Criminal Justice Section  


Criminal Justice Magazine
Spring 2002
Volume 17 Issue 1


Section News

Kristie Kennedy

Criminal Justice Ethics Conference

The Criminal Justice Section was invited by the University of Miami School of Law’s Center for Ethics & Public Service to cosponsor and assist in the planning of the first annual Criminal Justice Ethics Conference, which will be held at the University of Miami’s Storer Auditorium on April 26. For more information, contact Sherrill Fortinberry at (202) 662–1512.

Meeting in New Orleans

The Criminal Justice Section Council and a number of Section committees will meet in New Orleans, Louisiana, April 19–21. A continuing legal education program—"Representing Lawyers Indicted for Performing Traditional Legal Services"—will be held Friday, April 19, from 2 to 4 p.m. Panelists will analyze the recent prosecutions of lawyers indicted for crimes arising from the performance of traditional legal services (obstruction of justice, money laundering, conspiracy, etc.).

The headquarters hotel for the Section will be the Le Meridien Hotel, 614 Canal Street. A block of rooms has been reserved at the ABA rate of $170/single and $180/double, plus tax. Call (800) 543–4300 to make a reservation. For more information, contact Sherrill Fortinberry, Section staff director for planning and development, at (202) 662–1512.

Spring Programs

• Public Law Office Management conference will be held in San Antonio, Texas, April 12–13.

• The Sentencing Guidelines Conference will be held in Palm Springs, California, May 8–10.

• The National Cybercrime Conference will be held at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois, May 9–11.

• The Health Care Fraud National Institute will be held in San Francisco, California, May 15–17.

• The Alleged Transnational Criminal—International Bar Association will be held in Miami, Florida, May 24–27.

New on the Bookshelf

The Criminal Justice Section recently published the following books:

Successive Criminal Prosecutions: The Dual Sovereignty Exception to Double Jeopardy in State and Federal Courts (product code: 5090083) by Adam Kurland and Annual Review of Supreme Court Cases (product code: 5090084) by Rory K. Little.

In addition, the Electronic Surveillance of Private Communications (3d edition) (product code: 5090077), part of the ABA Standards for Criminal Justice on Electronic Surveillance, has been published.

The publications are available through the ABA Service Center. Call toll-free, (800) 285–2221 and ask for them by title and product code.

Lockerbie-Pan Am Trial

In December, the Section sponsored a program based on the Lockerbie-Pan Am Airline bombing trial. The program reviewed international and domestic law relevant to terrorism; the advantages and disadvantages of different forums, including military tribunals for trying alleged terrorists; trial strategy; the challenges of effecting discovery in the face of national security concerns; and representing the rights of victims. Program materials are available through the Section staff office; call (202) 662–1500.

Fewer CLE at Annual

The Criminal Justice Section will offer fewer CLE programs at the August 2002 ABA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The reduced number of programs is the result of the financial cost imposed through recent changes made in restructuring the ABA’s Annual Meeting.

Though they may be fewer in number, they will maintain the Section’s high quality. CLE in the works for the August meeting include:

• Annual Review of Supreme Court Decisions: Criminal Cases

• Improving Conditions of Confinement for Children: Is Litigation Still an Option?

• Family Unfriendly: The Impact of Criminal Justice Policies on Women Offenders and Children

Juvenile Court Training

Mary Ann Scali, deputy director of the Section’s Juvenile Justice Center, conducted a juvenile court training session in Nashville, Tennessee, on December 4–5. More than 120 participants attended, including juvenile defenders, prosecutors, judges, probation officers, and service providers. The training was based on the MacArthur Juvenile Court Training Curriculum developed by the center under a grant from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.


James Feroli, the Section staff’s criminal justice attorney, accepted a position with the International Law Institute’s office in Kampala, the capital of Uganda. He will be working as a staff attorney on different projects involving professionalism, supporting democratic institutions, and promoting regional trade initiatives.


Kristie Kennedy is staff counsel with the Criminal Justice Section.

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