Tracks


Tracks


This year we have once again created a number of specific learning tracks that participants may choose to attend. While you need not attend all sessions in a particular track, the tracks for the most part are set up so that each session builds off the earlier session. This year we are offering the following tracks:

Trial Track

Sessions

2/15/2019 1:30 PM 2:45 PM 1st Hundred Days/Organizing Your Case
2/15/2019 1:30 PM 2:45 PM Mindfulness
2/15/2019 1:30 PM 2:45 PM The Capital Jury Project and Constructing a Case for Life Jurors Can Hear
2/16/2019 10:45 AM 12:00 PM Crawford/Sanchez
2/16/2019 10:45 AM 12:00 PM Creative Motions and Jury Instructions
2/16/2019 10:45 AM 12:00 PM Batson
2/16/2019 10:45 AM 12:00 PM Effectively Investigating Medical Dependent Cases: Lessons from the Benavides Exoneration
2/16/2019 1:30 PM 2:45 PM The Unreliability Principle
2/16/2019 1:30 PM 2:45 PM Assessing Adaptive Functioning Deficits: Using Instruments
2/16/2019 1:30 PM 2:45 PM Exposing Race Bias in Voir Dire
2/16/2019 1:30 PM 2:45 PM Institutionalization as Mitigation
2/16/2019 3:00 PM 4:15 PM Building and Curating Police Misconduct Databases in California and Nationwide
2/16/2019 3:00 PM 4:15 PM Aggravation/Victim Impact
2/16/2019 3:00 PM 4:15 PM Dealing with the Media
2/16/2019 3:00 PM 4:15 PM Neighborhood Effects
2/16/2019 3:00 PM 4:15 PM Witherspoon/Witt/Morgan
2/16/2019 3:00 PM 4:15 PM Intersectionality: How Race, Culture, Gender, and Other Dynamics Affect Your Capital Case
2/17/2019 10:30 AM 11:45 AM Testilying Cops
2/17/2019 10:30 AM 11:45 AM Proposition 66 Update for Trial Lawyers
2/17/2019 10:30 AM 11:45 AM Finding the Story in Your Case
2/17/2019 10:30 AM 11:45 AM Litigating Race: Combatting the Most Persistent Legacy of America’s Original Sin
2/17/2019 1:15 PM 2:30 PM Constitutional Challenges Based on Racial Disparities
2/17/2019 1:15 PM 2:30 PM Opening Statements at Punishment Phase
2/17/2019 1:15 PM 2:30 PM Understanding and Litigating (In)Competence Without Contaminating the Rest of Your Case
2/17/2019 1:15 PM 2:30 PM Discovery
2/17/2019 2:45 PM 4:00 PM Frontloading Mitigation
2/17/2019 2:45 PM 4:00 PM Child Victims
2/17/2019 2:45 PM 4:00 PM Perkins Operations
2/17/2019 2:45 PM 4:00 PM Epistemic Oppression
2/17/2019 2:45 PM 4:00 PM Cross-Examining a Forensic Scientist
2/18/2019 10:45 AM 12:00 PM Prosecution Misconduct
2/18/2019 10:45 AM 12:00 PM Homicide and Special Circumstances Law
2/18/2019 10:45 AM 12:00 PM Social Media
2/18/2019 10:45 AM 12:00 PM Mitigating Gangs
2/16/2019 1:30 PM 2:45 PM Discovery Issues & Preparing Investigation Reports
2/16/2019 1:30 PM 2:45 PM PC: Raising State Constitutional Issues

Forensics

Sessions

2/15/2019 1:30 PM 2:45 PM DNA: Foundations
2/16/2019 10:45 AM 12:00 PM DNA: Complex Mixtures
2/16/2019 10:45 AM 12:00 PM Pathology: Gunshot, Strangulation, or Knife Wounds
2/16/2019 1:30 PM 2:45 PM Eyewitness Identification
2/16/2019 3:00 PM 4:15 PM Litigating Pathology Issues
2/16/2019 3:00 PM 4:15 PM The Evolution of Forensic Science: Litigating the Admissibility of Pattern Impression Evidence
2/17/2019 10:30 AM 11:45 AM DNA: Probabilistic Genotyping Including Source Code
2/17/2019 1:15 PM 2:30 PM Gunshot Residue
2/17/2019 2:45 PM 4:00 PM Cell Phones
2/17/2019 2:45 PM 4:00 PM Approaches to Interpretations and Quantification of Scientific Evidence
2/18/2019 10:45 AM 12:00 PM Cell Phones (Encore)

Investigative

Sessions

2/15/2019 1:30 PM 2:45 PM Tools of the Trade
2/16/2019 10:45 AM 12:00 PM Mitigation Interviewing
2/16/2019 1:30 PM 2:45 PM Discovery Issues & Preparing Investigation Reports
2/16/2019 1:30 PM 2:45 PM Representing Military Members
2/16/2019 1:30 PM 2:45 PM Foreign Nationals & Immigrants in the Age of Trump
2/17/2019 10:30 AM 11:45 AM Adolescence: Investigating Development Through Mid-20s
2/17/2019 10:30 AM 11:45 AM Intellectual Disabilities: Investigating Adaptive Deficits
2/17/2019 1:15 PM 2:30 PM Record Collection
2/17/2019 1:15 PM 2:30 PM Storytelling for Non-Lawyers
2/17/2019 1:15 PM 2:30 PM Investigating & Mitigating Institutional Issues
2/17/2019 2:45 PM 4:00 PM Using Social Media, Including Investigation

Mental Health

Sessions

2/15/2019 1:30 PM 2:45 PM Goals and Foundations of Mental Health Assessments
2/16/2019 10:45 AM 12:00 PM Neuropsychology: Basics & Norms
2/16/2019 10:45 AM 12:00 PM Understanding Language Impairment
2/16/2019 1:30 PM 2:45 PM Signs and Symptoms of Mental Illness
2/16/2019 1:30 PM 2:45 PM Early Childhood: Brain & Psychological Development
2/16/2019 3:00 PM 4:15 PM Addiction: Drugs, Alcohol and the Brain
2/16/2019 3:00 PM 4:15 PM It (Probably)is not Simple PTSD
2/17/2019 10:30 AM 11:45 AM Deconstructing Prejudicial Psychiatric Language
2/17/2019 10:30 AM 11:45 AM Understanding Language Impairment (Encore)
2/16/2019 10:45 AM 12:00 PM Cultural Competency I
2/17/2019 10:30 AM 11:45 AM Cultural Competency II
2/17/2019 1:15 PM 2:30 PM Dynamics of Complex Trauma: Implications for Interviewing & Presenting Trauma
2/17/2019 1:15 PM 2:30 PM Culture, Race & Implications for Psychiatric Illness
2/17/2019 2:45 PM 4:00 PM Overview of Psychological Testing and Norms
2/17/2019 2:45 PM 4:00 PM Presenting Neuropsychological Evidence at Trial

Post Conviction

Sessions

2/16/2019 10:45 AM 12:00 PM PC: Identifying and Working with Experts
2/16/2019 10:45 AM 12:00 PM PC: AEDPA Primer
2/16/2019 1:30 PM 2:45 PM PC: Prop 66 TBD
2/16/2019 1:30 PM 2:45 PM PC: Raising State Constitutional Issues
2/16/2019 3:00 PM 4:15 PM PC: Ford/McPeters Claims
2/16/2019 3:00 PM 4:15 PM PC: Lethal Injection Litigation Including as Applied Challenges & Late Stage Resources
2/17/2019 10:30 AM 11:45 AM PC: Prop 66 Rules
2/17/2019 10:30 AM 11:45 AM PC: Investigating and Proving IAC Claims Post-Conviction
2/17/2019 1:15 PM 2:30 PM PC: Pleading Prejudice
2/17/2019 1:15 PM 2:30 PM PC: Preservation Motions
2/17/2019 2:45 PM 4:00 PM PC: Federal Legal Developments
2/17/2019 2:45 PM 4:00 PM PC: State Legal Developments