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Aaron Nelson

Aaron Nelson graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School in 1996. He is the owner of Nelson Defense Group, LLC, in Hudson, Wisconsin, where he devotes 100% of his practice to defending people accused of crimes or charged with drunk driving. He has been an instructor at the WI SPD Trial Skills since 2012 and an instructor at the National Criminal Defense College (“NCDC”) since 2014.…Read More
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Aaron Nelson graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Law School in 1996. He is the owner of Nelson Defense Group, LLC, in Hudson, Wisconsin, where he devotes 100% of his practice to defending people accused of crimes or charged with drunk driving. He has been an instructor at the WI SPD Trial Skills since 2012 and an instructor at the National Criminal Defense College (“NCDC”) since 2014. Aaron still dreams of becoming a public defender and appreciates all the incredibly hard and life-saving work all of Public Defenders do on a daily basis.

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Laura O’Sullivan

During nearly 25 years working with the Missouri State Public Defender (MSPD), Laura O’Sullivan gained extensive trial, appellate, post-conviction, and management experience culminating in her role as Training Director for the system. In 2011 she became Professor O’Sullivan at the University of Missouri – Kansas City Law School where she taught Wrongful Convictions and investigated cases with students participating in the Wrongful Convictions Clinic.…Read More
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During nearly 25 years working with the Missouri State Public Defender (MSPD), Laura O’Sullivan gained extensive trial, appellate, post-conviction, and management experience culminating in her role as Training Director for the system. In 2011 she became Professor O’Sullivan at the University of Missouri – Kansas City Law School where she taught Wrongful Convictions and investigated cases with students participating in the Wrongful Convictions Clinic. In 2016, Laura returned to her roots with MSPD where she works alongside great attorneys, serves as the Training Team Leader, and represents indigent people accused of crimes. Laura serves on the faculty of training programs across the nation including the faculty of the Trial Lawyers College training civil and criminal lawyers throughout the country.

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David Patton

Executive Director and Attorney-in-Chief, Federal Defenders of New York

David Patton has been the Executive Director of the Federal Defenders of New York for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York since July 2011. From 2002 to 2008, he worked at the Federal Defenders as a trial attorney in the Manhattan office. From 2008-2010, he was an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Alabama where he taught Criminal Law and directed the Criminal Defense Clinic.…Read More
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David Patton has been the Executive Director of the Federal Defenders of New York for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York since July 2011. From 2002 to 2008, he worked at the Federal Defenders as a trial attorney in the Manhattan office.

From 2008-2010, he was an Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Alabama where he taught Criminal Law and directed the Criminal Defense Clinic. From 2010 to 2011, he was a Visiting Associate Professor at Stanford Law School and founded the school’s first trial-level criminal defense clinic. He currently teaches Professional Responsibility in Criminal Law as an Adjunct Professor of Law at N.Y.U. Mr. Patton is a member of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Law Institute. Among other publications, he is the author of The Structure of Federal Public Defense: A Call for Independence, 102 CORNELL L. REV. 101 (2017) and Federal Public Defense in an Age of Inquisition, 122 YALE L.J. 100 (2013). Since 2008, Mr. Patton has been a faculty member for Gideon’s Promise, a non-profit organization dedicated to training new public defenders and fostering a community of client-centered lawyers.

Mr. Patton is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as an editor of the Virginia Law Review. He clerked for the Honorable Claude Hilton of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Prior to joining the Federal Defenders in 2002, he was an associate at the law firm Sullivan &Cromwell.

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Bob Pepin

Lawyer

Bob Pepin started his 39-year criminal defense career as a work study intern with the Public Defender’s office in Boulder, Colorado during his first year of law school. He tried a case to a jury that summer and was hooked. By then, his tour as an army infantryman in West Berlin, its infamous Wall still imprisoning an entire population, had sharpened Bob’s sense of how jealously our freedoms, our Constitutions, must be protected.…Read More
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Bob Pepin started his 39-year criminal defense career as a work study intern with the Public Defender’s office in Boulder, Colorado during his first year of law school. He tried a case to a jury that summer and was hooked.

By then, his tour as an army infantryman in West Berlin, its infamous Wall still imprisoning an entire population, had sharpened Bob’s sense of how jealously our freedoms, our Constitutions, must be protected. He considers criminal defense in general, and public defense in particular, to be deeply patriotic commitments.

Bob was a Deputy Colorado State Public Defender for eleven years. The head of an office for 5 of those years, he was extensively involved in training new defenders and was added to the NCDC faculty in 1991. His state defender trial experience included the wildly polarizing first significant Colorado Make My Day Case and capital work.

Bob was in private practice for six years; focusing on criminal defense and serving as co-editor of the Criminal Law Column of the Colorado Lawyer, on the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar (CCDB) board of directors, and as president of the CCDB. In 1998 Bob joined the team that successfully stopped El Paso County from sentencing Lucas Salmon to death.

In 2000 Bob joined the Colorado Federal Public Defender as a trial attorney. Over the years he has trained attorneys in workshops and clinical programs across the country, lectured extensively on jury selection, cross and direct examination, evidence, opening statements, closing arguments, and various aspects of federal and state criminal practice. He is the 2020 recipient of the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar’s Jonathon Olom Award presented “…for remarkable personal sacrifice made without regard to personal gain in the defense of the accused…”

Bob retired June, 2019 and moved to Washington state’s Olympic Peninsula where he spends his time hiking, fishing, and writing for his own entertainment. Bob is still training at trial advocacy programs and doing some legal work. He and his wife, Sharlene, also a defender, have a daughter and son, neither of whom intend to permanently weather the gray skies of the Pacific Northwest, no matter how green the forests or mighty the rivers.

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Martin Pinales

Partner, Pinales Stachler

Martin Pinales has been successfully defending individuals and companies in federal and state courts throughout the United States for over 50 years. In addition to his impressive trial and appellate experience, he also has extensive experience representing clients who are involved in criminal investigations and who have been called to testify before a grand jury. Martin is a frequent lecturer throughout the United States to various bar associations on a wide array of subjects, including trial techniques and ethics.…Read More
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Martin Pinales has been successfully defending individuals and companies in federal and state courts throughout the United States for over 50 years. In addition to his impressive trial and appellate experience, he also has extensive experience representing clients who are involved in criminal investigations and who have been called to testify before a grand jury.

Martin is a frequent lecturer throughout the United States to various bar associations on a wide array of subjects, including trial techniques and ethics. He also teaches at the National Criminal Defense College, part of Mercer Law School, in Macon, Georgia, as well as the Intensive Trial Advocacy Program at the Benjamin Cardozo School of Law in New York City. Martin had the privilege of teaching trial skills at Legal Aid of China and lecturing for the doctor of laws program at the prestigious Peking Law School. He has also published articles in legal periodicals and books.

After the Federal Sentencing Guidelines were enacted, Martin was appointed by the United States Sentencing Commission to train other defense attorneys on the Guidelines. In addition, he served on the Practitioner’s Advisory Group to the Sentencing Commission, which acts as a liaison between defense attorneys and the Sentencing Commission. He was also appointed by former Chief Justice Rehnquist to serve on the United States Judicial Conference Committee on Defender Services.

He has earned the Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Peer Review rating, which is the highest rating attorneys can achieve in both legal ability and ethical standards.

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Heather Pinckney

Director, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia

In summer 2022, Ms. Heather Pinckney was named the incoming Director of Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (hereinafter PDS)- widely recognized as the premier public defender office in the country. Prior to this exciting move, she was a partner at Harden and Pinckney, PLLC, a boutique law firm specializing in the areas of criminal defense litigation, civil litigation, contract and family law.…Read More
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In summer 2022, Ms. Heather Pinckney was named the incoming Director of Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (hereinafter PDS)- widely recognized as the premier public defender office in the country. Prior to this exciting move, she was a partner at Harden and Pinckney, PLLC, a boutique law firm specializing in the areas of criminal defense litigation, civil litigation, contract and family law. She was the Co-chair of the D.C. Bar Criminal Law and Individual Rights Section Steering Committee for 3 years.

Before entering into private practice, Ms. Pinckney served as the Deputy Chief of the Trial Division for the PDS. As Deputy Trial Chief, Ms. Pinckney assisted in the management and day to day operations of the trial division and supervised over 60 attorneys litigating criminal cases in the District of Columbia Superior Court. Prior to becoming Deputy Trial Chief, Ms. Pinckney served for eight years as a staff attorney at PDS. She also served for four years as the Chair of the D.C. Public Defender Service Hiring Committee.

During her tenure, Ms. Pinckney represented juvenile and adult indigent clients on criminal matters ranging from misdemeanors to homicides before both, the D.C Superior Court and the United States Parole Commission. Her representations have included individuals charged with homicide, sex offenses, arson, firearm violations, and obstruction of justice. She has tried numerous jury trials to verdict and has represented individuals at every stage of criminal litigation, including pre-indictment, grand jury, trial and post-conviction.

Prior to beginning at PDS, she worked for the Educational Opportunities Section of the Civil Rights Division of the United States Department of Justice. She also worked for The Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless and TransAfrica. She served as chair of the 2005 PDS Criminal Practice Institute Conference, acted as faculty for numerous PDS Summer Series Training Sessions and was an active member of the PDS Forensic Practice Group, which dealt with areas involving blood spatter and DNA.

Ms. Pinckney teaches litigation skills at Trial Skills Programs all around the country, including the states of Colorado, Missouri, New Jersey, New York and Wisconsin. She has also served as a guest lecturer at Howard University School of Law, American University School of Law, George Washington University School of law, The David A. Clarke School of Law (UDC) and the Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Workshop. She currently serves as a faculty member for Gideon’s Promise and the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, Georgia.

Ms. Pinckney is the proud recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Alumnus Award from D.C. Law Students in Court, in recognition of her commitment to pro bono criminal defense work on behalf of indigent clients. In 2017 and 2018, she and her business partner were each named one of Washington D.C.’s Best Lawyers for Criminal Defense by the Washingtonian Magazine.

She is a native Washingtonian and received her B.A. from Marymount University and her J.D. from George Washington University School of Law. Ms. Pinckney is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia.

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2022 NCDC Trial Practice Institute (July Session)

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Grover Porter

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Larry Pozner

Attorney

Larry Pozner lecturer, author, and trial consultant Larry is a solo practitioner, with his time spent on lecturing, writing and case consultation. He is co-author of Cross Examination: Science and Techniques (Lexis 3rd edition 2018, Pozner and Dodd). His lectures on trial techniques, principally Pozner on Cross: The Chapter Method, have taken him to 48 states, throughout Canada, and (inexplicably) Brazil.…Read More
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Larry Pozner
lecturer, author, and trial consultant

Larry is a solo practitioner, with his time spent on lecturing, writing and case consultation. He is co-author of Cross Examination: Science and Techniques (Lexis 3rd edition 2018, Pozner and Dodd). His lectures on trial techniques, principally Pozner on Cross: The Chapter Method, have taken him to 48 states, throughout Canada, and (inexplicably) Brazil. Delaware and South Dakota are missing.  Know anybody there?

Larry is also a past president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, which honored him with its highest recognition; the Olom Award. He graduated law school (UC Hastings, summa cum barely) knowing nothing about how to defend. Thankfully, he landed his dream-job as a Colorado public defender. It was there that he had a great training director, Steve Rench, who patiently taught Larry how the elements of trial fit together.

After his years as a public defender, Larry had a solo criminal defense practice, which eventually grew to a 3 -lawyer firm, including fellow NCDC Faculty member, Abe Hutt.  In 2000 Larry assembled a firm, eventually 30 lawyers, and added to his criminal defense practice the representation of plaintiffs and defendants in commercial litigation. This commercial litigation practice includes an $111 million verdict against PNC Bank, recently affirmed, and the successful defense of Pat Bowlen in a trial challenging Mr. Bowlen’s purchase and ownership of the Denver Broncos.

For many years Larry has taught criminal law at the University of Denver College of Law, where he was voted Best Professor.  That may have had something to do with his “Nobody Flunks” policy. He also writes a column for the NACDL Champion, entitled Cross Country. It is practical advice, so he never sites case law.

Larry is excited to be rejoining the NCDC faculty after too long an absence.

 

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Archana Prakash

Bronx Public Defender

In 2005, Archana started her career as a public defender at The Bronx Defenders. She moved to the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem in 2008 where she worked for over a decade. While at NDS, she started as a Staff Attorney became a Supervisor and moved onto the Management Team. She ended her time at NDS as a Senior Staff Attorney, representing clients charged with homicides and other serious felonies.…Read More
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In 2005, Archana started her career as a public defender at The Bronx Defenders. She moved to the Neighborhood Defender Service of Harlem in 2008 where she worked for over a decade. While at NDS, she started as a Staff Attorney became a Supervisor and moved onto the Management Team. She ended her time at NDS as a Senior Staff Attorney, representing clients charged with homicides and other serious felonies. In January 2019, Archana went back to the Bronx to help create the Homicide Unit at the Bronx Defenders. She has tried cases ranging from homicides to violations and represented thousands of clients in New York City.

She is on the faculty at the National Criminal Defense College and the NYSDA Basic Trials Skills Program. She teaches at various other public defenders trainings and spent three months in Palestine through the International Legal Foundation, training and mentoring public defenders. Prior to becoming a public defender, she spent two years litigating civil claims related to wrongful convictions. After graduating from law school, she clerked for the Honorable Myron H. Thompson in the Middle District of Alabama. She is a graduate of Columbia Law School and Cornell University.

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Steve Rench

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Song Richardson

Dean, University of California Irvine

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Elton Richey

Attorney at Law

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Ann Roan

Attorney

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.…Read More
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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.

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Jeffery Robinson

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.…Read More
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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.

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Hugo Rodriguez

Attorney, The Law Office of Hugo Rodriguez

Acknowledged as one the country’s primer trial attorneys and an authority on law enforcement techniques, Hugo attended Trial Practice Institute in 1991 and returned the next year as a member of the faculty. A retired FBI Agent and Legal Counsel, he brings a unique perspective and skills as a criminal defense lawyer. The FBI’s first “Hit Man", his undercover identity was of a renegade lawyer.…Read More
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Acknowledged as one the country’s primer trial attorneys and an authority on law enforcement techniques, Hugo attended Trial Practice Institute in 1991 and returned the next year as a member of the faculty. A retired FBI Agent and Legal Counsel, he brings a unique perspective and skills as a criminal defense lawyer. The FBI’s first “Hit Man”, his undercover identity was of a renegade lawyer.

After leaving the FBI, as trial counsel, Hugo became the first attorney to defeat DOJ and the FBI in a nationwide class action for “Systemic Discrimination” of Hispanic Agents in all aspects of employment.

Finding his calling as a criminal defense lawyer, he became a supervisor for the Federal Public Defender in Miami, as well as Director of Training for ten years. Having tried over 100 jury trials, in 2000, he established Hugo Rodriguez and Associates.

The firm is dedicated to complex Federal Cases nationally and internationally. Hugo has represented over 500 clients in the Southern District of Florida and throughout the United States. As  a consultant, he is retained counsel for several foreign countries, including Cuba, Lithuania, Germany, Colombia, and Ecuador. The Supreme Court, Republic of Colombia recognized him as an expert in U.S. criminal law, practices, and procedures. 

In addition to being a faculty member at NCDC for the last 30 years, Hugo also teaches at the Institute of Crim. Advocacy, Cal. Western School of Law, San Diego, CA and Intensive Trial Advocacy Program, Cardozo School of Law, New York City, NY. 

He is also a frequent legal consultant for national and international media, regularly appearing on Univision, Telemundo, CNN, and CNN Español.      

“I owe NCDC everything. Without the college, I would not be the lawyer I am today.” – Hugo Rodriguez

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Heather Rogers

Santa Cruz County Public Defender

Heather Rogers (she/her) has been a public defender for 20 years in the state and federal courts. Heather has handled cases at every stage of litigation, from arraignment through trial and appeal. She has represented clients accused of offenses from delinquency to homicide, defended detainees incarcerated at Guantánamo Naval Base in Guantanamo, Cuba, and argued cases in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.…Read More
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Heather Rogers (she/her) has been a public defender for 20 years in the state and federal courts. Heather has handled cases at every stage of litigation, from arraignment through trial and appeal. She has represented clients accused of offenses from delinquency to homicide, defended detainees incarcerated at Guantánamo Naval Base in Guantanamo, Cuba, and argued cases in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Heather is honored to serve as the first Public Defender of Santa Cruz County, her birthplace and home. Before her appointment, Heather served as a public defender at Biggam, Christensen & Minsloff, the defense firm that previously provided public defense services for Santa Cruz County. Heather is a faculty member of the National Criminal Defense College, lecturer in Legal Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz, and frequent trainer at regional and national trial skills programs. Heather has also taught at California Western School of Law and Monterey College of Law. Heather clerked for the Honorable M. Margaret McKeown on the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals before starting her career in public defense at Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc. Heather also served as a public defender in Monterey County and at the Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of California before coming home to Santa Cruz. Heather has an A.B. in English Language & Literature from the University of Chicago and a J.D. from Stanford Law School. Heather lives in the Aptos mountains with her husband, children, and pets. In her free time, Heather enjoys traveling, hiking, and snowboarding.

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Cynthia Roseberry

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.  …Read More
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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.

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David Rothstein

Rothstein Law LLC

After 33 years as a public defender, David has opened his own law office where he will practice criminal defense and advise attorneys on potential professional conduct issues. David began his public defender career in 1989 as a trial attorney. He has served as a managing attorney, a major crimes/homicide attorney, and an attorney in the program’s appellate office.…Read More
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After 33 years as a public defender, David has opened his own law office where he will practice criminal defense and advise attorneys on potential professional conduct issues.

David began his public defender career in 1989 as a trial attorney. He has served as a managing attorney, a major crimes/homicide attorney, and an attorney in the program’s appellate office. He has tried approximately forty cases to a jury, including a capital murder case, and has handled over 150 appeals. In his current position, David continues to handle a small number of trials and appeals and is involved year-round in planning and conducting trainings, including a month-long training for the program’s class of new lawyers, and trainings on case analysis and trial skills for new and experienced lawyers.

In addition to his appointment as NCDC faculty, David is a former adjunct professor at the University of New Hampshire School of Law, the (soon to be outgoing) chair of the New Hampshire Supreme Court’s Professional Conduct Committee, and a fellow of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers. He is a recipient of the New Hampshire Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Champion of Justice Award, and an award for service to the profession from the New Hampshire Bar Association.

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2022 NCDC Trial Practice Institute (June Session)
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Amy Rubin

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.…Read More
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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.

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