Upcoming Trainings & Seminars
Florida Capital Resource Center Presents:
Mitigation Workshop: Mitigation Strategies & Techniques for Capital Cases
Florida Capital Resource Center is pleased to announce the next seminar in the ongoing series of FREE death penalty seminars we are hosting around the State of Florida.
Unlike other types of cases, death penalty trials consist of two distinct phases. The first phase is the guilt/innocence phase, and appears much the same as any other criminal trial. The second phase is the penalty phase, during which mitigation evidence is presented to the judge and jury to persuade them to sentence the defendant to life in prison instead of death. However, while mitigation evidence is only presented during the penalty phase, a capital attorney must be focused on it long before the trial ever begins. It is, therefore, of vital importance that capital litigators understand how to properly gather, prepare, and present mitigation evidence.
With that in mind, Florida Capital Resource Center invites all capital defense attorneys to attend our upcoming Mitigation Workshops, during which our experienced instructors will walk attendees through proper mitigation strategies and techniques that often mean the difference between life and death. Topics to be discussed include:
- Gathering & Presenting Mitigation Evidence
- Mitigation Themes & Strategies for Both Phases
- Trauma & Mental Illness
- Waiver Strategies
- Preserving the Record
- ...and more!
As usual, admission to the seminars is FREE and extensive mitigation materials will be provided to all who attend! Each event will feature different speakers that include local counsel so each event can be tailored to provide local practices and examples. If you are a capital defense attorney, we invite you to join us for what is sure to be an exciting and enlightening event focused on preparing the type of evidence that will save your client's life! Mitigation Specialists and Investigators also welcome!
DATES & LOCATIONS
- Thu Dec. 6 (10am-1:30pm) - Miami - Miami Public Defender's Office - Presenters: Edith Georgi & Stephen Harper
- Fri Jan. 4 (10am-1:30pm) - Jacksonville - Wyndham Riverwalk Hotel - Presenters: A team of litigators from the ACLU Capital Punishment Project, led by Denny LeBoeuf (Director) and Odalys Rojas (Mitigation Specialist)
- More dates & locations coming soon - stay tuned!
Lunch will be provided at each location. For more information or to RSVP, please email Stuart Hartstone at Stuart.Hartstone@FloridaCapitalResourceCenter.org. We thank you all for your support and look forward to seeing you there!!
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Presents:
Death is Different XIX featuring the 50th Anniversary of the Decision in Gideon v. Wainwright
March 7-9, 2013
Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers will again be hosting its annual death penalty seminar, Death is Different, this upcoming March in Tampa, FL. This year, the event will also feature a special presentation/celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the landmark decision in Gideon v. Wainwright. The multi-day seminar will take place Thursday, March 7, 2013 - Saturday, March 9, 2013 and will be held at the Tampa Marriott Westshore Hotel.
For more information, please contact FACDL
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College Presents
Trial Lawyers College Death Penalty Seminar
June 1-8, 2013
Founded by renown trial attorney Gerry Spence, the Trial Lawyers College is dedicated to training and educating lawyers and judges who are committed to the jury system and to representing and obtaining justice for the poor, the injured, the forgotten, the voiceless, the defenseless and the damned, and to protecting the rights of such people from corporate and government oppression. Held at Thunderhead Ranch in remote Wyoming (20 miles east of Dubois), the TLC Death Penalty Seminar is a week-long event open to trial lawyers, investigators, and mitigation specialists. With a heavy focus on jury selection and the presentation of mitigation evidence, the program shares techniques the trial lawyer can use to adequately and successfully understand and represent a defendant facing the death penalty.
For more information about the Death Penalty Seminar (including cost, registration, and information about other TLC programs), please contact the Trial Lawyers College
The Center for Justice in Capital Cases at DePaul University College of Law Presents:
The Clarence Darrow Death Penalty Defense College
June 3-7, 2013
The Clarence Darrow Death Penalty Defense College is an annual weeklong training program for capital defense attorneys, mitigation specialists, and capital investigators. Participants spend the week not only working on their own pending cases, but learning from some of the best capital defense team members in the country. Each day, participants engage in various learning activities, including small group sessions, lectures, role playing, and strategy demonstrations for guilt/innocence and penalty phase. The program takes place Monday, June 3, 2013 - Friday, June 7, 2013 at the DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, IL.
Early application deadline: March 1, 2013
Final application deadline: May 1, 2013
For more information (including pricing, registration, facutly, and course structure information), please click here