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Friday, June 1, 2018

Webinar: Writing a Compelling Statement of Facts

Start Date: 6/1/2018 2:00 PM EDT
End Date: 6/1/2018 3:00 PM EDT

Organization Name: National Association for Public Defense

Heather H. Hall
Email: heather@publicdefenders.us
Phone: N/A

One Stop Resource: Writing a Compelling Statement of Facts

June 1, 2018, 2:00 p.m. Eastern, 60 minutes

Webinar Faculty:  Bradley Hall, Appellate Assigned Counsel Administrator, State Appellate Defender Office, MichiganState Appellate Defender Officeand Criminal Defense Resource Center

About the Webinar:  Trainees will learn how to view the facts of a case through the lens of an advocate and to present an accurate and compelling view of a client’s case using facts that are material to the theme and theory of the case.

About the Faculty: 

Brad Hall is the Administrator of the Michigan Appellate Assigned Counsel System, where he oversees a roster of about 150 private attorneys handling approximately 2500 court appointed felony appeals per year. He previously worked at the Federal Defender Office in Detroit, where he specialized in appeals and habeas corpus cases. He is co-chair of the Criminal Defense Attorneys of Michigan Amicus Curiae Committee, and frequently presents on topics of appellate practice and procedure. He has published articles on criminal procedure and wrongful convictions in the Wisconsin Law Review, Drake Law Review and the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, and is a past recipient of Cooley Law School’s Distinguished Brief Award.

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Closed: 6/1/2018 2:15 PM

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