October 20, 2020
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Central Time
ACS Dallas-Fort Worth: Death Penalty in the Shadow of COVID-19
Join the ACS Dallas-Ft. Worth and DC Lawyer Chapters for a discussion on the death penalty. At this event we will specifically discuss whether the global pandemic has had any impact on the death penalty, and whether practitioners should change their legal strategies in light of this new environment.
Additionally, we are going to focus on several cases, including the case of Lezmond Mitchell, a Native American who was executed against his tribe’s will. Lastly, we will discuss the current administration's court-packing strategy and how court-packing affects the death penalty in the long term.
Thea Posel, Clinical Instructor, Capital Punishment Clinic, The University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Jessica Graf, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Capital Habeas Unit, Federal Public Defender (NDTX)
Dereck VerHagen, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Capital Habeas Unit, Federal Public Defender (NDTX).
Leo Yu, Assistant City Attorney, City of Dallas; Chair, ACS Dallas-Fort Worth Lawyer Chapter
1.0 hour of Texas CLE credit is pending for this event. CLE materials available here.