Why Lawyers Matter: Criminal Defense During the Pandemic
A joint virtual program of the Office of Federal Defender for the Central District of Illinois and the Criminal Law Program of the University of Illinois College of Law
April 9, 2021
8:45 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Register to Attend
This session is approved for 5.00 hours of free Illinois CLE credit. To receive credit you must also register with the Federal Defender's Office for the Central District of Illinois at https://ilccsa.typeform.com/to/DCQ6vhIM.
Join Via Zoom
8:45 – 9:00 a.m.
Thomas Patton, Federal Defender for the Central District of Illinois; Patrick Keenan, Professor of Law, Criminal Law Program, Illinois College of Law
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Foundational Concerns After Two Decades of Apprendi Formalism and Functionalism
Douglas Berman, Newton D. Baker-Baker & Hostetler Chair in Law and Executive Director of the Drug Enforcement and Policy Center, Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law
10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
Covid Trials: The Viral Courtroom Fight
David Brengle, Office of the Federal Defender, Southern District of Illinois; Judith Miller, Associate Clinical Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
11:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Ethics in Sentencing
Akin Adepoju, Assistant Federal Defender and Adjunct Professor of Law Washington, District of Columbia
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Current Issues in COVID Compassionate Release
Elisabeth Pollock, Office of Federal Defender, Central District of Illinois
2:30 p.m. – 2:45 p.m.
View from the Bench
Sara Darrow, Chief U. S. District Judge for the Central District of Illinois
2:45 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Panel – Current Issues for Criminal Defense Lawyers in the Central District of Illinois
Thomas Patton, Federal Defender for the Central District of Illinois; Charles Schierer, CJA Panel Representative, Schierer & Ritchie LLC, East Peoria; J. Steven Beckett, Beckett Law Office, Urbana IL