Amicus Autumn Training 2022 

Please note that these dates are not yet confirmed and are subject to change. The Autumn training is intended to be hybrid with an option for in person attendance in London.
Please specify which option you are purchasing by emailing admin@amicus-alj.org after booking.

Weekend 1: Friday 21st - Sunday 23rd October | Weekend 2: Friday 4th - Sunday 6th November 

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.

Training will be held as a 'hybrid' with in person and remote attendance available. There will be a mix of live sessions to be live streamed and pre-recorded sessions.


The training is compulsory for any Amicus volunteer intending to go to the US, equipping them to be of maximum use to an office immediately on arrival; all applicants must have completed the course within the three years prior to applying. The training is also available to UK-based volunteer case workers, to future US volunteers not affiliated with Amicus and to 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).



Our Spring 2022 speakers included...


Peter Pringle

Death row exoneree

Sunny Jacobs

Death row exoneree

Professor Jim Marcus

Clinical Professor, University of Texas School of Law

Liz Vartkessian

Advancing Real Change, Baltimore, Maryland

Mark George QC

Senior criminal defence practitioner at Garden Court North Chambers

Professor Jon Yorke

Professor of Human Rights and Director of the Centre of Human Rights at BCU

Georgia Richardson

Pupil Barrister, 9 St John Street Chambers

Maddie Steele

Barrister, Unity Street Chambers

Doug Passon

Criminal Defense Lawyer, Doug Passon Law  

Anita Aboagye-Agyeman

Assistant Federal Defender, Office of the Federal Public Defender, Newark, New Jersey

Dr Raoul Schonemann

Clinical Professor, Capital Punishment Clinic, University of Texas School of Law

Russell Stetler

National Mitigation Co-ordinator

For a taste of what to expect from training, take a look at our Spring 2022 training programme, which can be found HERE.


TICKETS

Training for Members 

Students /
Unwaged
 

£5500

Non-lawyers /
Pupils / Trainees
 

£11900

Qualified Barristers /
Solicitors < 5 years call / PQE

£18800

Qualified Barristers /
Solicitors > 5 years call / PQE

£29700

Training for Non-Members 

Students /
Unwaged
 

£6600

Non-lawyers /
Pupils / Trainees
 

£13200

Qualified Barristers /
Solicitors < 5 years call / PQE

£20900

Qualified Barristers /
Solicitors > 5 years call / PQE

£33000

Training Plus Membership

Students /
Unwaged
 

£7300

Non-lawyers /
Pupils / Trainees
 

£16700

Qualified Barristers /
Solicitors < 5 years call / PQE

£23600

Qualified Barristers /
Solicitors > 5 years call / PQE

£34500

Student reps (elected by Amicus) £45 

Bookings are non-refundable and non-transferable.
If you have questions about the course, please contact us.