Thursday, February 10, 2011

Save the Date! SOCDA 2011 Annual Conference

Sex Offender Commitment Defense Association (SOCDA)
2011 Conference
"The ABCs of SVP Commitment Trials:
Recent Research and Effective Trial Practice"
Co-Sponsored by Local Experts* and the Wisconsin Public Defender's Office
August 13-14, 2011
Chicago, Illinois area (exact location TBA)


Day 1 (8:30am-4:30 pm)
·        Registration
·        Introductions
·        General Preparation for SVP Cases
·        SVP Trial Practice
·        LUNCH: "Meet the Experts" panel to answer questions
·        Risk Assessment
·        Recent Research
·        Diagnostic Issues

Day 2 (9am-12noon)
·        Mock SVP Trials


Attorney Mark Larsen, New Hampshire Public Defender, Manchester, New Hampshire
Attorney John Fennel, Alternative Commitment Unit, Brockton, Massachusetts
Attorney Robert LeBell, Private Practice, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Thomas Zander, Psy.D., JD., Private Practice, Wisconsin & Florida
Brian Abbott, Ph.D., Private Practice, San Jose, California
Richard Wollert, Ph.D., Private Practice, Vancouver, WA
Terence Campbell, Ph.D., ABPP, Private Practice, Sterling Heights, Michigan
James Peterson, Ph.D., Private Practice, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin

Continuing legal education credits will be applied for from the WI Board of Bar Examiners

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