This program is designed to provide defense practitioners with a foundational understanding of how historical racial dynamics can impact a client’s life, and provide strategies to identify and confront issues of racial bias in their cases, by juries, prosecutors, and, even defense teams. The program is co-chaired by Kathryn Kase (Attorney At Law), Keri Mallon (RPDO), & Jamie M. Zapata, MSW (RPDO).
This course is funded by a grant from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
Who Should Attend?
With the exception of invited faculty, attendance is limited to defense attorneys and those who directly assist them in Criminal Defense Litigation. Please read before registering: You may not register for this program if you are, or are working for, affiliated, clerking or interning with: a full-time law enforcement officer, a full or part-time state or federal prosecutor, or a full or part-time criminal defense attorney who is currently acting as a prosecutor or special prosecutor in a capital case (unfortunately, no exceptions).
Tentative Agenda as of 2/13/2020
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Check-In & Registration
Welcome & Introductions
Understanding Prevailing Racial Stereotypes & Barriers
Moderated Q & A: Prevailing Racial Stereotypes & Barriers
Case Study: State v. Howard Lewis
The Legacy of Slavery & Lynching in Texas
Presentation on Race & the Criminal Justice System
Reception – All attendees and faculty are invited to attend.
Friday, May 22, 2020
Issues of Race & Ethnicity in Juvenile Defense Representation
Race & Voir Dire
Presentation on Cultural Competency
Putting It All Together
Written cancellation must be received 5 business days prior to a program to receive a refund (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org). After this date, no refunds, but substitution of attendees for this program will be permitted with prior approval. Registrants not entitled to a refund will receive the course materials. Waiver recipients must attend the program to receive the materials.
The Center for American and International Law does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status in educational activities, scholarship programs or admissions.