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Monday, March 19, 2018

Webinar: Assisting Chief Defenders: stimulating increased awareness, options, capacity

Start Date: 3/19/2018 12:00 PM EDT
End Date: 3/19/2018 1:45 PM EDT

Organization Name: National Association for Public Defense

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

Assisting Chief Defenders: Stimulating Increased Awareness, Options, and Capacity

March 19, 2018, 12:00 p.m. Eastern, 90 minutes

Webinar Faculty:  James J. Clark, Ph.D. and Ed Monahan

About the Webinar:  Today’s organizations are complex with constant volatility, uncertainty, and ambiguity. In this environment, top organizational leaders regularly seek feedback and advice from those they work with and local colleagues. Some Chief Defenders choose to ask an experienced Chief Defender or former Chief Defender to conduct regular reflective conversations from afar. This webinar will discuss how a Chief defender from afar can help a fellow Chief Defender increase awareness of personal and organizational strengths, discover more options for effectively leading and access opportunities for more personal and organizational capacity to achieve program progress. This process of assistance is the Appreciative Inquiry (AI) Process, self-determined strengths-based leadership development. The webinar will describe the 4 Stages of Appreciative Inquiry, provide an example of a leader being helped by this AI process and ideas on how assistance can be provided on Chief Defender Competencies

About the Faculty: 

  • James J. Clark, LCSW, PhD is he dean of the Florida State University College of Social Work. He is co-editor of the ABA’s Tell the Client's Story: Mitigation in Criminal and Death Penalty Cases (May 2017). From 2012 to 2015, he served as the director of the School of Social Work at the University of Cincinnati and was on the faculty of the University of Kentucky from 1991 to 2012, including service as the director of the PhD program and as associate dean for research. With colleagues from social work and psychiatry, he cofounded the UK Center on Trauma and Children. He has published in the areas of forensic mental health, child traumatic stress, criminal justice, ethics and accountability, and psychobiography and the study of lives. Dr. Clark has collaborated in interdisciplinary work with public defenders and capital litigators since 1987 and has testified during the mitigation phase of felony and capital trials in Kentucky, Indiana, and Missouri. He continues to consult and testify as a mental health professional in civil and criminal cases across the nation. Dean Clark graduated from Siena College (BA, 1980), the University of Kentucky College of Social Work (MSW, 1983), and the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration (PhD, 1995).
  • Ed Monahan is a national criminal and public defense consultant and trainer. He was the chief defender of the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy, the statewide public defense program, from 2008-2017. He is co-editor of the ABA’s Tell the Client's Story: Mitigation in Criminal and Death Penalty Cases (May 2017). He began as a Kentucky public defender in 1976. Monahan is a member and treasurer of the ABA Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division Council, and served on the ABA Death Penalty Due Process Review Project Steering Committee, 2014-2017, and on the ABA Task Force on Preservation of the Justice System, 2011 to 2012, co-chaired by Ted Olsen and David Boies. He is a member of the Steering Committee of the National Association for Public Defense and chairs its Education Committee; a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and co-chairs its Subcommittee on Pretrial Release Advocacy; past chair of the Kentucky Bar Association’s Criminal Law Section; a member of the KBA Ethics Committee (2000–2007; 2008–2011); and past chair of the NLADA American Council of Chief Defenders. Ed is a charter board member of the Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a past president. He was co-counsel in Gall v. Parker, 231 F.3d 265 (6th Cir. 2000) and Kordenbrock v. Scroggy, 919 F.2d 1091 (6th Cir. 1990) (en banc), both granting federal habeas relief to clients sentenced to death. Ed was counsel in Binion v. Commonwealth, 891 S.W.2d 383 (Ky. 1995), which recognized the constitutional requirement for defense experts. His publications include Coping with Excessive Workload, coauthored with James J. Clark, in ABA’s Ethical Problems Facing the Criminal Defense Lawyer: Practical Answers to Tough Questions (Rodney J. Uphoff, ed., 1995). Edward is a 1976 graduate of Washington D.C.’s Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law.

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Closed: 3/19/2018 12:15 PM

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