2024 Life in the Balance Spring
Deep South Capital Defense Conference

March 6-9, 2024



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SESSION ONE - Ethical Capital Representation (ETHICS): Emily Olson-Gault

Supplementary Guidelines for the Mitigation Function of Defense Teams in Death Penalty Cases

Capital Guidelines and Ethical Duties: Mutually Reinforcing Responsibilities

ABA Guidelines for Appointment and Performance of Defense Counsel in Death Penalty Cases

ABA Guidelines and Ethics Resources

ABA Ethical Capital Representation

Making the Last Chance Meaningful: Predecessor Counsel's Ethical Duty

SESSION THREE - Finding the Client's Story: Megan Leschak and Denise Smith

Finding the Client's Story

SESSION FIVE - Beyond the Gavel: Sandi Dawson

Beyond the Gavel

SESSION EIGHT - Navigating Atkins Claims (Breakout): Kelsey Rushing and Monica Lee

So You Think Your Client Has an Atkins Claim

SESSION EIGHT - Humanizing Justice (Mitigation Specialists Breakout): Eva Buchwald

Humanizing Justice

Humanizing Justice Resources


Cecilia "Cessie" Alfonso

Eva Buchwald

Tucker Carrington

Sandi Dawson

Samuel W. Dworkin

Lela Hubbard

Monica Lee

Megan Leschak

Kristina Leslie

Tonya Maxwell

Katherine Mayer

Emily Olson-Gault

Katie O'Shea

Danalynn Recer

Kelsey Rushing

Casey Secor

Denise Smith

Kimberly Stevens

Ed Ungvarsky

Elizabeth Vartkessian

Shannon K. Woodward

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