ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENT ATTORNEYS IN CAPITAL LITIGATION’S 38TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE AGENDA

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2017

  • 11:00 - 2:00 REGISTRATION
  • 2:00 - 2:15 WELCOME

Jackie Lacey, Los Angeles County District Attorney

Michael A. Ramos, San Bernadino County District Attorney

  • 2:15 - 3:15 THE BEST OF THE BEST

Ward A. Campbell, retired Supervising Deputy Attorney General, California Department of Justice, Sacramento, California

  • 3:15 - 3:30 BREAK
  • 3:30 - 5:00 CROSSING MITIGATION EXPERTS

Lance Long, Assistant District Attorney, Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, Beaumont, Texas

  • 6:00 – 8:00 RECEPTION

THURSDAY, AUGUST 10, 2017

  • 8:30 – 9:30 SUPREME COURT UPDATE

Bill Bilderback, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, California Department of Justice, Los Angeles, California

  • 9:30 – 10:30 RESPONDING TO ATTACKS ON FORENSICS: The PCAST Report

Kathleen Mayer, Deputy County Attorney, Pima County, Tucson, Arizona

  • 10:30 – 10:45 BREAK
  • 10:45 – 12:00 EMERGING MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES

Roe Wilson, Retired Chief of Legal Affairs Bureau, Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Houston, Texas

  • 12:00 – 1:30 LUNCH (On Your Own)
  • 1:30 – 2:45 DEVELOPING PUNISHMENT EVIDENCE FOR THE STATE

Jacqueline Spradling, Chief Deputy District Attorney, Third Judicial District, Topeka, Kansas

  • 2:45 – 3:00 BREAK
  • 3:00 – 4:00 DEFENDING ATTACKS ON EYEWITNESS TESTIMONY

Jodi Lobel, Deputy District Attorney, Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • 4:00 – 5:00 LETHAL INJECTION AND ALTERNATIVE METHODS OF EXECUTION

Ed Marshall, Chief, Criminal Appeals Division, Texas Attorney General’s Office, Austin, Texas 

FRIDAY, AUGUST 11, 2017

Appellate Breakout

  • 8:30 - 9:30 A VIEW FROM THE SUPREME COURT’S CLERK

Mara Silver, Emergency Applications Clerk, Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, DC

  • 9:30 - 10:30 EVIDENTIARY HEARINGS

Bill Bilderback, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, California Department of Justice, Los Angeles, California             

  • 10:30 – 10:45 BREAK
  • 10:45 – 11:45 ROUNDTABLE

Moderator: Ronald Eisenberg, Deputy District Attorney, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • 11:45 – 1:15 LUNCH (On Your Own)

Trial Breakout 

  • 8:15 - 9:30 JURY BIAS AND SELECTION

Jason Kalish, Deputy County Attorney, Maricopa County, Phoenix, Arizona

  • 9:30 – 10:30 CLOSING ARGUMENTS

Lance Long, Assistant District Attorney, Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, Beaumont, Texas

  • 10:30 – 10:45 BREAK
  • 10:45 – 11:45 TOP TEN MISTAKES IN HANDLING CAPITAL

CASES (Bulletproofing Your Case)

Angela C. Backers, Senior Deputy District Attorney, Alameda District Attorney’s Office, San Leandro, California

  • 11:45 – 1:15 LUNCH (On Your Own)

General Session

  • 1:15 – 2:15 DNA MIXTURES

Anthony Onorato, Federal Bureau of Investigations, Chief, DNA Support Unit, Quantico, Virginia

  • 2:15 – 3:15 CODEFENDANTS, ACCOMPLICES, AND SNITCHES

Tracy Bennett, Assistant District Attorney, Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Houston, Texas

  • 3:15 – 3:30 BREAK
  • 3:30 – 5:00 ETHICS

Ashley Rich, Mobile County District Attorney, Mobile, Alabama

SATURDAY, AUGUST 12, 2017

  • 9:00 – 11:00 ERIC WILLIAMS CASE STUDY

Bill Wirskye, Second Assistant District Attorney,   Collin, County District Attorney’s Office, McKinney, Texas