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Prisons, Pimps & Prejudice: Federal Practice CLE
February 23rd, 2018
Greater Albuquerque Association of Realtors
1635 University Blvd NE
Albuquerque, NM 87102
6.0 General CLE Credits

This CLE will be available to view remotely via webcast. Please visit the registration page for more information.


8:30               Registration

Moderator:     John Robbenhaar, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Albuquerque

9:00-10:00      Double Trouble: Strategies When Your Client Has Both State and Federal Charges Learn how to minimize damage when your client faces both state and federal charges and get presentence confinement credit or concurrent sentences. Figure out how to get your client from one court to another, avoid jacking up his/her federal sentencing guidelines, and best coordinate and collaborate with your counterpart in the other court. Kari Converse, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Albuquerque

10:00–11:00     Sex Trafficking 101: A Pugilistic Approach to Defending Against the Fed's Crime Du Jour Sex trafficking prosecutions are on the rise in the District of New Mexico. This session will focus on legal challenges to the government's case, motions practice, and how to get the most out of voir dire and jury selection.
Aric Elsenheimer, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Albuquerque;
Irma Rivas, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Albuquerque

11:00-11:15      BREAK

11:15-12:45      In Prison: The Insiders Scoop on Everything You Want to Know About the BOP Jeff Carson, expert in all things BOP, will discuss the intricacies of presentence confinement credit, how to tailor the PSR to prepare your client for his or her time in the BOP, and any other questions you may have about what goes on in the rarefied confines of the BOP. Jeff Carson, Retired Operations Manager, Bureau of Prisons Designation and Sentence Computation Center, Grand Prairie, TX

12:45–2:00       Lunch with Jeff Carson: For All the Questions You Still Have About the BOP (register for lunch separately on the registration page) OR LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

2:00-2:30         1984 All over again: Sessions, the DOJ and the new war on drugs. An update on the DOJ, the US Attorney, and federal practice in the Trump Administration Steve McCue, Federal Public Defender, Albuquerque

2:30-3:30         Looking in the Mirror: Implicit Bias in Defenders. We bemoan the implicit bias built into the criminal justice system. But what about our own implicit bias? How do we protect our clients from our own implicit bias?
Shammara Henderson, Henderson & Grohman, PC, Albuquerque;
Dick Winterbottom, Retired Assistant Federal Public Defender, Albuquerque

3:30-3:45          BREAK

3:45-4:45          What's on the Radar: A Federal Case Law Update
Scott Davidson, Law Office of Scott M. Davidson, Albuquerque

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