TRAININGStrategies in Sexual Assault Prosecution Conference
New Mexico Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs, Inc. presents:
Strategies in Sexual Assault Prosecution Conference
~New Mexico state, tribal, and federal prosecutors, traveling more than 50 miles outside of Santa Fe, are eligible for up to two nights hotel reimbursement (nights of Sunday, 12/9/18 and/or Monday, 12/10/18 only) at the group rate and/or mileage reimbursement (one round trip)
~MCLEs will be offered and paid for by the conference
~Link: Full Conference Agenda
Patricia D. Powers presents on trial strategy, legal analysis and policy, and ethical issues related to the prosecution of intimate partner violence, sexual violence, and stalking. She also conducts research; develops training materials, resources, and publications; and provides case consultation and technical assistance for prosecutors and allied professionals.
Prior to working with AEquitas, Ms. Powers served as a Senior Deputy Prosecuting Attorney and Supervising Attorney for the Sexual Assault-Domestic Violence Unit in Yakima County, Washington. During her twenty-seven years as a trial attorney, Ms. Powers focused primarily on sexual assault, domestic violence and child and adult homicides, including complex litigation of high profile and cold cases with frequent use of expert testimony.
As a prosecutor, Ms. Powers served as a member of the child fatality and domestic violence fatality review committees and the Washington State Technical Assistance Committee for Child Death Review Guidelines. She was a co-founder and co-chair of the Yakima County Sexual Assault Task Force and was also adjunct faculty at Heritage College. Ms. Powers received a Bachelor’s degree from Idaho State University and a JD from Gonzaga University School of Law.
Educational Voir Dire
Alcohol Facilitated Sexual Violence Prosecution
Measuring Success in Sex Crimes Prosecution
FETI For Lawyers Introduction or Neurobiology
Use of Digital Evidence—rules, cases, and methods
Charging Considerations (what can your witness talk about/remember/describe sufficiently), cases
Witness Skills- includes prep, accommodations, rapport, sustaining participation, Advocates roles
Victim’s Rights– Privacy and Rape Shield
Experts – yours and theirs (resources for cross and direct)
Assorted Tricks of the Trade- 404B, Forfeiture by Wrongdoing, Delay tactics, Collaboration with LEOs, Corroboration of detail
NM Coalition of Sexual Assault Programs Room Block (special group rate of $89/night + taxes/fees)
Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder Resort | 20 Buffalo Thunder Trail | Santa Fe, NM 87506 | (800) 774-1500
Room block for the nights of 12/9/18 and 12/10/18
Book your room online at: https://www.hilton.com/en/hi/groups/personalized/S/SFECGHH-NMCSAP-20181209/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG — or call Buffalo Thunder Resort at (800) 774-1500 & mention booking code NMCSAP for the special group rate of $89.00 USD per night
NMCSAP encourages persons with disabilities to participate in its programs and activities. If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please call (505) 883-8020 or email Carla in advance of your participation.
This project is supported by subgrant 2019-WF-519 awarded by the NMCVRC for the STOP Formula Grant Program. The opinions, findings, conclusions and recommendations expressed in the publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the NMCVRC or the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.