Ugly Sweater, Clean Strategies For Emerging Ethics Issues

11 Dec

Ugly Sweater, Clean Strategies For Emerging Ethics Issues

December 11, 2021

WISCONSIN ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYERS

PRESENTS

Annual Ethics Seminar for Criminal Defense Lawyers

Ugly Sweater, Clean Strategies For Emerging Ethics Issues

Saturday, December 11, 2021

 8:30 to noon

Best Western Premier Park Hotel, Madison, Wisconsin

 

Need to report your CLE for 2021?  Your report is due January 31. 2022.  

 

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 this is  the most worthwhile part of every WACDL seminar.

 

Program Chairs Chad Lanning and Corey Mehlos  have put together an outstanding line-up of speakers.   The topics include the ethics of Marsy’s Law situations, setting and agreeing to fees, and getting paid, and ethical issues that arise in social media investigations. Participants are invited to wear ugly sweaters (optional) and enjoy an end-of-year social and educational opportunity to gather and discuss solutions to emerging ethical issues that affect our practice of law.

 

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. Written materials will be available to all registrants via Dropbox prior to the seminar.

 

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.

 

PLEASE NOTE:  We are requiring that all persons attending this event must be vaccinated against COVID-19 and wear masks. In addition, we will implement appropriate social distancing standards. BY REGISTERING FOR THIS SEMINAR, YOU ARE ATTESTING THAT YOU HAVE COMPLETED AT LEAST TWO VACCINATION SHOTS TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE SEMINAR. WE MAKE THIS REQUIREMENT TO PROTECT THE HEALTH AND SAFETY OF OUR SPEAKERS AND PARTICIPANTS, SOME OF WHOM ARE HIGH RISK FOR COVID COMPLICATIONS.

 

PROGRAM

 

8:30         Sign in and morning refreshments

 

9:00 – 9:05        Introduction

 

9:05 -9:55          Marsy, Marsy, Marsy…Ethical Considerations in Dealing With the “Middle Child” of Victim’s Rights Laws Attorney Jessa Nicholson-Goetz, Madison and  Attorney Andrew Martinez,  Baraboo

 

9:55 – 10:45     Discussion of the Ethical, Legal and Practical Considerations for the Criminal Defense Attorney When Setting, Agreeing To and Getting Paid Fees for Legal Services -  Attorney Ray Dall’Osto,  Milwaukee

 

10:45 – 10:55 Break

 

11:00- 11:50     Ethics and Investigation/Social Media Investigation  - Attorney Deja Vishny, Milwaukee

 

11:50    David Niblack Award Announcement.

 

SPEAKERS

 

ANDREW I. MARTINEZ is an attorney who focuses his practice on defending people facing charges of homicide, attempted homicide, and sex-based crimes involving adults or children. He also handles cases involving allegations of domestic abuse. Attorney Martinez is an experienced and accomplished trial lawyer, having tried cases throughout Wisconsin on charges at all levels of severity. Together with Cole Ruby, he’s a two-time recipient of the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Hanson Award, each for winning a not-guilty verdict in a jury trial involving a charge of first-degree intentional homicide, the most serious crime under Wisconsin law.  He also has a lengthy record of negotiating dismissals of cases, especially in sex-based crimes.

 

JESSA NICHOLSON GOETZ maintains a private criminal defense practice in Madison, Wisconsin.  Nicholson has a particular interest in handling sensitive crimes, including but not limited to homicides, sexual assaults, and child abuse cases.  Nicholson has won WACDL’s Hanson award on two occasions, the DCCDLA’s Warrior award on three occasions, and is one of three namesakes to the Kuchler-Nicholson-Stilling Sensitive Crimes Award as created by WACDL in 2021.  Nicholson has served as a board member for WACDL since approximately 2015.  Nicholson is regularly invited to guest lecture and teach at continuing legal education programming sponsored by the UW law school, the State Bar, WACDL,  and the Wisconsin State Public Defender’s Office. 

 

DEJA VISHNY is an attorney who is a consultant and trainer based in Milwaukee. She specializes in the defense in homicide and false confession cases and has a reputation as one of the top lawyers in those areas. She represented three families whose sons were all killed by the same police officer in the Milwaukee area, and represents numerous activists charged with violating the law during Black Lives Matter protests. She was formerly the Deputy Training Director and head of the statewide homicide practice group at the Wisconsin State Public Defender and is currently of counsel at Nelson Defense Group in Hudson, Wisconsin. She joined the faculty of the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, Georgia in 1998 and lectures at criminal defense and public defender seminars throughout the United States.  

 

RAYMOND M. DALL’OSTO is a partner and trial attorney at Gimbel Reilly Guerin & Brown LLP in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  Ray’s practice concentrates in white collar and criminal defense in federal and state courts, defense of regulatory enforcement investigations, professional licensing and discipline matters, civil litigation and serious injury cases, employment and constitutional law.  Before going into private practice, Ray served as a felony public defender and director of the State Public Defender trial office in Milwaukee, as an adjunct professor of law at Marquette Law School, and was the legal director of the Wisconsin affiliate of the ACLU.

 

Ugly Sweater, Clean Strategies For Emerging Ethics Issues

 

3 CLE credits to be applied for

 

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