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Non Capital Habeas Conference
This program will cover the broad spectrum of issues specific to habeas corpus litigation on behalf of state and federal prisoners with noncapital cases. Plenary sessions will feature both national speakers and seasoned non-capital habeas attorneys, with breakout sessions for advanced and novice habeas pracitioners. Sessions will include investigating and pleading claims, habeas case updates from the circuits, and ethics. Anticipated novice track topics include: introductions to timeliness; exhaustion, and procedural default. Anticipated advanced track topics include: interplay between 28 U.S.C. SS 2254(d)(2) and (e)(1) and real-case brainstorm session. The conference committee is in the process of planning the agenda and welcomes suggested topics, speakers and presentations from the habeas community, espcially from experienced habeas practitioners. Please email suggestions to George_Couture@ao.uscourts.gov.
Continuing Legal Education (CLE) accreditation for this program will be sought in all applicable jurisdictions. Additional CLE information will be available after the conclusion of this program.