We are pleased to announce the Fourth Annual Panel Attorneys Seminar (All Illinois Panel Attorneys and Practicing Criminal Defense Lawyers are Welcome) will be held on September 16, 1999 in Bloomington, Illinois. Terry MacCarthy, A. J. Kramer, Henry Martin, Bill Marsh, Dale Cobb, Norm London and Carmen Hernandez have committed to speak at this all star event. We will also co-host a golf outing at the Arnold Palmer designed Den at Fox Creek Golf Club on September 17, 1999 at an 18 hole rate you will not believe. Panel Attorneys and Criminal Defense Lawyers for the entire Seventh Circuit are cordially invited.
Richard Parsons Julie Aimen Jack Rimland
Federal Public Defender President IACJ President Elect IACJ
Terry MacCarthy will present his live Cross-Examination of a Government "Snitch". Dick Parsons has seen this demonstration earlier this year in Savannah, Georgia and "It is the best that I have ever seen." Richard Parsons, Professional Seminar Attendee and Federal Public Defender for the Central District of Illinois.
Dale Cobb will present a program on court room theater - Acting in the Courtroom. "It is the best that I have ever seen." Richard Parsons, Professional Seminar Attendee and Federal Public Defender for the Central District of Illinois.
Carmen Hernandez will present Downward Departures After Koon. "It is the best that I have ever seen." Richard Parsons, Professional Seminar Attendee and Federal Public Defender for the Central District of Illinois.
Henry Martin will present a program on Preparing Clients for the Bureau of Prisons and Administrative Remedies. "It is the best that I have ever seen." Richard Parsons, Professional Seminar Attendee and Federal Public Defender for the Central District of Illinois.
A. J. Kramer will present the Insanity Defense and Diminished Capacity. "It is the best that I have ever seen." Richard Parsons, Professional Seminar Attendee and Federal Public Defender for the Central District of Illinois.
Bill Marsh, Norm London, Jack Rimland, and others will present a Nuts and Bolts Panel Discussion with Questions and Answers on State and Federal Issues. "I have not seen this one, but since I will be the panel moderator, I'm sure it will be the best that I have ever seen after I have seen it." Richard Parsons, Professional Seminar Attendee and Federal Public Defender for the Central District of Illinois.
All of this in one day at the Radisson Hotel Meeting Center, Thursday, September 16, 1999, in Bloomington, Illinois. Breakfast and lunch is provided on Thursday at the Radisson as part of the cost of seminar enrollment. A cash bar and social hour will occur for lawyers and guests on the Radisson terrace after the program.
("Regrettably the social hour will be a cash bar since the year I was president of IACJ we paid for drinks at one of our seminars for 63 lawyers and the bar tab was $68,000.00") Richard Parsons, Professional Seminar Attendee and Federal Public Defender for the Central District of Illinois.
"This is the best 18 holes that I have ever seen; I played 18 here last year and two days later I had by-pass surgery." Richard Parsons, Professional Seminar Attendee and Federal Public Defender for the Central District of Illinois.
Rooms have been reserved at the Radisson Thursday evening September 16, 1999. We will reserve a room or rooms if you wish. Regrettably, you pay for your room. $85.00 for a single and $95.00 for a double.
"It (the bar at TGIF's in the Radisson Hotel) is the best that I have ever seen." Richard Parsons, Professional Seminar Attendee and Federal Public Defender for the Central District of Illinois.
Seminar - I will attend. (Check yes)
Enclosed is my seminar check for $50.00 made payable to IACJ. This includes presentation, printed course materials, breakfast and lunch on Thursday, September 16, 1999.
I need a room for Thursday night single - $85.00 (Check yes)
I need a room for Thursday night double - $95.00 (Check yes)
(Pay the Radisson Hotel when you arrive.)
I will play 18 holes at Arnold's golf course and participate in some or all special events. Enclosed is my check in the amount of $50.00 which covers the cost of greens fees, golf cart, refreshments and prizes. (Check yes)
I will participate in the social hour on Thursday evening with _____ persons in my group and agree to purchase my own drinks and tip heavily. (Check yes)
Fax Number for additional information
Enclosed is my check for $50.00 to IACJ (Check yes)
I am a member of the Illinois Attorney for Criminal Justice (Check yes)
If not - I would appreciate additional information on membership for IACJ. (Check yes)
Return tear off by September 1, 1999 to IACJ, P. O. Box 2864, Chicago, Illinois 60690-2864
For additional information please contact:
Nancy E. O'Connor
Illinois Attorneys for Criminal Justice
Phone (312) 733-3566
Fax (312- 733-9101
DALE T. COBB, JR.
Mr. Cobb has been a partner in the law firm of Belk, Cobb, Chandler and Goldstein, P.A. since 1980. He received his J.D. from the University of South Carolina in 1972 and his B.S. from Clemson University in 1969. He was Trial Counsel for the U.S. Army from 1972-74, City Attorney for the City of Greenville, South Carolina from 1974-75 and Director of the Public Defender Corporation in Charleston, South Carolina in 1979. Mr. Cobb lectures nationwide and is a prolific writer.
CARMEN D. HERNANDEZ
Ms. Hernandez has been an Assistant Federal Public Defender since 1989, first in Maryland and more recently in Washington, D.C. She has represented hundreds of persons charged with the whole range of federal offenses - drug trafficking conspiracies, gun cases, bank robberies, bankruptcy, and other frauds, and also represents federal defendants on appeal and in habeas proceedings. As a member of the Federal Defender Training Group, she lectures across the country on various sentencing topics. Ms. Hernandez is a member of the Practitioner's Advisory Group of the United States Sentencing Commission and serves as a Co-Chair of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers's Post-Conviction and Sentencing Committee. She also currently serves as member of the Board of Directors of NADCL. A 1982 cum laude graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law, she served as a law clerk to the Honorable Herbert F. Murray, United States District Judge for the District of Maryland and practiced with the firm of Brown, Goldstein and Levy in Baltimore, Maryland. She has taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Maryland School of Law and at the Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America.
A. J. KRAMER
Mr. Kramer has been the Federal Public Defender for the District of Columbia since 1990. He was the Chief Assistant Federal Public Defender in Sacramento, California from 1987 to 1990, an Assistant Federal Public Defender in San Francisco, California from 1980-1987. He was a Law Clerk for the Honorable Procter Hug, Jr., United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, Reno, Nevada from 1979-1980. He received a B.A. from Stanford University in 1975 and a J.D. from Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley in 1979. He taught legal writing and research at Hastings Law School from 1983-1988. He is a faculty member of the National Criminal Defense College, Macon, Georgia; and the Western Trial Advocacy Institute, Laramie, Wyoming.
TERENCE F. MACCARTHY
Terence F. MacCarthy is Executive Director of the Federal Defender Program in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He was selected for this position in 1966 by the judges of the United States District Court and the deans of the six Chicago law schools. The office is frequently mentioned as being one of the best defender offices in the country. In addition to his overall administrative responsibilities, Mr. MacCarthy continues to personally try cases and to train and assist his staff of nineteen attorneys. He received a B.A. in philosphy from St. Joseph's College in 1955, and a J.D. from DePaul Law School in 1960. He was a law clerk to former Chief Judge William J. Campbell of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. He also served for several years as an Illinois Special Assistant Attorney General, specializing in civil trials and appeals. Mr. MacCarthy has been active principally in the field of trial practice, in both criminal and civil matters. His criminal experience is primarily in the federal courts where he has tried and appealed many cases, and worked with his nineteen staff attorneys in preparing and trying additional cases. MacCarthy is one of the nation's most sought-after speakers at continuing legal education programs, having lectured in all 50 states and over a dozen foreign countries. He has received numerous awards including special awards from both his undergraduate college and his law school. He received the University of Virginia Justice William Brennan Award, the Harrison Tweed Special Merit Award from the ABA and NLADA's Reginald Heber Smith Award. He has also received awards from, among other organizations, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, both the California and Illinois Attorneys for Criminal Justice, the ACLU, the National College of Criminal Defense, the Illinois State's Attorneys Association, the U.S. Army Trial Defense Services and the U.S.O. A member of the ABA for thirty years, MacCarthy has chaired the Criminal Justice Section and served on its Council for seventeen years, the last seven as a Section representative in the House of Delegates. He went on the Board of Governors at the conclusion of the 1997 Annual Meeting.
HENRY A. MARTIN
Born September 5, 1949 in Nashville, Tennessee. Educated in public schools in Nashville. Received B.A. (political science), Vanderbilt University, 1971; J.D., Vanderbilt University, 1974. Married Gloria Ballard, journalist, 1975. Two children. Private practice with emphasis on criminal law and civil liberties 1975-1995, Nashville. Federal Public Defender for the Middle District of Tennessee, July 1985-. Member, Advisory Committee on Rules of Criminal Procedure, U.S. Judicial Conference, 1994-present; Member, American Bar Association (Chair, Defense Services Committee, Criminal Justice Section, 1990-93; member, Council of Criminal Justice Section, 1993-); Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Board member, 1978-1994, President 1984-5); National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (Co-chair, Death Penalty Committee, 1991-2); National Legal Aid and Defender Association; National Lawyers Guild; Nashville Bar Association; Napier Looby Bar Association. Member, Federal Defender Advisory Committee, 1988-90, Chair Death Penalty Committee, 1987-1994; Chair, Ad Hoc Defender Committee on the Reform of the Criminal Justice Act, 1992-3. Chair, Board of Directors, Capital Case Resource Center of Tennessee. Delegate, Witness for Peace, Managua, Nicaragua, 1987. Participated in numerous training programs for criminal defense lawyers in federal defender program and for national, state and local bar associations.
1994-Present Federal Community Defender for the Southern District of Indiana. 1971-94 Professor of Law, Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis. 1976-94 Litigation Consultant, Legal Services Organization of Indiana, Inc. 1969-71 Associate, Powers, Boutell & Fannin, Phoenix, Arizona. 1968-69 Law Clerk, Judge William P. Copple, United States District Court, District of Arizona. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, B.S. 1965, J.D. 1968. President of Indiana Civil Liberties Union, 1988-94. President of Indianapolis Urban League, 1976-78. Chair, Advisory Board, National Moratorium on Prison Construction, Unitarian Universalist Service Committee 1978-80.
Born September 6, 1930 in Springfield, Illinois. Two children. Federal Public Defender for the Eastern District of Missouri 1995 to present. Private practice in St. Louis, Missouri 1960-1995. Mr. London has received the following scholastic honors: Order of the Colf, Beta Gamma Sigma and Ornicron Delta Kappa. Mr. London has been on the Editorial Board of the Washington University Law Quarterly. Mr. London has been a guest lecturer on legal research and writing at Washington University in 1953-54; at various trial and criminal law seminars and continuing education courses for the Bar Associations of Missouri, St. Louis and St. Louis County; at the Illinois Association of States Attorneys; at various criminal law classes and seminars at Washington University and St. Louis University Schools of Law. Mr. London was Missouri Attorney General's representative to the Committee to Review Criminal Laws of the State of Missouri (completed work adopted by the Missouri Legislature). Mr. London was special advisor to the Committee to Draft Pattern Instructions in Criminal Cases for the State of Missouri (completed work adopted by the Supreme Court of the State of Missouri). Mr. London is listed in "Best Lawyers in America" under the Criminal Defense classification. Mr. London is adjunct Professor of Law, Washington University School of Law - "Trial Techniques" (1981-present). Mr. London was appointed to the Governor of the State of Missouri's Task Force on Urban Violence. Mr. London belongs to the following organizations: Advocate, American Board of Trial Advocates (Member, National Board of Directors 1982-present; Member of National 8-man Executive Committee, 1991-present; National Treasurer, 1992-1998); American Bar Association (Criminal Law Section); Missouri Bar; Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis (former chairman of Criminal Law Committee); St. Louis County Bar Association; National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Association of Federal Defenders; and a Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers.
RICHARD H. PARSONS
Richard H. Parsons is the Federal Public Defender for the Central District of Illinois. Before his federal appointment in 1995 he had been engaged in the private practice of law in Peoria, Illinois, since 1968. His practice was limited to criminal trials and appeals. He tried several capital murder cases and specialized in federal white collar crime and other complex criminal cases, including appeals in most Circuit Courts. He has represented clients in Federal District Courts as far away as Alaska and Texas and as nearby as Iowa and Missouri. He has most recently represented Darren Boerckel in the United States Supreme Court. He is a 1961 graduate of Washington and Lee School of Law, where he was Business Editor of the Washington and Lee Law Review. He is past president of the Illinois Attorneys for Criminal Justice, as well as past president of the Clarence Darrow Inn of the American Inns of Court. He is a life member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and served three years as Amicus Chairman for the Criminal Justice Council of the Illinois State Bar Association. He served as Chairman and Moderator for several seminars sponsored by the Illinois State Bar Association and Illinois Attorneys for Criminal Justice. Most recently, he was a speaker/panelist for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit sponsored seminar, "Federal Criminal Appellate Practice for the Court-Appointed Attorney," held in Chicago, Milwaukee, and Indianapolis, and on April 30th of this year spoke about appellate advocacy to the Indiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. Parsons is the author of Possible Issues for Review in Criminal Appeals, now in its second edition, which can be found on the Internet at the Seventh Circuit's Homepage (www.ca7.uscourts.gov).
"Illinois Attorneys for Criminal Justice is the best that I have ever seen." Richard Parsons, Professional Seminar Attendee and Member of all Organizations Nation Wide Who Sponsor Seminars, Dinners, Social Events, and Golf Outings.