AGENDA

FACULTY BIOS

ATTENDANCE FORM

PROGRAM EVALUATION

 


COURSE MATERIAL


 

SESSION ONE: JUVENILE SENTENCING

This presentation features special guest Cyntoia Brown — a juvenile offender ordered to serve life in prison for murder before ultimately being granted clemency by former Gov. Bill Haslam — and the attorney who assisted with her appeal discussing juvenile sentencing and criminal justice reform from a personal perspective.

Charles Bone, Bone McAllester Norton
Cyntoia Brown, Criminal Justice Reform Advocate

 

SESSION TWO: NUANCES AND COMMON PITFALLS IN SENTENCING HEARINGS

This session will cover sentencing concerns such as enhancing and mitigating factors, alternative sentencing in diversion and community corrections, split confinement and how to put on a sentencing hearing that would be effective in convincing the trial judge.

Handout

Judge Christopher Craft, Shelby County Criminal Court

 

SESSION THREE: SENTENCING CONSIDERATIONS PANEL

This panel discussion features participants from varied backgrounds who will address hypotheticals and answer questions posed by attendees. All questions can be shared using the Zoom chat function.

Factual Scenarios for the Sentencing Panel

Judge Robert Wedemeyer, Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals
Charles Bloodworth, District Public Defender – 19th Judicial District Professor
Jason Smith, Lincoln Memorial University – Duncan School of Law

 

SESSION FOUR: TORRES V. COLLINS — WHAT THE PRELIMINARY INJUNCTION ORDER IN HAMBLEN CO. MEANS FOR YOUR REPRESENTATION

This presentation will cover the “Origin story” of Torres v. Collins — and related cases — how the law is applied and where we go from here.

PowerPoint Presentation   |   Introduction   |   Torres v. Collins   |   Motion to Hold   |   McNeil, et al. v. Community Probation Services   |   Caliste v. Cantrell   |   Valdez-Jimenez v. Eighth Judicial District Court for the State of Nevada

Willie Santana, Lincoln Memorial University – Duncan School of Law