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Annual Ethics Seminar for Criminal Defense Lawyers


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Saturday, December 9, 2017: 8:30 to noon


Best Western Premier Park Hotel


Madison, Wisconsin


Need to report your CLE for 2017?  Your report is due January 31. 2018, and the Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is pleased to once again present its Annual Ethics Seminar 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 practicing criminal defense.


Program Chair Aaron Nelson has put together an outstanding line-up of speakers.   The topics include how to combat prosecutorial misconduct, issues associated with sudden illness or death of an attorney, and the tricky ethical issues associated with sentencing. These are all topics that are relevant and important for your practice as a criminal defense attorney.


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


This seminar has an important bonus - a chance to honor an outstanding criminal defense lawyer. Traditionally, WACDL announces and presents 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 to honor a colleague.

8:30 – 9:00          Registration

9:00 – 9:50          Ethics of Effective Representation at the Sentencing Stage – Attorney Kathleen Quinn, Milwaukee

9:50-10:00          Break

10:00 – 10:50      Combating Prosecutorial Misconduct in Closing Arguments - Attorney Michael Cicchini, Racine

10:50 – 11:00     Break

11:00 – 11:50     Nothing Lasts Forever: The Ethics of Mortality – Attorney Ellen Henak, Milwaukee

11:50                    David Niblack Award Presentation.


Noon – WACDL Board Luncheon Meeting and presentation of The Defender Award.


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