Project to host Special Event in Washington, DC on March 25th

Volume III Issue 1

On Thursday March 25, 2010 the Project will hold a special event in Washington, DC at the law offices of Sidley Austin LLP, 1501 K Street NW, from 4:00 until 6:00 PM.  A complimentary reception will follow.

Part I:  The first hour of the program will include a training session and a brief introduction to the world of capital representation.  Attendees will learn basic information about training, timing, the need for experts, ethical issues, investigations, and the relationship with a Death Row client.  This session will include a presentation by Robert B. Dunham, Federal Public Defender for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Capital Habeas Corpus Unit.

Part II:  The second hour will feature DC attorneys who will discuss their experiences as volunteer death penalty lawyers.  Death Penalty Representation Project staff will also explain why help is so urgently needed for the men and women on Death Row and answer any questions.

The following speakers are scheduled for Part II of the program:  Ronald S. Flagg, DC Bar President-Elect and Partner, Sidley Austin LLP; Jane C. Luxton, Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP;  David E. Kendall, Partner, Williams & Connolly LLP; Steven M. Schneebaum, Partner, Greenberg Traurig LLP; and Amanda M. Raines, Associate, Skadden Arps LLP.

Special thanks to our hosts Sidley Austin LLP and DC Bar President-Elect Ronald Flagg.  This event is cosponsored by the DC Bar Association Sections of Criminal Justice and Individual Rights, Litigation, and Courts, Lawyers, and the Administration of Justice.

To RSVP for this event, please see our website at http://new.abanet.org/DeathPenalty/RepresentationProject/Pages/DCEvent2010.aspx or email Katie Hughes at hughesk@staff.abanet.org.  Please contact us formore information about this event or volunteering on a death penalty case.

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Project Special Event speakers from left to right: Robert B. Dunham, Ronald S. Flagg, Jane C. Luxton, David E. Kendall, Amanda M. Raines, and Steven M. Schneebaum.

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