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The Ethics and Causes of Wrongful Convictions

Date: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Venue: Minnetonka/Tamarack Room / Fredrikson & Byron  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $0.00

Deadline to Register: November 11, 2016

This course explores the ethical obligations that prosecutors and criminal defense lawyers have to prevent the wrongful conviction of the actually innocent. It examines the professional obligations that prosecutors and defense counsel have under prevailing ABA standards, Rules of Professional Conduct, and Supreme Court decisions applicable to serious criminal case prosecutions. The course also outlines the known causes of wrongful convictions, why they occur either purposely or inadvertently, and what can be done to prevent them.


Steven Kaplan 

Steven Kaplan is a senior of counsel attorney at Fredrikson & Byron where he concentrates his practice on tax litigation, business and commercial litigation, and white collar criminal and regulatory defense. Steve is a longtime CLE writer and lecturer and board member of IPMN. He was a member of the legal team that successfully secured the release and exoneration of Damon Thibodeaux, a death row inmate who served 15 years in Lousiana's infamous Angola prison after being wrongfully convicted of murder in 1997.

CLE Credits:

1.5 Ethics CLE credits approved | Event Code: 228055



Remote Participation: 

Teleconferencing and webcasting are available. Please indicate this option when registering. Instructions will be emailed to you the day before the CLE. 

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Questions? Contact Shawn Carlson | 612-278-6305

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