The guest speakers for the seminar are nationally renowned judge and attorneys:
- The Honorable Nancy Gertner, U.S. District Judge, District of Massachusetts - a member of Sentencing Law and Policy's Sentencing Judges Hall of Fame; see also PRACDL's posts on her opinion in U.S. v. Mueffleman, et al. (D.Mass., July 26, 2004): Guidelines Unconstitutional and Not Severable - Judge Nancy Gertner and on her Order for Empanelment of 2 Juries for Capital Case: One non-Death-Qualified for Guilt Phase, the Other Death-Qualified for Penalty Phase in United States v. Darryl Green, et al.,Criminal No. 02-10301-NG (D.Mass, Nov. 3, 2004), with a further post on her Additional Findings to Justify 2 Juries for Capital Case.
- Peter Goldberger, of Ardmore, Pennsylvania - Just to mention a few of the good things about Peter, he was one of the players in NACDL's amicus brief in Booker and Fanfan.
- Richard Strafer, Miami, Florida - Many will know of him from having played a leading role in NACDL's amicus brief in US v. Fermin Hilario, No. 00-1406 (1st Cir. July 17 2000), but his claim to recognition reaches far beyond that.
These are three speakers who should provide some very interesting insight in subject areas that are of great importance to all criminal defense lawyers.
This seminar is being co-sponsored by the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico, and all CJA Panel members who attend will receive CLE accreditation.
It is very likely that most Judges will not schedule any criminal matters for this day, so as to allow as many in the defense bar to attend the seminar.