St. Crispin’s Day Draws Nigh

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St Crispin’s Day, our annual festival of fraternity, is nearly upon us. The theme: Wakanda. Or the Black Panther. Or, in Tasha’s words, Defendaz 4 Ever. Speaking of kings. Our fourteen (and counting) St. Crispin’s Days have dawned beneath the flags of three presidents and six attorney generals. (A free coffee or Michael B. Jordan poster to anyone who can name the six AG’s in reverse chronological order. Without using the internet.)

Defendaz 4 Ever

Please join us on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. The event will be, as always, at the State Bar of Georgia, 104 Marietta St., NW, Atlanta, GA, 30303. You may register by clicking on the link here.

The seminar will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. It will be followed by the Crispin Beer & Wine Social from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The seminar’s segments will include the inimitable Don Samuel’s Supreme Court Update. Don alone is worth the price of admission.

But wait, that’s not all! The wonderful Kyana Givens will fly in from Washington, D.C., (maybe in a Talon Fighter?) to teach this modern segment: Professionalism in the Creative Use of Technology for Courtroom Visuals. Like the Black Panther’s younger sister, Shuri, Ms. Givens knows how to make your dreams of Wakandan prowess in the courtroom a reality. She was a trial attorney at the Federal Public Defender for the Western District of Washington, and now works as a Visiting Attorney in the Defender Services Office of the Training Division at the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts. (Oh my, I thought Daenerys Targaryen had a long title). Ms. Givens was a fellow at Harvard Law School, where she taught trial advocacy. And worked with Professor Charles J. Ogletree, Jr, on criminal and civil rights matters. So, she’s an all-around rock star. And she’ll be our rock star for one day only.

Kyana Revised.pdf

And there’s more! Sean Broderick and John Ellis, Jr., will drop their high-tech knowledge in a segment we call: Effective and Ethical Use of Social Media in Defense Investigations. Mr. Ellis spent 13 years at the Federal Defenders of San Diego, Inc., teaches at the National Forensic College in New York, and has forgotten more about social media investigations than you or I will ever know. Mr. Broderick is the National Litigation Support Administrator for the A.O.’s Defender Services Office, a beloved technology guru, and, as I recall, a huge Game of Thrones fan.

Registration will cost $140, but if you register early, by October 1, you will pay only $125. The fee covers your CLE costs. And the fee will include bountiful food: breakfast, coffee, the Great Crispin BBQ Feast, and the Crispin Cake Break. And then there’s the open bar at the happy hour, which will feature live music by the Band of Brothers!

But wait, there’s more! We will honor many of our fellow Wakandans: the members of the 2018 Acquittal Club, the recipients of the Jake Waldrop Crispin Stars, and the winner of the 2018 Leeza Cherniak Award of the Sword.

Join us.

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