Adjudication / Courts

2016 Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Enhancement Training

The 5th Annual Tribal Healing to Wellness Court Enhancement Training is a three-day comprehensive training for both operational Wellness Courts and courts in the planning stages. This training features dual tracks, ranging from legal issues, to treatment considerations, to strategies for better incorporating culture and tradition into the Healing to Wellness Court structure. Operational Wellness Courts will share their experiences and advice. There will also be opportunities for networking.

Wrongful Conviction Training (Apr 2016)

NACDL, in collaboration with the Innocence Network, presents an essential new training specifically for lawyers who handle post-conviction innocence clams. National experts will provide state-of-the-art instruction on topics essential for today’s post-conviction litigation: low level DNA mixture interpretation and cognitive bias in the forensic sciences, as well as a federal habeas overview and strategies. Recent developments in DNA mixture interpretation make this training crucial for any lawyer involved in potential innocence claims. Our experts will provide a scientific primer on DNA mixtures, then move on to new developments, guideline changes, and the impact on post-conviction cases. In the afternoon, our expert faculty will discuss the science of cognitive bias and provide practical instruction on how to use that information in your cases. Indispensable instruction on federal habeas relief will round out the program.

On January 6, 2016, the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), in partnership with the Center for Court Innovation, announced its 2016 Community Court Grant Program. A community court is a neighborhood-focused court program that attempts to harness the power of the justice system to address local problems.

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