Defending Sex Crimes in the Age of #MeToo
The Maine Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers invites members of the criminal defense bar to:
Earn 6 CLE credits, approved by both the Board of Bar Overseers and the Maine Commission on Indigent Legal Services, from renowned local and national speakers on a variety of sex crime-related topics, including trial preparation, human trafficking, child sex abuse, polygraph use, investigations, client-centered practice and how the #MeToo movement is transforming the defense of people charged with sex crimes.
Presenters include: Drew Findling, renowned Atlanta criminal defense attorney and President of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Donna Brown and Robin Melone, former New Hampshire public defenders with decades of trial experience between them; Stephen J. Schwartz, MACDL's first president and Portland criminal defense and civil attorney; Jeremy Pratt, a criminal defense and appellate attorney from Camden; Steve Smith, Augusta criminal defense attorney who has focused on sex crimes for his career; Sarah Branch, a Portland-based criminal defense attorney who specializes in representing vulnerable people; Bre Kidman, a Portland-based criminal defense attorney with extensive experience in sex trafficking and sex work policy; and Daniella Cameron, Senior Director of Preble Street Teen and Anti-Trafficking Services.
Thursday, October 18, 2018 (during Administrative Week)
Portland Public Library
8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
MACDL Members: $150 (10+ years); $125 (6-10 years); $100 (2-6 years); $50 (0-2 years).
Non-MACDL Members: $200*
Schedule of Events
8:00 a.m. Registration & Continental Breakfast
8:30 #MeToo Professional Challenges Before Trial, During Trial, and Beyond
Drew Findling, Esq.
10:00 Winning Themes and Strategies for Sexual Assault Trials in the Age of #MeToo
Donna J. Brown, Esq. and Robin Melone, Esq.
11:15 Polygraph as a Sword: Strategies for Winning Sex Cases
Stephen J. Schwartz, Esq. and Jeremy Pratt, Esq., and Mark Teceno
12:15 Lunch on the town
1:30 Cross Examining the Child Witness
Steve C. Smith, Esq.
3:00 Sex Trafficking Panel Discussion: Representing Clients Successfully
Sarah E. Branch, Esq., Bre Kidman, Esq., and Daniella Cameron
4:00 Immigration Consequences of Sex Crime Convictions
Barbara Taylor, Esq.
4:30 Adjourn for the Day
For more information, including questions on financial assistance, contact Tina H. Nadeau, MACDL Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org
*If you are not a MACDL member but would like to join: (a) click "join us" and register as a MACDL member--your membership will be good from the day you join us until January 1, 2020! and (b) register for the sex crimes seminar at the appropriate level for a MACDL member.
**Please note: CLE credits will not be reported to the Board of Bar Overseers until an individual attendee has paid his/her/their seminar fee in full.