2013 Indigent Defense

Date: 6/19/2013 
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Seminar was held at the Alerus Center
1200 S 42nd St
Grand Forks, ND 582

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Mr. William D. Schmidt
is the First Assistant Federal Public Defender for the Federal Public Defender’s Office, Districts of North and South Dakota. He has been with the Bismarck office since it opened in 2005. He started out his career as an Assistant Attorney General for the Social Service Board (nka Dept of Human Services), then practiced law at Schlosser and Schmitz Law Firm, Bismarck, and was a partner in the Wheeler Wolf Law Firm, Bismarck, and Schmitz and Schmidt Law Firm, Bismarck. Mr. Schmidt is admitted to practice in all ND State Courts, the US District Court for the District of ND, US Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit
Mr. Bruce D. Quick
concentrates his practice in criminal defense. He received his undergraduate degree from North Dakota State University and graduated with distinction from the University of North Dakota Law School. Before joining the Vogel Firm, Bruce spent several years as a prosecutor in the State’s Attorney’s office, Cass County, North Dakota, and as First Assistant Attorney General in the North Dakota Attorney General’s office. His experience includes numerous jury trials and appeals in state and federal courts. He teaches civil and criminal constitutional law classes at NDSU, as well as a class in criminal trial advocacy and criminal procedure at UND Law School.
Mr. Richard Henderson
attended law school at the University of Chicago. He served as a law clerk to Associate Justice Lawrence Yetka of the MN Supreme Court, and Judge Myron Bright of US Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit. He then was in private practice at the Nilles Law Firm. In 2005, the federal courts in ND established a full-time office of the Federal Public Defender. Mr. Henderson has worked as an Assistant Defender since the ND office opened. He is admitted to practice in the state courts of ND, the Federal District Courts of ND and Minnesota, and the US Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit
Mr. Mark Allan Friese
concentrates his practice in criminal law. He is the Criminal Justice Act Panel Representative for the District of North Dakota. Mark has instructed at the University of Mary, North Dakota State University, and the University of North Dakota School of Law
Ms. Anna Marie Emma Stenson
is an attorney with Immigration Law Professionals PC. She practices solely in the area of immigration law, and on many occasions has provided advice to criminal defense attorneys on the potential immigration consequences of criminal convictions for their clients. Anna is a graduate of UND School of Law.
Ms. Susan Aileen Swanson
is the founder and owner of Swanson Law Office. She is a 3 time graduate of the University of North Dakota holding a BA in both Political Science and International Studies, an MBA, and a Juris Doctorate of Law. She practices exclusively in the field of immigration law. Her practice focuses on both immigrant and non-immigrant visas, employment based immigration, naturalization, asylum, deportation defense, and advising other attorneys on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions. Sue Swanson is in Independent Contract Attorney with the North Dakota (ND) Commission on Legal Counsel for Indigents to provide legal advice to ND Public Defenders whose clients may be facing immigration consequences due to a criminal conviction. Sue provides I-9 advising, training, and internal audits to both small and large businesses, and represents businesses in the event of an ICE audit.
Dr. Troy Ertett, Ph.D
Ph.D. is a Licensed Psychologist at Assessment and Therapy Associates of Grand Forks, PLLC, where he specializes in forensic psychological evaluations of adult and juvenile sex offenders, false/coerced confessions, violence risk, parental capacity, competence to stand trial, and criminal responsibility. He is the Director of Behavioral Science Training for Altru Grand Forks Family Medicine Residency and an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Departments of Psychology and Family and Community Medicine (of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences) at UND.
Dr. R.P. Ascano
is the Forensic Training Director at Lakeland Mental Health Center. Concurrent to this position, he is also affiliated with UND School of Medicine, Dept of Neuroscience, as Assistant Clinical Professor of Forensic Psychiatry. He is a board certified Forensic Psychologist by the American College of Forensic Psychology. He holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a Post-Doctorate Fellow in Forensic Psychology. For the past 28 years, he has routinely performed competency to stand trial, criminal responsibility, termination of parental rights, sex offender risk assessment, etc
Mr. Neil Fulton
received his B.A. from Yale Univ., and his J.D., summa cum laude, from the Univ. of Minnesota. He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Diana Murphy, US Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit, worked for May, Adam, Gerdes & Thompson Law Firm of Pierre, SD, and then served as Chief of Staff for Gov. M. Michael Rounds from 2007-2010. Since 2010, Mr. Fulton has been the Federal Public Defender for the Districts of ND and SD. He currently serves as the chair of the Ethics Committee of the SD State Bar Assn
Dr. Richard Kaplan
is the Medical Director of The Center for Safe and Healthy Children - the Univ. of Minnesota Amplatz Children's Hospital Child Abuse Program. He is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the U of M School of Medicine. He received a Masters in Social Work degree from St. Louis Univ. and a Doctor of Medicine degree from the Univ. of SD. He completed his pediatric residency in Phoenix, AZ. First, as a social worker and then as a pediatrician, Rich has been working with child abuse victims for over 30 years. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is a 2003 recipient of the US Dept. of Health and Human Services: Commissioner's Award for Outstanding Service in the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect. He is also a member of the Executive Board of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Child Abuse and Neglect.
Mr. Dan Meinke
is the senior partner and founder of Computer Forensic Resources, and co-owns MacDoctors, an Apple computer business located in Sioux Falls. He has been involved in over three hundred cases from homicide to electronic discovery, and more than half of them have involved child pornography. He has been qualified as an expert and testified in federal and state courts in ND, SD, Iowa and Nebraska. He has lectured for the SD State Bar, SD Women in Law, SD Trial Lawyers Association, SD Work Comp Summit, the Paralegal’s Association, The University of SD, Mitchell Technical Institute, and Southwest State University
Ms. Mary Ann Sens
MD, Ph.D., currently is Professor and Chair of Pathology at UND. She received her PhD in Chemistry (Inorganic Physical) from the Univ. of SC, and had post-doctoral experience both at the Univ. of SC and Harvard Medical School. She completed her MD at the Medical Univ. of SC in and did her Anatomic and Forensic Pathology residency training there, obtaining board certification in Anatomic and Forensic Pathology from the American Board of Pathology. She initiated her academic career in the Dept. of Pathology at the Medical Univ. of SC. In 1994 she was recruited to WV Univ. as Professor and Chair of Pathology. In 2002, she was recruited to UND as Professor and Chair of Pathology.
Event Cost:
  Member $200.00
  Non-Member $200.00

Credit Hours:
  Ethics 1 hr(s)
  Self Study 10.75 hr(s)

Registration Closes:
  June 20, 2016 5:00 PM