NATIONAL CRIMINAL DEFENSE COLLEGE FACULTY
Ann M. Roan is a lawyer in private practice in Boulder, Colorado, specializing in adult and juvenile criminal defense at the trial, appellate and post-conviction levels. Prior to that, she was a deputy state public defender with the Colorado State Public Defender for 27 years. From 2004-2017, she served as the training director for the system, and specialized in juvenile defense and complex litigation training from 2013-2017.
Before being named training director, Ann practiced in the Public Defender’s trial offices across the state, as well as in the appellate division, where she argued frequently before the Colorado Court of Appeals and Supreme Court. She has tried numerous homicides and other serious felonies, and defended children facing prosecution in adult court for homicide and other serious juvenile matters throughout Colorado.
Ann is on the faculty of the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, GA; the NACDL Capital Voir Dire College in Boulder, CO; and has taught state and federal criminal defense lawyers in Georgia, Kentucky, Texas, New Orleans, Washington, Iowa, New Mexico, South Carolina, Alabama, Utah, California, Idaho, Washington D.C. and Alaska. She has served as an adjunct professor at the University of Colorado School of Law and is a frequent guest lecturer on voir dire at the University of Colorado School of Law. She is a fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers and chairs its amicus committee.
She has published numerous articles in The Champion and The Colorado Lawyer. Ann also contributed a chapter to the critically-acclaimed book How Can You Represent Those People?, published in August, 2013. In 2015, the Colorado Juvenile Defense Center named her Colorado’s Outstanding Juvenile Defender. In 2018, she received the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar’s Lifetime Achievement Award.
The Who We Are Project
Jeffery Robinson is a deputy legal director and the director of the ACLU Trone Center for Justice and Equality, which houses the organization’s work on criminal justice, racial justice, and reform issues. Since graduating from Harvard Law School in 1981, Jeff has three decades of experience working on these issues. For seven years, he represented indigent clients in state court at The Defender Association and then in federal court at the Federal Public Defender’s Office, both in Seattle. In 1988, Jeff began a 27-year private practice at the Seattle firm of Schroeter, Goldmark & Bender, where he represented a broad range of clients in local, state, and federal courts on charges ranging from shoplifting to securities fraud and first degree murder. He has tried over 200 criminal cases to verdict and has tried more than a dozen civil cases representing plaintiffs suing corporate and government entities. Jeff was one of the original members of the John Adams Project and worked on the behalf of one of five men held at Guantanamo Bay charged with carrying out the 9/11 attacks.
In addition to being a nationally recognized trial attorney, Jeff is also a respected teacher of trial advocacy. He is a faculty member of the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, Georgia, and has lectured on trial skills all over the United States. He has also spoken nationally to diverse audiences on the role of race in the criminal justice system. He is past president of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and a life member and past member of the board of directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Jeff is also an elected fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers.
Recent Teaching History
Deputy Public Defender
Heather Rogers is an attorney and educator with over 15 years of experience defending indigent clients accused of crimes in federal and state court. Ms. Rogers currently works at the Santa Cruz County Public Defender, where she handles felony trials, serves as the office’s Immigration Resource Attorney, and is developing a collateral consequences unit to help clients mitigate the collateral consequences of criminal charges and convictions.
After graduating with distinction from Stanford Law School, Ms. Rogers served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. From there, she became a deputy federal public defender at Federal Defenders of San Diego Inc., where she developed a passion for trial work and had the privilege of being part of a small team of attorneys responsible for representing detainees at Guantánamo Bay. Before joining the Santa Cruz County Public Defender, Ms. Rogers served as deputy public defender in Monterey County and a deputy federal public defender at the Office of the Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of California.
Over the years, Ms. Rogers has had the opportunity to teach in various settings, ranging from teaching federal advocacy to advanced law students at California Western Law School to lecturing at a week-long trial skills program for government lawyers in Lima, Peru. Ms. Rogers is a Lecturer in the Division of Social Sciences at The University of California at Santa Cruz, where she currently teaches Immigration, Citizenship & Law.
Ms. Rogers has two young daughters, ages 5 and 11. In her spare time, Ms. Rogers likes to travel, surf, and snowboard.
Recent Teaching History
Deputy Director of Policy, Justice Division; ACLU
During the Obama administration, Ms. Roseberry served as project manager of the historic Clemency Project 2014. Often referred to as the nation’s largest law firm of nearly 4,000 lawyers, it provided pro bono support to more than 36,000 applicants for presidential clemency.
Ms. Roseberry also served on the Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections, a nine-member, bipartisan, Congressional blue-ribbon panel charged with examining the federal corrections system, including overcrowding, prison violence, public safety measures, prison rehabilitation and employment programs, and re-entry programs and policies to reduce recidivism. The task force released its groundbreaking report Transforming Prisons, Restoring Lives: Final Recommendations of the Charles Colson Task Force on Federal Corrections in January of 2016.
Previously, Ms. Roseberry was the executive director of the Federal Defenders of the Middle District of Georgia, Inc. She has taught advanced criminal procedure and co-taught in the death penalty clinic at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, where she also founded the misdemeanor clinic. For more than 10 years prior to teaching, she practiced federal and state criminal defense in Georgia.
A founding board member of the Georgia Innocence Project, she was the first African-American female president of the Georgia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She received the 2016 COS Humanitarian Award, the 2017 annual service award from the Alpha Alpha Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated and the 2017 Champion of Justice Award from the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.
Ms. Roseberry earned her Bachelor of Science from Wilberforce University in Ohio, where she initiated into Zeta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. She earned her Juris Doctor from Georgia State University College of Law.
A national and international speaker, Ms. Roseberry has presented in nearly every U.S. state in Europe and the former Soviet Union. Her TEDx talk, My Father, My Hero, delivered from inside a prison, has been critically acclaimed. See her TEDx talk at http://bit.ly/myfather-myhero.
Federal Defender, Eastern Washington and Idaho
AMY RUBIN first joined the Federal Defenders of Eastern Washington & Idaho in 2000 as a fellowship attorney and then returned in 2003 after a two-year federal clerkship in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2013, she became the managing attorney in the office. Amy graduated from the University of Colorado in 1995, received her law degree from the University of Montana in 2000 and has taught practical trial skills at trial advocacy programs including Emory University and the University of Idaho, at the Alternative Defense Counsel program in Colorado, and is on the faculty of NCDC.
She has lectured at the Andrea Taylor Sentencing Workshop as well as before the Washington State Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. She is also a faculty member at the Orientation Program for new Federal Defenders in Santa Fe.
Recent Teaching History
Partner, Elkins, Auer, Rudof, & Schiff
PAUL RUDOF is a partner at the law firm of Elkins, Auer, Rudof, & Schiff in Northampton, MA. Before entering private practice, he worked for 18 years as a public defender at the Committee for Public Counsel Services, first in the Essex County office, then in the Criminal Defense Training Unit, and finally as the state-wide Public Defender Co-Counsel. Since 2006, Paul has been on the faculty at the National Criminal Defense College, and has lectured on criminal law, forensics, and trial skills for defender organizations throughout the country.
A 1999 graduate of the University of Utah College of Law, Paul spent a year as a law clerk for the Honorable Michael Murphy of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit before joining CPCS. He earned his B.A. from Brown University in 1993, where he majored in both Political Science and Judaic Studies.
Recent Teaching History