Implementing the ABA Guidelines to Achieve Justice

Implementing the ABA Guidelines to Achieve Justice

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The 10th Anniversary of the ABA Guidelines for the Appointment and Performance of Defense Counsel in Death Penalty Cases:
Implementing the ABA Guidelines to Achieve Justice

Co-sponsored by the American Bar Association Death Penalty Representation Project

Monday, October 21, 2013 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Hofstra University Club, David S. Mack Hall, North Campus, Hofstra University
Hempstead, NY

There is no charge to attend this event and it is open to the public. Register

Ethics CLE credits available.

$30 for Hofstra Law alumni, and government or non-profit employees. $50 for all others. CLE scholarship is available. For more information, contact Judith Black at 516-463-6889 or Judith.N.Black@hofstra.edu.

The American Bar Association Guidelines for the Appointment and Performance of Defense Counsel in Death Penalty Cases were approved in February 2003. Ten years later, the Hofstra Law Review will publish an anniversary symposium issue as the ABA and Hofstra Law host a conference on how to implement the Guidelines to improve the quality of justice.

Speakers Include:

  • Hon. Gilbert S. Merritt, Senior Judge, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circut
  • Hon. Mark W. Bennett, Judge, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa

Topics Include:

  • How to Improve Justice by Implementing the Guidelines in the States
  • Using the Guidelines as a Judicial Resource

CLE Information: The ABA directly applies for and ordinarily receives CLE credit for ABA programs in AK, AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, DE, GA, GU, HI, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MN, MS, MO, MT, NM, NV, NY, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, SC, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, VI, WA, WI, and WV. These states sometimes do not approve a program for credit before the program occurs. This course is expected to qualify for 5.5 CLE credit hours (including 1.0 ethics hours) in 60-minute states, and 6.6 credit hours (including 1.2 ethics hours) in 50-minute states. This transitional program is approved for both newly admitted and experienced attorneys in NY.  For more information about CLE accreditation in your state, contact Judith Black at 516-463-6889 or Judith.N.Black@hofstra.edu.

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