Agenda

Agenda

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8:30 a.m.    Welcome
Annette Clark, Dean, Seattle University School of Law
8:45  a.m.    Washington State - Leading the Way on Public Defense
Robert C. Boruchowitz, Professor and Director of The Defender Initiative
9:20 a.m.    The Ripple Effect:  Strategies for Prioritizing the Things That Matter
Most to Your Clients
Annie Benson, Washington Defender Association
Merf Ehman, Columbia Legal Services
Leo Flor, Northwest Justice Project
Leesa Manion, Staff attorney, King County Prosecutor's Office
Travis Stearns, Moderator, Washington Defender Association
10:35 a.m.    Break
10:50 a.m.    The Latest News on Case Weighting and Standards
George Yeannakis, Washington State Office of Public Defense
Dave Chapman, King County Public Defender
Dan Fessler, Yakima County Director of Assigned Counsel
12:05 p.m.    Lunch
12:40 p.m.    Anatomy of a False Confession:  The Defense Role in Preventing
Wrongful Convictions
Janet Ainsworth, Professor, Seattle University School of Law
1:40 p.m.    Break
2:00 p.m.    Race and Jury Selection - Implications of Saintcalle
Charles Wiggins, Washington Supreme Court Justice
Jeffery Robinson, Veteran Defense Attorney
Lila Silverstein, Appellate Defender
Anna Roberts, Professor, Seattle University School of Law
3:15 p.m.    Break
3:30 p.m.    "Willfully Blind" -- The Implications of the Wilbur Case v. Mt. Vernon
and Burlington
Plaintiff's Counsel Toby Marshall, Terrell Marshall Daudt & Willie PLLC
Plaintiff's Counsel James Williams, Partner, Perkins Coie 
Plaintiff's Counsel Nancy Talner, Staff Attorney for ACLU-WA 
John Strait, Expert Witness, and Professor, Seattle University School of Law
4:30 p.m.    New Directions in Policing to Reduce Racial Disparities
in Enforcement
Lisa Daugaard, Policy Director, Public Defender Association and Interim Deputy Public Defender for King County
Reverend Harriett Walden, Director, Mothers for Police Accountability
Jim Pugel, Assistant Chief, Seattle Police Department

5:30 p.m.    Conference Ends

Professor Margaret Chon teaching