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"Why Lawyers Matter" Symposium

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
The Criminal Law and Procedure Program at the University of Illinois College of Law, and the Federal Defenders Office for the Central District of Illinois
Location
Max L. Rowe Auditorium, Law Building
Date
Apr 12, 2019   All Day
Cost
Free and open to the public.
Contact
Carolyn Turner
E-Mail
carolynt@illinois.edu
Views
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Originating Calendar
College of Law - Lectures Calendar

The University of Illinois College of Law Program in Criminal Law and Procedure and the Federal Public Defender for the Central District of Illinois present:

 

Why Lawyers Matter: Federal Criminal Defense in an Era of Uncertainty

April 12, 2019
Max L. Rowe Auditorium
College of Law Building
504 E. Pennsylvania Avenue
Champaign, Illinois

 

REGISTER TO ATTEND

 

In December 2018, the First Step Act became law, ushering in a host of reforms in the federal criminal justice system. Prosecutors, defense lawyers, and the courts are just beginning to grapple with the changes brought by the new law. At the same time, lawyers continue to litigate complicated sentencing and penalty issues under U.S. Supreme Court decisions of the past decade. The annual federal criminal law symposium of the Criminal Law Program of the University of Illinois College of Law and the Federal Defender’s Office for the Central District of Illinois will address criminal defense in federal criminal courts in these uncertain times.

 

9:00 a.m. – 9:05 a.m.

Welcome

Lesley Wexler

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor of Law

University of Illinois College of Law

 

9:05 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

The Criminal Trial as a Game of Truth or Dare

Margareth Etienne

Associate Dean for Graduate and International Programs

Professor and Nancy Snowden Research Scholar in Law

University of Illinois College of Law

 

10:00 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.

Break

 

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

Risk Assessments in Federal Court: Helpful Aids or Dangerous Trends?

Frank Draper

Attorney Advisor, Training Division

Defender Services Office

 

11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Views From the Bench – An Open Forum

The Honorable Eric Long

Magistrate Judge USDC Central District of Illinois

 

12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Lunch

Hosted by University of Illinois College of Law Criminal Law Program

 

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.

Ethical Challenges for Criminal Defense Attorneys

Peter Rotskoff

Chief of Litigation & Professional Education

Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission

 

2:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Break

 

2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

The First Step Act – The Current Sentencing Conundrum

Jayme Feldman

Sentencing Resource Counsel

Federal Public and Community Defenders

 

4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Open Forum – Practice Issues in the Central District of Illinois

Thomas Patton

Federal Defender for the Central District of Illinois

 

Chuck Schierer

Schierer & Ritchie LLC

 

Moderator: J. Steven Beckett

Director of Trial Advocacy (ret.), Practitioner-in-Residence University of Illinois College of Law

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