'The Life of a Sexual Assault Case': Best practices for advocates and litigators

March 20, 2017

CARLISLE, Pa. — Registration is 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 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, March 31, in the Apfelbaum Family Courtroom and Auditorium, Lewis Katz Hall, Dickinson Law.

Taught by experienced professionals in prosecution, criminal defense, the judiciary, law enforcement and victim advocacy, this program will examine a sexual assault case from initial criminal investigation through sentencing and its aftermath. Attendees will also have an opportunity to network over breakfast and lunch.

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

Meghan Dade, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Sexual Offenders Assessment Board

Judge Jack Panella, Pennsylvania Superior Court

President Judge Emeritus Correale Stevens, 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


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Last Updated March 21, 2017