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Trainings for Capital Defense Team Members

Award Information

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Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $322,318)

The purpose of the Capital Case Litigation Initiative (CCLI) is to provide high-quality training and technical assistance on death penalty issues to prosecutors and defense counsel who litigate death penalty cases. This program focuses on ensuring quality representation in death penalty cases and trials. The goals of CCLI are to increase the number of capital litigation attorneys trained in death penalty cases, and to ensure that defense counsel and prosecutors have the most up-to-date and comprehensive information available to them on death penalty litigation.

The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers will utilize the CCLI grant funds to train defense counsel. Three three-day trainings for capital defense teams will be held through this award. The trainings will consist of both large sessions and small workshops. They will incorporate a Bring Your Own Case format and will cover topic areas like psychotic disorders, culture investigation, and cognitive limitations such as mental retardation. CA/NCF

Date Created: September 9, 2010