Adjudication / Courts

The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) National Public Safety Partnership (PSP) invites researchers and practitioners with expertise in criminal justice and violence reduction to submit presentation proposals for the tentatively-planned 2020 PSP Symposium on Violent Crime that will take place in Tulsa, Oklahoma on August 31–September 2. Presentations will be featured during 90-minute breakout sessions at this invitation-only event.

The upcoming “Victim Counsel Coordination” webinar — hosted by the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys — has been rescheduled from this Friday, January 10, 2020 from 3:00–4:00 p.m. ET to Tuesday, January 14, 2020 from 3:00–4:00 p.m. ET.

The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys, a private nonprofit serving prosecutors as well as their law enforcement and community partners, developed a series of webinars as part of the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) Capital Litigation Initiative, which seek to improve prosecutors’ approach to capital litigation.

Webinar - Capital Litigation Improvement Project Webinar Series: Victim Counsel Coordination

Randy Udelman of the Arizona Crime Victim Rights Law Group will present on victim counsel coordination and offer a sample start-to-finish hypothetical case based on real facts—illustrating how to effectively meet victim needs in capital case prosecution.

This webinar is part of the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys’ Capital Litigation Improvement Project webinar series.

Capital Litigation Improvement Project Series: Mass Shootings and Victim Considerations

“Mass Shootings and Victim Considerations” focuses on a topical and complex subject that is likely at the forefront of many prosecutors’ minds. In this presentation, District Attorney George Brauchler, widely known as the prosecutor of James Holmes, the Aurora, Colorado gunman, will home in on the issues district attorneys face while prosecuting mass shootings cases. He will provide anecdotal insights and lessons learned along the way.

Ethics and Human Bias: The Co-Existence of ABA Model Rule 3.8 and Human Bias

ABA Model Rule 3.8 sets forth a prosecutor’s ethical responsibilities. How does a prosecutor’s inherent humanness – and their susceptibility to the influences of implicit bias and confirmation bias – impact their ability to meet their duty under Rule 3.8 and fulfill their role as a Minister of Justice?

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Join the Bureau of Justice Assistance and the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys (APA) for their webinar “Mitigating Mental Health Defenses” on November 18, 2019 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET. First Assistant Ed McCann of the Montgomery County, Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Office will explore various mental health defenses in capital cases and how prosecutors can effectively counter them.

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