Annual Meeting and Seminar

August 28, 2020 8:00 AM to August 29, 2020 1:00 PM

The Lodge at Gulf State Park

Gulf Shores, AL

*New Dates*

2020 Seminar and Annual Meeting

“Justice Must Be Won XXVIII”

August 28-29, 2020

The Lodge at Gulf State Park

Gulf Shores, AL


The Lodge at Gulf State Park

21196 East Beach Blvd 
Gulf shores, Alabama 36542



Room Rate: $209 Standard

Room Block Closes: Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Group Info: Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers/ 2020 Annual Convention


 Members: $265

NonMembers: $315

Guest Ticket for Luncheon: $40

*Member and Nonmember registration includes materials download and luncheon

*Online registration closes August 24, 2020

Application will be made for 9 CLE hours including an hour of ethics.



Topics or Speakers subject to change


8:30                    Welcome, Ron Smith, ACDLA President

9:00-10:00          Winning Closing Arguments–Bruce Gardner, Attorney, Huntsville, AL

10:00-10:15        Break

10:15-11:15         Winning Despite DNA: The Truth That Must Be revealed-Jason Sheffield, Decatur, GA 

11:15-12:15         Ethics. – Mark Moody, Assistant General CounselAL State Bar, Montgomery, AL

12:15-1:35           Annual Meeting- Lunch (on your own)

1:35- 2:35           Prisons, Paroles, and Sentencing - Bennett Wright Executive Director, AL Sentencing Commission - Chris England, Tuscaloosa, AL

2:35-2:45             Break            

2:45-4:45             Developing and Telling Your Client’s Story – John Beck, Attorney, Fairhope, AL



8:30am                  Welcome, J.D. LLoyd, ACDLA President

9:00-10:00             Track 1 – Preserving the Record for AppealErin Atkins, Attorney, Huntsville, AL

                              Track 2 – A View from the Bench -Circuit Judge Stephen Wallace, Birmingham, AL

10:00-10:15           Break

10:15-11:15           Track 1 - Case Law Update- J.D. Lloyd, Attorney, Birmingham, AL

                             Track 2 – Effective Cross-examination–Matthew D. Woodham, Attorney, Tuscaloosa, AL

11:20-12:20          Track 1- Jury Selection – Wendell Sheffield, Attorney, Birmingham, AL

                             Track 2 – Effective Motion Practice -Bruce Harvey, Attorney, Atlanta, GA

12:20-1:35             Awards Luncheon

1:35                      Adjourn