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Tuesday, August 23, 2022

Webinar: How to Develop Mitigation for the Veteran Client

Start Date: 8/23/2022 1:30 PM EDT
End Date: 8/23/2022 4:00 PM EDT

Organization Name: NAPD

Jeni Benavides
Email: events@publicdefenders.us
Phone: (502) 219-6149

Webinar: How to Develop Mitigation for the Veteran Client

Tuesday, August 23. 1:30 pm ET | 12:30 pm CT | 11:30 am MT | 10:30 am PT (2.5 Hours)

Webinar Faculty: Gary Horton, Roy Diehl

About the Webinar:

This presentation will include discussion of Military Cultural Competance, Military trauma Informed Representation and Preparing Mitigation based on the Client's Military Experience and its Effects.

About the Faculty:

Gary A. Horton, Director of the Veterans Defense Program, has worked at NYSDA since 2014. He directs and manages this NYSDA program, providing training, support, and legal assistance to justice-involved veterans and service members, and the public defense attorneys representing them. Previously, his legal practice centered on public defense for over 30 years, serving as Public Defender of Genesee County for the last 20 years. He is a founding member and past President of the Genesee Veterans Support Network, and served on NYSDA’s Board of Directors for 12 years, including as Board Vice President. He received the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York Special Service Award in 2005, the NYS Bar Association Criminal Justice Section David S. Michaels Award in 2006, NYSDA’s Wilfred R. O’Connor Award in 2011, the 2016 Criminal Justice Award from the National Alliance on Mental Illness-NYS, and in 2018, the Kutak-Dodds Prize for Outstanding Service in Public Defense by the National Legal Aid & Defenders Association (NLADA). He has a J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law and a B.A. in Political Science from Hobart College.

Roy M. Diehl, Lieutenant Colonel, US Army (Retired), is Deputy Director of the Veterans Defense Program of the New York State Defenders Association. Roy joined the Army in 1984, was commissioned in 1998 and retired in 2015. Roy graduated from Albany Law School in 1992. His military career spans over 31 years, which included tours to Ground Zero in 2001, Iraq in 2005 with the NY Army National Guard 42nd Infantry Division, and he served at the Pentagon for several years. His military awards include New York Defense of Liberty “with WTC Device,” Army Meritorious Medal (2), Army Commendation Medal, and Army Achievement Medal (4). Upon his return from Iraq, Roy held various positions including Senior Defense Counsel, International Law Officer, Officer in Charge, Team Chief, Domestic Support and Operational Law Attorney.

NAPD doesn't apply for CLE or track attendance to provide certifications for our live webinars, conferences and online courses. This helps us keep the price as low as possible and avoids the disruption of the flow of the training required by many states to verify attendance.

We are able to provide CLE for dozens of recorded sessions from previous training for NAPD members in most states.   These sessions are only $10 per credit hour.   For more details, log in with your NAPD credentials at this link.     

By registering for this training, I am affirming that today I am neither a prosecutor, nor attending this training  with the purpose of aiding the prosecution of any criminally accused.   I further affirm that I  am dedicated to the ideals of the criminal defense practitioner, and am committed to the causes of effective and zealous defense of those charged with crimes, the protection and assertion of constitutional rights afforded the criminally accused, and the recognition and preservation of human dignity of those charged with crimes.  I further affirm that my use of the information provided by this training  will not be used by me in any manner which would impugn the above set out ideals.