Start Date: 12/2/2020 2:00 PM EST
End Date: 12/2/2020 5:00 PM EST
Webinar: Incorporating Race and Culture Into Criminal Cases
December 2, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. (Eastern) - 180 Minutes
Webinar Faculty: Twyla Carter, National Policy Director at The Bail Project
About the Webinar: Twyla Carter will talk about the history of slavery and how white supremacy and racism continue to permeate American society so that you can weave race and culture into your criminal and death penalty cases to help you tell your client's personal story.
This webinar will be followed by an interactive meet up to discuss the issues raised in the cours from 3:30 - 5 pm Eastern
About the Faculty: Twyla Carter is the National Policy Director at The Bail Project, a national nonprofit organization that provides free bail assistance and pretrial support to thousands of low-income people every year. The Bail Project's ultimate goal is to be a catalyst for long-term systemic reforms that make bail assistance unnecessary. Prior to joining The Bail Project, Twyla was a Senior Staff Attorney in the Criminal Law Reform Project at the ACLU national office, where she litigated local and state bail inequities and right-to-counsel protections in the federal courts, and designed alternative bail and representation policies and procedures for targeted jurisdictions. Prior to working at the ACLU, Twyla was a public defender for ten years. She was the Misdemeanor Practice Director for the King County Department of Public Defense in Seattle, where she oversaw all misdemeanor casework across the four divisions of the department. As a Staff Attorney at The Defender Association, Twyla handled felony and misdemeanor trial caseloads, represented juveniles, and appealed misdemeanor convictions. Twyla is licensed to practice law in New York and Washington State and is admitted to practice in numerous federal courts. Twyla is a frequent speaker on all aspects of the criminal legal system, including bail and police reform, right-to-counsel issues, and how to incorporate race and culture into criminal and death penalty cases.