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Friday, March 17 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Autonomy to Decide: Managing an Effective Defense with a Challenging Client

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As the Supreme Court has recently emphasized, “Some decisions . . . are reserved for the client.” But not all clients make great decisions, and when they’re making decisions that are harmful for their case, what is the role of defense counsel? This session will address the perpetual challenge public defenders face: the challenging client. Our clients disproportionately suffer mental illness, coercive conditions of confinement, and distrust of the system. These clients do not always trust or want our advice. This session will provide context for why clients are “difficult,” strategies for working with them, and explanation of the ethical and legal obligations these situations can create.

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Stacy Newman

Stacy Newman, Assistant Federal Public Defender. Stacy Newman is a public defender representing Nevadans sentenced to death in their federal postconviction proceedings. Stacy is the current president of Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice, serves on the Steering Committee of the... Read More →
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Randolph Fiedler

Assistant Federal Public Defender, FPD, Las Vegas, NV
Randolph M. Fiedler is a public defender who represents individuals sentenced to death in their state and federal post-conviction proceedings. He is a past president of Nevada Attorneys for Criminal Justice, the chair of the Nevada Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility... Read More →

Friday March 17, 2023 2:00pm - 3:00pm EDT
Room F