Conference Schedule

Conference Schedule: APDA Summer 2022 Conference



Full Conference

1 - Wednesday 8:45 AM to 10:15 AM (Wednesday 8:45-10:15 am)
001 Law What does the Rule Say? Lisa Posada 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
The Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure. What does the Rule say? A primer on the Rules of Criminal Procedure as they serve to protect your client's rights.
024 DUI Dealing with the DUI Expert – Your’s and Their’s Travis McGivern, James Charnesky, Chester Flaxmeyer 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
dealing with what and how to cover in Direct and different CX strategies
082 You Tube Hacks Jon Lyon 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
With over 300 hours of video uploaded every minute to YouTube, we need to be vigilant looking for videos that can help our cases. I will show hacks on everything from on how to search better, find the right type of video, and locate videos based on time and location. There are also a number of keyboard shortcuts that can save you time that will be included. Nothing is ever really gone from the internet, so we might even see how to find videos that have been deleted. Come join us!
087 R.11 done right, 26.5 and GEI Richard Parks 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
R 11 is one of the most misused Criminal Rules. Learn about the Rule in depth from 11.2- 11.6, We'll also explore how R 11 interfaces with 26.5 and GEI pleas. Sells hearings regarding involuntary medication will also be discussed.
089 Your First Murder Case - Now What? Jim Leonard, Sam Doak 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
092 The Power of Narrative Structure: Cops Get It, And So Should You Doug Passon 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
A case study on the power of narrative vs. non-narrative communication. Why are the Miranda warnings so frequently ignored and how do cops coerce confessions, even false ones? Because they understand the power of narrative (and non-narrative communication). Once you understand the same power, particularly the time-tested narrative structure of the "ABT method", you'll be unstoppable.
086 The overlap between dependency and criminal practice William Cawthon, Kristen Foster, Maryvonne Harbulot, Dana Pyles 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
This session will help attorneys to navigate dependency cases with clients whose cases are enhanced with concurrent criminal charges or an ongoing criminal investigation. Depending on the nature of the charges or the investigation, the impact of the dependency proceedings can be profound. This session is intended to help attorneys to anticipate concerns and to avoid pitfalls.
002 Politics and the Criminal Justice System, How to Help Your Clients and the Community You Live in Outside of the Courtroom Diego Rodriguez, Domingo Degrazia 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
A primer on how on how you can use your professional skills to help effect political change in Arizona
093 Prop 207 Expungement: How it Started vs How it's Going Joseph Falcon-Freeman Staff Attorney at Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Martin Hutchins Marijuana Expungement Litigation Manager Arizona Justice Project 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This session will provide a brief overview of requirements for pursuing expungement of marijuana-related offenses as well as developments since the expungement law became effective on July 12, 2021. This session will provide an update on the statewide status of expungement and factors that should be considered during expungement litigation, as well as available resources to aid in the expungement process.
2 - Wednesday 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM (Wednesday 10:30-12:00 pm)
010 Interpretation and Translation as Tools in your Defense Practice Fabiola Cerezo 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Your client doesn’t speak English. Now what? Learn to use interpretation and translation services as tools to better serve your clients in their defense. This presentation will be an overview of best practices, trends, and tips to work with interpreters and translators during the criminal defense process.
078 Issues in Cell Site and Google Location Brian Chase 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
005 Supreme Court Update - Criminal Cases October Term 2021-22 Robert J. McWhirter 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Review of the supreme court criminal cases relevant to criminal practice. I will have given an earlier version of this talk at the APAC Criminal Law Year in Review seminar.
006 Death Penalty Capital PCRs: the Appointment Process and Tips for Success Rosemarie Pena-Lynch, Dale Baich 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
A breakdown of the appointment process for capital PCR counsel, including the necessary qualifications and committee standards, along with practical advice for those with PCR cases.
084 Death Penalty Capital PCR from the Mitigation Perspective Anna Gadberry, Ty Mayberry 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Things a trial capital mitigation specialist should have in their files when their client is sentenced to death, seem like it should be a piece of basic knowledge, but as someone who has been doing PCR now for nearly 10 years it is not, organizing and working a PCR case
007 Delinquency Juvenile Rules Updates Chris Phillis 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
008 Longtime Public Defender Syndrome: Reorienting your mindset and practice to avoid burnout and unhealthy cynicism Clare Schum 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
The main purpose of this course is to have the participant leave feeling inspired about the vocation we have chosen, with a renewed effort to take on the world! It will cover ethical pitfalls when burnout/unhealthy cynicism is developing and potentially affecting how we practice, and how to ethically climb your way out of that mentality. It will also be an interactive course where we invite everyone to share stories of their own practice about burnout and how it can be overcome with vigor.
011 Medical Records: What You Need to Know Without Googling Every Term Tara Godoy BSN RN 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Medical Records can be daunting for any criminal attorney or investigator to review. The purpose of the presentation is to assist attorneys in focusing their review of medical records and to focus on review of records that contain the information that both civil and criminal attorneys are commonly seeking. To make it relevant and interesting, the records included in this presentation follow an attempted murder case and highlight not only what is in the records but also what might be missing.
3 - Wednesday 1:15 PM to 2:45 PM (Wednesday 1:15-2:45 pm)
094 Neuropsychological Conditions across the Lifespan: Implications for Criminal Justice Gavin R. Baker Psy.D. 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
The presenter will provide essential clinical information regarding the effects of various neuropsychological conditions on criminal offending. Conditions reviewed will include those present at birth (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, ADHD), those more commonly acquired in early and mid-adulthood (e.g. TBI, brain tumors, stroke), and those usually occurring later in life (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease). The presenter will provide key features, signs, and symptoms for each condition, to identify possible pathology and suggestions to mitigate the impact of their condition on legal proceedings.
016 Dependency Building the Plane as We Fly It. Team-Based Representation Panel Discussion Amanda Lauer, Rose Rubio, Kirsten Wright, Cynthia Ceasar, Patti Torrisi, Jennifer Patterson Team-Based Parent Representation Program, Lindsey Shine Family Involvement Center, Megan Dykstra, Julie Smith 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
Team-Based Representation Panel Discussion.
019 DUI DUI: Breaking Down Actual Physical Control Issues to Win Trials And Get Better Pleas Blaire Griffin 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
012 So Your Client Confessed and Wants to Go To Trial: Securing the Wins You Can with the Supposedly Unwinnable Case Clare Schum 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
This course will cover motion practice and pretrial strategies in cases where the client makes damaging admissions to the police. It will include a discussion of the use of jury questionnaires/voir dire and how to tell a story to the jury through cross-examination and argument to explain the seemingly unexplainable client admissions.
018 Staff Core Staff/Paralegal Meet-up Corey D. Smith, Kate Cripe 0.00 CLE 0.00 Ethics
An open forum meeting for non-attorney staff across the Arizona Defender Community. The session is co-facilitaded with Kate Cripe, certified Paralegal.
017 Death Penalty Couples Therapy Gary Beren, Erika Warner 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
The scholarly intent of this session is to provide useful information to attorneys moving from trial group work to capital work, and from 2nd Chair positions to 1st Chair positions. Boring! Instead, participants will hear perspectives from capital lawyers throughout Arizona about how capital litigation looks and feels from 1st and 2nd Chair perspectives. The presenters envision a lot of cross-talking, or alternatively an inspired rant from Erika.
013 Delinquency Delinquency Law and Statute Updates 2022 Jason Max 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
014 Appellate The Forgotten 4—Issue Statements, Introductions, Standards of Review, and Conclusions Mikel Steinfeld, David Euchner 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
015 Law Protecting Defendants At the Legislature: Making Bad Bills Less Bad Nate Wade 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Prosecutors have an extremely powerful lobby at the legislature. Without public defenders at the legislature safeguarding the constitutional rights of defendants and speaking on the actual consequences of overly carceral legislation, life would be a lot worse. This presentation will use a few bills that APDA/AACJ members jumped in to "fix" before inevitable passage and how that works behind the scenes with stakeholders and legislators.
4 - Wednesday 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (Wednesday 3:00-4:30 pm)
072 Appreciative Inquiry Jason Overmyer 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
AI (Appreciative Inquiry) is a result of the strengths based movement in American management. Based on the over- use of the problem solving process, which thwarted social and organizational improvement, new methods of inquiry were needed to help organizations thrive. One such model is AI. As such, AI is a method for implementing change that is rooted in being positive, sharing stories of things that work well and leveraging people’s strengths. While one of the attractions to this model is the “positive-ness”, the positive effect of AI is more of means than an end. The idea that certain kinds of inquiry and shared meaning provide powerful images of growth and innovation is what AI is all about. This introductory course on AI is designed for leaders who are looking for a practical organizational theory for creating positive change.
077 Twin Peaks: The Link between Intersectionality and Collateral Consequences and its role in our work Donavan Bailey 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
The goal of this course is to add a cultural comptence/diversity/bias training to the conference in needed. This training is a creative training focused on the idea of intersectionality and its linkage to the common criminal justice phraseology, "collateral consequences"...and more broadly how it should impact Public Defender work and our role in criminal justice reform.
075 How military service and the UCMJ can affect your client Joshua Jones, CPT Christine West-US Army J.A.G. Corps 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Captain West will explain the UCMJ and how those proceedings work. Josh Jones will discuss how those proceedings can affect your criminal case. They will also describe general military terms and potential issues.
070 Immigration Immigration for the Criminal Defense Attorney, 2022 Update Dan Ballecer 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
023 Death Penalty Devolving Standards of Decency: 8th Amendment Challenges to the Death Penalty in Today's Courts Ken Murray, Michael Ziemba 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
U.S. Supreme Court precedent on establishing systemic Eighth Amendment challenges to capital punishment has recognized the need to interpret both the text of the amendment—including its history, tradition, purpose, function, and precedent—as well as “the evolving standards of decency that mark the progress of a maturing society.” While challenges based on classes of individuals have found some success, efforts to expand those classes have not. Similarly, challenges based on social science research and statistics have been almost universally rejected. This session will introduce a discussion of practical methods, approaches, and ideas that could be used to expand the type and scope of systemic challenges that can be made under the Eighth Amendment and to enhance our ability to develop factual support for relief.
025 Mitigation Mitigation and Field Investigations Danielle Yalden, Sara Austin, Tiffany Golden-Spencer, Jimmy Carlo 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This course will cover preparing for and conducting mitigation field investigations in capital cases.
020 Other Ways Your Client is Screwed: Intro to Collateral Consequences Jeremy Zarzycki 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
A basic introduction to the most common collateral consequences of a criminal conviction, covering housing, immigration, employment, and license ramifications.
021 Dependency Dependency Updates 2022 Bill Owsley, Joseph Ramiro-Shanahan 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
022 Forensics Intro to DNA Walter Palser 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Basic DNA science. Testing Procedures. How to Combat DNA evidence.
5 - Thursday 8:45 AM to 10:15 AM (Thursday 8:45-10:15 am)
027 Mysteries, Myths, and Facts of Substance Abuse Testing Joshua Long Physician Services Inc. 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
026 Stop Aggravating PCR Counsel and Learn Your Aggravators: Effective Sentencing Tips from PCR Counsel Grace Guisewite, Michelle DeWaelsche 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This course will focus on aggravating and mitigating circumstances. We will discuss notice requirements, the difference between non-statutory and statutory mitigating and aggravating circumstances, and the application of the catch-all provision.
028 Criminal Immigration Basics/Ethics with a focus on misdemeanors Michael Neufeld 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
079 Admissibility of Digital Evidence Brian Chase 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This goes over the rules of evidence that tend to apply when it comes to digital evidence, and then I go through some case law where Judge apply (or mis-apply) the rules. I also talk a bit how some types of digital evidence are not reliable and how to challenge them in trial.
029 Death Penalty Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Parallel § 1983 Litigation in Your Criminal Case David Lane 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
The goal of the session is to sensitize defense attorneys to the notion that there is an entirely new world of litigation open to them to assist their clients, even for those lawyers in county or state agencies.
030 Technology and the 4th Amendment Thomas Jacobs 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
A review of the evolution of 4th Amendment cases addressing developing technology, from phone booths to cell phone tracking. This presentation will explore the history of 4th Amendment jurisprudence, with a focus on recent cases from the U.S. Supreme Court and Arizona Court of Appeal. May include a section on ethics of how to advise/handle your client with respect to cell phone data where it becomes relevant.
090 What I Wish I Knew During My First Year as a Defense Attorney Alexandra Aia Evans, Michelle Young 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This course will provide practice tips and organizational skills to new attorneys, interns, clerks, and private attorneys just starting out and/or who need a refresher on taking it back to the basics. We will discuss calendaring important dates and organizing files. We will discuss utilizing your team, scheduling and prioritizing tasks, and creating templates/motion banks. We will also talk about communication, with prosecutors and your clients, with an emphasis on your ethical obligations. In addition, we will talk about common and not so common court rules and procedures.
031 Core Staff Meet-up Corey D. Smith 0.00 CLE 0.00 Ethics
An open forum meeting for non-attorney staff across the Arizona Defender Community
6 - Thursday 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM (Thursday 10:30-12:00 pm)
035 Appellate Editing in 5 Steps Dawnese Hustad 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
032 The thorny problem of cop-as expert Donna Elm 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
A presentation on the thorny problem of cop-as expert, usually discussing drug organization culture, drug trafficking, indications of personal drug sales, interpreting drug language and "codes," typical behavior of abused kids, battered woman syndrome (unless the defense wants to use it!), prison contraband, etc. Historically, this type of expert testimony has developed a veritable "cottage industry" of law enforcement/prosecution experts.
095 The Interchange of Neurobiology, Trauma, and Crime: Current Developments Gavin R. Baker Psy.D. 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Provide essential clinical information regarding the effects of trauma on the adult and developing brain as related to criminal offending. Such conditions and terms reviewed will include Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), PTSD, Complex PTSD (New ICD-11 diagnosis), unspecified trauma- and stressor-related disorder, and the overlap of personality disorder including Borderline and Antisocial Personality Disorders. Presenters will provide relevant and current research, tips and simple methods for identifying such conditions, recommendations to work effectively with such individuals, and suggestions for mitigating the impact of their condition on legal proceedings.
034 Beyond Juvenile Court: Juvenile Justice Records in Arizona, and How to Mitigate the Long-Term Collateral Consequences of Juveni Susan Kelly, Esther Kelley 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Successfully assisting applicants in the destruction of their juvenile records, setting aside juvenile adjudications, and restoring firearm rights, will include discussion of setting up clinics and community outreach.
039 Thinking of Transitioning to Capital? What It's Like To Be A Junior Capital Defense Attorney Carrie Gallagher 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
What an attorney moving from felony trial practice to capital defense should expect in their first few years of practice. A discussion on the role of a second-chair capital attorney, the transition from a high caseload to a small caseload, how to refocus your practice for capital litigation, and more.
033 Dependency Advocacy for Juveniles: Guardian ad Litem vs. Attorney for Child Brian Strickman, Robert Casey 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
036 Head Trauma, Comprehension and Intoxication: What to Look For in Every Case Tara Godoy BSN RN 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
037 Death Penalty Capital Jury Selection and the Elimination of Peremptory Strikes John Canby, Jeremy Bogart 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
A panel discussion regarding Arizona's recent elimination of peremptory strikes during jury selection and how it affects capital cases
038 Influence without Authority Corey D. Smith 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Anyone can be a quiet influencer. But not everyone knows how. Organized around three core influence practices - Invite Participation, Share Power, and Aid Progress - students will learn how to take mindfulness practice "out of the gym and onto the field," while gaining the confidence and practical know-how to be influential in whatever role they occupy.
7 - Thursday 1:45 PM to 3:30 PM (Thursday 1:45-3:15 pm)
044 Dependency Family Intervention to Stop Trauma (FIRST) Clinic Rob Wyman Casey Family Programs, Adam Ballout, Gina Wassemiller The First Clinic 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Introduction to parent representation prior to court involvement, a medical-legal model. Members of the FIRST Clinic team (Lawyer and Parent Advocate) will discuss what called them to this work, how they got started, data from their practice, their long-term plan to get this work funded through the State legislature, and the various relationships they made through the process.
040 Mental Health Understanding the Puzzle: Law and the Spectrum Deborah Pardee 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Autism Spectrum Disorder and its intersection with the law for some time
041 How to gather mitigation with clients that have served significant prison terms Maryam Wiggins, Donavan Bailey, Jennifer Gebhart, Mitchell Vanorsby 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
A former client will share their story mitigation specialist to discuss the different points of view on gathering mitigation and how to use someone’s time in prison as mitigation. Presented from the perspective of using the mitigation to explain current criminal conduct and how to prevent it moving forward.
042 Appellate Oral Arguments: Preparing for the Podium David Euchner 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
043 Delinquency JV Representation 101 Colleen Engineer, Caitlin Engstrand, Lori Leon 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
045 Death Penalty Demystifying the Appellate & Post-Conviction Process in Capital Cases Charlotte Merrill, Stan Molever 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
A discussion for capital lawyers about the appellate process and what to expect from working with successor counsel after a death sentence.
046 Strangulation: Evaluating Strangulation Evidence from a Medical Perspective and Reading Medical Records. Tara Godoy BSN RN 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
047 TikTok, Instagram, and Reels: What Defense Attorneys Need to Know Grace Michele Duval 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This course would introduce TikTok, Instagram, and Reels as content creation platforms, specifically focusing on features that may be legally relevant. Defense attorneys need to be aware of these platforms and the unique opportunities they present, both to allow our clients to self-incriminate more easily than ever before and to allow us to create favorable caselaw in the area of evidentiary exclusion. This course would detail the potential arguments attorneys should consider when a client is faced with the admission of their potentially incriminating social media content and allow participants an opportunity for creative brainstorming in this area.
8 - Thursday 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM (Thursday 3:30-5:00 pm)
091 The Mesa Miracle- Community court Meg Leal, Grace Myers 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
A presentation about an innovative court in the city of Mesa that connects homeless individuals with services to help them get off the streets - and it actually works!
074 Radical Candor and common sense coaching Michelle Young, Zach Sloman 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Radical Candor™ is Caring Personally while Challenging Directly. At its core, Radical Candor is guidance and feedback that’s both kind and clear, specific and sincere.
082 What’s left behind when you surf the web? Jon Lyon 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Be scared, be very scared of the kinds of data that is left on your computer. In this unique presentation, you’ll see the data that can easily be found if one knows where to look. If your case involves a computer this is a must see!
048 Sex The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: What's New In Sex Crimes Law and Legislation Brittany Lamb, Jerald Schreck 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Join Jerry Schreck and Brittany Lamb as we tackle sex crimes law and practice updates in the Wild West and beyond.
049 Death Penalty Capital Caselaw Update Jennifer Garcia 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Discussion of capital case developments in state and federal courts
051 How to Win a Murder Trial Dan Cooper 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
How to investigate facts and evidence and present a story, based on the facts and evidence, that a jury will understand. And how to overcome the presumption of guilt that takes place in every murder case.
050 Dependency Race and Social Justice in Child Welfare – Understanding history and its influence on the practice today Rob Wyman Casey Family Programs, Maggie Williams 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Connecting events, policies, and practices from history to our community and child welfare practice of today, and what we can do as family advocates to build a more equitable child protection practice.
9 - Friday 8:45 AM to 10:15 AM (Friday 8:45-10:15 am)
092 How Federal Court Sentences can Affect your Client in State Court Loyd Tate 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Many times our clients are faced with both a state court crime and a federal crime and we as defense attorneys are trying to manipulate the sentences to run concurrently. The course covers how federal sentences are determined by Bureau of Prisons along with presentence incarceration time. While state court sentences, the amount of presentence incarceration time and concurrency are determined by the state court judge. There are ways to try to manipulate the systems for our clients best outcomes.
052 Immigration Criminal and Immigration Detention of non-US citizens Juan Rocha 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
I presented on this topic at the Fall 2020 ADPA conference. The CLE provides defense counsel with information on how to advise their noncitizen clients on the question of detention and bail. The CLE will show how the federal, state, and Department of Homeland Security have different standards for determining release.
053 Death Penalty Pretrial Litigation and Discovery Management in Capital Cases Denise Dees, RJ Parker 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Motion practice and handling large amounts of discovery in capital cases.
054 Dependency Dual Ward Representation: CFT's, QRTP's, JVs, JDs, and ABCs of Representing Children Stuck in Two Courts Katherine Badrick, David Lieb, Colleen Engineer 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
055 Overview of Division of Developmental Disabilities and Justice Involvement Nadine Intorcia, Shannon Kirwan, Vance Phillips Jr. 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Overview of Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) with a focus on eligibility, behavioral health and justice involvement. The DDD session will cover different components of DDD and related areas with time for audience questions.
056 Sex Pro-Active Defense of Sex Offense and Murder Charges, including Aggressive Investigations Krystal Rivero, Paul Amann 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This course will discuss the successful defense of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse of a minor under 12, and second-degree murder charges. The focus of these pro-active defenses will be on the use of defense experts. Those attending will gain strategies to successfully persuade juries to reach verdicts favorable to our clients.
057 Compassionate Release in the time of COVID Elena Kay, Greta Vietor 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
A discussion of the compassionate release process, tips, and pitfalls during COVID and beyond.
10 - Friday 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM (Wednesday 10:30-12:00 pm)
073 Creating Stronger and More Productive Teams Devra Ellexson,Stephanie Conlon 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Whether you're a leader striving to create a culture of teamwork or an employee wanting to make yourself an invaluable team member, this course will help you learn how great teams work, provide practical guidance for overcoming team dysfunctions, and use self and team assessment tools to help you get your teams up and running quickly and effectively.
096 Re-Humanizing Sex Offenders Dustin Campo, Fred Stumpf 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
My presentation will detail which types of crimes are classified as sex offenses, clarify myths about recidivism, and describe the day to day reality of being on lifetime probation and the registry. I will also discuss options for improving the systems that manage sex offenders from polygraphs, treatment and therapy to employment and housing. I have been convicted of a sex offense, served my time, started my own company called Justice Java, and advocate for justice reform. I have given similar presentations for the ACLU and ASU's Human Sex Trafficking course.
058 Mental Health Title 36 - Court-Ordered Mental Health Treatment Sarah Medley, Molly Pettry, Ann Bowerman 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
We will described the Title 36 process from start to finish and highlight the interplay with the criminal justice system and Rule 11. We will also provide caselaw updates and changes in statutes and proposed changes in Title 36.
059 Dependency The Intersection Between Dependency and Family Law Josh Barreda, Michael Alvarez 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
060 Appellate The Alpha and Omega of Records Tennie Martin 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
083 Is Anybody Really Listening? Does Anybody Really Care? The art of listening to your clients Honorable Susan Q. Shetter Tucson City Court Magistrate Retired, Mary-Carol Wagner Associate City of Tucson Public Defender, Denise Rasmussen Transition Specialist Tucson Unified School District 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
Is anybody really listening? Does anybody really care? How to talk so that clients will listen. How to listen so that clients will talk. So much important information is presented verbally in court and in preparation for court — both orally and in writing — usually without regard for defendants' possible difficulty with verbal processing and expression. Whose responsibility is it to assure that our clients understand what is going on in court and how to comply with court requirements? Courts recognize that reasonable communication is necessary for our clients to effectively participate in their representation. Good communication is an ethical issue. But how do we know if our clients are understanding? This session will explore how to identify communication barriers and present strategies for making our language more accessible. Participants will be given an opportunity to practice strategies and skills for identifying barriers, improving communication, and improving listening skills. The objectives of this presentation are: 1. Identify the presence of verbal processing difficulties in our clients. 2. Learn strategies for maximizing comprehension and expression. 3. Practice "translating" difficult legal concepts and "legalese" into language that is more readily understood by defendants.
061 Forensics An Introduction to Bloodstain Pattern Analysis in Crime Scene Photos Melissa Fernandez 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Using Bloodstain Pattern Analysis can be a helpful tool in deciphering what happened within a crime scene. This 1.5 hr. presentation is a useful guide in realizing when scene photos conflict with reports of what happened.
062 Death Penalty Mitigation Waivers in Capital Cases Tim Agan, Jeremy Bogart, Jennifer Garcia, Jennifer Guenther, Steve Koestner 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
A panel discussion about handling capital cases when clients express a desire to waive presentation of mitigation evidence, including practical advice for trying to change their mind or figuring out next steps.
063 Case Law Review 2022 David Euchner 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
David Euchner will review this past year's U.S. Supreme Court and Arizona appellate decisions impacting criminal practitioners.
11 - Friday 1:15 PM to 2:45 PM (Friday 1:15-2:45 pm)
064 Guilty by Marriage: Fighting Restitution Against Community Property Nick Podsiadlik 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
I think there's opportunity for public defenders to litigate restitution hearings/awards in situations where the court's Order of Restitution (which is automatically filed with the Maricopa County Recorder by the Clerk of the Superior Court) may result in a lien against community property. In these situations, the defendant's innocent spouse ends up with a vehicle or house that is burdened by a lien resulting from the defendant's separate crime. The innocent spouse is punished for the criminal spouse's crime.
085 Not your 70's marijuana anymore (cannabis as a potent psychoactive drug) Dr. James D. Stoehr, Lisa A. Gray 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This course will review the medical, psychiatric, and legal literature regarding the effects of cannabis abuse. Special emphasis will include the link between cannabis and psychosis and the importance of determining cannabinoid use by clients in capital cases.
066 Staff Core Staff Meet-up Corey D. Smith 0.00 CLE 0.00 Ethics
An open forum meeting for non-attorney staff across the Arizona Defender Community
071 Immigration Helping Noncitizen Defendants Avoid Deportation Through Post-Conviction Relief Matt Green 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
For many noncitizens in removal proceedings, their only hope to avoid deportation is post-conviction relief (PCR). This session will provide an overview of the state and federal legal frameworks that apply, substantively and procedurally, in both criminal and immigration courts when attempting to obtain PCR that will be effective under immigration law. Other topics which will be discussed include: • How to evaluate a client’s case for PCR; • Managing expectations with your client and immigration counsel; • Working with former defense counsel and expert witnesses; and • Strategically negotiating with the prosecution.
065 Dependency A.R.S. 8-272, Congregate Care for Children in DCS Custody Diana Theos, Maggie Williams, Angela Ramos 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Practicing in the Child Welfare arena exposes attorneys to a whole host of baffling acronyms utilized by the DCS, Probation, Providers and the Court. Understanding what these acronyms mean and how various placements and services correlate to the statutes and rules is vital to successful representation. Join us for a session in which we will discuss what rights parents and children have when placement is made in BHIF, BHRF, QRTP and the steps DCS and Courts have to take to protect children’s rights.
12 - Friday 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (Friday 3:00-4:30 pm)
078 Ethics Do You Practice Well? Karen Clark 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
The 5 essential practices for living & working well This program will teach you how to improve your personal and professional well-being and success. Learn the 5 essentials for practicing well!
069 The unspoken rules of procedure: How to navigate each court in Arizona Gill Bernard, Chris Lyons 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
We would like to provide a course for new attorneys and private attorneys to help them navigate the courts in Maricopa County, Yavapia County and Pima County. Our course will show attorneys what procedures and processes each individual court have so they are prepared to appear before any division. For example when appearing in city of Phoenix municipal court, defense attorneys need to fill out a tripplecate and give it to the coverage prosecutor to sign then give it to the bailiff.
068 Mental Health Title 36: Understanding Arizona's Involuntary Mental Health System Jonathan McGinn 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This course will provide an overview of the Court Ordered Evaluation (COE) and Court Ordered Treatment (COT) processes. It will cover the different timelines involved in the COE/COT processes and common problems that are presented in these cases. This course will also touch on the implications of being placed on COT and how that affects clients going through Title 14 and Rule 11 proceedings.
067 Delinquency Meeting Education Needs for Youth Amanda Glass 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
A primer on the educational rights of students in dependency/delinquency proceedings, particularly those students with disabilities (identified or unidentified).

Conference Schedule: APDA Summer 2022 Conference


Full Conference

1 - Wednesday 8:45 AM to 10:15 AM (Wednesday 8:45-10:15 am)
001 Law What does the Rule Say? Lisa Posada 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
The Arizona Rules of Criminal Procedure. What does the Rule say? A primer on the Rules of Criminal Procedure as they serve to protect your client's rights.
024 DUI Dealing with the DUI Expert – Your’s and Their’s Travis McGivern, James Charnesky, Chester Flaxmeyer 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
dealing with what and how to cover in Direct and different CX strategies
082 You Tube Hacks Jon Lyon 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
With over 300 hours of video uploaded every minute to YouTube, we need to be vigilant looking for videos that can help our cases. I will show hacks on everything from on how to search better, find the right type of video, and locate videos based on time and location. There are also a number of keyboard shortcuts that can save you time that will be included. Nothing is ever really gone from the internet, so we might even see how to find videos that have been deleted. Come join us!
087 R.11 done right, 26.5 and GEI Richard Parks 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
R 11 is one of the most misused Criminal Rules. Learn about the Rule in depth from 11.2- 11.6, We'll also explore how R 11 interfaces with 26.5 and GEI pleas. Sells hearings regarding involuntary medication will also be discussed.
089 Your First Murder Case - Now What? Jim Leonard, Sam Doak 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
092 The Power of Narrative Structure: Cops Get It, And So Should You Doug Passon 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
A case study on the power of narrative vs. non-narrative communication. Why are the Miranda warnings so frequently ignored and how do cops coerce confessions, even false ones? Because they understand the power of narrative (and non-narrative communication). Once you understand the same power, particularly the time-tested narrative structure of the "ABT method", you'll be unstoppable.
086 The overlap between dependency and criminal practice William Cawthon, Kristen Foster, Maryvonne Harbulot, Dana Pyles 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
This session will help attorneys to navigate dependency cases with clients whose cases are enhanced with concurrent criminal charges or an ongoing criminal investigation. Depending on the nature of the charges or the investigation, the impact of the dependency proceedings can be profound. This session is intended to help attorneys to anticipate concerns and to avoid pitfalls.
002 Politics and the Criminal Justice System, How to Help Your Clients and the Community You Live in Outside of the Courtroom Diego Rodriguez, Domingo Degrazia 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
A primer on how on how you can use your professional skills to help effect political change in Arizona
093 Prop 207 Expungement: How it Started vs How it's Going Joseph Falcon-Freeman Staff Attorney at Southern Arizona Legal Aid, Martin Hutchins Marijuana Expungement Litigation Manager Arizona Justice Project 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This session will provide a brief overview of requirements for pursuing expungement of marijuana-related offenses as well as developments since the expungement law became effective on July 12, 2021. This session will provide an update on the statewide status of expungement and factors that should be considered during expungement litigation, as well as available resources to aid in the expungement process.
2 - Wednesday 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM (Wednesday 10:30-12:00 pm)
010 Interpretation and Translation as Tools in your Defense Practice Fabiola Cerezo 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Your client doesn’t speak English. Now what? Learn to use interpretation and translation services as tools to better serve your clients in their defense. This presentation will be an overview of best practices, trends, and tips to work with interpreters and translators during the criminal defense process.
078 Issues in Cell Site and Google Location Brian Chase 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
005 Supreme Court Update - Criminal Cases October Term 2021-22 Robert J. McWhirter 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Review of the supreme court criminal cases relevant to criminal practice. I will have given an earlier version of this talk at the APAC Criminal Law Year in Review seminar.
006 Death Penalty Capital PCRs: the Appointment Process and Tips for Success Rosemarie Pena-Lynch, Dale Baich 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
A breakdown of the appointment process for capital PCR counsel, including the necessary qualifications and committee standards, along with practical advice for those with PCR cases.
084 Death Penalty Capital PCR from the Mitigation Perspective Anna Gadberry, Ty Mayberry 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Things a trial capital mitigation specialist should have in their files when their client is sentenced to death, seem like it should be a piece of basic knowledge, but as someone who has been doing PCR now for nearly 10 years it is not, organizing and working a PCR case
007 Delinquency Juvenile Rules Updates Chris Phillis 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
008 Longtime Public Defender Syndrome: Reorienting your mindset and practice to avoid burnout and unhealthy cynicism Clare Schum 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
The main purpose of this course is to have the participant leave feeling inspired about the vocation we have chosen, with a renewed effort to take on the world! It will cover ethical pitfalls when burnout/unhealthy cynicism is developing and potentially affecting how we practice, and how to ethically climb your way out of that mentality. It will also be an interactive course where we invite everyone to share stories of their own practice about burnout and how it can be overcome with vigor.
011 Medical Records: What You Need to Know Without Googling Every Term Tara Godoy BSN RN 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Medical Records can be daunting for any criminal attorney or investigator to review. The purpose of the presentation is to assist attorneys in focusing their review of medical records and to focus on review of records that contain the information that both civil and criminal attorneys are commonly seeking. To make it relevant and interesting, the records included in this presentation follow an attempted murder case and highlight not only what is in the records but also what might be missing.
3 - Wednesday 1:15 PM to 2:45 PM (Wednesday 1:15-2:45 pm)
094 Neuropsychological Conditions across the Lifespan: Implications for Criminal Justice Gavin R. Baker Psy.D. 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
The presenter will provide essential clinical information regarding the effects of various neuropsychological conditions on criminal offending. Conditions reviewed will include those present at birth (e.g., Autism Spectrum Disorder, Intellectual Disability, ADHD), those more commonly acquired in early and mid-adulthood (e.g. TBI, brain tumors, stroke), and those usually occurring later in life (e.g., Alzheimer’s disease). The presenter will provide key features, signs, and symptoms for each condition, to identify possible pathology and suggestions to mitigate the impact of their condition on legal proceedings.
016 Dependency Building the Plane as We Fly It. Team-Based Representation Panel Discussion Amanda Lauer, Rose Rubio, Kirsten Wright, Cynthia Ceasar, Patti Torrisi, Jennifer Patterson Team-Based Parent Representation Program, Lindsey Shine Family Involvement Center, Megan Dykstra, Julie Smith 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
Team-Based Representation Panel Discussion.
019 DUI DUI: Breaking Down Actual Physical Control Issues to Win Trials And Get Better Pleas Blaire Griffin 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
012 So Your Client Confessed and Wants to Go To Trial: Securing the Wins You Can with the Supposedly Unwinnable Case Clare Schum 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
This course will cover motion practice and pretrial strategies in cases where the client makes damaging admissions to the police. It will include a discussion of the use of jury questionnaires/voir dire and how to tell a story to the jury through cross-examination and argument to explain the seemingly unexplainable client admissions.
018 Staff Core Staff/Paralegal Meet-up Corey D. Smith, Kate Cripe 0.00 CLE 0.00 Ethics
An open forum meeting for non-attorney staff across the Arizona Defender Community. The session is co-facilitaded with Kate Cripe, certified Paralegal.
017 Death Penalty Couples Therapy Gary Beren, Erika Warner 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
The scholarly intent of this session is to provide useful information to attorneys moving from trial group work to capital work, and from 2nd Chair positions to 1st Chair positions. Boring! Instead, participants will hear perspectives from capital lawyers throughout Arizona about how capital litigation looks and feels from 1st and 2nd Chair perspectives. The presenters envision a lot of cross-talking, or alternatively an inspired rant from Erika.
013 Delinquency Delinquency Law and Statute Updates 2022 Jason Max 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
014 Appellate The Forgotten 4—Issue Statements, Introductions, Standards of Review, and Conclusions Mikel Steinfeld, David Euchner 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
015 Law Protecting Defendants At the Legislature: Making Bad Bills Less Bad Nate Wade 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Prosecutors have an extremely powerful lobby at the legislature. Without public defenders at the legislature safeguarding the constitutional rights of defendants and speaking on the actual consequences of overly carceral legislation, life would be a lot worse. This presentation will use a few bills that APDA/AACJ members jumped in to "fix" before inevitable passage and how that works behind the scenes with stakeholders and legislators.
4 - Wednesday 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (Wednesday 3:00-4:30 pm)
072 Appreciative Inquiry Jason Overmyer 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
AI (Appreciative Inquiry) is a result of the strengths based movement in American management. Based on the over- use of the problem solving process, which thwarted social and organizational improvement, new methods of inquiry were needed to help organizations thrive. One such model is AI. As such, AI is a method for implementing change that is rooted in being positive, sharing stories of things that work well and leveraging people’s strengths. While one of the attractions to this model is the “positive-ness”, the positive effect of AI is more of means than an end. The idea that certain kinds of inquiry and shared meaning provide powerful images of growth and innovation is what AI is all about. This introductory course on AI is designed for leaders who are looking for a practical organizational theory for creating positive change.
077 Twin Peaks: The Link between Intersectionality and Collateral Consequences and its role in our work Donavan Bailey 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
The goal of this course is to add a cultural comptence/diversity/bias training to the conference in needed. This training is a creative training focused on the idea of intersectionality and its linkage to the common criminal justice phraseology, "collateral consequences"...and more broadly how it should impact Public Defender work and our role in criminal justice reform.
075 How military service and the UCMJ can affect your client Joshua Jones, CPT Christine West-US Army J.A.G. Corps 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Captain West will explain the UCMJ and how those proceedings work. Josh Jones will discuss how those proceedings can affect your criminal case. They will also describe general military terms and potential issues.
070 Immigration Immigration for the Criminal Defense Attorney, 2022 Update Dan Ballecer 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
023 Death Penalty Devolving Standards of Decency: 8th Amendment Challenges to the Death Penalty in Today's Courts Ken Murray, Michael Ziemba 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
U.S. Supreme Court precedent on establishing systemic Eighth Amendment challenges to capital punishment has recognized the need to interpret both the text of the amendment—including its history, tradition, purpose, function, and precedent—as well as “the evolving standards of decency that mark the progress of a maturing society.” While challenges based on classes of individuals have found some success, efforts to expand those classes have not. Similarly, challenges based on social science research and statistics have been almost universally rejected. This session will introduce a discussion of practical methods, approaches, and ideas that could be used to expand the type and scope of systemic challenges that can be made under the Eighth Amendment and to enhance our ability to develop factual support for relief.
025 Mitigation Mitigation and Field Investigations Danielle Yalden, Sara Austin, Tiffany Golden-Spencer, Jimmy Carlo 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This course will cover preparing for and conducting mitigation field investigations in capital cases.
020 Other Ways Your Client is Screwed: Intro to Collateral Consequences Jeremy Zarzycki 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
A basic introduction to the most common collateral consequences of a criminal conviction, covering housing, immigration, employment, and license ramifications.
021 Dependency Dependency Updates 2022 Bill Owsley, Joseph Ramiro-Shanahan 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
022 Forensics Intro to DNA Walter Palser 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Basic DNA science. Testing Procedures. How to Combat DNA evidence.
5 - Thursday 8:45 AM to 10:15 AM (Thursday 8:45-10:15 am)
027 Mysteries, Myths, and Facts of Substance Abuse Testing Joshua Long Physician Services Inc. 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
026 Stop Aggravating PCR Counsel and Learn Your Aggravators: Effective Sentencing Tips from PCR Counsel Grace Guisewite, Michelle DeWaelsche 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This course will focus on aggravating and mitigating circumstances. We will discuss notice requirements, the difference between non-statutory and statutory mitigating and aggravating circumstances, and the application of the catch-all provision.
028 Criminal Immigration Basics/Ethics with a focus on misdemeanors Michael Neufeld 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
079 Admissibility of Digital Evidence Brian Chase 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This goes over the rules of evidence that tend to apply when it comes to digital evidence, and then I go through some case law where Judge apply (or mis-apply) the rules. I also talk a bit how some types of digital evidence are not reliable and how to challenge them in trial.
029 Death Penalty Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Parallel § 1983 Litigation in Your Criminal Case David Lane 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
The goal of the session is to sensitize defense attorneys to the notion that there is an entirely new world of litigation open to them to assist their clients, even for those lawyers in county or state agencies.
030 Technology and the 4th Amendment Thomas Jacobs 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
A review of the evolution of 4th Amendment cases addressing developing technology, from phone booths to cell phone tracking. This presentation will explore the history of 4th Amendment jurisprudence, with a focus on recent cases from the U.S. Supreme Court and Arizona Court of Appeal. May include a section on ethics of how to advise/handle your client with respect to cell phone data where it becomes relevant.
090 What I Wish I Knew During My First Year as a Defense Attorney Alexandra Aia Evans, Michelle Young 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This course will provide practice tips and organizational skills to new attorneys, interns, clerks, and private attorneys just starting out and/or who need a refresher on taking it back to the basics. We will discuss calendaring important dates and organizing files. We will discuss utilizing your team, scheduling and prioritizing tasks, and creating templates/motion banks. We will also talk about communication, with prosecutors and your clients, with an emphasis on your ethical obligations. In addition, we will talk about common and not so common court rules and procedures.
031 Core Staff Meet-up Corey D. Smith 0.00 CLE 0.00 Ethics
An open forum meeting for non-attorney staff across the Arizona Defender Community
6 - Thursday 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM (Thursday 10:30-12:00 pm)
035 Appellate Editing in 5 Steps Dawnese Hustad 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
032 The thorny problem of cop-as expert Donna Elm 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
A presentation on the thorny problem of cop-as expert, usually discussing drug organization culture, drug trafficking, indications of personal drug sales, interpreting drug language and "codes," typical behavior of abused kids, battered woman syndrome (unless the defense wants to use it!), prison contraband, etc. Historically, this type of expert testimony has developed a veritable "cottage industry" of law enforcement/prosecution experts.
095 The Interchange of Neurobiology, Trauma, and Crime: Current Developments Gavin R. Baker Psy.D. 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Provide essential clinical information regarding the effects of trauma on the adult and developing brain as related to criminal offending. Such conditions and terms reviewed will include Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), PTSD, Complex PTSD (New ICD-11 diagnosis), unspecified trauma- and stressor-related disorder, and the overlap of personality disorder including Borderline and Antisocial Personality Disorders. Presenters will provide relevant and current research, tips and simple methods for identifying such conditions, recommendations to work effectively with such individuals, and suggestions for mitigating the impact of their condition on legal proceedings.
034 Beyond Juvenile Court: Juvenile Justice Records in Arizona, and How to Mitigate the Long-Term Collateral Consequences of Juveni Susan Kelly, Esther Kelley 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Successfully assisting applicants in the destruction of their juvenile records, setting aside juvenile adjudications, and restoring firearm rights, will include discussion of setting up clinics and community outreach.
039 Thinking of Transitioning to Capital? What It's Like To Be A Junior Capital Defense Attorney Carrie Gallagher 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
What an attorney moving from felony trial practice to capital defense should expect in their first few years of practice. A discussion on the role of a second-chair capital attorney, the transition from a high caseload to a small caseload, how to refocus your practice for capital litigation, and more.
033 Dependency Advocacy for Juveniles: Guardian ad Litem vs. Attorney for Child Brian Strickman, Robert Casey 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
036 Head Trauma, Comprehension and Intoxication: What to Look For in Every Case Tara Godoy BSN RN 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
037 Death Penalty Capital Jury Selection and the Elimination of Peremptory Strikes John Canby, Jeremy Bogart 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
A panel discussion regarding Arizona's recent elimination of peremptory strikes during jury selection and how it affects capital cases
038 Influence without Authority Corey D. Smith 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Anyone can be a quiet influencer. But not everyone knows how. Organized around three core influence practices - Invite Participation, Share Power, and Aid Progress - students will learn how to take mindfulness practice "out of the gym and onto the field," while gaining the confidence and practical know-how to be influential in whatever role they occupy.
7 - Thursday 1:45 PM to 3:30 PM (Thursday 1:45-3:15 pm)
044 Dependency Family Intervention to Stop Trauma (FIRST) Clinic Rob Wyman Casey Family Programs, Adam Ballout, Gina Wassemiller The First Clinic 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Introduction to parent representation prior to court involvement, a medical-legal model. Members of the FIRST Clinic team (Lawyer and Parent Advocate) will discuss what called them to this work, how they got started, data from their practice, their long-term plan to get this work funded through the State legislature, and the various relationships they made through the process.
040 Mental Health Understanding the Puzzle: Law and the Spectrum Deborah Pardee 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Autism Spectrum Disorder and its intersection with the law for some time
041 How to gather mitigation with clients that have served significant prison terms Maryam Wiggins, Donavan Bailey, Jennifer Gebhart, Mitchell Vanorsby 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
A former client will share their story mitigation specialist to discuss the different points of view on gathering mitigation and how to use someone’s time in prison as mitigation. Presented from the perspective of using the mitigation to explain current criminal conduct and how to prevent it moving forward.
042 Appellate Oral Arguments: Preparing for the Podium David Euchner 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
043 Delinquency JV Representation 101 Colleen Engineer, Caitlin Engstrand, Lori Leon 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
045 Death Penalty Demystifying the Appellate & Post-Conviction Process in Capital Cases Charlotte Merrill, Stan Molever 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
A discussion for capital lawyers about the appellate process and what to expect from working with successor counsel after a death sentence.
046 Strangulation: Evaluating Strangulation Evidence from a Medical Perspective and Reading Medical Records. Tara Godoy BSN RN 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
047 TikTok, Instagram, and Reels: What Defense Attorneys Need to Know Grace Michele Duval 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This course would introduce TikTok, Instagram, and Reels as content creation platforms, specifically focusing on features that may be legally relevant. Defense attorneys need to be aware of these platforms and the unique opportunities they present, both to allow our clients to self-incriminate more easily than ever before and to allow us to create favorable caselaw in the area of evidentiary exclusion. This course would detail the potential arguments attorneys should consider when a client is faced with the admission of their potentially incriminating social media content and allow participants an opportunity for creative brainstorming in this area.
8 - Thursday 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM (Thursday 3:30-5:00 pm)
091 The Mesa Miracle- Community court Meg Leal, Grace Myers 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
A presentation about an innovative court in the city of Mesa that connects homeless individuals with services to help them get off the streets - and it actually works!
074 Radical Candor and common sense coaching Michelle Young, Zach Sloman 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Radical Candor™ is Caring Personally while Challenging Directly. At its core, Radical Candor is guidance and feedback that’s both kind and clear, specific and sincere.
082 What’s left behind when you surf the web? Jon Lyon 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Be scared, be very scared of the kinds of data that is left on your computer. In this unique presentation, you’ll see the data that can easily be found if one knows where to look. If your case involves a computer this is a must see!
048 Sex The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: What's New In Sex Crimes Law and Legislation Brittany Lamb, Jerald Schreck 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Join Jerry Schreck and Brittany Lamb as we tackle sex crimes law and practice updates in the Wild West and beyond.
049 Death Penalty Capital Caselaw Update Jennifer Garcia 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Discussion of capital case developments in state and federal courts
051 How to Win a Murder Trial Dan Cooper 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
How to investigate facts and evidence and present a story, based on the facts and evidence, that a jury will understand. And how to overcome the presumption of guilt that takes place in every murder case.
050 Dependency Race and Social Justice in Child Welfare – Understanding history and its influence on the practice today Rob Wyman Casey Family Programs, Maggie Williams 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Connecting events, policies, and practices from history to our community and child welfare practice of today, and what we can do as family advocates to build a more equitable child protection practice.
9 - Friday 8:45 AM to 10:15 AM (Friday 8:45-10:15 am)
092 How Federal Court Sentences can Affect your Client in State Court Loyd Tate 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Many times our clients are faced with both a state court crime and a federal crime and we as defense attorneys are trying to manipulate the sentences to run concurrently. The course covers how federal sentences are determined by Bureau of Prisons along with presentence incarceration time. While state court sentences, the amount of presentence incarceration time and concurrency are determined by the state court judge. There are ways to try to manipulate the systems for our clients best outcomes.
052 Immigration Criminal and Immigration Detention of non-US citizens Juan Rocha 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
I presented on this topic at the Fall 2020 ADPA conference. The CLE provides defense counsel with information on how to advise their noncitizen clients on the question of detention and bail. The CLE will show how the federal, state, and Department of Homeland Security have different standards for determining release.
053 Death Penalty Pretrial Litigation and Discovery Management in Capital Cases Denise Dees, RJ Parker 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Motion practice and handling large amounts of discovery in capital cases.
054 Dependency Dual Ward Representation: CFT's, QRTP's, JVs, JDs, and ABCs of Representing Children Stuck in Two Courts Katherine Badrick, David Lieb, Colleen Engineer 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
055 Overview of Division of Developmental Disabilities and Justice Involvement Nadine Intorcia, Shannon Kirwan, Vance Phillips Jr. 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Overview of Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) with a focus on eligibility, behavioral health and justice involvement. The DDD session will cover different components of DDD and related areas with time for audience questions.
056 Sex Pro-Active Defense of Sex Offense and Murder Charges, including Aggressive Investigations Krystal Rivero, Paul Amann 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This course will discuss the successful defense of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse of a minor under 12, and second-degree murder charges. The focus of these pro-active defenses will be on the use of defense experts. Those attending will gain strategies to successfully persuade juries to reach verdicts favorable to our clients.
057 Compassionate Release in the time of COVID Elena Kay, Greta Vietor 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
A discussion of the compassionate release process, tips, and pitfalls during COVID and beyond.
10 - Friday 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM (Wednesday 10:30-12:00 pm)
073 Creating Stronger and More Productive Teams Devra Ellexson,Stephanie Conlon 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Whether you're a leader striving to create a culture of teamwork or an employee wanting to make yourself an invaluable team member, this course will help you learn how great teams work, provide practical guidance for overcoming team dysfunctions, and use self and team assessment tools to help you get your teams up and running quickly and effectively.
096 Re-Humanizing Sex Offenders Dustin Campo, Fred Stumpf 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
My presentation will detail which types of crimes are classified as sex offenses, clarify myths about recidivism, and describe the day to day reality of being on lifetime probation and the registry. I will also discuss options for improving the systems that manage sex offenders from polygraphs, treatment and therapy to employment and housing. I have been convicted of a sex offense, served my time, started my own company called Justice Java, and advocate for justice reform. I have given similar presentations for the ACLU and ASU's Human Sex Trafficking course.
058 Mental Health Title 36 - Court-Ordered Mental Health Treatment Sarah Medley, Molly Pettry, Ann Bowerman 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
We will described the Title 36 process from start to finish and highlight the interplay with the criminal justice system and Rule 11. We will also provide caselaw updates and changes in statutes and proposed changes in Title 36.
059 Dependency The Intersection Between Dependency and Family Law Josh Barreda, Michael Alvarez 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
060 Appellate The Alpha and Omega of Records Tennie Martin 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
083 Is Anybody Really Listening? Does Anybody Really Care? The art of listening to your clients Honorable Susan Q. Shetter Tucson City Court Magistrate Retired, Mary-Carol Wagner Associate City of Tucson Public Defender, Denise Rasmussen Transition Specialist Tucson Unified School District 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
Is anybody really listening? Does anybody really care? How to talk so that clients will listen. How to listen so that clients will talk. So much important information is presented verbally in court and in preparation for court — both orally and in writing — usually without regard for defendants' possible difficulty with verbal processing and expression. Whose responsibility is it to assure that our clients understand what is going on in court and how to comply with court requirements? Courts recognize that reasonable communication is necessary for our clients to effectively participate in their representation. Good communication is an ethical issue. But how do we know if our clients are understanding? This session will explore how to identify communication barriers and present strategies for making our language more accessible. Participants will be given an opportunity to practice strategies and skills for identifying barriers, improving communication, and improving listening skills. The objectives of this presentation are: 1. Identify the presence of verbal processing difficulties in our clients. 2. Learn strategies for maximizing comprehension and expression. 3. Practice "translating" difficult legal concepts and "legalese" into language that is more readily understood by defendants.
061 Forensics An Introduction to Bloodstain Pattern Analysis in Crime Scene Photos Melissa Fernandez 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Using Bloodstain Pattern Analysis can be a helpful tool in deciphering what happened within a crime scene. This 1.5 hr. presentation is a useful guide in realizing when scene photos conflict with reports of what happened.
062 Death Penalty Mitigation Waivers in Capital Cases Tim Agan, Jeremy Bogart, Jennifer Garcia, Jennifer Guenther, Steve Koestner 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
A panel discussion about handling capital cases when clients express a desire to waive presentation of mitigation evidence, including practical advice for trying to change their mind or figuring out next steps.
063 Case Law Review 2022 David Euchner 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
David Euchner will review this past year's U.S. Supreme Court and Arizona appellate decisions impacting criminal practitioners.
11 - Friday 1:15 PM to 2:45 PM (Friday 1:15-2:45 pm)
064 Guilty by Marriage: Fighting Restitution Against Community Property Nick Podsiadlik 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
I think there's opportunity for public defenders to litigate restitution hearings/awards in situations where the court's Order of Restitution (which is automatically filed with the Maricopa County Recorder by the Clerk of the Superior Court) may result in a lien against community property. In these situations, the defendant's innocent spouse ends up with a vehicle or house that is burdened by a lien resulting from the defendant's separate crime. The innocent spouse is punished for the criminal spouse's crime.
085 Not your 70's marijuana anymore (cannabis as a potent psychoactive drug) Dr. James D. Stoehr, Lisa A. Gray 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This course will review the medical, psychiatric, and legal literature regarding the effects of cannabis abuse. Special emphasis will include the link between cannabis and psychosis and the importance of determining cannabinoid use by clients in capital cases.
066 Staff Core Staff Meet-up Corey D. Smith 0.00 CLE 0.00 Ethics
An open forum meeting for non-attorney staff across the Arizona Defender Community
071 Immigration Helping Noncitizen Defendants Avoid Deportation Through Post-Conviction Relief Matt Green 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
For many noncitizens in removal proceedings, their only hope to avoid deportation is post-conviction relief (PCR). This session will provide an overview of the state and federal legal frameworks that apply, substantively and procedurally, in both criminal and immigration courts when attempting to obtain PCR that will be effective under immigration law. Other topics which will be discussed include: • How to evaluate a client’s case for PCR; • Managing expectations with your client and immigration counsel; • Working with former defense counsel and expert witnesses; and • Strategically negotiating with the prosecution.
065 Dependency A.R.S. 8-272, Congregate Care for Children in DCS Custody Diana Theos, Maggie Williams, Angela Ramos 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Practicing in the Child Welfare arena exposes attorneys to a whole host of baffling acronyms utilized by the DCS, Probation, Providers and the Court. Understanding what these acronyms mean and how various placements and services correlate to the statutes and rules is vital to successful representation. Join us for a session in which we will discuss what rights parents and children have when placement is made in BHIF, BHRF, QRTP and the steps DCS and Courts have to take to protect children’s rights.
12 - Friday 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM (Friday 3:00-4:30 pm)
078 Ethics Do You Practice Well? Karen Clark 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
The 5 essential practices for living & working well This program will teach you how to improve your personal and professional well-being and success. Learn the 5 essentials for practicing well!
069 The unspoken rules of procedure: How to navigate each court in Arizona Gill Bernard, Chris Lyons 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
We would like to provide a course for new attorneys and private attorneys to help them navigate the courts in Maricopa County, Yavapia County and Pima County. Our course will show attorneys what procedures and processes each individual court have so they are prepared to appear before any division. For example when appearing in city of Phoenix municipal court, defense attorneys need to fill out a tripplecate and give it to the coverage prosecutor to sign then give it to the bailiff.
068 Mental Health Title 36: Understanding Arizona's Involuntary Mental Health System Jonathan McGinn 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This course will provide an overview of the Court Ordered Evaluation (COE) and Court Ordered Treatment (COT) processes. It will cover the different timelines involved in the COE/COT processes and common problems that are presented in these cases. This course will also touch on the implications of being placed on COT and how that affects clients going through Title 14 and Rule 11 proceedings.
067 Delinquency Meeting Education Needs for Youth Amanda Glass 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
A primer on the educational rights of students in dependency/delinquency proceedings, particularly those students with disabilities (identified or unidentified).