Capital Defense Conference: Telling the Client's Story, Embassy Suites, Monday, 21. October 2019

The Georgia Capital Defender is presenting “Telling the Client’s Story: Tools to Equip the Entire Defense Team” on October 21 - 23, 2019 at the Embassy Suites in Savannah, Georgia. This workshop will cover a wide range of topics such as Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), traumatic brain injury and CTE, gangs, intellectual disability, police encounters with the mentally ill, DNA and other junk science. It will also feature professional storytellling coach Doug Lipman, who will conduct interactive training over parts of two days on advanced storytelling techniques tailored to Capital Defense. The goal is to equip every member of the defense team to help tell a compelling story for our clients.
This seminar is open only to capital criminal defense team members. Due to a limited seating capacity, criminal defense attorneys, mitigation specialists or fact investigators with a pending death penalty case will be given priority. If you are placed on a waiting list, you will be notified. 
Registration
The registration deadline is August 30, 2019. The registration fee to attend this conference is $200. Your registration is not complete until your check is received in the mail. Checks can be made out to GPDC, and mailed to: 104 Marietta Street, Ste. 600, Atlanta, GA 30303. Click here to register.
Conference Venue
The conference will be held at the Embassy Suites located at 605 W Oglethorpe Avenue, Savannah, GA, 31404.
Scholarship Information
NACDL offers scholarship assistance for public defense providers to attend Continuing Legal Education programs. The scholarships are awarded in the form of full or partial reimbursement of the registration costs. Limited travel reimbursement stipends may also be awarded to qualifying individuals to help defray the costs of travel and lodging.
Scholarship Instructions and Application: 
Public Defense Scholarship application instructions 
Multi-Organizational Public Defense Scholarship application instructions 
FAQs Public Defense Training Scholarship 
Public Defense Scholarship application form 
 
Schedule
On-site registration will be held Sunday, October 20, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM. On Monday, October 21, the first session will begin at 8:45 AM. The program will conclude by 1:00 PM on Wednesday, October 23.
Lodging Options
Fairfield Inn and Suites located at 135 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Savannah. The deadline to receive the room rate of $129 plus taxes and fees is September 20, 2019. Click here or call 912-236-1777 to make a reservation. The hotel requires a credit card at check-in for any incidental charges.
Hampton Inn & Suites located at 603 W Oglethorpe Avenue, Savannah. The deadline to receive the room rate of $159 plus taxes and fees is September 20, 2019. Call 912-721-1600 to make a reservation. The hotel requires a credit card at check-in for any incidental charges.
Embassy Suites located at 605 W Oglethorpe Avenue, Savannah. There is not a group rate. Rooms are subject to availability. The hotel requires a credit card at check-in for any incidental charges.
 
Cancellations
Any registered attendee who cannot attend must cancel their registration by emailing Becky Kincaid (bkincaid@gacapdef.org). If registration is cancelled by October 1, the registration fee will be returned. If registration is cancelled after October 1, the registration fee will not be returned. Registration may be transferred to a team member or an attorney with a death penalty case.
CLE
Georgia Public Defender Council is an accredited CLE provider in Georgia. GPDC will seek 15 hours of Georgia CLE credit for this program. Attendees seeking credit in any other state will receive a certificate of attendance and any materials necessary to submit to their respective CLE Board for individual course approval. Contact your state CLE Board for accreditation information for your state. CLE expenses are the attendees’ responsibility.
Parking
The discounted self-parking rate at Embassy Suites is $20 per day, with in and out privileges.  
Information on available City of Savannah city parking lots is available here.
Children
No children (regardless of age) will be allowed in the lecture, breakout sessions, or meals.
Animals 
No animals other than service animals will be permitted at the conference. 
Contact 
If you have any questions, contact Becky Kincaid, bkincaid@gacapdef.org, 404-739-5176.

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