Conference Schedule

Conference Schedule: APDA Virtual Conference - June 2021



APDA Virtual Conference - June 2021

1 - Monday 8:45 AM to 10:15 AM
M-001 Sex The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: What's New In Sex Crimes Law and Legislation? Jerry Schreck, Brittany Lamb 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.
2 - Monday 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
M-002 Law Outsider Public Defenders as Champions of Clients Walter Goncalves 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Most indigent federal criminal defendants are black or brown.  Whether the appointed lawyer is white, African American, Latinx, male, female, or gay, will influence the representation.  Sometimes the effect is small, other times the effect is large.  This presentation delves into what it means to develop a sense of identity as a public defender to maximize a client-centered philosophy.  Focusing on models developed by Charles Ogletree and Abbe Smith, the discussion takes it a step further and argues we can all be what Antonio Gramsci labelled organic intellectuals, but in the criminal defense arena—defenders who champion the interests of all clients.
3 - Monday 1:15 PM to 2:45 PM
M-003 DUI DUI Forensics Okorie Okorocha, M.S., M.S., ESQ 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Drug and Alcohol DUI defenses and the valuable authoritative references to support the defenses.
4 - Monday 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
M-004 Admin Professional Out of jurisdiction: Benefits and pitfalls of using miles and points to enhance mental wellbeing Alexander Benezra, Marty Paz 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Getting away has always been a great way for attorneys to disconnect and recharge. Learn how your regular personal and professional activities and expenses can translate into dream vacations while learning the global travel rights and regulations.
5 - Tuesday 8:45 AM to 10:15 AM
T-001 Law Those Left Behind: Roper/Miller Extension and other issues pertaining to young offenders. Ellie Knowles, Sarah Kostick 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This class will focus on arguments and updates on efforts to extend the holdings in Roper v. Simmons and Miller v. Alabama to young clients over 18. It will include a discussion of the most recent scientific developments regarding brain development and strategies for using that information to argue for your young clients.
6 - Tuesday 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
T-002 Forensics Cellphone forensics - what you need to know about Cellebrite Brian Chase 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Your Cellebrite reports are missing data. They could even be intentionally incomplete. In this CLE you will learn about Cellphone forensics and how to spot issues with law enforcement reports
7 - Tuesday 1:15 PM to 2:45 PM
T-003 Forensics Alexa, are you spying on me? Brian Chase 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This sequel to the prior APDA presentations of "Your Home Home is Spying On You" covers cases from around the country where smart home data was used in the litigation. Learn how cops are using this data, and learn how you can use this data for you defense
8 - Tuesday 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
T-004 Law Who's Justice? Our Justice! How sentencing circles can help our communities reclaim our justice system. Tara DeGeorge, Kevin Heade, Dustin Stienstra, Paula Barr Skillicorn, Elisha Dunn, Ellie Hutchinson, Keenan Rambo, Kim Crecca 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
It is no secret that the existing criminal justice paradigm fails to make our communities safer and ignores the needs of impacted stakeholders. Restorative justice offers an alternative to the dominant state-centered retributive paradigm. Join us for an overview of restorative justice and learn about how alternative procedures such as sentencing circles can be utilized in existing settlement procedures. The panelists and other community stakeholders will model how a sentencing circle can operate to resolve a criminal case. The presentation will conclude with a dialogue inviting attendees to discuss obstacles to implementing a restorative justice vision in Arizona and brainstorming ways to overcome barriers to success.
9 - Wednesday 8:45 AM to 10:15 AM
W-001 Law How to help an inmate win parole and earn attorneys' fees in the process Lindsay Herf, Randy McDonald; Karen Smith 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
In 1993 Arizona abolished parole. But for the next 25 years judges continued to give sentences that they thought conferred parole eligibility. Now, thanks to the Arizona Supreme Court decision Chaparro v. Shinn, learn about how you can help the Arizona Justice Project make ADC grant parole eligibility to inmates who were promised it (and win some attorneys' fees in the process).
10 - Wednesday 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
W-002 Law Know us well? The Deaf, Hard of Hearing and DeafBlind and the law. Emmett Hassen, Michele Michaels, Fredrica Strumpf 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
Defending the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and DeafBlind. Do you have the right tools?
11 - Wednesday 1:15 PM to 2:45 PM
W-003 Law More Than a Number; How To Humanize Your Client Kacie Nickel, Christina Lalan 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
By using creative mitigation strategies you can paint your client in a new light and show the state that your client is more then a number, they are a person. This class will teach you creative mitigation strategies to humanize your client through deviation requests, sentencing memorandums, and demonstrative exhibits. With charts, photographs, videos, exit plans, and determination you can show the state and court that your client is worth fighting for.
12 - Wednesday 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
W-004 Juvenile Tadpoles in a Frog's World: Juveniles Who Commit Sexually Abusive Behaviors in Adult Court Ashley Meyer, Nicole Hartley 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Overview of juveniles charged as adults for sexually abusive behaviors. How these cases differ from adult sex offenses in terms of preparation, mitigation, and litigation. Realities of sex offender probation for youthful offenders and rights under A.R.S. 13-921 and A.R.S. 13-923.
13 - Thursday 8:45 AM to 10:15 AM
Th-001 DUI Marijuana DUI's Bob Butler, Grace Myers, Diana Braaten 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
with the legalization of MJ, NHTSA is a key player to find a per se limit for impairment; these studies need to be reviewed for bias
14 - Thursday 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Th-002 Mental Health Communicating and Working with Clients with Disabilities Sarah Kader and Janette Corral 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
Experts in working with people with disabilities will provide detailed information on common disabilities of incarcerated clients and tips on how to effectively represent them.
15 - Thursday 1:15 PM to 2:45 PM
Th-003 Law Legislative Updates Nathan Wade, Jared Keenan 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
A discussion about new bills signed into law this year and how they matter to our clients.
16 - Thursday 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Th-004 Mitigation Humanizing our Clients through Mitigation Kate Verenna, Cynthia Yializis 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This class will provide a broad overview on the role mitigation plays in our profession. We will cover case law and the various mitigating factors considered by the court; how to collect mitigation from our clients; and how to present it to the State and to the Court. We will provide a sample mitigation questionnaire and sentencing letter.
17 - Friday 8:45 AM to 10:15 AM
F-001 Law How legal is weed, anyway? Sarah Mayhew 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This class will take a deep dive into the interplay between AMMA and Prop 207, and the legislation and rules that have followed Prop 207. Find out what's allowed, what's not, and whose records can get expunged.
18 - Friday 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
F-002 Courtroom Trial Prep in a Pandemic Dan Raynak, Ashley Traher, Mike Traher 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Navigating the pitfalls and shortcomings of virtual/audio interviews, zoom court appearances and connecting with your client. How to prepare a case for trial in this new environment.
19 - Friday 1:15 PM to 2:45 PM
F-003 Courtroom Jury Picking Kamille Dean, Okorie Okorocha 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
The most important part of the case. You can win any (literally) trial with the right jury! Selecting the right jurors and priming them for your case. Keeping track of the jury. What to look for and how to have your client assist.
20 - Friday 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
F-004 Mental Health ASPD: Breaking the Code Jim Wilson 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
How to rebut, discredit and preclude Personality Disorder diagnoses in capital cases.

Conference Schedule: APDA Virtual Conference - June 2021


APDA Virtual Conference - June 2021

1 - Monday 8:45 AM to 10:15 AM
M-001 Sex The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly: What's New In Sex Crimes Law and Legislation? Jerry Schreck, Brittany Lamb 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.
2 - Monday 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
M-002 Law Outsider Public Defenders as Champions of Clients Walter Goncalves 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Most indigent federal criminal defendants are black or brown.  Whether the appointed lawyer is white, African American, Latinx, male, female, or gay, will influence the representation.  Sometimes the effect is small, other times the effect is large.  This presentation delves into what it means to develop a sense of identity as a public defender to maximize a client-centered philosophy.  Focusing on models developed by Charles Ogletree and Abbe Smith, the discussion takes it a step further and argues we can all be what Antonio Gramsci labelled organic intellectuals, but in the criminal defense arena—defenders who champion the interests of all clients.
3 - Monday 1:15 PM to 2:45 PM
M-003 DUI DUI Forensics Okorie Okorocha, M.S., M.S., ESQ 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Drug and Alcohol DUI defenses and the valuable authoritative references to support the defenses.
4 - Monday 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
M-004 Admin Professional Out of jurisdiction: Benefits and pitfalls of using miles and points to enhance mental wellbeing Alexander Benezra, Marty Paz 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Getting away has always been a great way for attorneys to disconnect and recharge. Learn how your regular personal and professional activities and expenses can translate into dream vacations while learning the global travel rights and regulations.
5 - Tuesday 8:45 AM to 10:15 AM
T-001 Law Those Left Behind: Roper/Miller Extension and other issues pertaining to young offenders. Ellie Knowles, Sarah Kostick 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This class will focus on arguments and updates on efforts to extend the holdings in Roper v. Simmons and Miller v. Alabama to young clients over 18. It will include a discussion of the most recent scientific developments regarding brain development and strategies for using that information to argue for your young clients.
6 - Tuesday 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
T-002 Forensics Cellphone forensics - what you need to know about Cellebrite Brian Chase 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Your Cellebrite reports are missing data. They could even be intentionally incomplete. In this CLE you will learn about Cellphone forensics and how to spot issues with law enforcement reports
7 - Tuesday 1:15 PM to 2:45 PM
T-003 Forensics Alexa, are you spying on me? Brian Chase 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This sequel to the prior APDA presentations of "Your Home Home is Spying On You" covers cases from around the country where smart home data was used in the litigation. Learn how cops are using this data, and learn how you can use this data for you defense
8 - Tuesday 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
T-004 Law Who's Justice? Our Justice! How sentencing circles can help our communities reclaim our justice system. Tara DeGeorge, Kevin Heade, Dustin Stienstra, Paula Barr Skillicorn, Elisha Dunn, Ellie Hutchinson, Keenan Rambo, Kim Crecca 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
It is no secret that the existing criminal justice paradigm fails to make our communities safer and ignores the needs of impacted stakeholders. Restorative justice offers an alternative to the dominant state-centered retributive paradigm. Join us for an overview of restorative justice and learn about how alternative procedures such as sentencing circles can be utilized in existing settlement procedures. The panelists and other community stakeholders will model how a sentencing circle can operate to resolve a criminal case. The presentation will conclude with a dialogue inviting attendees to discuss obstacles to implementing a restorative justice vision in Arizona and brainstorming ways to overcome barriers to success.
9 - Wednesday 8:45 AM to 10:15 AM
W-001 Law How to help an inmate win parole and earn attorneys' fees in the process Lindsay Herf, Randy McDonald; Karen Smith 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
In 1993 Arizona abolished parole. But for the next 25 years judges continued to give sentences that they thought conferred parole eligibility. Now, thanks to the Arizona Supreme Court decision Chaparro v. Shinn, learn about how you can help the Arizona Justice Project make ADC grant parole eligibility to inmates who were promised it (and win some attorneys' fees in the process).
10 - Wednesday 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
W-002 Law Know us well? The Deaf, Hard of Hearing and DeafBlind and the law. Emmett Hassen, Michele Michaels, Fredrica Strumpf 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
Defending the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and DeafBlind. Do you have the right tools?
11 - Wednesday 1:15 PM to 2:45 PM
W-003 Law More Than a Number; How To Humanize Your Client Kacie Nickel, Christina Lalan 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
By using creative mitigation strategies you can paint your client in a new light and show the state that your client is more then a number, they are a person. This class will teach you creative mitigation strategies to humanize your client through deviation requests, sentencing memorandums, and demonstrative exhibits. With charts, photographs, videos, exit plans, and determination you can show the state and court that your client is worth fighting for.
12 - Wednesday 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
W-004 Juvenile Tadpoles in a Frog's World: Juveniles Who Commit Sexually Abusive Behaviors in Adult Court Ashley Meyer, Nicole Hartley 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Overview of juveniles charged as adults for sexually abusive behaviors. How these cases differ from adult sex offenses in terms of preparation, mitigation, and litigation. Realities of sex offender probation for youthful offenders and rights under A.R.S. 13-921 and A.R.S. 13-923.
13 - Thursday 8:45 AM to 10:15 AM
Th-001 DUI Marijuana DUI's Bob Butler, Grace Myers, Diana Braaten 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
with the legalization of MJ, NHTSA is a key player to find a per se limit for impairment; these studies need to be reviewed for bias
14 - Thursday 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Th-002 Mental Health Communicating and Working with Clients with Disabilities Sarah Kader and Janette Corral 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
Experts in working with people with disabilities will provide detailed information on common disabilities of incarcerated clients and tips on how to effectively represent them.
15 - Thursday 1:15 PM to 2:45 PM
Th-003 Law Legislative Updates Nathan Wade, Jared Keenan 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
A discussion about new bills signed into law this year and how they matter to our clients.
16 - Thursday 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
Th-004 Mitigation Humanizing our Clients through Mitigation Kate Verenna, Cynthia Yializis 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This class will provide a broad overview on the role mitigation plays in our profession. We will cover case law and the various mitigating factors considered by the court; how to collect mitigation from our clients; and how to present it to the State and to the Court. We will provide a sample mitigation questionnaire and sentencing letter.
17 - Friday 8:45 AM to 10:15 AM
F-001 Law How legal is weed, anyway? Sarah Mayhew 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This class will take a deep dive into the interplay between AMMA and Prop 207, and the legislation and rules that have followed Prop 207. Find out what's allowed, what's not, and whose records can get expunged.
18 - Friday 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
F-002 Courtroom Trial Prep in a Pandemic Dan Raynak, Ashley Traher, Mike Traher 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Navigating the pitfalls and shortcomings of virtual/audio interviews, zoom court appearances and connecting with your client. How to prepare a case for trial in this new environment.
19 - Friday 1:15 PM to 2:45 PM
F-003 Courtroom Jury Picking Kamille Dean, Okorie Okorocha 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
The most important part of the case. You can win any (literally) trial with the right jury! Selecting the right jurors and priming them for your case. Keeping track of the jury. What to look for and how to have your client assist.
20 - Friday 3:00 PM to 4:30 PM
F-004 Mental Health ASPD: Breaking the Code Jim Wilson 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
How to rebut, discredit and preclude Personality Disorder diagnoses in capital cases.