Register now for the 2012 Public Defender's Justice Summit in San Francisco
Former gang members, top law enforcement officials, leading neuroscientists and drug reform pioneers will gather for a frank and fascinating discussion at the 2012 Public Defender’s Justice Summit on Tuesday, May 29 at San Francisco Main Library.
The summit, JUSTICE ON TRIAL:
Gangs, Neuroscience and Drug Reform, will be held in the library’s Koret
Auditorium from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event is free, but seating is limited.
All attendees must register at sfpublicdefender.org.
The Justice Summit is the premier criminal justice conference on the West Coast. This year’s lineup
focuses on the most hotly-debated subjects: gang violence, drug decriminalization and how neuroimaging is changing our ideas about criminal culpability.
The Justice Summit is co-sponsored by the Bar Association of San Francisco, Attorneys attending the
conference will earn 4 MCLE units.
9 a.m.: Registration
9:30 a.m.: Keynote Speaker: UCLA Professor Jorja
Leap, author of Jumped In: What Gangs Taught Me About Violence, Drugs, Love
10 a.m. Panel I: Jumped In: Strategies to Reduce Gang
11:15 a.m. Panel II: The Brain on Trial: Is Free Will
12:30 p.m.: Lunch provided
1:30 p.m. Panel III: Drugs: From Felonies to Misdemeanors?
- Jeff Adachi, San Francisco Public Defender
- Bicka Barlow, Deputy Public Defender and DNA Expert
- Michael Biel, Commander of Investigations, SF Police Department
- Lizbett Calleros, Coordinator, HOMEY
- David Faigman, UCSF/UC Hastings
- Eric Fleming, Assistant District Attorney, Gang Prosecutions
- Geno Frazier, Expert, Youth Violence Prevention
- Ricardo Garcia-Acosta, Northwest Community Response Network
- George Gascón, SF District Attorney
- Matt Gonzalez, Chief Attorney, SF Public Defender’s Office
- Dr. Kent Kiehl, University of New Mexico, Neuroimaging Expert
- Tal Klement, Deputy Public Defender
- Mark Leno (by video): California State Senator
- Ethan Nadelmann, Executive Director, National Drug Policy Alliance
- Wendy Still, Chief, San Francisco Probation Department
- German Yambao, Case Manager, Former Inmate