Conference Schedule

Conference Schedule: 2019 Conference



Constitutional Capital Jury Selection

1 - Monday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (Tuesday 8:30-5:00, Wednesday 8:30-12:00, 17 hrs CLE, lunch provided on Mon and Tue)
Before registering for this course, please contact PDtrain@Maricopa.gov. Open to attys and staff currently on a capital case. John Canby, Stephanie Conlon, Tim Agan, Gary Beren 0.00 CLE 0.00 Ethics
We will learn the Colorado method of questioning, rating, and tracking jurors based on their opinions of the death penalty.

Monday & Tuesday Intensive - Appellate Writing Workshop

1 - Monday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (Tuesday 8:30 - 4:30 pm)
Appellate Writing Monday & Tuesday Intensive Mikel Steinfeld, Dave Euchner, Donna Elm, Tennie Martin, Rena Glitsos 1.00 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This two day intensive will include an introduction to appellate writing and will focus on brainstorming facts and law, theme and theory, writing the argument and writing the facts. Instruction on each topic will be followed by small group breakout sessions. Earn up to 13 hours CLE credit.

Tuesday Intensive - Crimmigration

1 - Tuesday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Crimmigration Intensive)
Crimmigration Intensive Michael Neufeld, Margarita Silva, Katie Ruhl, Kara Hartzler, Laura St. John, Tracy Abastillas, Dan Ballecer 6.00 CLE 1.50 Ethics
Class 1 - Determining Immigration Status; Class 2 - Inadmissibility and Removability Grounds; Class 3 - Immigration Case Process; Class 4 - Immigration Consequences of AZ Offenses Update

Tuesday Intensive - Forensic Aspects of DUI Cases

1 - Tuesday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (DUI Intensive)
DUI Intensive Chester Flaxmeyer, James Nesci, Ron Hergert, Jeff McGrath, Mark Welsh, Jeff Williams, James Charnesky 6.00 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Class 1 - The Decision to Use, or Not to Use, a Forensic Expert in a DUI Trial; Class 2 - Bad Blood; from the Vein to the Lab 2.0; Class 3 - Benefits of an Investigator in Litigation; Class 4 - Accident Reconstruction; Class 5 - Making the Most of Your Opening Statement and Closing Argument

Tuesday Intensive - Leadership

1 - Tuesday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Leadership Intensive)
Leadership Intensive Terry Hickey, Joel Feinman, Rosemarie Pena-Lynch, Lisa Deane 6.00 CLE 1.50 Ethics
Whether you are leading a team, working with staff and paraprofessionals, or your looking to get involved in management the Leadership Intensive will provide you with valuable tools and insight. The day will include management training and practice, a facilitated panel discussion and a women's leadership forum. The forum will be a way to gain awareness into the issues and different challenges women leaders face and share ideas on where to go from here.

Tuesday Intensive - Problem Solving Courts

1 - Tuesday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (Problem Solving Courts Intensive)
Problem Solving Courts Intensive Kara Hyland, Amy Melcher, Tina Braham, CMS, Georgette McNally, Melissa Monohan, APD Counseling, Steve Binder, Marc Bivens, Emilie Lambert 6.00 CLE 4.00 Ethics
Problem Solving Courts save money and lives. These are evidence-based, data-driven court programs that have been proven to reduce recidivism, thereby making our communities safer and restoring dignity and hope to our clients. In this intensive, we will discuss what makes a problem solving court, best practice standards, medication assisted treatment options, types of therapies, the role probation officers play, cultural competence, and an overview of the problem solving courts operating in the Maricopa County Superior Courts.

Tuesday Intensive - Wellness

1 - Tuesday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Wellness Intensive)
Wellness Intensive Alicia Dominguez, Susan Hansen, Jonathan Lyon, Jordan Smith, Leah Roberts, Tom Glow, Rebecca Shields, Stephanie Cravath 6.00 CLE 3.00 Ethics
Join us for a day of health and wellness! We will begin the day with a yoga class for all levels (please bring a mat if you have one, otherwise a towel from the hotel will be provided), and then transition into a session on ways you can deal with secondary trauma. We will finish up the morning with a class on self hypnosis followed by a healthy lunch catered by Pita Jungle. The afternoon will begin with a session on gratitude and perspective followed by a guided reflective journaling session. We will conclude the day with a relaxing and mindful meditation session. Three hours of ethics CLE can be earned!

Tuesday Intensive - Mental Health

1 - Tuesday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Mental Health Intensive)
Mental Health Intensive Marc Bivens, Natalie Jones, Janette Corral, Anne Phillips, Dr. Robert Beattey, Lisa Surhio, Ashley Blum, Jillian Bachman-Underhill, Tammy Wray, Stefanie Jones-Campbell, Fredrica Strumpf, Clare Schum 6.00 CLE 2.00 Ethics
Class 1 - Hidden in Plain Sight: What to Look For When Opening a Case; Class 2 - Best Practices: How to Maintain Your Sanity in Rule 11 Court; Class 3 - Evidence-Based Practices for Competency Evaluations and Restoration Treatment Programs; Class 4 - Records: You Can't Run from Them - Helpful Tips for Reviewing and Understanding Client Medical Records; Class 5 - GEI: Is This the Real Life? Is this Just Fantasy?; Class 6 - The Continuum of How Your Client's Mental Health Issues Impact Your Case

Pre-Conference - Wednesday morning

1 - Wednesday 8:45 AM to 10:15 AM (W1)
The Role of Advisory Counsel in a Pro Per Case:  What You Must Do, What You Can Do, What You Should Do Stephen Johnson, Michael Reeves 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
"He who represents himself has a fool for a client." Was Lincoln right? Maybe. But the fact we are appointed as advisory counsel does not give us the right to simply slack off and not be effective. From the requirements of Rule 6.1, to the holding in Faretta and others, we will walk you through the representation you must provide, the work you can and cannot provide, and finally the advice you should provide. The client has a right to represent themselves. We have a duty to advise to the best of our abilities.
Intro to Justice Courts David Brown 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Discover the intricacies of the Maricopa County Justice Court system.  Learn about misdemeanors, Justice court Justices, and maybe, just maybe, a little about yourself in the process.  Great for new lawyers or people just getting acquainted with the Justice Court System.
Opioid Crisis and Community Resources Mike Speakman, Kim Humphries 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
The United States is in the grips of an unprecedented health crisis, recently declared by the President as a national Public Health Epidemic. Further, Alcohol and Drugs are involved in about 80% of offenses leading to incarceration in the United States.  Families of those suffering from Substance Use Disorder are in a unique position to help, by learning healthier ways to respond to their loved one's addiction.  Mike Speakman, the Founder of Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL) and author of the book The Four Seasons of Recovery for Parents of Alcoholics and Addicts, along with former Phoenix Police Commander Kim Humphrey, Executive Director of PAL, will address how this community resource through education and support is bringing hope to thousands.
Defendant Location Using Social Media, Cellular Tower, and Mobile Device Records Lonnie Dworkin 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
The course desired learning objectives are: Identify potential sources of location data. (e.g. computers, internet, networks, cell towers, and mobile devices). Using social media, cell tower records, and cell phone forensic techniques to establish exculpatory location date and time. Tips for effectively presenting location data at trial.
Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision – Tracking Offender Movement Across State Lines Dori Littler 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Attendees will learn the Compact Rules for transferring adult offenders to other states. We will dispel the myths and attendees will learn that the process is quite simple and fast! The Interstate Compact exists to help offenders succeed while on supervision by transferring them home or to where family resides. Please join us!
Juveniles Charged in Adult Court and Youthful Sex Offenders Ashley Meyer, Nicole Hartley, Angela DeMarse, Tara DeGeorge, Teddy Saldivar 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
The class will cover research on juvenile brain development; How juveniles who offend sexually are different than adults; The history of ARS 13-923 and the research behind it; Current status of YSO, what makes a case YSO eligible and what you should do if you get a YSO case.
Preserving the Record for Appeal in Criminal and Juvenile Cases Chris Stavris, Alison Stavris 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This course provides information on how to preserve the record during the pendency of the trial court proceedings for appeals in both criminal and juvenile matters. This course will further include discussion regarding the ramifications that both juvenile and criminal matters have on each other  and how to navigate these issues in order to protect the record for purposes of appeal.
Flowers v. Mississippi Donna Elm 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
When the Court began addressing racial discrimination in jury selection with Batson, it ushered in a new day for equal protection in trials.  However, clever prosecutors began to “work the system” and find ways to get around Batson, and justify their strikes.  One of America’s most egregious examples is in the voir dires of the 6 trials of Curtis Flowers in Mississippi.  Just this spring, Flowers went up to the U.S. Supreme Court for a second time on the Batson issue.  The oral argument was heated, but the Court is struggling with how to fix Batson so as to stop this sort of flagrant underhanded strategy.
Ethics Multi-Defendant Cases & Fees Paid by Non-Clients: A Discussion of Ethical Concerns Louis Fidel, Joshua Hamilton 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
Topics will include fee agreements, third-party fee-payor issues, addressing conflicts of interests and the problems that they can cause a lawyer, past-representation vs. contemporaneous representation, potential impact upon post-conviction litigation (Rule 32, 2255, etc.), representing clients in multi-defendant cases (home invasion, conspiracy, etc.) attempts by prosecutors to use “conflict” to get you bumped off the case, as well as issues related to clients (honesty in meetings, client expectations, turning down representation, financial issues, and the “look back” provision of the Ethical Rules).
Accident Reconstruction Jeff McGrath 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
2 - Wednesday 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Ethics Ethics Lessons Courtesy of My Identity Thief Matthew Marner 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
In March of 2018, attorney Matthew Marner was not Matthew Marner. Mr. Marner's professional identity had been stolen and was used to catphish a DUI defendant in Mesa, Arizona. Mr. Marner has taken the crimes committed against him and the catphishing victim, and "fished" out the ethical implications of such behavior for actual attorneys.
The Third Party - Best Practices for Investigating with ROIS, Public Records, and Compulsory Process William Knight, Richard Jones, Scott Boncoskey 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
a. Third party records, from storefront surveillance and transaction receipts to corporate and governmental records, can be invaluable assets in building a defense, but what are the most effective ways to investigate and obtain them? Join major fraud defenders Will Knight and Richard Jones and appellate defender Scott Boncoskey to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various different techniques for investigating and procuring exculpatory evidence from public and private third parties, including a comprehensive discussion on how to competently and ethically distinguish Carpenter v. Superior Court and utilize Subpoenas Duces Tecum as a defense attorney.
Suppressing and Excluding Eyewitness Identifications: It’s a Long Shot but We’ll Tell You How to Try Caleigh Milton, Jennine Burns 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
We will provide the research, a review of the law in Arizona, sample motions, experts, ideas for cross examination, and more.
Helping Veterans Navigate the Justice System and VA Benefits Nathan Foundas, Melvin Morris, Monica King 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Our course will help attorneys determine whether their clients meet the VA qualifications for veteran benefits eligibility to include healthcare and service connection eligibility.  Then we’ll explain how to help their veteran clients obtain PTSD, TBI(Traumatic Brain Injury) and other medical diagnoses and treatment and how these fit into the Veterans Treatment Court process.  Finally, we’ll be presenting many of the resources available to veterans here in the Valley and throughout the State.
How Homeless Courts Across the Country Are Making a Difference for Clients and Society Steve Binder 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
The Homeless Court Program (HCP) court orders recognize the accomplishments participants made in their chosen homeless service agency program for resolution of their criminal cases. Their accomplishments in Life skills, counseling, employment development, medical (physical and mental health) replace traditional court sanctions of fines, public work service, and custody.  Established in 1989, the HCP dismisses over 90% of cases while satisfying terms and conditions of probation for participants to reclaim their lives, return to our community as valued citizens. It has been replicated in 70 courts across the country.
Dependency Toxicology for Dependency Jeff Cloud, Ian Service, Robert Casey 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This seminar is meant to be a practical perspective of toxicology as it relates to dependency cases. It will include an overview of toxicology along with a discussion of methods of testing, interpreting results, and errors in testing. Finally, practical advice and scenarios will be discussed.
Educating the Judge: Doing What Years of Education and Experience Didn’t Robert Storrs, Sharon Storrs, Zach Storrs, Stacy Hyder 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
How To Try A Case Dan Cooper 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Why do some lawyers win trials and others…not so much. There are very real reasons. This seminar will explain not just how to try a case but how to try a case and win, from pre-trial investigation to opening statement to closing argument.
Body Cam and DVR Surveillance Video Forensics Lonnie Dworkin 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
The course desired learning objectives are: best practices for locating, identifying, and securing evidence video, technical and legal remedies for issues related to the production of video evidence (e.g. identification and production). Finally, tips for effectively presenting video evidence at trial. (Includes examples of video enhancement)
The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act as a Lawyer Participant Alex Lane 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
The course will include a discussion about State v. Jones and running a dispensary, including interactions with law enforcement and other agencies.
"That's Mr. Information Source, to you." Marci Kratter, Natalee Segal 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Brady Violations

Conference - Wednesday afternoon

1 - Wednesday 1:15 PM to 3:15 PM (W3)
Sisters in Law Laura Wenette, Elaine T'Kaye 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Scenes from the theatrical production Sisters in Law. Based on The New York Times Best Seller, this keen portrayal of legends Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg tells the story of two polar opposites who just happen to be the first and second women on the US Supreme Court. As they grapple with big questions, the gloves come off, revealing two very different people with a great deal in common.
2 - Wednesday 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM (W4)
I See What You’re Saying: An Introduction to Body Language Consuelo Ohanesian 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
The class introduces the various physical clues people unconsciously display that reveal whether they are being truthful.  This information enables attorneys to gauge the weaknesses and strengths of offered statements, and detect outright lies based on the other person’s body language they observe during interviews and courtroom examinations.
Mental Health and Competency in Immigration Proceedings Liz Bradley, Dorien Ediger-Seto 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This course will provide an overview of the competency standard in immigration court and how Public Defenders can make sure that their noncitizen clients are best served and best protected in subsequent immigration proceedings. We will cover the nuts and bolts of how individuals with mental health concerns are identified and possibly provided free counsel in immigration proceedings and how Public Defenders can mitigate the consequences of criminal convictions for clients in Rule 11 proceedings as well as those who have mental health concerns who don't meet the Rule 11 standards.
Monte Carlo Analysis and Event Data Recorder usage in crash investigation Bryan Young, Greg Gibbs 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
The EDR or Event Data Recorder or what everyone refers to as the vehicle's “black box.” We will discuss how this information is obtained and used in collision reconstruction. We will show how to decipher the information and the differences between what vehicle manufacturers capture. The Monte Carlo (method/system/analysis) is a statistical method to quantify uncertainty. As it applies to crash investigation, it is a statistical/mathematical method used to assign a degree of confidence in the reconstructed crash speeds/analysis. During the conclusion we will discuss how the two methods are used as checks for each other. If they are close then we have two differing sets of data to prove or disprove our theory.
Working With At-Risk Juveniles: Building Bridges Between Schools and Mental Health Providers. Kristin Merkel, Meghan Stogner 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Admin Professional Generations in the Workplace: How to Communicate, Connect, and Collaborate Jianhong Yang 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This is the first time in the history that five different generations are working together in the workplace.  In this session, we will discuss what events shaped their perspectives and what values each generation brings to the workplace.  We will also share tips on how to communicate, connect and collaborate with each generation.
DNA Evidence RJ Parker 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Course provides a basic understanding of DNA evidence, with practice pointers for assessing possible case issues. Presentation will include: info on crime scene processing and evidence collection; DNA transfer; stages of DNA analysis; review of DNA results and interpretation issues; issues with mixture interpretation; and trial preparation pointers.
21st Century Criminal Defense: A Report on the Banality of Evil Joel Feinman, Sarah Kostick 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
There is little doubt the U.S. criminal justice system inflicts monstrous injustices on both the guilty and the innocent, every day and in every courtroom. Within the context of philosophy and international law that developed in the wake of the Nuremberg and Eichmann trials, what responsibility do criminal defense attorneys bear for supporting, and even strengthening that system?
How to Win a Medical Marijuana Trial When the Judge Tells Your Client He Will Lose Jocquese L. Blackwell, Gill Bernard 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This course will help provide any attorney in Arizona with the necessary tools to enable them to succeed in their next Marijuana DUI trial. We will discuss the current case law in Arizona as it pertains to Marijuana DUI’s as well as nationally. Additionally, we will discuss motion practice and client preparation techniques.
The Jail and Confidential Legal Correspondence Stephen Johnson, Natalee Segal 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This course will cover jail intelligence's violation of our client's constitutional rights, Judge Viola's minute entry finding that violation, as well as finding that three of the intelligence officers lied under oath.
DUI FSTs and NHTSA James Charnesky 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Ethics Integrating Restorative Justice Principles Into a Holistic Criminal Defense Practice Kevin Heade, Richard Moore, Paula Skillicorn 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
Restorative Justice seeks to make whole all stakeholders in scenarios where conflict has caused harm. Yet our criminal justice system largely ignores the needs of the stakeholders.  How can criminal defense attorneys, investigators, and mitigation specialists integrate Restorative Justice principles into their practice in a way that promotes better outcomes for defendants? This course will identify existing areas of criminal defense practice such as interviews, settlement conferences, plea negotiations, and sentencing hearings where Restorative Justice principles may be applied so that better outcomes may be possible.
Dependency Reasonable Efforts in Dependency Cases Judge Leonard Edwards 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This session will address the federal and state requirements for reasonable efforts to be provided by the social service agency in a number of different factual situations. This is an inter-active presentation with the audience.
Beyond the Anders Brief Kerri Chamberlin, Katia Mehu 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Constitutional protections are triggered the moment an offense is committed and this comprehensive program will enhance your ability or help you develop the ability to critically assess the appellate record to identify appealable issues.  In an easy to understand format, Katia Mehu and Kerri Chamberlin walk you through the different phases of criminal proceedings and for each phase give you analytical pointers to help you identify, frame, and preserve issues for review by appellate courts. The course book is provided as a Word document to serve as a tool for capturing appeal-related facts alongside notations about constitutional provisions.
Challenging the Current Juror Selection System Nicholas Lubchenco 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Death Penalty Intro to Death Penalty Garrett Simpson, Susan Corey 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This course will be introduction to Death Penalty cases.
The Civil Implications Of Criminal Proceedings: How Criminal Defense Attorneys Can and Should Participate In Civil Actions Pat McGroder IV 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Ethics Preventing Suicide – Both Your Client’s and Yours Michael Rexford, Anne Phillips 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
Do you know, or have you known, anyone with depression, anxiety or any other mental health issue and/or a problem with alcohol or other substances? Do you know anyone whose stressors appear to potentially exceed his/her ability to cope with them? This presentation will (a) inform you about warning signs and risk factors, (b) equip you with considerations to bear in mind when concerned about, approaching and talking to someone in crisis, (c) present a simulated conversation designed to train you how to talk to someone in crisis, and (d) help you recognize when further help is advisable/required.
Death Penalty Preserving the Capital File and Gathering/Preserving Records for Future Proceedings Tamara Brooks-Primera, Emily Skinner, Chris Phillis 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
Ethics session on preserving the Capital file & gathering/preserving records for future proceedings.
Effective Cross-Examination of Sex Offender Experts Regarding Risk Assessments and Registration Meghan White, Jerry Schreck 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This course will cover the different psychosexual tests used in risk assessments with a focus on critiques of those tests generally and as applied to various demographics including testing of juveniles. We will cover the various recidivism rates provided by the State as justification for registration and how to attack the studies those rates are based on.
Legislative History for Dummies Tim Sparling, David Hill 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
No idea how to research legislative history? No worries – we can teach you all the things you might think you were already taught about legislative history but probably weren’t! Come to our class and we’ll show you the basic skills and methodology needed to find legislative committee reports, agendas, floor statements, previous code, and more!
What I Wish I Knew in My First Year of Practice Ashley Oddo, Emilie Lambert, Esmeralda Gaxiola 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This course will provide practice tips and organizational skills to new attorneys, interns, clerks, and private attorneys starting out and/or who need a refresher on taking it back to the basics. We will discuss calendaring important dates, organizing files, and communicating with prosecutors. In addition, we will talk about unspoken court rules/procedures.
Forensic Elements of Perceptual Distortion Thomas Streed 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Perceptual Distortion is an often unrecognized, and yet commonplace phenomena of human behavior. Unfortunately, in our judicial system, nearly 70% of wrongful convictions are a consequence of eyewitness misidentification as well as misinterpretation of another individual's behavior, which are frequently associated with Perceptual Distortion. This course seeks to provide awareness of factors of perception that are often seen in Perceptual Distortion.

Thursday Intensive - Re-Entry

1 - Thursday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Held at Marriot Residence Inn)
2nd Annual "Hope Beyond the Walls" Re-Entry Intensive/Conference 6.00 CLE 0.00 Ethics

Conference - Thursday

1 - Thursday 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM (R1)
DARE (Drug Abuse Response and Education for Attorney) Diana Braaten, Dan Wilson, Bob Casey 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
We’re inviting all the “kids” at APDA to come to class to learn all about meth, opioids, marijuana and other drugs that can cause impairment. Presented by three lawyers who are in the trenches of city courts on a daily basis. Also, free snacks--Cheetos anyone?
Delinquency “Say What? I Have Rights? What Does That Mean?” An Overview of the Juvenile Mental Competency Process Louis Harvey, Caitlin Engstrand 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This course is designed to give an overview of the juvenile mental competency process.  Best practices will be discussed as to how to prevent the State from extending juvenile mental competency restoration beyond statutory time frames, the proper way to challenge restoration reports and tolling of time via evidentiary hearings and protection of due process rights.  The course will distinguish juvenile mental competency practice as compared to the adult court procedures outlined in A.R.S. 13-4501, et seq..
Excessively High Bail: The New Bail Battleground John Gattermeyer, Natalie Jones, Christine Jones 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
It will focus on the litigation we have been working on with Charles from the Justice Corp about setting bonds that are too high for our clients to pay without a Simpson-type hearing. We will also weave in some information about Simpson and the bail hearings that are still happening for on release clients.
Ethics Ethical Underpinnings of Jewish History, Personal Experiences, and Culture that Stimulate an Interest in Representing the Indige Richard Randall, Michael Mussman, Samuel Doak, Eden Brown 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
This class will be presented in a round table format and will address the questions of whether the unique aspects of Jewish history, personal experiences, and culture stimulate an interest in the law and a passion for representing the indigent, and if so, why. The presenters expect to extrapolate several core ethical principles that can be applied to indigent representation in general.
De-Mystifying Federal Criminal Court for State Court Practitioners John Rock, Theron Hall 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
What to Tell Your Clients About Parole, Clemency, and Compassionate Release Katherine Puzauskas, Kindra Fleming 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
The ins and outs of the AZ Board of Executive Clemency, the hearings they conduct, whether your client is eligible for clemency, parole, and/or compassionate release, and how to prepare for these hearings.
Section 1983 Lawsuit Basics - When Your Clients Want to Sue Matt Brown, Lori Davis 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This course covers the basics of civil rights lawsuits so you can explain to your clients just what it will take to litigate violations of their rights. Learn how the process works from the notice of claim and complaint through summary judgment, trial, and damages/fees. Also learn about the potential ethics issues taking section 1983 cases for existing clients and with different types of fee/cost arrangements.
When the Identification is Coming In: Strategies for Using Experts and Jury Instructions to Inform the Jury Bruce Blumberg 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
The presentation contains written materials with a thorough analysis of case law and history, a link to an FTR with direct examination of now deceased, expert identification witness, Robert Shomer, Ph.D. and examples of jury instructions. It was utilized as my presentation to the NACDL in February of 2019.
The Early Bird: Creative Litigation in the Early Months of a Homicide Case Thomas Henager, Michael Ziemba 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Discussion and specific examples of litigation that can be impactful if done early in a homicide case including: Litigating the autopsy prior to the autopsy report being completed, litigating the media for witness statements, early homicide case evidence preservation issues and more.
You Have The Right To Remain Silent - - - - NOT!: False Confessions and De-Mirandizing Clients Carrie Gallagher, Alicia Dominguez, Nik Forner 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This course will explore how to spot a client’s possible false confession, interrogation techniques employed by police that may lead to false confessions, what character traits may increase a client’s risk of false confession, de-mirandizing clients, working with an expert on false confessions, and Daubert hearing issues
Another Brick in the Daubert Wall: Successful Litigation Challenging Fingerprint Identification Admissibility Clare Schum 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This course begins with an overview of fingerprint identification “science” and then focuses on how to challenge and limit government testimony regarding fingerprint identification by filing a Daubert motion and conducting a hearing.
Admin Professional A Walk in the Park (ing lot); a Stroll Through a Crazy Criminal Justice System. Diana Kalandros 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
An account of what happens when a person with mental illness is arrested and detained for purposes of competency evaluation. Based on one woman’s struggle with the criminal justice system in a Rural Arizona County.
The Reality of Life on and the Impact of Sex Offender Registries - Part 1 Nicole Hartley 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
A two part session hosted by Nicole Hartley from Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office Part one: Screening of Untouchable, a very well made and powerful documentary about sex offender registration. Trailer for the film is here: http://www.untouchablefilm.com/trailer/. Part two: Discussion with Shawna Baldwin, a young woman featured in the movie (who was prosecuted for a sex crime in Maricopa County and served 15 years on lifetime probation) – Shawna will tell her story with more detail, discuss what her life was like on sex offender probation and on the registry, and answer questions from the audience.
Leaving the Nest: Tips for setting up, or improving, your private practice - Part 1 Roberta Tepper, Kristin Moye 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Join Roberta Tepper, Lawyer Assistance Programs Director, and Kristin Moye, Practice Management Advisor/Attorney, to discuss tips for establishing your new private practice, or for making improvements to your existing one.  The discussion will include the tools and services available to you through Practice 2.0, the State Bar’s free, confidential practice management advice program, as well as prioritizing expenses, virtual vs. home vs. bricks and mortar offices, making wise technology choices, marketing, networking, client development, developing or improving processes and procedures, and getting paid. Please note this is a two part session.
Ethics Cultural Awareness in Criminal Defense Wendy White 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
Cultural awareness isn’t just a politically correct concept. In order to adequately represent your clients, you need to be able to understand them-and that means understanding their cultural background. First step-understand your own.
Abolishing Private Prisons John Dacey 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Executive Director of Abolish Private Prisons, John Dacey, will address issues related to mass incarceration; profit incentives related to privatization of incarceration; information about private prison contracts; constitutional issues related to privatization; and how prisoners may grieve their incarceration in private prisons. The Abolish Private Prisons organization will be challenging the constitutionality of prison privatization in US District Court, so the course will be directed from that viewpoint.
Miller/Montgomery: Legal Overview across the Country and What’s Happening in Arizona Marsha Levick, Grace Guisewite, Keisha Hudson, Sam Kooistra, Samantha Knobbe 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This course will provide an overview of case law relevant to the Miller/Montgomery litigation, including post-conviction natural life litigation, post-conviction de facto JLWOP litigation, and pre-trial litigation issues. This class is recommended for anyone handling a pre-trial or post-trial Miller/Montgomery case.
Your Home is Spying on You… and the Cops Are Listening! Brian Chase 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Smart devices are everywhere - from Amazon Alexa, to thermostats, to refrigerators. The devices make our lives easier, but they also record data about us. Learn how police are getting this data and how you can use this data to defend your cases.
Drugs at the Border: Investigation and Witness Management Techniques in the Santa Muerte Era Elena Kay, Sergio Murueta 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This course will discuss investigation techniques to consider while working with witnesses who may be located in Mexico or other more difficult to reach locations.  The course will include a discussion of ethical considerations relating to hard to reach and out of country witnesses, taking into account cultural and environmental complications and differences.
Death Penalty Capital Cases: Preserving the Record at Trial Tennie Martin 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
From the beginning to the end, your responsibility and ethical duty to preserve and protect the record. Beginning and continually focusing on how to preserve the record for your client’s future attorneys to use to help your client - the appellate, post-conviction and capital habeas attorneys. Your client’s chance to live depends on you setting the stage, preserving the record, for future courts.
Attacking Government Software in Child Pornography and Other Computer Crimes Barbara L. Hull, Tami Loehrs 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This is an essential course for any defense attorneys defending computer or other digital crimes, in particular child pornography.  Attorneys must learn what to look for, particularly when the government finds their client through use of the internet.  Some of the tools the government uses are overreaching and violating essential privacy and constitutional rights.
How to Handle Confessions Caleigh Milton, Kevin Brady 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Using Cross Examination to win a Confession Case. We will discuss how to identify and use officer interrogation techniques to break down a confession. Then we will talk about how to use what the officer did to  create a cross examination that can help you win despite your client’s confession.
Guardianships Conservatorships and Powers of Attorney: Probate Tools and Your Criminal Client Nora Greer, Ed Bassett 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Your client may have a guardian or a conservator. Their family member has a power of attorney. This presentation will give you information on these probate tools and how they work. It will help you to use these things to your advantage and not make mistakes.
Death Penalty Post-Partum Depression: Capital Clients and Their Families Michelle Lacy, Johnna Baker 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This course will give you an overview of Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Disorders, risk factors and the effects of the untreated illness. Our discussion will address understanding and documenting signs and symptoms of perinatal mood and anxiety disorders within your mitigation investigation of capital clients and their families.
Dependency Adolescent Risk Taking Michael Nerney 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Recent research on the adolescent brain clearly demonstrates that adolescents perceive and process risk assessment in ways that are remarkably unlike those of adults. Changes in receptor site numbers and sensitivity, neurotransmitter action, and social-emotional responses all combine to influence how teens evaluate the risk inherent in certain behaviors, including I drug and alcohol use, sexual activity, and others. In this program, Mr. Nerney will offer new ways to think about and talk about adolescent risk reduction, including access to structured risk taking, the use of “gist” language, and other strategies.
2 - Thursday 10:45 AM to 12:00 PM (R2)
Banking on the Poor Doesn’t Make Cents Wendy White, Gary Pearlmutter 1.25 CLE 0.00 Ethics
You’ve heard of policing for profit. What about sentencing for profit? We’ll discuss when to object, why to object and how to object to the overwhelming financial obligations imposed on our indigent clients.
DUI Flower to the People: Trial Strategies for Defending a Medical Marijuana DUI Pamela Adwell, RJ Parker 1.25 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Suggested pretrial motions, motions in limine, voir dire questions and proposed jury instructions for a vigorous defense
Adolescent Brain Development and the Meaning of “Irreparable Corruption” in the Medical Field (Does it Even Exist?) Nancy Kaser-Boyd, Ph.D 1.25 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Mirandaland Jerald Schreck, James Park, Katie Krejci, Michelle Young, Brittany Lamb 1.25 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This is a presentation on Miranda Rights Law & Voluntariness Law. The course is an actual game, Mirandaland, with the presenters acting as game judges, and the attendees acting as participants in a game that test participants knowledge of Miranda Rights Law and Voluntariness Law while at the same time teaching the attendees everything they ever needed to know about Miranda Law and Voluntariness Law.
Motion Practice For Child-Death Cases Anna Unterberger, Gerald Bradley 1.25 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This will be a review of some of the legal issues that arise in these cases, and the written work that may be used to address those issues.  Pretrial Motions on a variety of topics will be addressed.  The discussion will also include some suggestions for Jury Instructions.
Carpenter’s Tool:  Hammering the State’s Illegal Subpoenas Duces Tecum Alicia Dominguez, Nik Forner, Phil Beatty 1.25 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This class will discuss the prosecutors’ unlawful use of subpoenas duces tecum to obtain discovery (documents, records, jail mail, jail calls, jail visitation logs, etc.) in ongoing criminal cases and current active litigation attempting to stop the practice.
You Can Run, but You Can't Hide: Location Data Is Everywhere Brian Chase 1.25 CLE 0.00 Ethics
From cell phones to cars, we are being tracked everywhere we go. Location data can serve as an alibi, it can place witnesses at a scene, or remove victims from a scene. Learn the sources of location data, how to get the data, and how to challenge the State's location data.
Critical Analysis of Firearms/Tool Mark Theory Justin S. Cluck 1.25 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Have you ever wondered how the prosecution uses spent firearm cartridges and expert testimony to link a specific firearm to a crime through firearms/tool mark analysis? This evidence is often presented at trial as a scientific and reliable method to match cartridges to firearms, when in fact there is no scientific foundation supporting firearms/tool mark analysis. In this course, Justin Cluck will provide you with the principles of metallurgy, materials science and deductive reasoning that you can use to effectively challenge and discredit every aspect of firearms/tool mark analysis at trial.
Leaving the Nest: Tips for Setting Up, or Improving, Your Private Practice - Part 2 Roberta Tepper, Kristin Moye 1.25 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Join Roberta Tepper, Lawyer Assistance Programs Director, and Kristin Moye, Practice Management Advisor/Attorney, to discuss tips for establishing your new private practice, or for making improvements to your existing one.  The discussion will include the tools and services available to you through Practice 2.0, the State Bar’s free, confidential practice management advice program, as well as prioritizing expenses, virtual vs. home vs. bricks and mortar offices, making wise technology choices, marketing, networking, client development, developing or improving processes and procedures, and getting paid. Please note this is a two part session.
Role of the Paralegal in Rule 11 Celeste Slingbaum 1.25 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Don’t get overwhelmed by the Rule 11 process, here are some best practices of how to get your attorney and the client through records collection, evaluations, restoration and all the way to the evidentiary hearing.
Admin Professional Tips and Tricks for Reducing Stress and Increasing Productivity Laura Ramos 1.25 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This presentation will explore stressors specific to those in charge of managing others, managing projects and working in a world of multi-tasking.  We will discuss various tips and tricks, for not only dealing with stress, but preventing it.
Ethics There Was a Case Called Brady: Litigating the Failure to Disclose Kindra Fleming, Garrett Simpson, Chris Doran 1.25 CLE 1.25 Ethics
Know the Unknowns that you don’t know? How to request, investigate and use exculpatory evidence at trial, on direct appeal and in post-conviction proceedings.
Delinquency Juvenile Justice Developments: Extended Jurisdiction, Direct Filed Youth in Juvenile Detention, and Legislative Updates to Destr Suzanne Sanchez, Katherine Badrick 1.25 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This course will cover the nuts and bolts of handling Initial Appearance Hearings in Juvenile Court for direct filed youth.  The court will also cover the statutory requirements, challenges, and observations from the first year of extended jurisdiction in juvenile court, where the juvenile court may maintain jurisdiction over some youth until age 19.  Finally, the course will include an overview of the legislative updates to juvenile destruction of records.
A Guide to Understanding Arizona Domestic Relations Law Victoria Ames 1.25 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Forensic Experts & Opinion Evidence-How to Vet Defense Experts, Attack State’s Expert, and a 3 Step Approach to Evaluating Opini Kellie Sanford, Pam Nicholson 1.25 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This course will walk you through the various free databases and courses provided by the National Clearinghouse of Science Technology and Law (NCSTL). One of the NCSTL’s primary goals is to provide defense attorneys free resources and trainings to evaluate, challenge and use forensic evidence.
Death Penalty Ohio v. Lockett Sandra Lockett, Dale Baich 1.25 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Dependency Ethical Standards for Juvenile Attorneys: Duties and Disclosures in Juvenile Court Brian Strickman 1.25 CLE 1.25 Ethics
This CLE takes an in depth look at both frequent and rare ethical dilemmas that can arise in the course of practice for lawyers practicing in the area of juvenile law. In addition to general ethical duties and how to address them, this course will explore disclosure issues that arise on behalf of the practitioner and how to address when opposing counsels and parties commit disclosure violations under the rules of procedure(s) and under the Arizona Rules of Professional Conduct.
McCoy v. Louisiana: Counsel's Inability to Admit His Client's Guilt Leo Masursky 1.25 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Who’s driving this train? Your client! Really? Yes: McCoy seems to empower defendants to decide whether or not their lawyer can concede factual guilt by way of defense strategy. Are there broader implications? Is this a good thing or a bad thing? What does this mean for our practice in Arizona?
Delinquency Collateral Consequences of a Juvenile Adjudication. Andrew Meissen, Maria Dodge 1.25 CLE 0.00 Ethics
The objective of this course is to learn to identify, explain, avoid and/or mitigate collateral consequences of juvenile court involvement, many of which may follow juveniles into the age of majority.
Ethics The Ethics of Dealing With the Media Alex Benezra, Benjamin Taylor 1.25 CLE 1.25 Ethics
Be a lawyer and play one on TV. The strategy a lawyer employs when making media statements and appearances can be important for both the lawyer and client, though it also comes with many potential pitfalls. We’ll go over the important rules that dictate what you can say when both making media appearances and in social media postings. Perhaps more importantly, you’ll learn what not to say!
The Reality of Life on and the Impact of Sex Offender Registries - Part 2 Nicole Hartley 1.25 CLE 0.00 Ethics
A two part session hosted by Nicole Hartley from Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office Part one: Screening of Untouchable, a very well made and powerful documentary about sex offender registration. Trailer for the film is here: http://www.untouchablefilm.com/trailer/. Part two: Discussion with Shawna Baldwin, a young woman featured in the movie (who was prosecuted for a sex crime in Maricopa County and served 15 years on lifetime probation) – Shawna will tell her story with more detail, discuss what her life was like on sex offender probation and on the registry, and answer questions from the audience.
Ethics Surviving Life in the Trenches: A Public Defender’s Guide to Self Care Michelle Metzger, Amanda Bynum 1.25 CLE 1.25 Ethics
To be a good lawyer, one has to be a healthy lawyer. Sadly, our profession is falling short when it comes to well-being. To maintain public confidence in the profession, to meet the need for innovation in how we deliver legal services, to increase access to justice, and to reduce the level of toxicity that has allowed mental health and substance use disorders to fester among our colleagues, we have to engage in self-care. This presentation will emphasize that well-being is an indispensable part of a lawyer’s duty of competence, include education on lawyer well-being issues, and provide guidance on small, incremental steps lawyers can take to engage in self-care and wellness habits to instill greater well-being in the profession.
3 - Thursday 12:00 PM to 1:15 PM (R-Awards Luncheon)
Awards Luncheon
4 - Thursday 1:15 PM to 1:30 PM (R-Awards Luncheon Speaker)
Arizona Justice Chief Justice Scott Bales 0.25 CLE 0.00 Ethics
5 - Thursday 1:45 PM to 3:15 PM (R3)
How To Reduce Implicit Bias For Latinx Clients Through The Use of Narrative, Culture, And Individuation Walter Goncalves 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This presentation will provide lawyers with strategies to reduce the negative impact of implicit bias on clients. Although the focus will be on crimes that mainly affect Latinx defendants (presently the majority of federal criminal defendants), the tactics and strategies described apply to any minority defendant (African-American, Middle Eastern, Asian, Native American) facing most criminal charges. The presentation will cover the impact of implicit bias on Latinx criminal defendants that arise mainly from historic and contemporary media depictions of Latinxs. Areas covered will include client interviewing and consulting, pre-trial motion practice, voir dire, jury instructions, use of experts, sentencing, and other trial and pre -trial subjects. The general theme is that defense lawyers can reduce implicit bias by using narrative, culture, and individuation.
Dependency Dependency Updates 2019 Bill Owsley, Joseph Ramiro-Shanahan 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
An overview of published Arizona Supreme Court and Arizona Court of Appeals decisions regarding dependency/severance matters for the past year.  This includes legal analysis of the decisions and possible impact regarding representation of children and parents in dependency/severance matters.
DUI Creative Issue Spotting in DUIs Dina Dieglio, Michael Bloom 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
How to dismantle a DUI case with motion practice. We will discuss different ways to challenge various aspects of the State’s case. We hope to give you some ammunition to defend what appears to be a hopeless DUI case.
Sex Child Victims in Sex Cases Meghan White, Kevin Brady 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This course will cover the main topics that the state’s Child Sexual Abuse Accommodation Syndrome Expert typically testifies to. We will discuss the useful information that can be gained from the state’s expert and how to make their typical testimony work for your case rather than against it. We will also discuss challenges that can be raised to limit the expert testimony.
Busted by the Feds! Arizona Federal Practice Essentials Ana Botello, Maria Torres-Chin 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
In this introductory session, you will receive a basic outline of federal crimes most often charged in Arizona, learn when you should reach out to a federal practitioner if you think the federal government may also press charges against your client or if your client is already on federal supervision, and obtain other helpful information in case you’re interested in federal practice.
Critiquing the Corpse: Medical Examiner 101 Alicia Dominguez, Jen Thompson 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This class will explain the function of the medical examiner’s office, how to understand autopsy reports, how to use the medical examiner’s file to support your defense, and how to interview the medical examiner pretrial.
Working with Clients with Sensory Impairment and Impact on Psychological Testing Greg Hupp, Ph.D 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
How a sensory impairment such as blindness or deafness impacts psychological functioning of a client. Considerations and limitations of psychology testing with sensory impaired clients. Can also discuss intellectual disabilities and traumatic brain injuries.
What Every Criminal Practitioner Needs to Know About Immigration Issues Matt Green 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
In this presentation, criminal defense attorneys will be presented with an overview of the most common grounds of removability (deportability) and inadmissibility.  Just as importantly, the presentation will cover the most common forms of relief from deportation, which can ultimately be more important to protect during the criminal defense process of non-citizens.  Other issues, such as immigration detention and removal, and compliance with effective assistance of counsel obligations under Padilla v. Kentucky will also be covered.
Not For the Faint Hearted: Advanced Internet Sleuthing Jon Lyon 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Victories and Defeats in the 2019 Legislative Session (and Everything in Between) Kathy Brody, Jared Keenan, Nathan Wade 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
It was a very busy legislative session for criminal justice! Come hear about the new laws that will affect your practice next year and the reform work being spearheaded by AACJ, ACLU of Arizona, and the Pima County Public Defender’s Office. We’ll also talk about what’s in store for next year and hopefully get your input on where other changes are needed.
Annual Caselaw Update David Euchner 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
David Euchner’s annual review of all cases affecting criminal defense practice in Arizona.
Delinquency Challenging the Status Quo – Pushing Back Against Probation, Race, Shackling and the Polygraph Chris Phillis, Ellen Marrus 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Challenging the Status Quo will challenge attorneys to push back against the standard mode of operation for juvenile court by utilizing statutes, rules, case law, and social science studies to challenge probation terms, race, shackling, polygraphs, and destruction of records. The session will explore the history and purpose of juvenile court to assess whether current practices further the mission of juvenile court.  Every child should have an attorney who will fight for their clients’ wishes and zealously advocate to protect their rights.
Death Penalty Capital Case Law Update Jennifer Garcia 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
The annual review and discussion of Arizona Supreme Court and United States Supreme Court decisions issued in the last year and relevant to capital defense work.
DEFENSE MAPS: New Technology to Develop Client-Based Strategies and Mitigation Doug Passon, Charles Asher 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Ethics Tools for Dealing with Secondary Trauma Susan Hansen 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
People who work in the criminal justice system are repeatedly exposed to the pain and trauma of the clients and families they work with. Being present for those who have experienced trauma can have a profound effect, both personally and professionally. It is crucial to know what to expect and how to prevent and address vicarious trauma, both for your own sake and the good of the community.
AZ Department of Corrections Herb Haley, Stacey Crabtree 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This course will cover sentence calculations (time computation), inmate classification, programs and institutional assignment.
Mitigation Investigations for Miller/Montgomery Cases Annie Ruhnke, Susan Stodola, Brooke McCarthy 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This session will cover mitigation investigations in juvenile life without parole cases. Specifically, we will discuss how these investigations differ from those conducted in capital cases, dealing with mental health issues and when to bring in an expert, preparing for parole, planning for reentry or forward-looking mitigation, and how to incorporate it all into your sentencing presentation. We will also discuss what documents are important to obtain from ADOC and obtaining letters of support.
Forging a Response to Homelessness Shane Groen, Joan Serviss, Joanna Sagar 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Join us for an overview of the collaborative work being done in Maricopa County to end homelessness. We will discuss the numbers and how they are trending. We’ll also discuss a variety of programs including diversion, the Veteran Tool Kit, the veteran StandDown and the community efforts behind the Built for Zero movement.
Eliminating the Cult of the Genius Paper Pusher or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Work with a Paralegal Celeste Slingbaum and John Champagne 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
The greatest managerial flaw in any professional services firm is the failure to delegate. Beginning with a soliloquy on humanity’s insignificance in the face of an unfeeling cosmos, this course will demonstrate that attorneys have limited necessity within their organization and that a large portion of their professional duties can and should be performed by paraprofessionals. Touching on ideas in management, theory of the firm, and ontology, attendees will learn the about the practice and ethics of efficient delegation.
The Nuts' Guide to Direct and Cross Examination Ron Wood, Craig Williams 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
What to ask. How to ask it. What not to ask.
Shaken Baby Syndrome Randy Papetti 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This session will provide an update on developments in the Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS) / Abusive Head Trauma (AHT) controversy, as well as provide best practices for defending an SBS/AHT case. Mr. Papetti is the author or co-author of The Forensic Unreliability of the Shaken Baby Syndrome (Christopher Milroy, MD ed. Academic Forensic Pathology International 2018), Outside the Echo Chamber: A Response to the “Consensus Statement on Abusive Head Trauma in Infants and Young Children,” 59 Santa Clara L. Rev. 299 (2019), and Law, Child Abuse, and the Retina, The Champion (Nov. 2018).
Ethics Artistic Mindfulness: Self-care Through Creative Expression Aaron Demke, Cameron McIntosh 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
This is a workshop with several hands-on artistic activities to help attorneys and professionals achieve mindfulness and tranquility in a stressful and busy industry like indigent representation.  Participants should expect to get their hands dirty and their minds blown. Space is limited.
Admin Professional Methods for Improving Your Personal Work Environment Laura Ramos 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This presentation will explore the most important factor influencing our work environment…you!  We will learn about the power of mindfulness, explore our distorted thinking and discuss methods to improve our outlook and increase productivity. Our discussion will discuss strategies for improving mindfulness in a way that will positively influence how we view our work environment and, in turn, have a positively influence on our colleagues and all those we come in contact with.
Dealing with the Media From a Reporter's Perspective Nico Santos 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
We follow you down the court steps, to your car if necessary, with rapid fire questions. You know, those pesky reporters. So, how do you balance the public’s right to be informed with the right to a fair trial? Let’s learn together.
6 - Thursday 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM (R4)
Daubert/702 Sarah Mayhew 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Storytelling at Sentencing: There are Only THREE Stories You Will Ever Tell Doug Passon 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
At sentencing, our main job is to make the judge (or jury) truly understand who our client is, and why they did what they did, and story is the way to get us there.  There are only ever three sentencing stories. Here we will learn what they are, and how tell them well.
Not so Speedy Trial Rights: Pre-Indictment vs. Post-Indictment Delay – How and When to Challenge? Rhonda Elaine Neff, Zayed Al-Sayyed 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
A discussion about pre-indictment delay versus post-indictment delay and the standards required under each analysis. Each is its own unique beast with no consistent challenges. Even the Courts get it wrong. It’s time to work together to ensure the Courts understand the law. This seminar will help defenders get the information they need to ensure the State is held accountable for its lack of diligence.
Medical Marijuana: Overview, Update and Effective Defense Strategy Tom Dean 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
A tour de force of Arizona's Medical Marijuana Act, important caselaw, new updates, and practice pointers, this session is meant for all levels of knowledge and experience.  Topics will include everything from medical marijuana law basics to more complex issues pertaining to effectively raising and arguing the AMMA immunity defense at trial.  If time permits, a brief discussion of criminal defense implications for Arizona's new industrial hemp law and the legal status of CBD.
Death Penalty Strategies in Keeping (or Getting) Death Off the Table Jim Wilson, Sherry Colson, Angela Walker 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This class will focus on strategies for convincing the State not to file a Death Notice, and on how to convince the State to dismiss the Death Notice once it has been filed. The presentation is geared toward new and moderately experienced capital defenders, and towards attorneys who are contemplating becoming involved in capital defense, although all capital defenders are welcome to attend. The program is intended to be both informative and interactive, with questions from the audience encouraged.
Bringing Magic to the Courtroom Shawn Eric 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
An introduction to the basic concepts of magical presentation and performance from an entertainer’s point of view that can be applied in the theater of the courtroom to the benefit of you and your clients. Framing, scripting, direction of attention, intention, clarity of effect, character, energy, and surprise are some of the elements that will be discussed. Participants will be entertained, mystified and inspired to bring their own magic to the courtroom.
Collateral Legal Resources for Indigent Clients William Knight, Michele Feeney, Pamela Bridge, Alberto Rodriguez, Kim Bernhart, Cathleen Cole, Kevin Ruegg 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
The indigent defendants we represent as public defenders often find themselves in simultaneous collateral legal proceedings on a number of fronts, and it can be difficult navigating our ethical obligations to advise clients about collateral consequences while also painting inside the lines of our enabling act. Fortunately, there are many free and modest means legal resources out there we can rely on for assistance, depending on the nature of the collateral proceeding. Join a panel of speakers from the Administrative Office of the Courts – Commission on Access to Justice as they provide detailed information about myriad public and private pro bono and modest means legal representation services and self-help legal resources to which we can refer appropriate clients.
Sex The Good, The Bad, The Ugly- What’s New In Sex Crimes Law & Litigation Brittany Lamb, Jerald Schreck 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
“The Good, The Bad, The Ugly- What’s New In Sex Crimes Law & Litigation.”  - Join Eastwood (Jerry Schreck) and Bronson (Brittany Lamb) as they take you through the last year of sex crimes law and policy in the Wild West and beyond.
Ethics Ethical Obligations Pursuant to JLWOP Guidelines, Includes Pre-trial and Post-conviction Representation Brooke McCarthy, Marsha Levick 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
How to Try Any Criminal Case 101 Richard Parks, Jerry Hernandez 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
From initial client contact to verdict and after: A step by step approach to preparing any case for trial. We’ll be talking about organizing a case around a theme and ways to keep the theme at the forefront from voir dire through jury instructions. We’ll discuss strategy for direct and cross ( including a special foray into child witnesses). We’ll also discuss motions common to different types of cases.
Adult Parole 25 to Life Issues Lindsay Herf, Katherine Puzauskas, Joey Dormady 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Parole was abolished in Arizona for offenses committed before January 1, 1994. Since then, numerous criminal defendants have received sentences allowing for parole eligibility. Presenters will provide background and litigation strategies to enforce the sentence and argue that release means parole eligibility.
Sexually Violent Persons - Emerging and Developing Issues in SVP Law and Practice Nicole Hartley, Sara Kostick 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Taught by Nicole Hartley from Maricopa County Public Defender’s Office and Sarah Kostick from Pima County Public Defender. Join us to get a primer on SVP law, discuss best practices for SVP petitions, strategize on how to get committed individuals discharged, and round table with other practitioners to see how SVP law is being applied in the different counties across Arizona.
Immigration Relief: An in depth look at Asylum, Cancellation, Adjustment, Voluntary Departure and Bond Alex Navidad, Vianey Hurtado, Sabrina Perez 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
How can your clients get bond and/or stay in the U.S. after their criminal case is over. An in depth look at the most common relief applications and bond issues in immigration court. Asylum, Cancellation of Removal, Adjustment of Status and Voluntary Departure.
Retirement Route 3: Destination in Sight Randi Gray 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This course is for ASRS members who are within 3 years of retirement but has valuable information for all members such as: pension formula, retirement eligibility, annuity options, can you afford to retire, and member responsibilities.
Faith and the Criminal Justice System Gerald Richard 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Fighting Failures to Register Kathryn Krejci, Meghan White 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This will be a comprehensive overview of sex offender registration. The course will include an overview of the registration conditions, strategies to fight off discretionary registration, and an overview on the exceptions to the lifetime registration requirement and explanation. The course also covers how to fight an FTR case early on in the discovery process and constitutional challenges to make for the trial FTR case.
Your Lying Eyes: Eye Witness Identification Testimony Tim Agan, Kara Sagi 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
The Science and the Law behind eye witness identification testimony. The most persuasive, but least reliable evidence in the Courthouse. Ideas on how to exclude or limit eye witness testimony.
Ethics A Public Defender Playlist: 1.5 Hours of Ethics and Music Jared Keenan 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
A curated playlist of songs for public defenders that tie into ethics discussions.
Checkpoints and the 4th Amendment:  What Can Defense Lawyers Do? Walter Goncalves 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
The presentation will provide a little history behind checkpoints, mostly focusing on developments leading up to United States v. Martinez-Fuerte, 428 U.S. 566 (1976), the Supreme Court case cementing their presence along the border but also along the interior. Litigation tips and strategies will focus mainly on 4th amendment issues, including a discussion of dog sniffs. Time will also be devoted to challenging the legality of checkpoints—whether the checkpoint is primarily devoted to immigration enforcement or some other law enforcement purpose.
Admin Professional Internet Wizardry for Support Staff Jon Lyon 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Dependency LGBTQ Youth in Foster Care Currey Cook 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
LGBTQ youth are over-represented in foster care and other out-of-home care systems compared to their non-LGBTQ peers and have worse safety, permanency, and wellbeing outcomes. While professional standards and the law are clear that LGBTQ youth should be affirmed in their identity and supported, reality for youth in care is often much different. Participants will review the law, professional standards, and recommended practices related to LGBTQ youth in care and discuss interviewing techniques and advocacy strategies.
Post-Conviction Jury Interviews: Strategies, Uses, and Warnings Rich Robertson, Stanley Siders Molever 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Post-conviction juror interviews can reveal everything from insight to misconduct. They can be a gold mine or simply a headache. The speakers will address the goals of juror interviews, what can be asked, how the information can be used, how jurors are identified and located, how interviews are organized and conducted, and the current political and legal attempts to block defense interviews of jurors.
Litigating Diminished Capacity and other Mental State Challenges David Euchner 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Did you ever have a crazy client and found your defense precluded because diminished capacity is not allowed under Mott? David Euchner will challenge conventional wisdom and introduce you to new legal strategies for confronting Mott and getting your defense before the jury.

Conference - Friday morning

1 - Friday 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM (F1)
Death Penalty Guiding and Mentoring Capital Teams - An Ethics Discussion for all Team Members Tim Agan, Stacy Hyder, Tonya Peterson, Dawn Whitt, Susie Perez, Bill Meginnis 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
From Lone Wolf to Team Player: Ideas on how to build a high functioning team that maximizes everyone's talents and energies.
Walking a Mile in Your Client's Shoes Following Their Release From Prison: A Re-Entry Simulation - Part 1 Sue Ellen Allen, Lena Avalos, Daria Brill 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
Part 1: Inmates are released into diverse communities with various levels of support, resources and confidence, yet most of them experience the same feelings of hopelessness and failure. In this fast-paced, interactive Reentry Simulation, come walk a mile in their shoes and find out one of the reasons WHY we have such a large recidivism rate. How well could you do under the same challenges???
Miller/Montgomery: Bring Your Case Training - Part 1 Katherine Puzauskas 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
Ethics How to Practice Happy: Tools for Managing Stress and Overwhelming Times Cynthia Bowkley 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
Practicing law can be stressful and overwhelming, which can lead to a lack of productivity, burn-out, and even the possibility of making serious mistakes that could compromise your license and career. Come learn tools for how to manage stress, overcome overwhelm and beat burnout. In this course, you will learn to: recognize and track the stress response in yourself and in your clients, take an inventory of where your stressors lie so you can better manage them, and navigate the pitfalls of the stressful practice of law.
Ethics The Ethical Practice of Juvenile Law Sandy Diehl, Chris Phillis 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
The Ethical Practice of Juvenile Law will review the Rules of Professional Responsibilities through delinquency case scenarios.  The session is structured to be interactive and hopefully lively.
Ethics Ethics and the GAL Dan Saint, Pam Saint 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
Course will explore the unique ethical issues associated with the role of guardian ad litem. We will look at rules, statutes, and case law applicable to the GAL. We will also examine how a recent Court of Appeals opinion may affect the role of the guardian ad litem and the ethical obligations to the client.
DUI Forensic Issues in a DUI Trial Chester Flaxmayer 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
This lecture will cover various common, and uncommon aspects of a DUI trial. Potential issues from Motions to Suppress, Motions in Limine, Voir Dire, Crossing the States Expert, and  when and how to utilize you own Expert. They will include alcohol, drug, or combination cases.
Ethics Communicating and Working with Clients with Disabilities Janette Corral, Ashley Blum, Sarah Kader 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
Ethics Expanding the Scope of Your Practice and Transitioning into New Practice Areas Alex Harris 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
You worked hard to get where you are as an attorney and now you are thinking “there must be life after a criminal law practice. Come join us as we discuss ideas about what’s next in your career.
Search & Seizure Update Kristen Curry, Jeff Roth, Erin Sutherland 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This course will discuss the published cases from the last year dealing with search and seizure issues.
2 - Friday 10:45 AM to 12:15 PM (F2)
Ethics The Ethics of the President and His Lawyers Bob McWhirter 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
Miller/Montgomery: Bring your case training - Part 2 Katherine Puzauskas 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Update Vanessa Smith 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Public Service Loan Forgiveness Update
DUI Debunking DUI - DRE Michelle Behan 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Debunking the DRE is an introductory course that will allow the attendee to learn about the history of the DRE program, the program protocols, and the “science” behind them. Attendees will receive instruction and materials on methods to disqualify the DRE examination and opinion. Attendees will also receive materials and instruction on real-world examples of successful DRE challenges.
Death Penalty Ethical Jeopardy! Raquel Centeno-Fequiere, Erika Warner 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
Dependency MOSAIC Treatment Program Gary Lopez, Mary Page 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Mosaic is a 7 week intensive substance misuse treatment program offered within the Maricopa County jails.  The program’s target population consists of sentenced individuals who have a moderate-severe substance related disorder, are at a moderate-high risk to recidivate and may have co-occurring mental health issues.  CHS, MCSO and our community partners work together to provide holistic, trauma informed care, within an innovative direct supervision model.
Mental Health Round Table Janette Corral, Ashley Blum, Fred Strumpf, Tammy Wray 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Defense attorneys from around the state are invited to join us to discuss updates in their jurisdictions, on any and all mental health related topics. We welcome discussions about recent and upcoming litigation, legislation, policy/practice issues, and issues of statewide importance.
Don’t Be A Victim! Jui Chiu 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
When it comes to defending yourself, Don't Be a Victim! Learn to be more self-aware and protect yourself in this self-defense class.  Instructor Jui L. Chiu also teaches those with mobility issues in wheelchairs how to defend themselves.  Learn how to fight off an attacker with a Kubotan and everyday objects, like a sharpie or marker.  Anyone can learn these life-saving defense skills!  Take control and escape a threat.  It could save your life.
Ethics Going Solo: The Difficulties of Starting Your Own Law Practice and Remaining Part of the Resistance Jerald Schreck, Melinda Kovacs 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
This course will teach the attendees everything they need to know about leaving the criminal defense organization they work for, and starting their own criminal defense practice. We will discuss the ethics you need to be familiar with in a start up practice from fee agreements, to client trust accounts, to advertising. We will also cover such topics as timing your departure from your current job and the hidden cost of working for yourself. We will integrate ethics into this presentation so the attendees can get an hour of ethics credit.
Vehicle Searches: 2019 Update Lee Phillips 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Presentation will include the annual update of vehicle stop, detention and search cases from Arizona and around the county.  It will also address challenging new surveillance techniques including the use of automated license plate data collection, GPS, cellphones, digital devices and drones.  Sample motions, discovery requests and other materials will also be included in the materials.
Walking a Mile in Your Client's Shoes Following Their Release From Prison: A Re-Entry Simulation - Part 2 Sue Ellen Allen, Diane Post, Laura Bulluck 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Part 2: You will continue the journey of reentry, examine the issues and collaborate on ideas to solve some of the issues.

Post-Conference - Friday afternoon

1 - Friday 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM (F3)
Ethics Crime and (Bar) Punishment: A Review of Criminal Law Discipline Karen Clark 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
This course will take you through recent State Bar discipline cases involving criminal law attorneys. You will learn about these topics: What kinds of conduct will get a criminal law attorney disciplined? If a court finds an attorney committed misconduct does that mean a State Bar charge and/or sanction will follow? What are the most common ethical rules violated by criminal practitioners? What gets a lawyer suspended or disbarred?
2 - Friday 2:45 PM to 4:15 PM (F4)
Ethics Inside the Staircase: Lessons Learned From a Hard Fought Case: Ethics Edition Karen Clark, Doug Passon 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
An engaging video with an all-star panel, including David Rudolf, lead trial lawyer from the acclaimed documentary series, "The Staircase", a riveting film that chronicles the trial of Michael Peterson, a man accused of killing his wife. The session illuminates issues surrounding the ethics of plea bargaining, the ethics of preserving and disclosing potentially inculpatory evidence, and the ethics of dealing with the media.

Conference Organizers

1 - Friday 5:00 PM to 6:00 PM (Conference Organizers)
Conference Organizers Stephanie Conlon, Rebecca Shields, Gary Kula, Stephanie, Motzer, James Haas, Susie Tapia 0.00 CLE 0.00 Ethics

Conference Schedule: 2019 Conference


Constitutional Capital Jury Selection

1 - Monday 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM (Tuesday 8:30-5:00, Wednesday 8:30-12:00, 17 hrs CLE, lunch provided on Mon and Tue)
Before registering for this course, please contact PDtrain@Maricopa.gov. Open to attys and staff currently on a capital case. John Canby, Stephanie Conlon, Tim Agan, Gary Beren 0.00 CLE 0.00 Ethics
We will learn the Colorado method of questioning, rating, and tracking jurors based on their opinions of the death penalty.

Monday & Tuesday Intensive - Appellate Writing Workshop

1 - Monday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (Tuesday 8:30 - 4:30 pm)
Appellate Writing Monday & Tuesday Intensive Mikel Steinfeld, Dave Euchner, Donna Elm, Tennie Martin, Rena Glitsos 1.00 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This two day intensive will include an introduction to appellate writing and will focus on brainstorming facts and law, theme and theory, writing the argument and writing the facts. Instruction on each topic will be followed by small group breakout sessions. Earn up to 13 hours CLE credit.

Tuesday Intensive - Crimmigration

1 - Tuesday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Crimmigration Intensive)
Crimmigration Intensive Michael Neufeld, Margarita Silva, Katie Ruhl, Kara Hartzler, Laura St. John, Tracy Abastillas, Dan Ballecer 6.00 CLE 1.50 Ethics
Class 1 - Determining Immigration Status; Class 2 - Inadmissibility and Removability Grounds; Class 3 - Immigration Case Process; Class 4 - Immigration Consequences of AZ Offenses Update

Tuesday Intensive - Forensic Aspects of DUI Cases

1 - Tuesday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (DUI Intensive)
DUI Intensive Chester Flaxmeyer, James Nesci, Ron Hergert, Jeff McGrath, Mark Welsh, Jeff Williams, James Charnesky 6.00 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Class 1 - The Decision to Use, or Not to Use, a Forensic Expert in a DUI Trial; Class 2 - Bad Blood; from the Vein to the Lab 2.0; Class 3 - Benefits of an Investigator in Litigation; Class 4 - Accident Reconstruction; Class 5 - Making the Most of Your Opening Statement and Closing Argument

Tuesday Intensive - Leadership

1 - Tuesday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Leadership Intensive)
Leadership Intensive Terry Hickey, Joel Feinman, Rosemarie Pena-Lynch, Lisa Deane 6.00 CLE 1.50 Ethics
Whether you are leading a team, working with staff and paraprofessionals, or your looking to get involved in management the Leadership Intensive will provide you with valuable tools and insight. The day will include management training and practice, a facilitated panel discussion and a women's leadership forum. The forum will be a way to gain awareness into the issues and different challenges women leaders face and share ideas on where to go from here.

Tuesday Intensive - Problem Solving Courts

1 - Tuesday 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM (Problem Solving Courts Intensive)
Problem Solving Courts Intensive Kara Hyland, Amy Melcher, Tina Braham, CMS, Georgette McNally, Melissa Monohan, APD Counseling, Steve Binder, Marc Bivens, Emilie Lambert 6.00 CLE 4.00 Ethics
Problem Solving Courts save money and lives. These are evidence-based, data-driven court programs that have been proven to reduce recidivism, thereby making our communities safer and restoring dignity and hope to our clients. In this intensive, we will discuss what makes a problem solving court, best practice standards, medication assisted treatment options, types of therapies, the role probation officers play, cultural competence, and an overview of the problem solving courts operating in the Maricopa County Superior Courts.

Tuesday Intensive - Wellness

1 - Tuesday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Wellness Intensive)
Wellness Intensive Alicia Dominguez, Susan Hansen, Jonathan Lyon, Jordan Smith, Leah Roberts, Tom Glow, Rebecca Shields, Stephanie Cravath 6.00 CLE 3.00 Ethics
Join us for a day of health and wellness! We will begin the day with a yoga class for all levels (please bring a mat if you have one, otherwise a towel from the hotel will be provided), and then transition into a session on ways you can deal with secondary trauma. We will finish up the morning with a class on self hypnosis followed by a healthy lunch catered by Pita Jungle. The afternoon will begin with a session on gratitude and perspective followed by a guided reflective journaling session. We will conclude the day with a relaxing and mindful meditation session. Three hours of ethics CLE can be earned!

Tuesday Intensive - Mental Health

1 - Tuesday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Mental Health Intensive)
Mental Health Intensive Marc Bivens, Natalie Jones, Janette Corral, Anne Phillips, Dr. Robert Beattey, Lisa Surhio, Ashley Blum, Jillian Bachman-Underhill, Tammy Wray, Stefanie Jones-Campbell, Fredrica Strumpf, Clare Schum 6.00 CLE 2.00 Ethics
Class 1 - Hidden in Plain Sight: What to Look For When Opening a Case; Class 2 - Best Practices: How to Maintain Your Sanity in Rule 11 Court; Class 3 - Evidence-Based Practices for Competency Evaluations and Restoration Treatment Programs; Class 4 - Records: You Can't Run from Them - Helpful Tips for Reviewing and Understanding Client Medical Records; Class 5 - GEI: Is This the Real Life? Is this Just Fantasy?; Class 6 - The Continuum of How Your Client's Mental Health Issues Impact Your Case

Pre-Conference - Wednesday morning

1 - Wednesday 8:45 AM to 10:15 AM (W1)
The Role of Advisory Counsel in a Pro Per Case:  What You Must Do, What You Can Do, What You Should Do Stephen Johnson, Michael Reeves 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
"He who represents himself has a fool for a client." Was Lincoln right? Maybe. But the fact we are appointed as advisory counsel does not give us the right to simply slack off and not be effective. From the requirements of Rule 6.1, to the holding in Faretta and others, we will walk you through the representation you must provide, the work you can and cannot provide, and finally the advice you should provide. The client has a right to represent themselves. We have a duty to advise to the best of our abilities.
Intro to Justice Courts David Brown 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Discover the intricacies of the Maricopa County Justice Court system.  Learn about misdemeanors, Justice court Justices, and maybe, just maybe, a little about yourself in the process.  Great for new lawyers or people just getting acquainted with the Justice Court System.
Opioid Crisis and Community Resources Mike Speakman, Kim Humphries 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
The United States is in the grips of an unprecedented health crisis, recently declared by the President as a national Public Health Epidemic. Further, Alcohol and Drugs are involved in about 80% of offenses leading to incarceration in the United States.  Families of those suffering from Substance Use Disorder are in a unique position to help, by learning healthier ways to respond to their loved one's addiction.  Mike Speakman, the Founder of Parents of Addicted Loved Ones (PAL) and author of the book The Four Seasons of Recovery for Parents of Alcoholics and Addicts, along with former Phoenix Police Commander Kim Humphrey, Executive Director of PAL, will address how this community resource through education and support is bringing hope to thousands.
Defendant Location Using Social Media, Cellular Tower, and Mobile Device Records Lonnie Dworkin 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
The course desired learning objectives are: Identify potential sources of location data. (e.g. computers, internet, networks, cell towers, and mobile devices). Using social media, cell tower records, and cell phone forensic techniques to establish exculpatory location date and time. Tips for effectively presenting location data at trial.
Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision – Tracking Offender Movement Across State Lines Dori Littler 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Attendees will learn the Compact Rules for transferring adult offenders to other states. We will dispel the myths and attendees will learn that the process is quite simple and fast! The Interstate Compact exists to help offenders succeed while on supervision by transferring them home or to where family resides. Please join us!
Juveniles Charged in Adult Court and Youthful Sex Offenders Ashley Meyer, Nicole Hartley, Angela DeMarse, Tara DeGeorge, Teddy Saldivar 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
The class will cover research on juvenile brain development; How juveniles who offend sexually are different than adults; The history of ARS 13-923 and the research behind it; Current status of YSO, what makes a case YSO eligible and what you should do if you get a YSO case.
Preserving the Record for Appeal in Criminal and Juvenile Cases Chris Stavris, Alison Stavris 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This course provides information on how to preserve the record during the pendency of the trial court proceedings for appeals in both criminal and juvenile matters. This course will further include discussion regarding the ramifications that both juvenile and criminal matters have on each other  and how to navigate these issues in order to protect the record for purposes of appeal.
Flowers v. Mississippi Donna Elm 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
When the Court began addressing racial discrimination in jury selection with Batson, it ushered in a new day for equal protection in trials.  However, clever prosecutors began to “work the system” and find ways to get around Batson, and justify their strikes.  One of America’s most egregious examples is in the voir dires of the 6 trials of Curtis Flowers in Mississippi.  Just this spring, Flowers went up to the U.S. Supreme Court for a second time on the Batson issue.  The oral argument was heated, but the Court is struggling with how to fix Batson so as to stop this sort of flagrant underhanded strategy.
Ethics Multi-Defendant Cases & Fees Paid by Non-Clients: A Discussion of Ethical Concerns Louis Fidel, Joshua Hamilton 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
Topics will include fee agreements, third-party fee-payor issues, addressing conflicts of interests and the problems that they can cause a lawyer, past-representation vs. contemporaneous representation, potential impact upon post-conviction litigation (Rule 32, 2255, etc.), representing clients in multi-defendant cases (home invasion, conspiracy, etc.) attempts by prosecutors to use “conflict” to get you bumped off the case, as well as issues related to clients (honesty in meetings, client expectations, turning down representation, financial issues, and the “look back” provision of the Ethical Rules).
Accident Reconstruction Jeff McGrath 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
2 - Wednesday 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Ethics Ethics Lessons Courtesy of My Identity Thief Matthew Marner 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
In March of 2018, attorney Matthew Marner was not Matthew Marner. Mr. Marner's professional identity had been stolen and was used to catphish a DUI defendant in Mesa, Arizona. Mr. Marner has taken the crimes committed against him and the catphishing victim, and "fished" out the ethical implications of such behavior for actual attorneys.
The Third Party - Best Practices for Investigating with ROIS, Public Records, and Compulsory Process William Knight, Richard Jones, Scott Boncoskey 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
a. Third party records, from storefront surveillance and transaction receipts to corporate and governmental records, can be invaluable assets in building a defense, but what are the most effective ways to investigate and obtain them? Join major fraud defenders Will Knight and Richard Jones and appellate defender Scott Boncoskey to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of various different techniques for investigating and procuring exculpatory evidence from public and private third parties, including a comprehensive discussion on how to competently and ethically distinguish Carpenter v. Superior Court and utilize Subpoenas Duces Tecum as a defense attorney.
Suppressing and Excluding Eyewitness Identifications: It’s a Long Shot but We’ll Tell You How to Try Caleigh Milton, Jennine Burns 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
We will provide the research, a review of the law in Arizona, sample motions, experts, ideas for cross examination, and more.
Helping Veterans Navigate the Justice System and VA Benefits Nathan Foundas, Melvin Morris, Monica King 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Our course will help attorneys determine whether their clients meet the VA qualifications for veteran benefits eligibility to include healthcare and service connection eligibility.  Then we’ll explain how to help their veteran clients obtain PTSD, TBI(Traumatic Brain Injury) and other medical diagnoses and treatment and how these fit into the Veterans Treatment Court process.  Finally, we’ll be presenting many of the resources available to veterans here in the Valley and throughout the State.
How Homeless Courts Across the Country Are Making a Difference for Clients and Society Steve Binder 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
The Homeless Court Program (HCP) court orders recognize the accomplishments participants made in their chosen homeless service agency program for resolution of their criminal cases. Their accomplishments in Life skills, counseling, employment development, medical (physical and mental health) replace traditional court sanctions of fines, public work service, and custody.  Established in 1989, the HCP dismisses over 90% of cases while satisfying terms and conditions of probation for participants to reclaim their lives, return to our community as valued citizens. It has been replicated in 70 courts across the country.
Dependency Toxicology for Dependency Jeff Cloud, Ian Service, Robert Casey 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This seminar is meant to be a practical perspective of toxicology as it relates to dependency cases. It will include an overview of toxicology along with a discussion of methods of testing, interpreting results, and errors in testing. Finally, practical advice and scenarios will be discussed.
Educating the Judge: Doing What Years of Education and Experience Didn’t Robert Storrs, Sharon Storrs, Zach Storrs, Stacy Hyder 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
How To Try A Case Dan Cooper 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Why do some lawyers win trials and others…not so much. There are very real reasons. This seminar will explain not just how to try a case but how to try a case and win, from pre-trial investigation to opening statement to closing argument.
Body Cam and DVR Surveillance Video Forensics Lonnie Dworkin 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
The course desired learning objectives are: best practices for locating, identifying, and securing evidence video, technical and legal remedies for issues related to the production of video evidence (e.g. identification and production). Finally, tips for effectively presenting video evidence at trial. (Includes examples of video enhancement)
The Arizona Medical Marijuana Act as a Lawyer Participant Alex Lane 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
The course will include a discussion about State v. Jones and running a dispensary, including interactions with law enforcement and other agencies.
"That's Mr. Information Source, to you." Marci Kratter, Natalee Segal 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Brady Violations

Conference - Wednesday afternoon

1 - Wednesday 1:15 PM to 3:15 PM (W3)
Sisters in Law Laura Wenette, Elaine T'Kaye 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Scenes from the theatrical production Sisters in Law. Based on The New York Times Best Seller, this keen portrayal of legends Sandra Day O’Connor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg tells the story of two polar opposites who just happen to be the first and second women on the US Supreme Court. As they grapple with big questions, the gloves come off, revealing two very different people with a great deal in common.
2 - Wednesday 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM (W4)
I See What You’re Saying: An Introduction to Body Language Consuelo Ohanesian 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
The class introduces the various physical clues people unconsciously display that reveal whether they are being truthful.  This information enables attorneys to gauge the weaknesses and strengths of offered statements, and detect outright lies based on the other person’s body language they observe during interviews and courtroom examinations.
Mental Health and Competency in Immigration Proceedings Liz Bradley, Dorien Ediger-Seto 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This course will provide an overview of the competency standard in immigration court and how Public Defenders can make sure that their noncitizen clients are best served and best protected in subsequent immigration proceedings. We will cover the nuts and bolts of how individuals with mental health concerns are identified and possibly provided free counsel in immigration proceedings and how Public Defenders can mitigate the consequences of criminal convictions for clients in Rule 11 proceedings as well as those who have mental health concerns who don't meet the Rule 11 standards.
Monte Carlo Analysis and Event Data Recorder usage in crash investigation Bryan Young, Greg Gibbs 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
The EDR or Event Data Recorder or what everyone refers to as the vehicle's “black box.” We will discuss how this information is obtained and used in collision reconstruction. We will show how to decipher the information and the differences between what vehicle manufacturers capture. The Monte Carlo (method/system/analysis) is a statistical method to quantify uncertainty. As it applies to crash investigation, it is a statistical/mathematical method used to assign a degree of confidence in the reconstructed crash speeds/analysis. During the conclusion we will discuss how the two methods are used as checks for each other. If they are close then we have two differing sets of data to prove or disprove our theory.
Working With At-Risk Juveniles: Building Bridges Between Schools and Mental Health Providers. Kristin Merkel, Meghan Stogner 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Admin Professional Generations in the Workplace: How to Communicate, Connect, and Collaborate Jianhong Yang 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This is the first time in the history that five different generations are working together in the workplace.  In this session, we will discuss what events shaped their perspectives and what values each generation brings to the workplace.  We will also share tips on how to communicate, connect and collaborate with each generation.
DNA Evidence RJ Parker 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Course provides a basic understanding of DNA evidence, with practice pointers for assessing possible case issues. Presentation will include: info on crime scene processing and evidence collection; DNA transfer; stages of DNA analysis; review of DNA results and interpretation issues; issues with mixture interpretation; and trial preparation pointers.
21st Century Criminal Defense: A Report on the Banality of Evil Joel Feinman, Sarah Kostick 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
There is little doubt the U.S. criminal justice system inflicts monstrous injustices on both the guilty and the innocent, every day and in every courtroom. Within the context of philosophy and international law that developed in the wake of the Nuremberg and Eichmann trials, what responsibility do criminal defense attorneys bear for supporting, and even strengthening that system?
How to Win a Medical Marijuana Trial When the Judge Tells Your Client He Will Lose Jocquese L. Blackwell, Gill Bernard 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This course will help provide any attorney in Arizona with the necessary tools to enable them to succeed in their next Marijuana DUI trial. We will discuss the current case law in Arizona as it pertains to Marijuana DUI’s as well as nationally. Additionally, we will discuss motion practice and client preparation techniques.
The Jail and Confidential Legal Correspondence Stephen Johnson, Natalee Segal 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This course will cover jail intelligence's violation of our client's constitutional rights, Judge Viola's minute entry finding that violation, as well as finding that three of the intelligence officers lied under oath.
DUI FSTs and NHTSA James Charnesky 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Ethics Integrating Restorative Justice Principles Into a Holistic Criminal Defense Practice Kevin Heade, Richard Moore, Paula Skillicorn 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
Restorative Justice seeks to make whole all stakeholders in scenarios where conflict has caused harm. Yet our criminal justice system largely ignores the needs of the stakeholders.  How can criminal defense attorneys, investigators, and mitigation specialists integrate Restorative Justice principles into their practice in a way that promotes better outcomes for defendants? This course will identify existing areas of criminal defense practice such as interviews, settlement conferences, plea negotiations, and sentencing hearings where Restorative Justice principles may be applied so that better outcomes may be possible.
Dependency Reasonable Efforts in Dependency Cases Judge Leonard Edwards 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This session will address the federal and state requirements for reasonable efforts to be provided by the social service agency in a number of different factual situations. This is an inter-active presentation with the audience.
Beyond the Anders Brief Kerri Chamberlin, Katia Mehu 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Constitutional protections are triggered the moment an offense is committed and this comprehensive program will enhance your ability or help you develop the ability to critically assess the appellate record to identify appealable issues.  In an easy to understand format, Katia Mehu and Kerri Chamberlin walk you through the different phases of criminal proceedings and for each phase give you analytical pointers to help you identify, frame, and preserve issues for review by appellate courts. The course book is provided as a Word document to serve as a tool for capturing appeal-related facts alongside notations about constitutional provisions.
Challenging the Current Juror Selection System Nicholas Lubchenco 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Death Penalty Intro to Death Penalty Garrett Simpson, Susan Corey 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This course will be introduction to Death Penalty cases.
The Civil Implications Of Criminal Proceedings: How Criminal Defense Attorneys Can and Should Participate In Civil Actions Pat McGroder IV 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Ethics Preventing Suicide – Both Your Client’s and Yours Michael Rexford, Anne Phillips 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
Do you know, or have you known, anyone with depression, anxiety or any other mental health issue and/or a problem with alcohol or other substances? Do you know anyone whose stressors appear to potentially exceed his/her ability to cope with them? This presentation will (a) inform you about warning signs and risk factors, (b) equip you with considerations to bear in mind when concerned about, approaching and talking to someone in crisis, (c) present a simulated conversation designed to train you how to talk to someone in crisis, and (d) help you recognize when further help is advisable/required.
Death Penalty Preserving the Capital File and Gathering/Preserving Records for Future Proceedings Tamara Brooks-Primera, Emily Skinner, Chris Phillis 1.50 CLE 1.50 Ethics
Ethics session on preserving the Capital file & gathering/preserving records for future proceedings.
Effective Cross-Examination of Sex Offender Experts Regarding Risk Assessments and Registration Meghan White, Jerry Schreck 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This course will cover the different psychosexual tests used in risk assessments with a focus on critiques of those tests generally and as applied to various demographics including testing of juveniles. We will cover the various recidivism rates provided by the State as justification for registration and how to attack the studies those rates are based on.
Legislative History for Dummies Tim Sparling, David Hill 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
No idea how to research legislative history? No worries – we can teach you all the things you might think you were already taught about legislative history but probably weren’t! Come to our class and we’ll show you the basic skills and methodology needed to find legislative committee reports, agendas, floor statements, previous code, and more!
What I Wish I Knew in My First Year of Practice Ashley Oddo, Emilie Lambert, Esmeralda Gaxiola 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
This course will provide practice tips and organizational skills to new attorneys, interns, clerks, and private attorneys starting out and/or who need a refresher on taking it back to the basics. We will discuss calendaring important dates, organizing files, and communicating with prosecutors. In addition, we will talk about unspoken court rules/procedures.
Forensic Elements of Perceptual Distortion Thomas Streed 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
Perceptual Distortion is an often unrecognized, and yet commonplace phenomena of human behavior. Unfortunately, in our judicial system, nearly 70% of wrongful convictions are a consequence of eyewitness misidentification as well as misinterpretation of another individual's behavior, which are frequently associated with Perceptual Distortion. This course seeks to provide awareness of factors of perception that are often seen in Perceptual Distortion.

Thursday Intensive - Re-Entry

1 - Thursday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Held at Marriot Residence Inn)
2nd Annual "Hope Beyond the Walls" Re-Entry Intensive/Conference 6.00 CLE 0.00 Ethics

Conference - Thursday

1 - Thursday 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM (R1)
DARE (Drug Abuse Response and Education for Attorney) Diana Braaten, Dan Wilson, Bob Casey 1.50 CLE 0.00 Ethics
We’re inviting all the “kids” at APDA to come to class to learn all about meth, opioids, marijuana and other drugs that can cause impairment. Presented by three lawyers who are in the trenches of city courts on a daily basis. Also, free snack