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

TBD

  • 2:15 - 3:15 THE BEST OF THE BEST

Ward A. Campbell, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, 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  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  INTO THE INTERIOR: ASSESSING MENTAL HEALTH IN CAPITAL LITIGATION

Steven Pitt, D. O., Steven Pitt and Associates, Scottsdale, Arizona

James P. Sullivan, Ph.D, ABPP

FRIDAY, AUGUST 10, 2018

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, D.C.

  • 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

TBD

  • 9:30 – 10:30 VISUAL TRIAL

Jonathan Mosher, Deputy County Attorney, Pima County Attorney’s Office, Tucson, 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

Clay Abbott, Texas District and County Attorneys Association, Austin, 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