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November 17-18, 2022

Death Penalty Seminar

Nationwide Conference Center

The death penalty committee has put together a fantastic agenda again this year!  We will be at Nationwide Conference Center, 100 Green Meadows Drive South, Lewis Center, OH  43035.  We have reserved a block of rooms at the rate of $137.00/night (not including tax).  The link to reserve a room: Click Here to Book Rooms for the 2022 OACDL Death Penalty Conference

OACDL will be applying for scholarships made available through the Office of the Ohio Public Defender for attorneys who have represented a criminal case in Ohio on a pro bono basis, or for full-time staff employees of a public defender agency.  Scholarships must be applied for using the scholarship registration form.  Once we know the status of the scholarships, we will post the form.  Please do not register online for a scholarship.  Scholarship applications MUST be on approved registration form.

Online registration for the seminar is now open!  Register Now

To print out and mail/fax registration form with payment, click here: DP 2022 Registration Form

To download the agenda, click here: DP 2022 Agenda

AGENDA            

CAPITAL DEFENSE SEMINAR

November 17-18, 2022 -  Nationwide Conference Center Columbus, Ohio

Thursday, November 18

8:00 - 8:30 am      Registration

8:30 – 9:00 am     Introduction - Recent Death Penalty and Method of Execution Litigation Developments 
Speaker:     David Stebbins – Columbus

9:00 – 10:15 am   Caselaw Update – Ohio and US Supreme Courts   
Speaker:     Russ Bensing – Cleveland

10:15 – 10:30 am BREAK

10:30 – 11:45 PM          Ethics and Best Practices for Capital Litigators: the ABA Guidelines and Supplemental Guidelines
Speakers:    Natalie Olmstead – CHU – Columbus; Adam Rusnak – CHU - Columbus

11:45 – 1:00 pm   LUNCH

1:00 – 2:15 pm     Media relations in capital cases: Early decisions in storytelling and narrative development

Moderator:            David Stebbins, Columbu
Speakers:              Dale Baich – Phoenix, Arizona
                             
Marty Schladen – Ohio Capital Journal – Columbus
                             
Ngozi Ndulue

2:15-2:30 pm        BREAK

APPELLATE BREAKOUT

2:30 – 3:30 PM    Effective Brief Writing and Oral Argument in the  Supreme Court of Ohio in Capital Cases

Speakers:    Jeff Gamso – Cleveland
                    
Kim Rigby – Office of the Ohio Public Defender – (OPD) Columbus


3:30 - 4:30 pm      State v Bethel and other Developments in Litigating Post-Conviction Claims in State Court

 Speakers:  Rachel Troutman – OPD – Columbus
                   
Justin Thompson – Capital Habeas Unit (CHU) - Columbus

 

TRIAL BREAKOUT

 2:30 - 3:30 PM     Aggressive and Meaningful Motion Practice at Trial.

 Speakers:    Richard Cline – OPD - Columbus
                    
Don Malarcik – Akron
                    
Noah Munyer - Akron  

 3:30 – 4:30 pm     What’s Race Got to do With Capital Trials?

 Speakers:    Fred Benton – Columbus
                     
George Chaney – Federal Public Defenders Office – Columbus

 

Friday, November 19

8:30- 10:00 am     Ohio’s Serious Mental Illness Exemption:  Overview; Litigation Strategies after the Petition is Filed; Additional Evaluations, Discovery, Preparing for and Conducting an Evidentiary Hearing       

Speakers:    Lisa Lagos, CHU – Columbus
                   
Elise Grifka Wander, OPD Columbus
                   
Tim Sweeney – Cleveland
                   
Randall Porter – OPD – Columbus

10:00 – 10:15 am BREAK

10:15 – 11:15       What Influences Death Penalty Jurors’ Moral Decision-Making.

Speaker:     Professor Meredith Rountree, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

 
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1:15-12:15          A View from the Trial Bench:

Speaker:     Judge Amy Corrigall-Jones, Retired
                   
Summit County Court of Common Pleas

12:15-1:00 PM     LUNCH

1:00 – 2:30 PM    Uncovering and Explaining the Long-Term Consequences of Childhood Trauma

 Speakers:    Bob Stinson, Psy.D – Columbus
                     
Howard Fradkin, Ph.D. - Columbus

 2:30 – 2:45 PM    BREAK

 2:45 – 4:15 PM    Using Social Media for Mitigation Investigation and Presentation

 Speakers:    Mitigation Specialists
                    
Dorian Hall – OPD - Columbus
                    
Lea Pagels – OPD - Columbus
                   
Jim Crates – Columbus

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Add to Calendar aCLuDhaqizCaPxAftmqF167204 11/17/2022 11/18/2022 true America/New York Death Penalty Seminar The death penalty committee has put together a fantastic agenda again this year!  We will be at Nationwide Conference Center, 100 Green Meadows Drive South, Lewis Center, OH  43035.  We have reserved a block of rooms at the rate of $137.00/night (not including tax).  The link to reserve a room: Click Here to Book Rooms for the 2022 OACDL Death Penalty Conference OACDL will be applying for scholarships made available through the Office of the Ohio Public Defender for attorneys who have represented a criminal case in Ohio on a pro bono basis, or for full-time staff employees of a public defender agency.  Scholarships must be applied for using the scholarship registration form.  Once we know the status of the scholarships, we will post the form.  Please do not register online for a scholarship.  Scholarship applications MUST be on approved registration form. Online registration for the seminar is now open!  Register Now To print out and mail/fax registration form with payment, click here: DP 2022 Registration Form To download the agenda, click here: DP 2022 Agenda AGENDA             CAPITAL DEFENSE SEMINAR November 17-18, 2022 -  Nationwide Conference Center Columbus, Ohio Thursday, November 18 8:00 - 8:30 am      Registration 8:30 – 9:00 am     Introduction - Recent Death Penalty and Method of Execution Litigation Developments  Speaker:     David Stebbins – Columbus 9:00 – 10:15 am   Caselaw Update – Ohio and US Supreme Courts    Speaker:     Russ Bensing – Cleveland 10:15 – 10:30 am BREAK10:30 – 11:45 PM          Ethics and Best Practices for Capital Litigators: the ABA Guidelines and Supplemental GuidelinesSpeakers:    Natalie Olmstead – CHU – Columbus; Adam Rusnak – CHU - Columbus 11:45 – 1:00 pm   LUNCH 1:00 – 2:15 pm     Media relations in capital cases: Early decisions in storytelling and narrative developmentModerator:            David Stebbins, ColumbuSpeakers:              Dale Baich – Phoenix, Arizona                              Marty Schladen – Ohio Capital Journal – Columbus                              Ngozi Ndulue 2:15-2:30 pm        BREAK APPELLATE BREAKOUT 2:30 – 3:30 PM    Effective Brief Writing and Oral Argument in the  Supreme Court of Ohio in Capital Cases Speakers:    Jeff Gamso – Cleveland                     Kim Rigby – Office of the Ohio Public Defender – (OPD) Columbus 3:30 - 4:30 pm      State v Bethel and other Developments in Litigating Post-Conviction Claims in State Court  Speakers:  Rachel Troutman – OPD – Columbus                    Justin Thompson – Capital Habeas Unit (CHU) - Columbus   TRIAL BREAKOUT  2:30 - 3:30 PM     Aggressive and Meaningful Motion Practice at Trial.  Speakers:    Richard Cline – OPD - Columbus                     Don Malarcik – Akron                     Noah Munyer - Akron    3:30 – 4:30 pm     What’s Race Got to do With Capital Trials?  Speakers:    Fred Benton – Columbus                      George Chaney – Federal Public Defenders Office – Columbus   Friday, November 19 8:30- 10:00 am     Ohio’s Serious Mental Illness Exemption:  Overview; Litigation Strategies after the Petition is Filed; Additional Evaluations, Discovery, Preparing for and Conducting an Evidentiary Hearing        Speakers:    Lisa Lagos, CHU – Columbus                    Elise Grifka Wander, OPD Columbus                    Tim Sweeney – Cleveland                    Randall Porter – OPD – Columbus 10:00 – 10:15 am BREAK 10:15 – 11:15       What Influences Death Penalty Jurors’ Moral Decision-Making. Speaker:     Professor Meredith Rountree, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law  11:15-12:15          A View from the Trial Bench: Speaker:     Judge Amy Corrigall-Jones, Retired                    Summit County Court of Common Pleas 12:15-1:00 PM     LUNCH 1:00 – 2:30 PM    Uncovering and Explaining the Long-Term Consequences of Childhood Trauma  Speakers:    Bob Stinson, Psy.D – Columbus                      Howard Fradkin, Ph.D. - Columbus  2:30 – 2:45 PM    BREAK  2:45 – 4:15 PM    Using Social Media for Mitigation Investigation and Presentation  Speakers:    Mitigation Specialists                     Dorian Hall – OPD - Columbus                     Lea Pagels – OPD - Columbus                    Jim Crates – Columbus Nationwide Conference Center