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Friday, September 22, 2017

Webinar: Establishing and Maintaining a Successful Relationship with a Capital Client

Start Date: 9/22/2017 2:00 PM EDT
End Date: 9/22/2017 3:00 PM EDT

Organization Name: National Association for Public Defense

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

Establishing and Maintaining a Successful Relationship with a Capital Client

September 22, 2017 2:00 p.m. Eastern, 60 minutes

Webinar Faculty: Margaret O'Donnell

About the Webinar:  A solid client relationship with all members of the legal team facilitates access to the richness of the client’s life narrative but also helps a client avoid self-destructive behaviors that can make a death sentence more likely and enables the client to develop a reason to live. This webinar will provide defense teams with a conceptual and practical guide to building a successful relationship with a capital client.


About the Faculty:  Margaret O’Donnell is a 1985 graduate of the Robert H. McKinney School of Law: Indiana University. She has worked as a public defender for the State of Indiana as well as Maricopa County, Arizona. Margaret has been in private practice in Kentucky since 1990, but the majority of her work continues to focus on the representation of indigent clients charged with or sentenced to death in state and federal courts around the country. She is currently appointed to represent two clients sentenced to death under the Federal Death Penalty Act. Margaret also has represented a trial level client, whose Federal Death Penalty trial resulted in a life sentence. She represented Kevin Stanford, Stanford v. Kentucky, 492 U.S. 361 (1989), in clemency proceedings which resulted in the 2003 commutation of his death sentence.

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Closed: 9/22/2017 2:15 PM

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