Death Penalty 2023

Thu, April 27, 2023 - Fri, April 28, 2023   |   8:15 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.   |  
Doubletree Raleigh Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park 4810 Page Creek Lane, Durham
  |   CLE Hours: 6.0 CLE Hours

Topics & Speakers

Plus OPTIONAL CLE on Thursday Evening (see below for details)

Thursday, April 27 – (OPTIONAL EVENT – 1.5 ethics hour for attendance at this presentation; there is an additional fee to attend).

7:00 pm–9:00 pm    Dinner & Presentation – “The Ethical Responsibility to Understand Racial Inequity (showing of film Racist Roots)  – Gretchen Engel, Executive Director of the Center for Death Penalty Litigation,  Henderson Hill, Senior Council of the American Civil Liberties Union and Noel Nickle, Executive Director of the NC Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty.

Open Bar Sponsored by Farris & Thomas 5:00 pm; Dinner 6:00 pm; Presentation 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm


Friday, April 28

7:45 a.m. Registration
8:15 a.m. Welcoming Remarks by Program Chair
  • Terry Alford, Trial Resource Counsel, Office of the Capital Defender,  Durham
8:30 a.m. Capital Cases: Lessons Learned
  • Rob Sharpe, Capital Defender, Durham
9:00 a.m. Forensics Update - New Additional Experts
  • Sarah Olson, Forensic Resource Counsel, Durham 
9:30 a.m. Preserving the Record
  • Glenn Gerding, Appellate Defender, Durham
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Avoiding the Death Penalty - General Plan for a Death Penalty Case
  • Vicki Jayne, Assistant Capital Defender, Durham 
11:00 a.m. Diminished Capacity
  • Vince Rabil, Assistant Capital Defender (Retired)
11:45 a.m. Litigating Clients Under 25
  • David Andrews, Assistant Appellate Defender, Durham 
12:15 p.m. Lunch (included in registration)
1:45 p.m. Education, Mitigation, and Inequities
  • Dr. Ann Turnbull, Ed.D, Pittsboro
  • Elizabeth Hambourger, Senior Attorney, Center for Death Penalty Litigation, Durham
2:45 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. When They Shut Down Wymore Jury Selection
  • Kim Stevens, Federal Capital Resource Counsel, Asheville
3:45 p.m. Telling the Story
  • Tonya Maxwell. Mitigation Specialist, Asheville
4:30 p.m. Adjourn