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TELECONFERENCE: How will Roper v. Simmons change practice in the courtroom?

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

  • ABA
Roper v. Simmons: How will this case change practice in the courtroom? 1:00-2:30 p.m. EST Wednesday, June 22, 2005 Recently the Supreme Court overturned the death penalty for juveniles with Roper v. Simmons. This teleconference will examine other outcomes from Roper including how this case might affect juveniles who have significant sentences, how the Supreme Court's reasoning in Roper affects what defenders can do in their daily practice, and the confirmation that children and adults are different. Panelists Simmie Baer, The Defender Association, Juvenile Division, Seattle, WA Steve Harper, Miami-Dade County Public Defender's Office, Miami, FL Lauren Adams, Children & Family Justice Center, Bluhm Legal Clinic, Northwestern University School of Law, Chicago, IL Danielle Spinelli, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr Dr. Mark Wellek, Past President of the American Society for Adolescent Psychiatry For the first 500 registrants this call will be FREE. Sign up today at or call 1.800.285.ABA1 (2221) and then forward this announcement to your local public defender office.
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