This program is intended for law students and attorneys who are currently representing or are interested in representing death-row inmates in post-conviction proceedings. The program features nationally recognized death penalty experts. It includes (i) a presentation on habeas corpus that is designed for beginners, (ii) a presentation on current trends and issues that is designed for seasoned practitioners, (iii) a review of recent Supreme Court decisions, (iv) a presentation on developing mitigation evidence in post-conviction cases, (v) a presentation on intellectual disability and mental illness in capital cases, and (vi) a presentation on ethics issues in post-conviction litigation. The session will be followed by presentation of the Norman Redlich Capital Defense Distinguished Service and Pro Bono Awards. These awards seek to honor Dean Redlich’s legacy by recognizing those members of the New York bar who have emulated his life-long dedication to challenging the death penalty. The award presentation will be followed by a keynote lecture by Hon. John Gleeson, former U.S. District Judge and now a partner at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. The program will conclude with a cocktail reception.
For more information about the event, please contact Muhammad U. Faridi at firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-336-2874.
Hon. John Gleeson, Former United States District Judge of the United States District Court, EDNY and Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
Jeffrey Kirchmeier, Professor, CUNY School of Law
Eric Freedman, Professor, Maurice A. Deane School of Law
Harry Sandick, Partner, Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
Lori Leskin, Partner, Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
Marc Shapiro, Senior Associate, Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
John Blume, Professor of Law, Cornell Law School
Sponsoring Association Committee:
Capital Punishment Committee, Art Cody, Chair