2021 Death Penalty Seminar

January 15, 2021 8:00 AM to January 16, 2021 5:00 PM

Virtual- Zoom

AL

LOOSENING THE DEATH BELT XXIV

JANUARY 15-16, 2021

LIVE VIRTUAL - ZOOM

This seminar features some of the top criminal defense attorneys in the U.S. describing the life or death issues of capital casework. In this two-day event you will hear highly acclaimed death penalty lawyers speak about their experience.


Details:

An Application has been made to the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission of Alabama for a maximum of 12 hours' credit, including 1 hour of ethics.

*Pre-registration is advised:
$275 - ACDLA Members
$325 - Nonmembers and all after 1/1/21

*Registration has been reduced by $50 for Loosening the Death Belt 2021.

Materials: A materials link and Zoom information will be emailed to registrants the week of the seminar. 


Virtual Platform:

We will use the Zoom webinar platform for this seminar.  If you have used Zoom for court it is the same program, no need to download anything new.  Zoom webinar tracks participants, this is how we will give CLE credit.  Please be sure when registering to provide your Bar number. 

In Zoom, Please be sure you are signed in to the program with your full name. If you are not, while in the seminar, go to the bottom of your screen click on participants.  Your zoom name with have "(me) " beside it.  If "(me)" is beside something other than your full name, please make the change.  To change your name in zoom: place your cursor over the name> two blue buttons appear> click the MORE button and then click the RENAME button. Type your first and last name in the box.  


Speakers and Topics: 

   

Friday, January 15th

8:30 am

Welcome-JD Lloyd, ACDLA President, Attorney, Birmingham, AL

8:40 am

“The Confrontation Clause and Hearsay” - Terry McCarthy, Lightfoot, Franklin & White, Birmingham, AL

9:40 am

Break

9:50 am

“The Colorado Method Of Voir Dire In Capital Cases”- David Wymore, Attorney, Boulder, CO and Christopher W. Adams, Attorney, Charleston, SC

11:50 am

1:15pm

Lunch- on your own

1:20 pm

“Openings (Or Closings) In Capital Cases “– Andrea Lyons, Attorney, Illinois

2:25 pm

“FORENSIC PATHOLOGY 101 – What every Criminal Defense Lawyer Needs to Know”

- Greg Davis, MD, Univ. Kentucky

3:25pm

Break

3:35 pm

“Plea Negotiations And Bargaining In Capital Cases”- Joseph Flood, Attorney, Fairfax, VA

4:35pm

“Atkins And Its Progeny – Proving Intellectual Disability”- Mark Olive, Attorney, Tallahassee, FL

5:35pm

Adjourn

 

Saturday, January 16th

8:20 am

Welcome-JD Lloyd, ACDLA President, Attorney, Birmingham, AL

8:30 am

 

Trying Your First Capital Case” – Andrea Lyons, Attorney, Chicago, IL

9:35 am

Ethics”- Lisa Wayne, Attorney, Denver, CO

10:35 am

Break

10:45 am

“Keynote- Bryan Stevenson

11:45 am- 1:10pm

Lunch- on your own

 

1:15 pm

“Experts – What Capital Jurors Believe” – Scott Sundby, Prof. U of Miami Law School

2:15 pm

Break

2:30 pm

“Trying The Case With Your Heart: Making The Jury Care”- Richard Jaffe, Attorney, Birmingham, AL

3:30 pm

Case Law update” - JD Lloyd, Attorney, Birmingham, AL

4:30 pm

Adjourn

 

 


***Seminar is for Defense Counsel and Team only***

**No Refunds**