Twelfth Annual Summit on Public Defense Improvement
|Saturday, Feb 4, 2017||
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Video of each session is available on request. Please send request to Malia Brink.
|8:15 – 8:45 a.m.||Breakfast and Registration|
|8:45 – 9:00 a.m.||Welcome Remarks
Speakers: SCLAID Chair Hon. Lora Livingston
|9:00 – 10:00 a.m.||
Speakers: Karen Yazmajian (moderator), Mary Ann Scali, Simmie Baer, Justice Sheryl Gordon McCloud
|10:00 –10:15 a.m.||Break|
|10:15 – 11:15 a.m.||Access to Counsel for Juveniles
Although juveniles have a constitutional right to counsel, many receive counsel too late in the criminal justice process—others receive no counsel at all. Several states are now combatting this phenomenon, passing legislation that will ensure early access to counsel for juveniles, including stationhouse representation. This panel will explore legislation, litigation, and other efforts to provide early, competent representation.
Speakers: Elizabeth Clarke, Whitney Untiedt, Eliza Solowiej, Paul Killebrew
|11:15 – 12:15 p.m.||Miranda & Juvenile Justice
This year also marks the 50th anniversary of Miranda v. Arizona, providing an opportunity to explore the intersection of Miranda and Gault. Juveniles’ ability to understand Miranda warnings is of special concern. The right to counsel and the right to remain silent mean little if a person does not understand those rights. This panel explores the challenges Miranda poses in the juvenile context, focusing on case law, pending cases, and attempts to clarify Miranda warnings.
Speakers: Justice Cheri Beasley (JDB), Laura Nirider, Tim Curry, Marie Osborne
|12:45 – 1:30 p.m.||Keynote Address
Speaker: Stephen B. Bright
|1:30 – 2:30 p.m.||Racial Justice & Public Defense
Race is a constant in criminal justice. Policing, pretrial release, charging instruments, and sentencing are all marred by racial injustice. These longstanding problems have now spilled into the popular conscience, finding their way into television, radio, and other media. This panel will explore racial justice, discussing implicit bias, structural racism, and ways chief defenders, line defenders, investigators, and others can combat racial injustice.
Speakers: Carlos Martinez (moderator), Jeff Adachi, Thomas Harvey, Toussaint Romain
|2:30 – 3:30 p.m.||How can defenders fight structural racism?
Increasingly, the public and public defenders are aware of racial justice. However, many are at a loss as to how to combat racial bias, including implicit bias and structural racism. Led by expert facilitators, attendees will develop ways the chief defenders and line defenders can address structural racism.
Facilitators: Teresa Enriquez, Amy Campanelli, Jeff Adachi, Nicole Gonzalez VanCleve, Ernie Lewis, Colette Tvedt, Jo-Ann Wallace, April Frazier-Camara, Jason Williamson, Justine Olderman, Sarah Turberville, Derwyn Bunton
|3:30 – 3:45 p.m.||Break|
|3:45 – 4:45 p.m.||Crook County - Racism and Injustice in America's Largest Criminal Court– Nicole Gonzalez Van Cleve, Teresa Enriquez (moderator)
Professor Van Cleve spent ten years working in and investigating criminal courtrooms in Cook County, Illinois. The results are detailed in her book, Crook County: Racism and Injustice in America’s Largest Criminal Court. Focusing on poverty and racial justice, Professor Van Cleve will discuss her observations. Participants will learn how to recognize systemic deficiencies and how to improve criminal justice in America.