Past Events & Recordings

CLE: Pretrial Release Writs

Thursday, May 14, 2020 @ 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Pretrial release is more important than ever -- given the potential death sentences your clients are facing if they contract COVID-19 and develop any of the many, serious complications from the disease. On Thursday, May 14, at 1:30 pm, join Sarah Wood, Policy Director for the PDO, and Elizabeth Rossi, Senior Attorney at Civil Rights Corps, for a training on bringing pretrial habeas writs in the felony district courts to seek your clients' pretrial release. The CLE will address the federal and state law claims you should consider raising in your pretrial writ motions, and the evidentiary record you should prepare for the hearing. Sarah and Elizabeth will also discuss a process for tracking the outcomes of the writs, including the dates the writs are filed, how long after filing the hearing is scheduled, and how to ensure that a court reporter is present and makes a transcript and that the judge issues a written decision in each case. Sarah and Elizabeth will be available to answer questions about the relevant state and federal law.