AMICUS DEATH PENALTY TRAINING
Weekend 1: 10th-12th March 2023 | Weekend 2: 25th-26th March
Amicus runs a comprehensive bi-annual training programme in US capital defence law and procedure, legal research, evidence and professional conduct. The training takes place over two weekends: the firsts consists of theoretical training and the second is practical training. It is attended by approximately 400 participants each year. Attendees must complete all sessions on both weekends to get a certificate of their attendance.
The training is compulsory for anyone wanting to undertake an Amicus placement in the US, equipping you to be of maximum use to an office immediately on arrival. Alll US placement applicants must have completed training within the three years prior to applying.
Training is also encouraged for UK-based volunteer caseworkers, future US volunteers not affiliated with Amicus and for anyone interested in human rights and/or the use of capital punishment in the US!
The training programme is accredited by 21 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points/hours with the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and the Bar Standards Board (BSB).
Spring Training 2023 will be taking place online (except sessions on Sunday 26th March, which will be held in person in London). The Autumn Training 2023 will be held entirely in person.
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Our Spring 2023 speakers include...
Clinical Instructor, Capital Punishment Clinic, Texas
Death row exoneree
Doug Passon Law, Philadelphia
Florida Center for Capital Representation, Miami
Assistant Federal Defender, North Carolina
Professor Jon Yorke
Professor of Human Rights and Director of the Centre of Human Rights at BCU
Barrister, 9 St John Street Chambers
Barrister, Unity Street Chambers
Federal Defender Mitigation Specialist, Tampa Florida
Barrister, 7 Harrington Street Chambers
Academic Practice Developer at The University of Law
National Mitigation Co-ordinator
For further details on what to expect from training, see our 2023 Spring Training Programme here.
Please note times are not yet finalised and may change. If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that any bookings made after 10th March 2023 will be for Autumn Training taking place in October-November 2023
Training for Members
Please note that members are those who are already signed up to Amicus and have paid membership fee. For non-member tickets, or tickets including membership, please scroll down.