
Defending Modern Drug Cases (2021)
From challenging the arrest and seizure to picking a jury and cross-examining police officers, defense attorneys handling drug cases must be able to construct a defense that will increase the chances of the client getting a positive result for your client.
Effective motion practice, juror selection, and storytelling have never been more important. This seminar will introduce defense counsel to techniques that have been used at recent drug trials to rebut specific claims and overcome the emotion created in today’s criminal legal system.
Open to the public and the press
RSVP by Nov. 12, 2014 at http://material-indifference-release.eventbrite.com
In courtrooms across the nation, accused persons are convicted without ever having seen information that was favorable to their defense. The frequency with which this occurs and the role it plays in wrongful convictions prompted NACDL and the VERITAS Initiative to undertake an unprecedented study of Brady claims litigated in federal courts over a five-year period. The Study asked: What role does judicial review play in the disclosure of favorable information to accused? The results revealed a troubling answer—the judiciary is impeding fair disclosure in criminal cases and, in doing so, encouraging prosecutors to disclose as little favorable information as possible. We invite you to join us for this report release and a conversation about this serious problem and the reforms that could provide much needed relief.
On November 17, the report will be available online at: www.nacdl.org/discoveryreform/materialindifference.
NACDL Communications Department
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 legal system.