Eric M. Freedman will present at the ethics session of the Seventeenth Annual National Federal Habeas Corpus Seminar on Thursday, August 16. The conference, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Defender Services, will be held in Washington D.C. from August 16-19, 2012.
This nationally-recognized program, the only one of its kind, focuses on representation in capital habeas cases in toto. Habeas experts discuss issue identification, investigation, factual and legal development and presentation of claims, the use of mitigation and mental health experts, and substantive and procedural habeas corpus jurisprudence. The program will also have sessions addressing the impact of recent and currently pending Supreme Court decisions on capital post-conviction practice as well as sessions addressing new developments in the other courts and new legislative initiatives.