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Public Defense 101: Fundamentals of the Profession (2018)

11/19/2018
Public Defense 101 covers Fundamentals of Practice for Public Defenders with fewer than 3 years' experience as a public defender. This seminar will provide useful information from the practical criminal defense perspective and will help to cultivate skills specifically necessary for effective client representation.
Monday | November 19, 2018 - Tuesday | November 20, 2018

 

Registration for this seminar NOW OPEN

PLEASE REGISTER EARLY TO ASSURE AVAILABILITY OF SPACE AND HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS.  See details below.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND?

All Public Defenders and 608 Criminal-Contract attorneys with fewer than three years’ experience as a public defender, who havenot previously attended PD101.  

THIS SEMINAR IS ONLY OPEN TO SOUTH CAROLINA PUBLIC DEFENDERS AND 608 CRIMINAL-CONTRACT ATTORNEYS WHO MEET THE STATED REQUIREMENTS.

  • Public Defenders =
    • attorneys who work full-time in a South Carolina Public Defender's office
    • attorneys who have contracted with the circuit public defender to serve as a public defender. 
  • Fewer than three years experience as a public defender =
    • Just out of Law School, or 
    • Experience in other areas of practice, even other aspects of criminal law, but new to public defender's office
    • For 608 Criminal-Contract Attorneys, have not worked full-time in a public defender office for at least 3 years and do not have equivalentcriminal defense trial experience.

 

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

PD101 is offered tuition-free to eligible attendees.

 

ACCOMMODATIONS?

For attendees who must travel more than 50 miles from their main office or residence, SCCID will provide hotel accommodations for Sunday and Monday nights, which includes parking for guests at the hotel.  We hope to have sufficient room for everyone at The Inn at USC, which is within convenient walking distance of the venue and also has shuttle service available.

SCCID does not cover incidental expenses not included at the basic room rate.

 

PARKING and MILEAGE?

Attendees staying at the Inn at USC may leave their cars parked there until the seminar ends.

For attendees not staying at the Inn, we will provide information on parking convenient to the venue. 

SCCID DOES NOT reimburse for mileage or parking.

 

FOOD?

SCCID will provide lunch on Monday and Tuesday as well as beverages and snacks in the mornings and during breaks. 

 

HOW TO REGISTER?

IMPORTANT INFORMATION - PLEASE READ COMPLETELY BEFORE YOU TRY TO REGISTER:  

  • You must log in to your SCCID account to register. 
  • If you have a current SCCID account, use the blue USER LOGIN button at the top of the screen to log in before you try to register. 
  • If you are a public defender and you do not have an SCCID public-defender account, please email Lawrence Brown LBrown@sccid.sc.gov to get detailed instructions on how to set up your account.  YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THE SITE REGISTRATION IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE INSTRUCTIONS.
  • If you have an SCCID private-attorney account, but you now work for a PD office, contact Lawrence Brown LBrown@sccid.sc.gov for instructions to set up a new public-defender account.
  • If you experience problems with registration such as an error message, please clear your browser cache or try using a different web browser to register.  If multiple people register using the same computer, errors can be expected.

Questions about registration:  Contact  Lawrence Brown at LBrown@sccid.sc.gov 803-734-1244 or Ryan Cole at RCole@sccid.sc.gov.

 

TOPICS TO BE COVERED – TENTATIVE

 

  • The Role of the Public Defender in the Criminal Justice System
  • I’ve Got a Client and a File, Now What? – Analyzing and Organizing the Case
  • Client-Centered Representation: Initial Client Interview; Maintaining Client Relations and Holistic Representation
  • Ethics of a Public Defender
  • South Carolina Pretrial Release Law and Practice Tips
  • Plea Negotiations, Collateral Consequences and an Overview of Diversion Programs
  • The Plea Hearing, Sentencing Basics and Mitigation Strategies
  • Probation Sentences and Violations of Probation
  • Voir Dire, Jury Selection and Batson Challenges
  • Substantive Law Overview: Photo Line Ups and Biggers Hearings
  • Requesting an Expert – SCCID Policies and Vouchers
  • Preserving the Record for Appeal
  • Substantive Law Overview:  Understanding Brady and Other Cases Related to Discovery
  • The Discovery Process, Preliminary  Hearings and Subpoena Procedures
  • Substantive Law Overview: Motions to Sever and the Bruton Doctrine
  • Substantive Law Overview: Jackson v. Denno and Suppression of Statements
  • Life after Padilla v. Kentucky: Strategies on Representing Non-Citizen Clients
  • Substantive Overview: Search and Seizure Law
  • Motions Practice
  • Post-Conviction Relief:  A Trial and Appellate Perspective

 

The following users can register for this conference: Public Defender, 608 Contract
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