WDA’s Defense Tune...

WDA’s Defense Tune-Up
This virtual CLE will focus on issues and content that arises while investigating and litigating felony cases.

Anton Robinson, from the Innocence Project in New York, and Lara Zarowsky, from Washington Innocence Project, will co-present a 2-hour session on Eyewitness Evidence: Science-Based Investigation and Litigation Strategies.

Mistaken eyewitness identifications contribute to nearly 70% of the wrongful convictions overturned by post-conviction DNA evidence. But some state high courts, including the Washington Supreme Court, are reassessing their evidentiary rules to discourage the admission of unreliable identification testimony into evidence. Join Lara Zarowsky, Executive & Policy Director of the Washington Innocence Project, and Anton Robinson, Senior Staff Attorney in the Strategic Litigation Department at the Innocence Project, to learn more about the variables that impact eyewitness accuracy and evolving legal and social science approaches to challenging unreliable identification evidence.

Additional sessions include:

• Welcome to Felony Practice: Pace, Practice Standards and Scoring –Jesse Collins

• Getting to Yes! Negotiations That Win – Panel Discussion with Shelley Ajax, Brent Hart, Sarah Hudson, and Shaul Goldberg.

• Youth As Mitigation: Investigating and Litigating Exceptional Sentence–Jeff Ellis and Cindy Arends Elsberry

• Working with Expert Witnesses – Sonja Hardenbrook

Click here for a full schedule.

To register for this program, email wda@defensenet.org with “Tune Up” in the subject line. 6.0 CLE credits have been requested from WSBA.