Upcoming Seminars

Upcoming HAT Seminars 

Twentieth National Seminar on the Development and Integration of Mitigation Evidence in Capital Cases.
March 9-12, 2023
Hilton Atlanta, 255 Courtland Street, NE, Atlanta, GA.

This unique training initiative will bring together nationally recognized mental health experts, mitigation specialists, and capital defense attorneys to discuss new developments and recurring issues related to social history investigation and the comprehensive development and integration of mitigation evidence at all stages of representation in capital cases.  This seminar is designed for, and attendance is limited to, federal defenders, CJA panel attorneys, mitigation specialists, investigators, and attorneys interested in representing an inmate in federal collateral review, and state court practitioners who are currently appointed or seeking appointment in a capital proceeding in federal court. Continuing Legal Education (CLE) accreditation for attorneys will be sought in all applicable jurisdictions.  There will be no tuition and materials will be provided to participants free of charge.  Space is limited to 200 attendees.

If you are an employee of a federal public defender office, please provide the following Conference Identification Number (CIN) to the individual in your office who is responsible for processing the paperwork associated with authorizing your travel to this event: CONF230029. This code is needed in order to track the total funding spent for this event.

Prior to registering for this program, you will be asked to read and agree to DSO’s Health & Safety Protocols. While we understand guidance and policies are constantly changing, we will adjust accordingly and communicate such updates to participants in advance of the program. We also ask that you review current protocols and guidelines before registering and plan accordingly. For current COVID Community Levels by County, please visit CURRENT CDC COVID-19 Info.

CLE (Please read before registering):
Important CLE Credit Information:
• In an effort to minimize reporting fees per attorney/program, if you are barred in more than one of the following states NM, TN, PA, NE, attendance will be reported to one state only. The attorney is responsible for making sure the appropriate state and bar number is on file with the DSO Training Division.
• For applicable states, attendance will be reported using the bar number(s) and state(s) listed on the registration form submitted for this program. For us to report your attendance for CLE purposes, during online registration, you must provide the following information: Bar numbers, including their respective states. Only include those states where you are seeking credit. Attorneys seeking CLE credit must ensure that they stop by the program information desk for daily check-in and check-out.
Failure to follow these steps will result in us being unable to process your CLE credits.

While registration is free to attendees, DSO-TD covers the necessary funding to present this program. As a result, please register only if you can attend and if you are unable to attend, please notify us immediately. We kindly ask that you use your work email address for registration purposes and to help eliminate duplication. For registration, please CLICK HERE. A confirmation email will be sent to you after registering. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please check your spam folder.

We expect that on-site registration and materials pick-up will commence at 3:30 p.m. and the program will begin at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 9, and the seminar will conclude by 12:00 noon on Sunday, March 12, 2023.