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Saturday, March 18 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Getting the Most out of Brady v. Maryland, Before, During, and After Trial

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Every defense attorneys knows about Brady v. Maryland. But unfortunately, we also all know the many ways prosecutors fail to meet their obligations or courts fail to hold them accountable. This presentation will focus on ways to make sure all steps are being taken before, during, and even after trial to get Brady material, and then what arguments can be pursued when the late disclosures are inevitably uncovered.  According to the National Registry of Exonerations, over forty-five percent of all wrongful convictions since 1989 have involved prosecutors failing to disclose exculpatory information. Of those exonerations, ninety-four people had been sentenced to death and another 153 sentenced to life without parole. And just as with every other aspect of the criminal legal system, stark racial disparities exist with who is wrongfully convicted when the prosecution withholds Brady: since 1989, Black people account for fifty-five percent of the exonerations where prosecutors withheld exculpatory information. Clearly, Brady violations cause real harm and aggressive approach is needed at all stages for any hope ensuring it is properly being enforced.

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Ben Miller

Deputy Chief, Utah Indigent Appellate Defense Division
Ben Miller is the deputy chief of the Utah Indigent Appellate Defense Division. He has spent the bulk of his legal career as an appellate public defender, having previously worked at the Maryland Office of the Public Defender and then the Public Defender Service for the District of... Read More →
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Amanda Rogers

Director of the Caritas Clemency Clinic, Villanova University School of Law
Amanda Rogers joins the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law in 2022 as a Visiting Assistant Professor of Law to launch and direct the Caritas Clemency Clinic. Amanda and her students will represent incarcerated individuals seeking release from prison. Amanda has extensive... Read More →

Saturday March 18, 2023 10:00am - 11:00am EDT
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