Sunday, September 7, 2008
Presented by The American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section
October 24, 2008
The Marvin Center, George Washington University 800 21st St., Washington, DC
The Section is holding a block of sleeping rooms at The River Inn, 924 25th Street, N.W., a short walk to the Marvin Center at GWU, where the program will be held. Room rate is $219 single/double and can be reserved by calling 800/424-2741. The block expires on Tuesday, September 23, 2008 at 5:00 p.m.
This First Of Its Kind Sentencing Institute Will Feature:
A broad array of sentencing and post-sentencing presentations that address the most pressing criminal justice issue of our time. Three tracks of instruction, each focused on issues of concern to different segments of the criminal justice community including prosecutors, public defenders, judges, academics, sentencing consultants, mitigation specialists, corrections personnel, victim advocates, white collar criminal defense attorneys and policy experts. A White Collar Crime Track that will focus on practice and procedure issues of particular concern to criminal defense attorneys in general and white collar practitioners in particular. A Policy Track that will examine sentencing trends and opportunities for reform in both the federal and state courts. A Corrections Track that will focus on conditions of and alternatives to incarceration as well as cutting edge efforts to reduce recidivism. A plenary session on the state of the sentencing union covering rates of incarceration, sentencing trends, racial disparities, alternatives to incarceration and recent federal legislation.