Defense Counsel

MOU and MOA Drafting - Strategies for Creating Effective Partnerships

This Community of Practice webinar is one of a series of monthly webinars meant to encourage open dialog among participants. All phone lines/microphones are open to allow participants to ask questions and discuss the topic with each other, with facilitators guiding the conversation. This is funded by award 2016-IC-BX-K002 for the Tribal Justice Systems Planning Project.

Cloud Combat: Debating Law Enforcement Access to Overseas Data

A former prosecutor and a high-tech crime attorney will square off in several rounds of debate on whether, and how, law enforcement can obtain evidence stored electronically overseas. Each round will involve a hypothetical case that incorporates relevant, cutting-edge evidentiary questions on various topics including overseas servers, CLOUD Act considerations, space-based data storage, and pertinent international law.

2020 National District Attorneys Association Capital Conference

Coinciding with the start of the second session of the 116th Congress, the National District Attorneys Association’s Capital Conference provides participants with the opportunity to hear directly from Administration, agency, and Capitol Hill speakers. Join them in the nation’s capital, Washington, DC, for an educational and networking event to connect directly and in-person with lawmakers.

The conference includes:

How Justice Agencies Can Implement and Benefit from Sentinel Event Reviews

The National Institute of Justice’s (NIJ) Sentinel Events Initiative takes a learning approach to error in the criminal justice system. This approach advocates for non-blaming, forward-looking, all-stakeholder event reviews of negative criminal justice outcomes, which might include a death in custody, routine police encounter that escalates to violence, wrongful conviction, or “near miss” in which a negative event is narrowly avoided.

Webinar - Brady Giglio: What Justice Professionals Need to Know

In Brady v. Maryland, United States v. Giglio, and a series of subsequent cases, the U.S. Supreme Court placed affirmative duties on prosecutors, and later law enforcement, to disclose exculpatory information to criminal defense counsel. In this webinar, the presenter will explore the history and evolution of these cases to get to the newest issue being litigated in courts throughout the country: the impact of disciplinary actions against public employees and the government’s Brady/Giglio obligations.

Webinar - San Francisco DA’s Office Victim Services Division

The Association of Prosecuting Attorneys is partnering with the National Center for Victims of Crime and the San Francisco, California District Attorney's Office (SFDA) to offer a webinar on SFDA’s Victim Services Division. The mission of the SFDA Victim Services Division is to help victims of crime mitigate their trauma, navigate the criminal justice system, and rebuild their lives.

Webinar - Capital Litigation Improvement Project: Victim-Counsel Coordination Part I

The first in the Association of Prosecuting Attorneys’ Capital Litigation Improvement Project Webinar Series features presenter Dan Levey of the Arizona Crime Victims Rights Law Group. In “Victim-Counsel Coordination Part I,” Mr. Levey will share his personal and professional experiences on the subject of victims in capital litigation, shedding light on the strengths, as well as the gaps, of the system.

Webinar - An Approach to High Lethality Domestic Violence Offenders: The Accountability Court Model

In “An Approach to High Lethality Domestic Violence Offenders: The Accountability Court Model,” supervising officers, judges, and attorneys will be exposed to the important elements of risk assessment, monitoring, communication, and community stakeholders in the function of supervising high-lethality offenders in a high-lethality accountability court or on a specialized domestic violence high-risk caseload.

Course objectives include:

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