March 31

The Life of a Sexual Assault Case: Best Practices for Advocates and Litigators

Registration is now open for The Life of a Sexual Assault Case: Best Practices for Advocates and Litigators, a CLE co-hosted by Dickinson Law’s Criminal Law Society and Women’s Law Caucus on Friday, March 31 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Apfelbaum Family Courtroom and Auditorium, Lewis Katz Hall, Dickinson Law.

This program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 5.0 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure. Attorneys seeking credit in states other than Pennsylvania will be provided with a uniform certificate of attendance to self-report to their bars.

Registration is free for students. Those seeking CLE credit from outside the Dickinson Law community may register for a fee of $30, which includes 5.0 hours of CLE credit, program materials, breakfast, and lunch.

CLE Schedule

8:00 a.m. Registration opens, breakfast served
8:45 a.m. Opening remarks
9:00 a.m. Report and Investigation
  • Trooper Jeffrey Baney, Pennsylvania State Police
9:30 a.m.  Victim Experience
  • Laura Masgalas, Sexual Assault/Rape Crisis Services Director, YWCA Carlisle
  • Paul Edger, MidPenn Legal Services, Carlisle
10:00 a.m. Break
10:15 a.m. Pre-trial and Trial Strategy: Prosecution
  • Lauren Sulcove, First Assistant District Attorney, Franklin County, PA
11:15 a.m. Pre-trial and Trial Strategy: Defense
  • Bradley Winnick, Chief Public Defender, Dauphin County, PA
  • Steve Rice, Owner and Lead Attorney, Steve Rice Law
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:15 p.m. Sentencing Considerations
  • Barry Nelson, Investigator Supervisor, Pennsylvania Sexual Offenders Assessment Board
  • Judge Jack Panella, Pennsylvania Superior Court
2:15 p.m. Long-term Victim Concerns
  • Nichole Walters, Director of Legal and Visitation Services, YWCA Greater Harrisburg
  • Joyce Lukima, COO, Pennsylvania Coalition Against Rape
3:00 p.m. Capstone Presentation
  • Emily Taylor

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