PRESIDENT’S ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND SEMINAR, RECEPTION AND AWARDS DINNER EXCLUSIVELY FOR CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS

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PRESIDENT’S ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND SEMINAR, RECEPTION AND AWARDS DINNER EXCLUSIVELY FOR CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS

Wisconsin in Post-Pandemic Times: Challenging Structural Inadequacies & Urgent Issues in the System

 

PRESIDENT’S ANNUAL CONFERENCE AND SEMINAR, RECEPTION AND AWARDS DINNER EXCLUSIVELY FOR CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS

 

Thursday April  21 and Friday, April 22, 2022

Kalahari Resort and Convention Center, Wisconsin Dells

 

Wisconsin in Post-Pandemic Times: Challenging Structural Inadequacies & Urgent Issues in the System

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

 

This year WACDL’s  annual two-day seminar tackles critical issues in the criminal justice system. Including the challenges of effective socially distance communication and negotiation with clients, prosecutors, and courts, inadequacies in the revocation system, federal litigation on the crisis in Wisconsin meeting the requirements of Gideon, bail in the current political climate, and race and the 4th Amendment.

 

Attorneys Mark Richards and Corey Chirafisi will discuss their successful self-defense strategy in the Rittenhouse case.

 

We will also have a session  on drug testing and the State Lab of Hygiene and a panel on burden shifting in sensitive crimes and credibility (“Why would she lie?”) .

 

As always, this annual conference and seminar provides the opportunity to interact with the community of Wisconsin criminal defense lawyers who understand your  challenges, share your pain, and have your back.

 

Program Chair – Attorney Aneeq Ahmad

Ahmad and  Associates, LLC, Milwaukee

 

SCHOLARSHIPS - Because of the generosity of our sponsors we are able to offer two tuition scholarships to this seminar, one to a public defender and another to a criminal defense lawyer in private practice. Each scholarship, available only to WACDL members, covers tuition and two nights in the hotel. To apply, send a letter to WACDL at PO Box 6706, Monona, WI 53716 or an email to wacdl@wacdl.com(link sends e-mail). Make the case why you should receive a scholarship to this seminar.

 

SPONSORS – Nelson Defense Group, LLC

We will apply for 15 CLE Credits

Lunches and Dinners included in registration.

 

PROGRAM

 

Wisconsin in Post-Pandemic Times: Challenging Structural Inadequacies & Urgent Issues in the System

 

Day One - Thursday, April 21, 2022

 

8:30 AM: Introduction and Welcome - Aneeq Ahmad

 

9:00 AM-9:50 AM: Navigating Wisconsin’s Inadequate Revocation Process - Mindy Nolan

 

9:50 AM-10:40 AM: 4th Amendment Challenges and Race - Deja Vishny

 

10:40 AM-10:50 AM: BREAK

 

10:50 AM-12:00 PM: Practical Insights and Tools from the Neighboring Jurisdiction - Nils Wyosnick / David Bolles and other IL practitioners

 

12:00 PM-1:00 PM: LUNCH

 

1:00 PM-1:50 PM: Re-visiting Secrist in light of Legal Hemp, CBD, and Delta 8 - Edgar Lin

 

1:50 PM-2:40 PM: Litigating Issues Involving Drugs and State Laboratory Reports - Jeremiah O’Day

 

2:40 PM-2:50 PM BREAK

 

2:50 PM–3:40 PM Challenging Implicit Bias via Proposed Jury Instructions - Aneeq Ahmad

 

3:45 PM-5:15 PM Reflections and Lessons Learned from the Rittenhouse case - Mark Richards & Corey Chirafisi

 

5:30 PM-6:30 PM Happy Hour Reception w/ Hot and Cold hors d’oeuvres

 

6:30 PM-Dinner and Awards Ceremony

 

Day Two - Friday, April 22, 2022

 

8:30 AM: Morning Coffee and Hangover Recovery

 

9:00 AM-9:50 AM: (Socially Distanced) Communication and Negotiation - Guy Cardamone and Erin Nagy

 

9:50 AM-10:40 AM: Bail Update and Pushing Back on the Punitive Proposals in the Legislature after the Waukesha Parade Tragedy- Rep. Evan Goyke

 

10:40 AM-10:50 AM: BREAK

 

10:50 AM-12:00 PM: Winning Strategies and Arguments Addressing Race, Implicit Bias, and Diversity Issues in the Courtroom - The Honorable Danielle L. Shelton

 

12:00 AM-1:00 PM: LUNCH

 

1:00 PM-1:50 PM: Effective Bail Arguments and their Importance in Today’s Political Climate - Andrew Martinez

 

1:50 PM – 2:40 PM: Cutting Edge Motions in Limine in a Post-Pandemic Era of Increasing Electronic Evidence, Social Media, and Zoom -  Patrick Cafferty / Jillian Scheidegger

 

2:40 PM- 2:50 PM: BREAK

 

2:50 PM-4:20 PM: Panel Discussion on Successful Responses to the State’s Burden-Flipping Arguments; Jessa Nicholson-Goetz, Kathleen StillingDonna Kuchler, Nila Robinson. Moderator: Aaron Nelson

 

ADJOURN

 

**Note: The written outlines and materials for this program will be made available to all registrants via Dropbox prior to and at the program. Printed copies will not be available.

 

SPEAKERS

 

Attorney Aneeq Ahmad, Aneeq Ahmad and Associates

Attorney David Bolles,  Murphy Desmond

Attorney Patrick Cafferty, Cafferty & Scheidegger, S.C.

Attorney Guy Cardamone, Assistant State Public Defender/Training Coordinator

Attorney Corey Chirafisi, Chirafisi Law Office, S.C.

Rep. Evan Goyke, (D-Milwaukee)

Attorney Donna Kuchler, Kuchler & Cotton, S.C.

Attorney Edgar Lin, Ahmad and Associates, LLC

Attorney Andrew Martinez,  Martinez & Ruby LLC

Attorney Jeremiah Meyer-O’Day, Martinez & Ruby LLC

Attorney Erin Nagy, Assistant State Public Defender

Attorney Aaron Nelson, Nelson Defense Group, LLC

Attorney Jessa Nicholson-Goetz, Nicholson Goetz and Otis, S.C.

Attorney Mindy Nolan,  Aneeq Ahmad and Associates

Attorney Mark Richards, Mark D. Richards SC

Attorney Nila Robinson – Nila Robinson & Associates

Attorney Jillian Scheidegger,  Cafferty & Scheidegger, S.C.

Judge Danielle Shelton, Milwaukee Court Circuit Court Br. 40

Attorney Kathleen Stilling, Buting, Williams & Stilling SC

Attorney Deja Vishny, DejaVishny.com

Attorney Nils Wyosnick, Murphy Desmond S.C.

 

 

To register for this seminar, please go to www.wacdl.com/Events.

Submitted by editor on March 08, 2022

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