Monthly View Weekly View List View Search Event

Event Calendar

Tuesday, February 28, 2017


Webinar: Strategizing About Resolution Without Trial in Capital Cases

Event Details

Start Date:  2/28/2017 12:00 PM EST
End Date:  2/28/2017 1:00 PM EST

Strategizing About Resolution Without Trial in Capital Cases

February 28, 2017 at 12:00 eastern (one hour)

Webinar Faculty: Celia Ouellette, Attorney, 8th Amendment Project

About the webinar: This training explores the topic of plea agreements in the context of capital cases.

About the Faculty: Celia Ouellette is a capital defense attorney licensed to practice in New York and California.  She received her undergraduate and Masters degrees from the University of Oxford. Celia works with the 8th Amendment Project and consults on pre-trial capital cases in thirteen states. Celia conducts trainings and lectures on team building, case management, plea negotiation and how to develop a relationship with the client. Formerly, Celia worked as a trial attorney in California before joining Reprieve as a Staff Attorney in 2012 where she focused on the organization’s involvement in US death penalty cases and consulted with European governments on international human rights law and practice.  She remains a Senior Consultant to Reprieve and enjoys continuing her role consulting with European governments who have nationals facing the death penalty in the US.


Online Registration

Registration is Closed
Closed:   2/28/2017 12:15 PM

Add to Favorites

Share this event

Add to my calendar


Google |  Yahoo

Change Category:     


April 16, 2017: 60 Minutes' Anderson Cooper features the Orleans Public Defenders and NAPD General Counsel in a substantive segment about public defenders' excessive workloads, pervasive injustice, and the obligation of defenders to resist the "conveyer belt" of mass-incarceration. You can watch the compelling segment HERE 

On March 18, 2017 - the 54th anniversary of the Gideon v. Wainright decision - NAPD published its Foundational Principleswhich are recommended to NAPD members and other persons and organizations interested in advancing the cause of equal justice for accused persons.  


On March 2, 2017, NAPD released its Statement on Reducing Demand For Public Defense: Alternatives to Traditional Prosecution Can Reduce Defender Workload, Save Money, and Reduce RecidivismThere are more than 2 million people in jail and prison in the United States. This is a four-fold increase since 1980. This increase and the racial disproportionality among incarcerated people has led to alliances across the political spectrum to address the impact on people and on budgets.  As the new Coalition for Public Safety has put it, “Our country has an ‘overcriminalization’ problem and an ‘overincarceration’ problem — and it’s getting worse." NAPD authored this statement because there is a great opportunity to make transformative changes that can improve justice and save money.  A variety of organizations representing a wide spectrum of political views have joined together to end the systematic problem of overcriminalization and narrow the net of incarceration by reforming criminal codes.