Project Special Event in Washington, DC

Project Special Event in Washington, DC

Thank you to everyone who attended our event!  We hope that you were as inspired by our speakers as we were.  For more information about getting involved, please contact Staff Attorney Emily Williams at or 202-662-1735.  If you were unable to attend but are interested in receiving the materials that were distributed, please send us a message.

Information About the Event

On March 25, 2010, the ABA Death Penalty Representation Project held a special two-part event about how you can represent a death-sentenced prisoner and manage the costs of representation in today‚Äôs uncertain economy.

PART I: The first hour of the program included a nuts-and-bolts training session with a brief introduction to the world of capital representation and basic information about training, timing, the need for experts, ethical issues, investigations, and the relationship with your client. This session included a presentation by Robert B. Dunham, Federal Public Defender for the Middle District of Pennsylvania Capital Habeas Corpus Unit.

PART II: The second hour featured DC area attorneys who discussed their experiences as volunteer death penalty lawyers. The following speakers presented during 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; Amanda M. Raines, Associate, Skadden Arps LLP; and David A. Taylor, Associate, Williams & Connolly LLP.