2020 Programs

2020 The Defender Initiative 10th Annual Conference on Public Defense

In the past two years, there has been a great deal of mainstream discussion of the repressed history of racial oppression in the United States. Jeff Robinson’s “Who We Are”, Bryan Stevenson’s “Equal Justice Initiative Museum and Memorial, and the New York Times “1619 Project” are among the key examples. This conference aims to help defenders understand and incorporate that history into more effective representation of their clients. The discussion sessions will cover the spectrum of representation, from bail to trial to sentencing, with an emphasis on what defenders can do immediately to make a difference for their clients.

2020 Cannabis and People: Impacts Now in the New World of Marijuana and CBD, and What is Coming

Co-sponsored with the Seattle University Law Review, we are excited to take a look at the various impacts of the new and emerging laws surrounding Marijuana and CBD. In addition to discussing investigation and civil enforcement issues, this program will also dive into the high-profile world of sports. Please join us for what promises to be a valuable and fascinating CLE.