2016 Sunny Climate CLE Archive
Consortia and Law Offices wishing multiple licenses, contact OCDLA.
Moderated by John Potter, Outgoing OCDLA Executive Director
8:00a | Registration and Coffee
9:00 | Isms and Schisms
An examination of unconscious bias and favoritism that can affect beliefs, zealous advocacy and trial strategy.
Cynthia Roseberry, Clemency Project Manager, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), Washington, D.C.
10:00 | Break
10:15 | “Sanism”
Issues of mental impairment create their own set of biases and demand that counsel evaluate those cases from a different perspective.
Colette Tvedt, Public Defense Training and Reform Director, NACDL
11:15 | Race Matters in Voir Dire
A strategic road map: What to ask, why to ask it, when to object, and the impact of the lawyer’s behavior.
Jeffery Robinson, Deputy Director and Director of Center for Justice, ACLU
12:00p | Lunch (included for CLE registrants)
1:00 | Bias and Communication — An In-Depth Conversation masterfully led by Jeff Robinson, and supplemented by Cynthia and Colette and issues from the audience, participants will learn how to best address bias, communicate better with the client, the judge, and the prosecutor. From the multifaceted history of bias to real life examples of “what do you do when,” this conversation will amaze, stimulate and provide tools that will make you a more effective lawyer.
2:30 | Break
2:45 | Bias and Communication — An In-Depth Conversation, continued.
4:00 | Adjourn