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Registration Open! WDA & Innocence Project NW Present: Forging the Path with Emerging Science in Homicide and Death Penalty Cases

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  • In Person CLE
When Sep 21, 2017 09:00 AM to
Sep 22, 2017 05:00 PM
Where University of Washington, Seattle, WA
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Contact Phone 206-623-4321
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WDA’s Death Penalty Assistance Project (DPAP), the WDA Investigator Network, and the Innocence Project Northwest are partnering to bring you a two day live CLE held at the University of Washington School of Law. This CLE will be designed for lawyers and investigators.

We are working to bring both national and local speakers to this training, including Jennifer Friedman, Deputy Public Defender for Los Angeles County and the Assistant Special Circumstances Coordinator and Forensic Science Coordinator for the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s office, and Chris Fabricant, the Director of the Strategic Litigation Unit at the Innocence Project in New York.

• Jennifer Friedman is a frequent lecturer on the death penalty and the use of forensic sciences in the courts. Jennifer assists in the supervision of the office’s capital cases and represents clients charged with capital murder. She has tried over 140 felony jury trials many of which were sexual assaults and homicides involving complex scientific issues. She writes the expert section of the California Death Penalty Manual.

• Chris Fabricant leads the Innocence Project's Strategic Litigation Department, whose attorneys develop and execute national litigation strategies to address the leading causes of wrongful conviction, including eyewitness misidentification, the misapplication of forensic sciences and false confessions. Chris has over a decade of criminal defense experience at the state, federal, trial and appellate levels with The Bronx Defenders and Appellate Advocates. 

Among the topics we plan to include in this 2 day training:

• Defending with Science in the Wake of the 2016 PCAST Report (Where we are now) 

• Challenging Cognitive Bias in Forensic Evidence

•      When the Victim Kills- Understanding Victim Through the Lens of Race and Culture (Part I); and Mitigation: Uncovering a History of Interpersonal Violence (Part II)

• In re Heidi Fero: Shaking the Myth of Shaken Baby Syndrome, (In re Fero is currently pending at the WA Supreme Court)

• Cross Examining the Government Forensic Expert

• Investigating and Challenging Incentivized ("Snitch") Testimony and Policy Reform Efforts

•      Race, Class and Culture Matters: Practical Strategies to Ethically and Effectively Challenge Bias in the Criminal Justice System 

• DNA Today: The Impact of DNA Advances and Current Practices at the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab

• Digging for Gold: Records Collection for Mitigation Investigation 

WE WILL ALSO HAVE A *NO HOST* HAPPY HOUR NEAR BY ON THURSDAY EVENING 5:15-7 PM,. WITH A SPECIAL GUEST.

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CLICK HERE TO REGISTER.

Because space is limited, priority registration will be given to capital defenders and team members, those planning to apply soon to be capital qualified pursuant to SPRC 2, and Washington criminal defense investigators.

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