ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENT ATTORNEYS IN CAPITAL LITIGATION’S 39TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE AGENDA

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 8, 2018

  • 11:00 - 2:00 REGISTRATION
  • 2:00 - 2:15 WELCOME
    Bryan Porter, Commonwealth’s Attorney, City of Alexandria, Virginia

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

  • 2:15 - 3:15 THE BEST OF THE BEST

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

  • 3:15 - 3:30 BREAK
  • 3:30 - 5:00 MILLER v. ALABAMA

Ashley Rich, Mobile County District Attorney, Mobile, Alabama

  • 6:00 – 8:00 RECEPTION

THURSDAY, AUGUST 9, 2018

  • 8:30 – 9:30 SUPREME COURT UPDATE

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

  • 9:30 – 10:30  SEXUALLY VIOLENT CRIMES AND THE FORENSIC NURSE                                           

Jen Pierce-Weeks, Chief Executive Officer, RN/SANE-A/SANE-P, International Association of Forensic Nurses, Elkridge, Maryland

  • 10:30 – 10:45 BREAK
  • 10:45 – 12:00 DIGITAL EVIDENCE

Matthew A. Breedon, Deputy Chief of Assistant District Attorney, Eastern Judicial Circuit, Savannah, Georgia

  • 12:00 – 1:30  LUNCH (On Your Own)
  • 1:30 – 2:45  THE INNOCENCE PROJECT AND YOU

Ron Eisenberg, Senior Appellate Counsel, Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • 2:45 – 3:00 BREAK
  • 3:00 – 5:00 REBUTTAL OF MITIGATION EXPERTS

Park Dietz, M.D., M.P.H., Ph.D., President, Park Dietz & Associates, Inc., Newport Beach, California

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2018

Appellate Breakout

  • 8:30 - 9:30 WILSON v. SELLERS AND AYESTAS v. DAVIS

Sabrina Graham, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Capital Litigation Section Head, Georgia Attorney General’s Office, Atlanta, Georgia
Edward L. Marshall, Criminal Appeals Division Chief, Texas Attorney General’s Office, Austin, Texas

  • 9:30 - 10:30 INTERSTATE COOPERATION IN SUPREME COURT (NAAG)

Dan Schweitzer, Director and Chief Counsel, NAAG Center for Supreme Court Advocacy, Washington, D.C.              

  • 10:30 – 10:45 BREAK
  • 10:45 – 12:00 ROUNDTABLE

Moderator: Ron Eisenberg, Senior Appellate Counsel, Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • 12:00 – 1:30 LUNCH (On Your Own)

Trial Breakout   

  • 8:30 - 9:30   VOIR DIRE
    Brian Zarallo, Assistant Attorney General, Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • 9:30 – 10:30 21st CENTURY TRIALS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY                                                                                   

Jonathan Mosher, Deputy County Attorney, Pima County Attorney’s Office, Tucson, Arizona
Jason Kalish, Deputy County Attorney, Maricopa County Attorney’s Office, Phoenix, Arizona

  • 10:30 – 10:45 BREAK
  • 10:45 – 12:00 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

  • 12:00 – 1:30 LUNCH (On Your Own)

General Session

  • 1:30 – 2:30 BRADY

Lisa Tanner, Chief, Criminal Prosecutions Division, Texas Attorney General’s Office, Austin, Texas

  • 2:15 – 3:15 A VIEW FROM THE BENCH

The Honorable Kevin Yeary, Justice, Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, Austin, Texas 

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

Jack Roady, Galveston County Criminal District Attorney, Galveston, Texas

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11, 2018

  • 9:00 – 11:00 CASE STUDY: U. S. V DYLANN ROOF, THE EMANUEL AME CHURCH SHOOTING

Nathan S. Williams, Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney’s Office, Charleston, South Carolina