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Webinar: Strategizing About Resolution Without Trial in Capital Cases

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


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.

 

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