Podcast for the Criminal Justice Section of the American Bar Association. We'll talk current issues in criminal justice reform, policy and the Supreme Court. We'll discuss the work of the Criminal Justice Section including events, Task Forces, Standards, the ABA's ICC project and more. This is the Criminal Justice Section of the ABA’s podcast, and may not contain official ABA policy statements. For the ABA’s Code of Online Conduct visit here: https://www.americanbar.org/about_the_aba/codeofconduct/
Jeff Grant’s Remarkable Recovery from Addiction and His Return, from Federal Prison, to the Life of the Law
It takes about 3 hours to drive from Greenwich, Connecticut to the Federal Correctional Institution, Allenwood Low in Pennsylvania. Jeffery D. Grant knows this because he took that drive on an Easter Sunday in 2006. A lawyer whose life has taken a wrong turn on the road to addiction, Jeff Grant left the upscale life he had cultivated in Connecticut to enter what would be his new home for the duration of his 18-month Federal criminal sentence. The story of his rise, fall, and redemption is recounted in an article by Evan Osnos in The New Yorker. Jeff Grant has also been featured in Forbes, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Greenwich Magazine, and Business Insider. Jeff was released from custody in 2007 and was able to recover from addiction, obtain a divinity degree, start a law firm, and start a number of non-profit support groups focused on reentry to society in support of defendants and their families.
Read The New Yorker article here
Read Jeff's CJS Magazine article, "A Rising Tide Lifts All Boats: Progressive Diversion and Reentry, 'Problem-to-Pardon' Case Management" here
Marsha Levick and Kristin Henning-Juvenile Justice
Our guests have spent their careers advocating for some of the most vulnerable citizens in our country's legal system-our nation's children. Kristin Henning is the Blume Professor of Law and Director of the Juvenile Justice Clinic Initiative at Georgetown Law School and the author of "The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth". Marsha Levick is the co-founder and Chief Legal Officer of the Juvenile Law Center, which has been advocating for young people's rights for nearly 50 years.
White Collar Talks: Corporate Monitors
In this episode, Joe Whitley and Lynsey Barron discuss corporate monitorships with Ling-Ling Nie, who is the Deputy General Counsel, Chief Compliance & ESG Officer, Head of Government Affairs at Aura and Scott Marrah, Partner at White Collar Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations at Kilpatrick Townsend.
A Fireside Chat with Gurbir Grewal, the Director of the Enforcement Division at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Gurbir Grewal has been the Director of the Enforcement Division at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission since 2001. Prior to that, he had the distinction of being the first Sikh American to be Attorney General in any of the fifty states, and only the second South Asian to hold such an office after the former Attorney General of California, Kamala Harris. Gurbir was the Chief Prosecutor of Bergen County in New Jersey, and before that the Head of the Economic Crimes Unit in the U.S. Attorney’s Office in New Jersey. Justin and Gurbir sat down for a “fireside chat” at the annual White Collar Conference of the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (PACDL). The episode was recorded in front of a live audience, with PACDL’s permission.
A Discussion with T. Markus Funk, A Member of the Prosecution Team in 'Operation Family Secrets'
T. Markus Funk, a Partner at Perkins Coie in Denver, Colorado, was a Section Chief with the U.S. State Department in the Balkans, following the war in Kosovo, where he represented the United States in diplomatic negotiations and participated in the restructuring of Kosovo's post-war justice system. Markus graduated from Northwestern School of Law, and later received a doctorate in law from the University of Oxford, where he taught as a law professor. Markus was also a federal prosecutor in Chicago, where he prosecuted members of the Chicago mafia, most notably in a case called Operation Family Secrets, the subject of our discussion today.
A Discussion with Elizabeth Kelley on Representing Criminal Defendants with Dementia and Other Mental Disabilities
Representing criminal defendants with mental disabilities comes with a range of challenges that make these representations different from the usual criminal representation in important ways. Elizabeth Kelley is an expert in the field, and the Editor of Representing People with Dementia: A Practical Guide for Criminal Defense Lawyers, recently published by the American Bar Association. The book is a collection of 16 essays by lawyers, psychiatrists, and psychologists. You can purchase the book here.
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