Unique Ethical Issues in Criminal Defense: Perspectives for 2019

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Unique Ethical Issues in Criminal Defense: Perspectives for 2019



Annual Ethics Seminar for Criminal Defense Lawyers

Unique Ethical Issues in Criminal Defense: Perspectives for 2019

Saturday, December 14, 2019

 8:30 to noon

Best Western Premier Park Hotel

Madison, Wisconsin


Need to report your CLE for 2019?  Your report is due January 31. 2020.  


The Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is pleased to once again present its Annual Ethics Seminar designed especially for Criminal Defense Lawyers. This is a great opportunity to earn the 3 required ethics credits in the company of colleagues in the defense bar; you know that much of the value of these programs comes from others who practice criminal defense and are in the room with you, asking questions and offering insights into difficult ethical issues. Often the most worthwhile part of this seminar. Put list serve names with faces


Program Chairs Aaron Nelson and Mike Cohen have put together an outstanding line-up of speakers.   The topics include the tension between zealous advocacy and contempt, unique ethical issues when representing juveniles, and ethical issues regarding pre-trial publicity. These are all relevant to your practice as a criminal defense lawyer.


Our speakers are all experienced and dynamic criminal defense attorneys with thoughtful and informative perspectives on the professional responsibilities of criminal defense lawyers.


Traditionally, WACDL announces the recipient of the David Niblack Award at this seminar. The purposes of this award are to recognize the contributions of an attorney to the effective defense of the indigent, either cumulative career contributions or outstanding accomplishments and to honor and preserve the memory of an outstanding attorney who devoted his life and considerable talents to the defense of those who needed it but could not pay for it.


Register today to earn your 3 CLE Ethics credits and spend a worthwhile morning with your  colleagues.


8:30 – 9:00          Registration


9:00 – 9:50          Tackling Ethical Issues From Pre-Trial Publicity To Candor At Sentencing– Attorney Edgar Lin, Buting, Williams and Stilling, Brookfield


9:50-10:00          Break


10:00 – 10:50      Should I Bring My Toothbrush? Walking The Line Between Zealous Advocacy And Contempt– Attorney Ashley Morse, State Public Defender, Janesville


10:50 – 11:00     Break


11:00 – 11:50     Ethical Considerations in the Representation of Children– Attorney Benjamin Gonring, State Public Defender, Madison


11:50                    David Niblack Award Announcement.


Unique Ethical Issues in Criminal Defense: Perspectives for 2019


3 CLE credits to be applied for




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