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
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
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
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
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


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