Welcome Federal Death Penalty Defense Training Participants,

The Training will begin at 2:45 PM on September 21, 2016 and will be held at the Federal Defenders Office in Hato Rey.

Below please find links to the Agenda and materials which will be used as a basis for the September 21-23, 2016 training. Hard copies will not be provided so each attendee is responsible for printing out their own materials.

The Death Penalty Training is being brought to you by the Federal Public Defender of the District of Puerto Rico; Federal Death Penalty Resource Counsel and the Capital Resource Counsel Projects; the Defender Services Office Training Division; and the Puerto Rico Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Marisol.Pedrosa@fd.org or Eric.Vos@fd.org.

Please click here to look over the agenda of the Death Penalty Conference.

Title of Material in PDF format Title of Course Presenter(s)
Wayland-Obrien aspd
  • Investigating Mental Health Concerns, Understanding Signs and Symptoms of Mental Health Problems, and Presenting the Information Effectively
  • Understanding and Litigating 12.2
  • Dr. Hope Hill
  • David Ruhnke
The MH Evaluation in Capital Cases Liebert & Foster 1004
  • Investigating Mental Health Concerns, Understanding Signs and Symptoms of Mental Health Problems, and Presenting the Information Effectively
  • Understanding and Litigating 12.2
  • Dr. Hope Hill
  • David Ruhnke
Supplemental Mitigation Guidelines 2008

Using the ABA Guidelines as a Weapon in the Arsenal – Minimum Capital Defense Practice Standards

  • Monica Foster
Sarma – Why We Would Spare Walter White
  • Developing Healthy and Constructive Client/Team Relationships
  • Investigating Trauma and “Next-Level” Mitigation
  • Intersecting Roles
  • Denny LeBoeuf
  • Susy Johnson
  • Dr. Hope Hill
  • Teri Duncan
Outline of Federal Death Penalty Law
  • Highlights of Federal Capital Case Process Fundamentals
  • Strategies at DOJ
  • What is Learned Counsel
  • Understanding and Litigating 12.2
  • Intersecting and Critical Roles of Lawyers, Mitigation Specialists, Investigators, and Experts; Team Organization and Communications
  • Creative and Effective Motions Practice – Developing and Implementing a Holistic Motions Strategy with Specific Goals
  • Jean Barrett
  • Steve Potolsky
  • Denny LeBoeuf
  • David Ruhnke
  • Teri Duncan
Obrien-Wayland Implicit Bias Psych

Investigating Mental Health Concerns

  • Dr. Hope Hill
Neurobehavioral Assessment in Forensic Practice
  • Investigating Mental Health Concerns
  • Understanding and Litigating 12.2
  • Dr. Hope Hill
  • David Ruhnke
MR Guide

Investigating and Understanding Intellectual Disability and Other Cognitive and Development Limitations

  • Dr. James Patton
MI Guide

Investigating Mental Health Concerns

  • Dr. Hope Hill
Haney Death by Design Chapter 9

Developing Healthy and Constructive Client/Team Relationships

  • Denny LeBoeuf
Freedman 2009

Investigating Mental Health Concerns

  • Monica Foster
  • Dr. Hope Hill
Dudley – Childhood Trauma

Investigating Trauma and “Next-Level” Mitigation

  • Susy Johnson
  • Dr. Hope Hill
Doyle Heart of the Deal Developing Healthy and Constructive Client
  • Team Relationships
  • Strategies at DOJ
  • Denny LeBoeuf
  • Steve Potolsky
Amsterdam Stories Told and Untold

Narrative and Storytelling

  • Monica Foster
Defending Federal Criminal Cases, Chapter 31, “Federal Death Penalty”
  • Highlights of Federal Capital Case Process Fundamentals
  • Strategies at DOJ
  • What is Learned Counsel
  • Understanding and Litigating 12.2
  • Intersecting and Critical Roles of Lawyers, Mitigation Specialists, Investigators, and Experts; Team Organization and Communications
  • Jean Barrett
  • Steve Potolsky
  • Denny LeBoeuf
  • David Ruhnke
  • Teri Duncan
ABA Guidelines for Defense Counsel in DP Cases 2003

Using the ABA Guidelines as a Weapon in the Arsenal – Minimum Capital Defense Practice Standards

  • Monica Foster