2012 CJA & IACDL Annual Seminar Friday, November 9, 2012
Expert Advice from the Experts: How We Can Use Their Knowledge to Create Cutting Edge Defenses
Co-sponsored by the Federal Defender Program for the Northern District of Illinois.
(6.5) CLE Credit Hours including (2) Professionalism credits.
John Marshall School of Law
304 South State Street , Chicago, IL 60604
Room 1200 A& B
- IACDL Member: $135.00 – Register Online
- Non-Member: $150.00 - Register Online
- Panel Member: $35.00 - Register Online
- 8:15 – 8:45 a.m. ~ Registration & Continental Breakfast
- 8:45 – 8:50 a.m. ~ Welcome
~ Carol A. Brook, Executive Director, Federal Defender Program, Northern District of Illinois
~ William Wolf, President, Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- 8:50 – 9:50 a.m. ~ Presentation: ”An Entertaining Review of Supreme Court Cases”
~ Paul M. Rashkind, Chief of the Appellate Division, Federal Public Defender’s Office, Southern District of Florida
- 9:50 – 10:00 a.m. ~ Break
- 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. ~ Presentation: “Picking a Jury Without Voir Dire (Picking a Jury in Federal Court): Strategies, Tactics & Motions”
~ Denise de La Rue, National Trial Strategist & Consultant, Atlanta, Georgia
~ Andrea Lyon, Director, Center for Justice in Capital Cases & Clinical Professor of Law, DePaul University College of Law
- 11:30 – 11:40 a.m. ~ Break
- 11:40 a.m. – 12:45 p.m. ~ Presentation: “Understanding Addiction in Drug Abuse: The Brain & Behavior”
~ Dr. Jonathan Joseph Lipman, Neuropharmacologist, Neuroscience Consulting, Inc., Unicoi, TN
- 12:45 – 1:45 p.m. ~ Lunch (on your own)
- 1:45 – 2:45 p.m. ~ Presentation: “Mistaken Memories: How to Use Science to Attack Eyewitness Identification Testimony”
~ Dr. Shari R. Berkowitz, Assistant Professor, Forensic Psychology, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL
- 2:45 – 3:45 p.m. ~ Presentation: “The Intersection of the Ethical Rules and Prosecutorial Disclosure” Under Brady v. Maryland Illustrated in Movies and Music ~ Carol A. Brook, Executive Director, Federal Defender Program —
- 3:45 – 4:00 p.m. ~ Break
- 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. ~ Presentation: “Federal Sentencing in 2012-Recent Case Law, Latest Motions”
~ Alison Siegler, Director, Federal Criminal Justice Clinic, Mandel Legal Clinic, University of Chicago Law School
- Shari R. Berkowitz is an Assistant Professor of Forensic Psychology at Roosevelt University, where she teaches courses on eyewitness testimony and forensic science and conducts research in the field of psychology and the law. Prior to her appointment at Roosevelt, she received extensive training in teaching and researching the study of human memory as applied to the legal system at the University of California, Irvine, where she completed both her graduate and undergraduate degrees and received a PhD in Criminology, Law and Society, studying under renowned eyewitness identification expert Elizabeth Loftus. Dr. Berkowitz has published and presented numerous pa-pers documenting the results of her research and is often consulted by both the prosecution and the defense in cases involving eyewitness memory and identification.
- Carol A. Brook began her legal career more than thirty years ago as a Staff Attorney at the Federal Defender Program for the Northern District of Illinois and became its Executive Director in 2009. She has defended hundreds of persons in federal district court and more than she cares to count in the Seventh Circuit. She is past president of the Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and of the National Association of Federal Defenders, is a member of the Federal Judicial Conference’s Advisory Committee on Criminal Rules, sits on the Board of the Chicago Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and is a past Board member of the Just The Beginning Foundation and the John Howard Assn.
- Denise de La Rue lives in Atlanta, Georgia and is an attorney and trial consultant, specializing in jury selection, witness preparation, pretrial research and trial strategy. She consults on civil and criminal trials throughout the United States, and was the jury consultant for the defense in State of South Carolina v. Susan Smith, U.S. v. Theodore Kaczynski, and U.S. v. Eric Rudolph, among other well-known cases. She is on the faculty of the National Criminal Defense College, the Institute of Criminal Defense Advocacy at California Western School of Law and Emory University School of Law. She is an adjunct professor at Georgia State University College of Law and is a frequent lecturer at law schools and CLE programs throughout the country.
- Jonathan Joseph Lipman is a Neuropharmacologist who is Board certified in a number of fields including Substance Abuse, Medical Psychotherapy & Psychodiagnosis and Forensic Medicine. He is President of Neuroscience Consulting, Inc., in Unicoi, Tennessee, and an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science in the Medical School of East Tennessee State University. Prior to that, Dr. Lipman spent 13 years at Neuroscience Toolworks, Inc. at Northwestern University/Evanston Research Park, the last ten as President and CEO of the company. Before joining industry in Chicago, he spent ten years on the faculty at Vanderbilt University Medical School. Dr. Lipman consults and has testified as an expert witness in federal courts and in 26 state courts on forensic pharmacological matters and the effects of drugs and intoxication on human behavior.
- Andrea Lyon is a law professor, Associate Dean for Clinical Programs, Director of the Center for Justice in Capital Cases and Supervisor of the Death Penalty Clinic at DePaul University College of Law. She has tried over 130 homicide cases. Of the more than 30 potential capital cases she has defended at trial, she has taken 19 through penalty phase, winning every one. In 1990, she founded the Illinois Capital Resource Center and served as its director until joining the University of Michigan Law School faculty in 1995. Andrea’s essays are published regularly in the Huffington Post. She is the author and editor of several books and has written numerous law review articles. Andrea is a nationally recognized expert in death penalty defense, trial advocacy and voir dire and a sought-after speaker at conferences across the country.
- Paul Rashkind is a Supervisory Assistant Federal Public Defender and Chief of Appeals for the Federal Public Defender Office for the Southern District of Florida. Paul is a Board Certified Criminal Trial Specialist and past-president of the Miami Chapter of the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is an adjunct professor at the University of Miami School of Law and is past Section vice-chair for publications for the ABA’s Criminal Justice Section, as well as a contributing editor for its Criminal Justice magazine. Paul is a prolific and well-respected author and blogger, contributing to sites such as the Supreme Court blog at ussc.blogspot.com. He currently publishes the “U.S. Supreme Court Review-Preview-Overview” which is available at the invaluable resource he created, rashkind.com.
- Alison Siegler is an Associate Clinical Professor of Law and founder and Director of the University of Chicago Law School’s Federal Criminal Justice Project, the nation’s only legal clinic devoted solely to representing poor people charged with federal crimes. She also teaches criminal procedure and federal sentencing. After law school, Alison clerked for U.S District Judge Gettleman and then represented clients and supervised students as a Prettyman Fellow at Georgetown University Law Center’s Criminal Justice Clinic. After leaving Georgetown, Alison was a Staff Attorney at the Federal Defender Program in Chicago from 2002-2008. In 2012, Alison received the Excellence in Public Interest Service Award from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Federal Bar Association and was selected to serve on Senator Durbin’s judicial screening committee.
- Please use the State Street entrance of The John Marshall Law School to reach the conference room.
- Cost includes all materials.
- Seating is limited so please register early.
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