Mitigation Seminar in Orlando, November 8-10, 2019

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Sponsored by State Public Defender and Georgia Capital Defender Program

A message from Ninth Circuit Public Defender, Robert Wesley:

Dear Colleagues,

The Georgia Capital Defenders had scheduled a great October CLE program in Savannah captioned “Telling Your Client’s Story”, but had complications which prevented them from going forward. We contacted GCD and offered to put on their program in Orlando with the always helpful Barry School of Law as hosts. Next, our partners at the National Center for Forensic Science joined the party with their support. The final, special ingredient came with friend of PD9, Professor Richard Rogers, agreeing to join us on Friday.


So, with all this energy and collaboration we are presenting this program on Friday, Nov. 8, all day Saturday, Nov. 9 and a Sunday, Nov. 10 morning closing session. Please review the attached agenda. You will find a very thorough Daubert program as well as the modified Georgia program.


Pricing will be in the $200 range for the entire event. CLE credit calculations are pending. To register, please click here. More information below:



Speaker Bios and Agenda Final


The Georgia Capital Defender is pleased to announce that due to the generous cooperation of  Robert Wesley, the 9th Circuit Public Defender in Orlando, FL, “Telling the Client’s Story” will be held in conjunction with the 9th Circuit Daubert Training at the Barry University School of Law in Orlando. For registration questions contact:  Becky Kincaid at

This seminar is open only to capital criminal defense team members. Due to a limited seating capacity, criminal defense attorneys, mitigation specialists or fact investigators with a pending death penalty case will be given priority. If you are placed on a waiting list, you will be notified. LUNCH provided on Saturday, all other meals are on your own. Please email Becky Kincaid for full agenda


The registration deadline has been extended, will close on October 25, 2019. The registration fee to attend this conference is $200. Your registration is not complete until your check is received in the mail. Checks can be made out to GPDC, and mailed to attention:  Becky Kincaid at 104 Marietta Street, Ste. 600, Atlanta, GA 30303. Click here to register.

Conference Venue

The conference will be held Barry College of Law, 6441 E. Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL 32807

Scholarship Information

NACDL offers scholarship assistance for public defense providers to attend Continuing Legal Education programs. The scholarships are awarded in the form of full or partial reimbursement of the registration costs. Limited travel reimbursement stipends may also be awarded to qualifying individuals to help defray the costs of travel and lodging.

Scholarship Instructions and Application:

Public Defense Scholarship application instructions

Multi-Organizational Public Defense Scholarship application instructions

FAQs Public Defense Training Scholarship

Public Defense Scholarship application form


On-site registration will be held Friday, November 8, 2019 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM.  The first session will begin at 1:00 PM. The program will conclude by 1:00 PM on Sunday, November 10, 2019.

Lodging Options – *Downtown Orlando

Grand Bohemian Hotel, Residence Inn by Marriott, Aloft Orlando Downtown, Embassy Suites by Hilton

*Another event is happening downtown same weekend, therefore downtown hotels may be full.

Lodging Options – Near Orlando Airport

Wingate by Wyndham Orlando – International Airport

Doubletree by Hilton – Orlando Airport

Residence Inn by Marriott – Orlando Airport

Embassy Suites by Hilton – Orlando Airport

Hampton Inn Orlando – International Airport


Any registered attendee who cannot attend must cancel their registration by emailing Becky Kincaid ( If registration is cancelled by October 28th, the registration fee will be returned. If registration is cancelled after October 29, the registration fee will not be returned. Registration may be transferred to a team member or an attorney with a death penalty case.


Georgia Public Defender Council is an accredited CLE provider in Georgia. GPDC will seek 14 hours of Georgia CLE credit for this program. Attendees seeking credit in any other state will receive a certificate of attendance and any materials necessary to submit to their respective CLE Board for individual course approval. Contact your state CLE Board for accreditation information for your state. CLE expenses are the attendees’ responsibility.




No children (regardless of age) will be allowed in the lecture, breakout sessions, or meals.


No animals other than service animals will be permitted at the conference.


If you have any questions, contact Becky Kincaid,, 404-739-5176.