Start Date: 6/19/2019 12:00 PM EDT
End Date: 6/19/2019 1:00 PM EDT
National Association for Public Defense
Teams in capital cases, or wouldn't it just be easier if I did it myself?
June 19, 2019 @ 12:00 p.m. Eastern, 60 minutes
Webinar Faculty: Ernie Lewis
About the Webinar: The focus of this webinar is on teams in capital cases, the evolution of the use of teams, how teams meet the ABA Standards, and how all teams, including noncapital teams, have similar problems
About the Faculty: Ernie Lewis received his undergraduate degree from Baylor University in 1969, a Masters of Divinity from Vanderbilt University in 1973, and a Juris Doctoris (J.D.) from Washington University in 1977. He was a VISTA Volunteer in Minnesota in 1970. He was with the Department of Public Advocacy from 1976 until 2008 in several different capacities, including appellate lawyer, local assistance branch manager, directing attorney of the Richmond Trial Office, and Regional Manager for the Central Kentucky Region. He was appointed Kentucky Public Advocate in 1996, overseeing the statewide public defender system, and served in that capacity until 2008 when he retired from state government. Since 1985, he has been on the faculty of the National College of Criminal Defense located at Mercer Law School in Macon, Georgia. He served for two years as Chair of the American Council of Chief Defenders from 2006-2007. He has worked on indigent defense issues with various groups in Georgia, North Carolina, Minnesota, Texas, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee, and Louisiana. In 2000, he was named Outstanding Lawyer by the Kentucky Bar Association. In 2007, he was given the Champion of Indigent Defense Award by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. In 2008, he was given the Chief Justice’s Special Service Award. He received the Department of Public Advocacy’s Professionalism and Excellence Award in 2003 and the Nelson Mandela Award in 2009. Since January of 2014, he has been serving as the Executive Director of the National Association for Public Defense.