ASSOCIATION OF GOVERNMENT ATTORNEYS IN CAPITAL LITIGATION’S 42nd ANNUAL CONFERENCE AGENDA

WEDNESDAY, JULY 27, 2022

11:00 – 1:30               REGISTRATION

  • 1:30 – 1:45 WELCOME

TBD/ New Orleans, Louisiana

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

  • 1:45-2:45 THE BEST OF THE BEST

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

  • 2:45 - 3:00 BREAK
  • 3:00 - 5:00 THE TOP TEN MISTAKES IN COMPLEX

HOMICIDE AND CAPITAL CASES (BULLETPROOFING YOUR CASE)

Angela Backers, Senior Deputy District Attorney (retired), Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, Oakland, California

  • 6:00 – 8:00 RECEPTION

 

 

THURSDAY, JULY 28, 2022

  • 8:30 – 9:30 VOIR DIRE

Ashley Rich, Mobile County District Attorney, Mobile, Alabama

  • 9:30 – 9:45 BREAK
  • 9:45 – 10:45 AVOIDING A HUNG JURY

Bill Turner, Assistant Attorney General, Criminal Prosecutions Division, Texas Attorney General’s Office, Austin, Texas

  • 10:45 – 11:00 BREAK
  • 11:00 – 12:00 AVOIDING JURY NULLIFICATION

Kevin Petroff, First Assistant District Attorney, Galveston County District Attorney’s Office, Galveston, Texas

  • 12:00 – 1:30 LUNCH (On Your Own)
  • 1:30 – 2:45 COMPETENCE TO BE EXECUTED

Roe Wilson, (retired) Assistant Criminal District Attorney, Harris County, Houston, Texas

Beth Burton, Deputy Attorney General, Georgia Attorney General’s Office, Atlanta, Georgia

  • 2:45 – 3:00 BREAK
  • 3:00 – 5:00 SUPREME COURT UPDATE

Bill Bilderback, Senior Assistant Attorney General, California Department of Justice, Los Angeles, California

FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2022

Appellate Breakout

  • 8:30 - 9:30 EXECUTION-RELATED 18 U.S.C. § 1983 LAWSUITS

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

  • 9:30 – 9:45 BREAK
  • 9:45 - 10:45 THE SUPREME COURT CLERK’S OFFICE

Danny Bickell, Deputy Clerk, Supreme Court of the United States, Washington D.C.

  • 10:45 – 11:00 BREAK
  • 11:00 – 12:00 ROUNDTABLE

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 PRESERVING THE RECORD FOR APPEAL

Dana Ali, Supervising Deputy Attorney General, California Department of Justice, Los Angeles, California

  • 9:30 – 9:45 BREAK
  • 9:45 – 10:45 CLOSING ARGUMENTS

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

  • 10:45 – 11:00 BREAK
  • 11:00 – 12:00 RESPONDING TO MITIGATING EVIDENCE

Brian Baker, Assistant District Attorney, Brazos County District Attorney’s Office, Bryan, Texas

  • 12:00 – 1:30 LUNCH (On Your Own)

General Session

  • 1:30 – 2:30 DNA MIXTURES

Tamyra Moretti, Ph.D., Research Biologist, DNA Support Unit, Federal Bureau of Investigation (Laboratory), Washington, D.C.

  • 2:30 – 2:45 BREAK
  • 2:45 – 3:45 FORENSIC ETHICS

Kevin Petroff, First Assistant District Attorney, Galveston County District Attorney’s Office, Galveston, Texas

  • 3:45 – 4:00 BREAK
  • 4:00 – 5:00 MEETING MENTAL DEFENSES

Renee Sorrentino, M.D.  Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

SATURDAY, JULY 30, 2022

  • 9:00 – 11:00 CASE STUDY:  AHMAUD ARBREY

Linda Dunikloski, Deputy District Attorney, Cobb County District Attorney’s Office, Marietta, Georgia