1 Historic 31st Annual National Black Prosecutors Association Conference and Job Fair Photography courtesy of Hyatt Regency Scottsdale From Prosecution to Empowerment: Fighting Crime and Promoting Community Safety Conference: July 20, 2014 July 26, 2014 Job Fair: July 22, 2014 Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa Gainey Ranch 7500 East Doubletree Ranch Road Scottsdale, Arizona
2 The Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa Photography courtesy of Hyatt Regency Scottsdale NBPA s 31st Annual Conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort and Spa is the recipient of numerous awards including the 2013 Meetings & Conventions Gold Tee Award and Top 100 Spas in the United States. Amenities at this wonderful resort include 27 hole golf course, four lighted tennis courts, Spa Avania, 2.5 acre water playground, Camp Hyatt, and multiple cuisine restaurants. To reserve your room, please contact the hotel through its reservation office at Please do not forget to mention the group rate for National Black Prosecutors Association Conference for the special room rate. Room Rates are effective Thursday, July 17, 2014-Tuesday, July 29, NBPA CONFERENCE ROOM RATES NBPA Registered Attendees $ 88 NBPA registrants receive the following amenities: waived resort fees (includes wi-fi, shopping shuttle, and health club admission), self parking, 24 hour use of fitness center, 10% off Gainey Golf Club, and 10% off Spa Avania. Check in: 4:00 p.m. Check out: 12:00 p.m.
3 National Black Prosecutors Association 31st Annual Conference and Job Fair CLE Seminars and Workshops* Runaway Jury: Developing an Effective Jury Selection Process this seminar discusses the process of picking an effective trial jury, preparing jury questionnaires and voir dire, understanding and defending against Batson challenges, and exploring issues of bias and prejudice, guarding against jury nullification. The Last Word: the Art and Science of Closing and Rebuttal Argument this seminar discusses the art and science of developing an effective rebuttal argument, the purpose of closing versus rebuttal argument, recognizing and avoiding vouching and other errors, and structuring an effective rebuttal outline. Rules of Engagement: Understanding the Rules of Evidence in Prosecution this seminar discusses the most commonly used rules of evidence, and how to effectively use those rules to admit evidence and preclude the admission of evidence before trial through pretrial motions and at trial in making and responding to objections. The Art of the Defense this seminar focuses on defense methods and strategies, understanding the defense process, and working effectively with defense counsel. This Is Not CSI: The Benefits and Limitations of Forensic Evidence this seminar discusses basic forensic evidence, such as DNA, fingerprints, ballistics, i.e. DNA, the benefits and limitations of using forensic investigative tools The Quasi-Expert: How to Effectively Examine a Law Enforcement Officer this seminar discusses how to develop an effective direct examination of a law enforcement officer, distinguishing between expert and lay testimony, and trial preparation. Developing Good Instincts in Charging Criminal Cases this seminar discusses how to develop good instincts in making charging decisions in criminal cases, such as assessing the strength of the prosecution s evidence, working with agents/investigators to prepare for grand jury and/or preliminary hearing, evaluating informants, and taking emotion out of the charging decision. U.S. Supreme Court Update this seminar discusses most significant Supreme Court criminal cases this past Term and previews significant criminal cases on the Court s calendar for upcoming Term The Role of Social Media in Prosecution this seminar explores how perpetrators use social media in committing crimes, and discusses how to capture evidence from social media, evidentiary issues surrounding social media, and effectively using social-media evidence at trial. Bullet-Proofing Your Case on Appeal this seminar discusses effective appellate brief writing and advocacy, and the importance of building a solid record at the trial level in order to defend a conviction and sentence on appeal. Gun Laws: Do They Go Too Far or Not Far Enough? this seminar discusses the current issues regarding gun laws and explores the impact of mass shootings on society. Investigating and Prosecuting Human Trafficking Crimes this seminar discusses investigating and prosecuting sex trade and labor trafficking crimes. The True Wolf of Wall Street: Prosecuting Big Corporation this seminar discusses issues relating to the investigation and prosecution of major corporations, including understanding corporate structure, piercing the corporate veil, and exploring issues dealing with represented corporate officers. Using Wiretaps to Solve Cold Cases this seminar discusses how prosecutors can use wiretaps as one of the investigative tools to solve cold. * Seminars are subject to change. Please consult your respective jurisdiction for specific CLE requirements.
4 National Black Prosecutors Association 31st Annual Conference and Job Fair CLE Seminars and Workshops* In the Heat of the Battle: Are Prosecutors Immune from Civil Suit Resulting from Adverse Rulings in Criminal Prosecution this seminar discusses the current law on immunity for prosecutors from civil suit arises from actions taken in their professional capacity, and explores a prosecutor s vulnerability to civil suit arising from prosecutorial misconduct and discovery violations. Eyewitness Identification this seminar discusses causes of cross-racial eyewitness identification and explores the impact of misidentification on the lives of defendants who were ultimately exonerated through DNA after being convicted and spending years in prison. The New Game in Town: Exploring the Changing Tide of Fraud and Economic Crimes this seminar discusses the recent trend towards fraud and economic crimes away from traditional street crimes. The Double Whammy: What Every Prosecutor Should Know About Brady and Napue this seminar discusses a prosecutor s duty to disclose favorable material information under Brady v. Maryland, and duty to correct false testimony under Napue v. Illinois. Ethics for Prosecutors this seminar discusses ethics in prosecuting criminal cases, using the Duke Lacrosse case as a platform for exploring where prosecutors can potentially go wrong. Developments in the Law of Entrapment this seminar discusses the affirmative defense of entrapment in the wake of Jacobson v. United States (1992), and variations and nuances in the law. Staying Professionally Prepared this workshop discusses how to stay professionally preparing by keeping an updated resume and provides templates for an entry level and mid-career resume. Interview Workshop this panel discussion addresses how to effectively prepare for a professional interview. Guidance for the New Professional: 15 Things Every Supervisor Wishes You Knew this seminar highlights 15 errors a professional should avoid making, such as knowing when to pick a battle and understanding that every does not warrant a reply all. A Defense Perspective this seminar will discuss common issues defense attorneys face in dealing with clients and their families, and 10 things a defense attorney would like a prosecutor to know. * Seminars are subject to change. Please consult your respective jurisdiction for specific CLE requirements.
5 TRANSPORTATION Shopping Shuttle Schedule from the Hyatt Regency NBPA guests may utilize a 12 passenger van to surrounding shopping areas. 10:00 AM - Shuttle South to Scottsdale Fashion Square, Fifth Ave Shops and Old Town Scottsdale 10:45 AM - Shuttle North to Kierland 12:00 Noon - Shuttle South to Scottsdale Fashion Square, Fifth Ave Shops and Old Town Scottsdale 2:00 PM - Shuttle South to Scottsdale Fashion Square, Fifth Ave Shops and Old Town Scottsdale 2:45 PM* - Shuttle North to Kierland Airport Scottsdale is served by Sky Harbor Intl Airport (Phoenix, AZ), out of which 66 airlines operate, offering nonstop flights to 100 cities. Super Shuttle Cost: Per person, each way $22 Contact: Group $ or for advance reservations Transtyle Sedan and SUV Service Cost: Call upon arrival $45 Meet and Greet Service $70 SUV Request $20 Contact: Taxi Service Cost: $5 for the first mile and each additional mile is $2.30. Each hour of a traffic delay is $23. Minimum fare is $15. Each trip airport surcharge is $1. Sky Harbor Airport is 18 miles from the Hyatt Regency Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Gainey Ranch (approximately $45.00) 4:00 PM* - Shuttle South to Scottsdale Fashion Square, Fifth Ave Shops and Old Town Scottsdale *Guests cannot return with shuttles marked with an *
6 NBPA 2014 REGISTRATION FORM PLEASE PRINT OR TYPE NAME EMPLOYER TITLE OFFICE ADDRESS CITY/STATE/ZIP CODE HOME ADDRESS CITY/STATE/ZIP CODE DAYTIME TELEPHONE EVENING TELEPHONE ADDRESS Registration fees include all sessions, receptions, continental breakfast, Annual Awards Luncheon, Profiles in Courage Luncheon, and Awards Banquet. Conference badge and individual tickets are issued at registration and will be required for admission to all events. Registration fees are non-refundable. Substitutions must be submitted in writing. For more information please contact Michael Royster at TIME PERIOD MEMBER NON-MEMBER NUMBER OF REGISTRANTS Early Registration Ends May 2, 2014 Registration May 3, May 31, 2014 Late June 1, June 30, 2014 $450 $600 $500 $700 $625 $775 On-site $650 $800 TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED Please make checks payable to National Black Prosecutors Association Please send payments and registration forms to: National Black Prosecutors Association 1507 E. 53rd Suite 108 Chicago, IL Envelopes containing checks must be postmarked NO LATER THAN the deadline dates to be considered for advanced registration.
7 NATIONAL BLACK PROSECUTORS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL JOB FAIR July 22, 2014 APPLICANT REGISTRATION FORM (Please Print) Name Mailing Address City/State/Zip Phone Number (Daytime) (Evening) Cell Phone Number Address Law School Graduation Date: Please check level of experience: 2 nd Year Law Student Experienced Attorneys 3 rd or 4 th Year Law Student Class of 2014 Law School Graduate Admitted to Bar? If yes, in which state(s)? Willing to relocate? To where? Will attend the Strategies for a Successful Interview seminar? Yes No REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: Each applicant must complete the NBPA Job Fair Registration Form. The early registration fee for the Job Fair and Job Fair Reception is $25.00 for law students and members of the class of 2014, and $50.00 for laterals. After June 18 th, the regular registration fee is $50.00 for law students and members of the class of 2014, and $75.00 for laterals. Registration is also available online with a credit card at Registration closes on July 7 th. If paying by check, make it payable to NBPA 31 st Annual Conference. Mail registration form, resume, and check to: ADA Audrey Moore National Black Prosecutors Association Job Fair Coordinator New York County District Attorney s Office 1 Hogan Place New York, N.Y For further information about the Annual Conference or other conference-related events, please visit the National Black Prosecutors Association s website at
8 NATIONAL BLACK PROSECUTORS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL JOB FAIR July 22, 2014 EMPLOYER REGISTRATION FORM Employer s Name Mailing Address City/State/Zip Employer s Website Contact Name Contact Title Phone Number (Daytime) (Fax) Address Are you interested in interviewing applicants or having an informational table? Interviewing applicants Informational table Interested in Interviewing: (please check all applicable) 2 nd Year Law Students Class of 2014/2014 Law School Graduates 3 rd or 4 th Year Law Students Experienced Attorneys Which, if any, of the following items would you like students to bring to the interview? Current Resume Transcript References Writing Sample Please list any special criteria you have for prospective applicants. REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS: 1. Each employer must complete the NBPA Job Fair Registration Form. 2. Job Fair & Reception fee: The early registration fee is $ and after June 18 th, the regular registration fee is $ Beginning July 3 rd, the late registration fee is $ Make check payable to NBPA 31 st Annual Conference. Mail registration form and check to: ADA Audrey Moore National Black Prosecutors Association Job Fair Coordinator New York County District Attorney s Office 1 Hogan Place New York, NY Registration is also available online with a credit card at
9 NBPA SOUVENIR JOURNAL ADVERTISEMENT FORM 31st Annual Convention From Prosecution to Empowerment: Fighting Crime and Promoting Community Safety July 20-26, 2014 Advertisement Price Listing Outside Back Cover $2,000 ½ Page $200 Inside Back Cover $1,000 ¼ Page $100 Inside Front Cover $1,000 ⅛ Page $50 Full Page $400 Patron $10 Please Add $20 For All Photographs Please type or print copy exactly as you wish it printed or submit a camera-ready advertisement via . Advertiser s Name: Address: City: State: Zip: Phone: Fax: Contact Person: Please Print Name Signature Advertisement Size: Patron $ Cover (Outside/Back $2,0000) Cover (Inside/Front) $1, Cover (Inside/Back) $1, Deadline FRIDAY JUNE 20, 2014 Please send completed form and advertisement to Erika Gilliam Booker at secretaryblackprosecutorsorg.com For payment, please make the check out to "National Black Prosecutors Association" and send to National Black Prosecutors Association 1507 E. 53rd Street Suite 108 Chicago, Illinois 60615
10 National Black Prosecutors Association 2013 Executive Board President Vice President of Planning Bruce Terry Brown Stuart A. Burns Assistant United State s Attorney Assistant United State s Attorney United States Attorney s Office United States Attorney s Office Southern District of Florida Southern District of Texas 500 East Broward Boulevard 919 Milam #1500 7th Floor P.O. Box Fort Lauderdale, Florida Houston, Texas Office: (713) Secretary Treasurer Erika L. Gilliam-Booker Nyshana K. Sumner Assistant State s Attorney Assistant State s Attorney Cook County State s Attorney s Office Cook County State s Attorney s Office 2650 S. California S. 76th Avenue Chicago, Illinois Bridgeview, Illinois Office: (708) Vice President of Programs Vice President of Membership Karen D. Gwynn Michael A. Royster Bergen County Prosecutor s Office Deputy District Attorney Assistant Bergen County Prosecutor 18th Judicial District Attorney s Office Bergen County Justice Center 6450 S. Revere Parkway Hackensack, New Jersey Centennial, Colorado Office: (201) Office: (720) Immediate Past President Carmen M. Lineberger Assistant United State s Attorney United States Attorney s Office Southern District of Florida 101 South Highway 1, Suite 3100 Fort Pierce, Florida Office: (772)
11 National Black Prosecutors Association 2013 Regional Directors Southwest Region (CA, NV, AZ, HI) New England Region (CT, MN, NH, VT, RI, MA) Otis Bruce, Jr. Honorable Gail Hardy Marin County District Attorney s Office State s Attorney 3501 Civic Center Drive, Room 130 Office of the State s Attorney-Hartford San Rafael, California Lafayette Street Office: (415) Hartford, Connecticut Office: (860) Southern Region (TX, OK, LS, AK) Great Plains (NE, IA, KS, MI, ND, SD) Suntrease Williams-Maynard Olubunmi Salami Assistant United States Attorney Assistant Polk County Attorney United States Attorney s Office Polk County Attorney s Office Southern District of Texas 206 6th Avenue 1100 Matamoros Street Des Monies, Iowa Laredo, Texas Office: (515) Office: (956) Pacific Northwest Region (WA, ID, MT, AK, OR) Southeast Region (FL, GA, AL MI, VI, PR) Joshua S. Williams Melba V. Pearson Deputy District Attorney Assistant Chief Benton County District Attorney s Office Career Criminal/Robbery Unit 120 NW 4th Street, 3rd Floor Miami-Dade State Attorney s Office Corvallis, Oregon NW 12th Avenue Miami, Florida Office: (541) Office: (305) Eastern Region (VA, MD, WV, DC) Northeast Region (NY, NJ, PA, DE) Karen Piper Ron McCormick Deputy State s Attorney Bergen County Prosecutor s Office Office of States Attorney Charles County Maryland Assistant Bergen County Prosecutor Charles County, Maryland 10 Main Street PO Box 3065 Hackensack, New Jersey La Plata, Maryland Office: (201) Office: (301) Great Lakes Region (IL, MI, OH, IN, WI, MN) Mid-Atlantic Region (TN, KY, NC, SC) Gino Betts, Jr. Tracye Jones Assistant State s Attorney Assistant District Attorney General Cook County States Attorney s Office Shelby County District Attorney General s Office 1100 South Hamilton, 6th Floor 201 Poplar Avenue, Suite 301 Chicago, IL Memphis, Tennessee Office: (312) Office: (901) Rocky Mountain Region (CO, UT, WY, NM) Vacant
12 Photography courtesy of Hyatt Regency Scottsdale