2015 Innocence Summit Schedule

Thursday, June 11
6:00 – 9:00 PM Dinner for CPI Board members, Advisory Committee, and staff
Friday, June 12
7:30 AM Summit registration opens
9:00 – 9:10 AM WELCOME: Mara Leveritt, Session Coordinator
9:10 – 9:25 AM THE VISION: Philip Kuhn, CPI Chairman; Former Assistant Attorney General for the State of Tennessee
9:25 – 10:40 AM PANEL: Prosecution: Can We Do Better?
Moderator: Tom Raynes, Executive Director, Colorado Distict Attorneys’ Council
Panelists:
Troy Rawlings – County Attorney, Davis County, Utah, “Policies and Expectations Matter”
Michael Dougherty – Deputy Attorney General of the Criminal Justice Section, Colorado Attorney General’s Office; Member of the Colorado Best Practices Committee
Scott McNamara – District Attorney, Oneida County, New York, “That Was Then — This Is Now: A New Era for Prosecutors”
10:40 – 11:00 AM Networking Break
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM WORKSHOPS:
A. In the Interest of Justice: Acquitted on 22 Counts of Child Molestation by Tonya Craft, Trial Consultant – Arlington Ballroom I
B. Brady Matters by Troy Rawlings, County Attorney in Davis County, Utah – Monticello Room
12:00 – 1:00 PM LUNCH – Arlington Ballroom I
12:15 – 12:45 PM Luncheon Address: Shima Baradaran — Associate Professor at University of Utah; Chair of the AALS Law and Social Sciences Section and Secretary of the AALS Criminal Justice Section Executive Committee, “The War on Drugs: Has It Made America Safer?”
1:00 – 2:15 PM PANEL: Fostering Good Working Relationships Between Prosecutors and Innocence Network Programs
Moderator: Pamela Cytrynbaum, Director, Chicago Innocence Project
Panelists:
Greg Hampikian, Director, Idaho Innocence Project, “Innocence Programs are Prosecutors”
Linda Smith, Supervising Attorney, Kentucky Innocence Project, “Common Sense and Courtesy”
2:15 – 2:30 PM Commuting Time
2:30 – 3:30 PM WORKSHOPS:
C. To Charge or Not To Charge: Investigating Arson Cases by Paul Bieber, Certified Fire and Explosion Investigator; Founder and Director of Arson Research Project and Len Walker, Criminal Practice Group Managing Partner at Whittenburg Strange & Walker, P.C. – Arlington Ballroom I
D. Grand Juries: Mend Them or End Them? by Kari Hong, Assistant Professor of Law at Boston College Law School – Arlington Ballroom II
E. Plea Agreements: Restoring Due Process and Fairness by Phil Kuhn, Advisory Chair for Center for Prosecutor Integrity – Monticello Room
3:30 – 4:00 PM Networking Break
4:00 – 5:00 PM WORKSHOPS:
F. When Experts Lie: An Exoneree’s Perspective by Ginny Lefever, Board Member at Life After Justice Project – Arlington Ballroom I
G.
6:00 – 7:30 PM INNOCENCE BANQUET — Arlington Ballroom
7:00 – 7:30 PM BANQUET ADDRESS: Joseph diGenova, Partner, diGenova & Toensing, LLP; Former United States Attorney, District of Columbia, “Prosecution Function: The End of Innocence”
Saturday, June 13
8:00 AM Summit registration opens
9:00 AM WELCOME: Jerome Rogoff, MD – Session Coordinator
9:05 – 9:30 AM KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Kami Chavis Simmons, Criminal Justice Program Director at Wake Forest Law School; Former Assistant United States Attorney, Washington, DC, “Integrating Innocence into the 21st Century Law School Curriculum”
9:30 – 10:45 AM PANEL: Overcoming Gender and Racial Bias in the Criminal Justice System
Moderator: Judge Arthur Burnett, President, National African American Drug Policy Coalition
Panelists:
Ronald Henry, President of Stop Abuse for Everyone, “Gender Bias and Its Multiplier Effect at Each Stage of the Criminal Justice Process”
Merelyn Bates-Mims, Chair, OPJ Institute and Research Institute, “Equal Justice: The Harm of Racial Profiling”
Shima Baradaran, Associate Professor at University of Utah; Chair of the AALS Law and Social Sciences Section and Secretary of the AALS Criminal Justice Section Executive Committee, “Are Judges and Police Racist? A Look at the Evidence”
10:45 – 11:15 AM Networking Break
 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM WORKSHOPS:
H. How to Access Public Records: The Power of Knowing Your Prosecutor by Tammy Alexander, Co-Founder at Justice for Illinois Wrongfully Convicted – Arlington Ballroom I
I. Should Every State Establish an Innocence Commission? by Phil Kuhn, Advisory Chair for Center for Prosecutor Integrity – Arlington Ballroom II
J. EthnoNationalism: Race, Public Policy, and Law Reform by Merelyn Bates-Mims, General Co-Chair, The Organization on Procedural Justice (OPJ), “EthnoNationalism: Reforming the Exceptions of the 13th Amendment”; Judge Arthur L. Burnett, Sr., General Chair, The Organization on Procedural Justice (OPJ), “Public Policy and Issues Requiring Solutions in the Criminal Justice System”; Clarence Edwards, Vice-Chair; The Organization on Procedural Justice (OPJ), “Law Enforcement and Race” – Monticello Room
12:15 – 1:15 PM LUNCH – Arlington Ballroom I
1:15 – 2:15 PM KEYNOTE ADDRESS: Death Threats and More: A Reporter Shares True-Life Experiences Investigating Criminal Justice Abuses by Mara Leveritt, Author – Arlington Ballroom II
2:15 – 2:45 PM Networking Break
2:45 – 3:45 PM WORKSHOPS:
K. Prosecutor Cooperation in Post-Conviction Cases: Learning to Talk the Talk by Marla Mitchell-Cichon, Professor and Director at Western Michigan University Cooley Innocence Project – Arlington Ballroom I
L. Registry of Prosecutorial Misconduct: How It Works and What’s Next by Gina Lauterio, Policy Program Director for Center for Prosecutor Integrity – Monticello Room
4:00 PM LESSONS LEARNED — E. Everett Bartlett, PhD,  Director at Center for Prosecutor Integrity
 4:20PM SUMMIT EVALUATION
 4:30 PM ADJOURNMENT

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