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Why Lawyers Matter: Culturally Competent Defense Work for Diverse Clients

Event Type
Conference/Workshop
Sponsor
The Office of the Federal Defender for the Central District of Illinois and the University of Illinois College of Law Program in Criminal Law and Procedure
Location
Room B, Law Building
Date
Apr 28, 2023   8:00 am - 4:30 pm  
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Why Lawyers Matter
Culturally Competent Defense Work for Diverse Clients

Friday, April 28
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Room B, College of Law

REGISTER TO ATTEND

*CLE credit will be available.

AGENDA

8:00 – 8:30 a.m.
Check-in & Coffee 

8:30 – 8:45 a.m.
Welcome
Patrick Keenan, University of Illinois College of Law
Thomas Patton, Federal Defender for the Central District of Illinois

8:45 – 9:45 a.m. 
Twin Peaks: The Linkage of Intersectionality and Collateral Consequences, and its Role in Public Defender Mitigation and Criminal Justice Reform
Donavan Bailey, Colorado State Public Defender

9:45 – 10:45 a.m.
Transgender 101
Adrien Lawyer, Director of Education & Co-Founder, Transgender Resource Center of New Mexico

10:45 – 11:00 a.m.
Break

11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. 
Representing Defendants with Diverse Backgrounds in Criminal Sentencing
Dr. Colleen Berryessa, Rutgers School of Criminal Justice

12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
Lunch, College of Law Pavilion

1:00 – 2:15 p.m.
The First Line of Defense: Shielding Noncitizen Defendants from Immigration Consequences
Diana Rashid, Managing Attorney, National Immigrant Justice Center Detention Project 

2:15 – 2:45 p.m.
Looking Ahead: Preserving Issues for Appeal
Colleen Ramais, Office of the Federal Defender for the Central District of Illinois

2:45 – 3:15 p.m.
Avoiding the Order to Show Cause: Navigating the Procedural Requirements at the Seventh Circuit
Johanna Christiansen, Office of the Federal Defender for the Central District of Illinois 

3:15 – 3:30 p.m.
Break 

3:30 – 4:00 p.m.
Navigating the Sentencing Commission’s Judiciary Sentencing INformation (JSIN) Tool
Thomas Patton, Federal Defender for the Central District of Illinois 

4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Current Issues in the Central District of Illinois
Thomas Patton, Federal Defender for the Central District of Illinois

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