January 16, 2017
Current Issues in Criminal Law
University of Cincinnati Law School
Online registration is now open! Cost is $100.00 for OACDL/GCCDLA members; $125 for non-members; $75.00 for full-time staff public defenders
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8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Registration and Welcome
8:30 – 9:30 a.m. Jennifer Kinsley - Case Law Update
9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Marty Pinales Ethics – Understanding your duty to the client in court, trial and appeals. For example, what is your response when a judge wants to address discussions with your client regarding pleas, when your client tells the judge you are doing a bad job and the judge asks you to respond. Or, when a prosecutor calls you and says your client has alleged IAC on appeal, post-conviction or habeas and they want an affidavit?
10:30- 10:45 a.m. break
10:45 – 11:45 a.m. Jon Saia - Update on OVI and Drugged Driving
11:45 – 12:45 p.m. lunch on your own
1:00 – 2:00 p.m. Stephen Goldmeier - Bringing the Scientific Method into the Courtroom A one-hour presentation with PowerPoint and handouts. During the presentation, Stephen will explain the scientific method, with a focus on how it should impact the admissibility of forensic evidence and expert testimony in court. He will discuss the landmark case of Daubert v. Merrell Dow Pharmaceuticals, the National Academy of Sciences report on forensic evidence, and Ohio’s evidence rules on admissibility of scientific testimony. Finally, he will offer some ideas on how to litigate forensic-science issues, from discovery to appeal.
2:00 – 3:00 p.m. Attorney Jay Clark will lead a panel discussion with Jonathan Campbell and Dennis Ficker of the Hamilton County Public Defender’s Office on Getting the Most Out of Your Investigators
3:00 – 3:15 p.m. break
3:15 – 4:15 p.m. Rodney Harris - Effective Voir Dire Techniques, Including the Best Way to Address Racial Issues in Your Cases