Spring 2012 Workshop

June 22, 2012 - 1:00pm to June 24, 2012 - 11:00am

Talaris Conference Center
Seattle, Washington

June 22-24, 2012

NIFTEP's Spring 2012 Workshop was co-sponsored by the ABA Standing Committee on Professionalism, the ABA Section on Criminal Justice and University of Washington School of Law. 

Theme

Ethical Practice in the Criminal Justice System: Finding Common Ground

Program

 

Friday

1:00 pm

- 2:30 pm

Welcome Luncheon

Workshop Overview

Participant Introductions | Video

2:40 pm

- 3:35 pm

Panel: A Specialized Law School Course | Video

Bruce Green & Ellen Yaroshefsky

Why a specialized law school course on ethics in criminal advocacy?

What are the essential topics?

Materials: Ethics in Criminal Advocacy: Table of Contents; Criminal Justice Hypotheticals

3: 30 pm

- 3:35 pm 

The Criminal Practice Course at St. Thomas | Video

Mark Osler

Materials: Course Syllabus; Negotiation forms

3:45 pm

- 4:15 pm

Break

4:15 pm

- 5:00 pm

Negotiating with your own client: Role play exercise for all participants |Video

Mark Osler

5:00 pm

- 5:30 pm  

Southern Public Defender Training Center (SPDTC) | Video

David Singleton

Materials: SPDTC Course Descriptions

 5:30 pm

- 6:20 pm  

Transition to Practice Programs | Video

Charles Olson

Materials: The Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia, Prosecutorial Ethics & the Geogia Rules of Professional Responsibility (2012) (Table of Contents, Introduction, Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor, Resources)

Judge Lynne Battaglia

Professionalism Course for New Admittees to the Maryland Bar: Criminal Section

Materials: Professionalism Commission, Maryland Court of Appeals, New Admittees' Professionalsm Student Manual (2012) (Table of Contents, Program Evaluation Results)

 6:30 pm

- 8:30 pm

Evening Reception - Maple Room Foyer
Saturday

7:30 am 

- 9:15 am

Full Breakfast Buffet - Maple Room Foyer

Sign up for small group discussions

9:15 am

-10:15 am

Transition to Practice Programs | Video

Charles Olson

Materials: The Prosecuting Attorneys' Council of Georgia, Prosecutorial Ethics & the Geogia Rules of Professional Responsibility (2012) (Table of Contents, Introduction, Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor, Resources)

Judge Lynne Battaglia

Professionalism Course for New Admittees to the Maryland Bar: Criminal Section

Materials: Professionalism Commission, Maryland Court of Appeals, New Admittees' Professionalsm Student Manual (2012) (Table of Contents, Program Evaluation Results)

10:30 am

- 11:30 am

Confidentiality and candor to the court at sentencing: Role Play | Video

Lara Bazelon

Materials: Hypothetical Sentencing Memo

11:30 am

- 12:30 am

Addressing Prosecutorial Ethics through the Bar Discipline System |Video

Peter Rotskoff

Materials: Illinois Rule of Professional Conduct 3.8: Special Responsibilities of a Prosecutor; Illinois Disciplinary Cases Involving Prosecutors (2011) (excerpts)

12:30 pm

- 1:30 pm

Lunch - Dining Room

1:30 pm

- 2:00 pm

The Battle, The Blame & The Belief: Ethical Client-Centered Practice for New Public Defenders

Zanel Ngubeni

Materials: Powerpoint Presentation

2:00 pm

- 3:00 pm

Time Management and Ethical Practice for Public Defenders: Exercise for All Participants | Video

Tiffany Roberts

Materials: Excercise Flowchart; Fulton County Non-Complex Case Management Order; Teaching Demonstration Handout to be distributed during session

3:00 pm -

3:30 pm

Death Row and Innocence Projects: Ways to teach ethics and professionalism in the context of post-conviction relief

Kathy Swedlow, Lara Bazelon, Mark Osler, Ellen Yaroshefsky

4:30 pm

- 5:30 pm

Small Group Discussions

5:30 pm

- 7:30 pm

Evening Reception - Maple Room Foyer
Sunday
7:30-9:00 am Full Breakfast Buffet & Room Check-Out

9:00 am- 10:00 am 

Defense lawyers as co-teachers in a law school prosecution clinic |Video

Maureen Howard

Materials: The Prosecutorial Ethic: A Tribute to King County Prosecutor Norm Maleng (University of Washington School of Law) (May 30, 2008)

10:30 am-11:00 am

Conclusion

Departures to airport begin

Venue

Talaris Conference Center, Seattle, Washington

Participants

FELLOWS

Heidi Anderson
Lynne Battaglia
Lara Bazelon
Jennifer Brobst
Hillary Farber
Cynthia Godsoe
John Wesley Hall
Peter Rotskoff
Kathy Swedlow

SPEAKERS & DISCUSSANTS

Clark Cunningham
Bruce Green
Dennis Honabach
Maureen Howard
Zanele Ngubeni
Charles C. (“Chuck”) Olson
Mark Osler
Tiffany Roberts
J. Wesley St. Clair
David Singleton
Ellen Yaroshefsky
Michael Virzi

Participant Biographical Information: NIFTEP Spring 2012 Bios