CLE: Mistaken Eyewitness Identification

05/30/2014 - 1:00pm
Location: 
Thomas and Mack Moot Court Facility

The Rocky Mountain Innocence Center, the UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, and the Innocence Project present "Mistaken Eyewitness Identification: What’s at Stake and What Can be Done About It?"

Research has shown that in 70% of cases of wrongful conviction, mistaken eyewitness identification has played a significant role. By examining these exonerations, not only have disturbing fissures in our criminal justice system come to light, but also ways to attack the problem of mistaken eyewitness identification through police procedure reform and litigation techniques have surfaced. This CLE will offer an overview of national trends
and research regarding eyewitness ID best practices, will feature exonoree, Anthony Robinson who will tell the story of his wrongful conviction based on mistaken eyewitness identification, and will help to equip both defenders and prosecutors with the latest information in litigating cases in which eyewitness ID is a major factor.

Friday, May 30, 2014
1:00-4:15 p.m. (registration begins at 8:30 a.m.)
UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law, Thomas & Mack Moot Court Facility

Agenda
1:00-1:45 p.m.
Rebecca Brown
A National Overview of Wrongful Convictions & Policy Change Addressing Eyewitness Evidence

1:45-2:45 p.m.
Anthony Robinson, Exoneree Speaker
A Case of Mistaken Eyewitness Identification

2:45-3:00 p.m.
Break for refreshments

3:00-4:15 p.m.
Jensie Anderson, Rocky Mountain Innocence Center Legal Director and
Professor of Law, S.J. Quinney School of Law, University of Utah
Persuading Judges and Juries to Question the Reliability of Eyewitness Identification

Registration
To register, click here.

CLE Credit
3 Hours CLE Credit Earned

  • Attorneys and General Public who preregister: $100
  • Registration at the door: $125
  • UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law Students & Faculty attend for Free (Subject to availability)

Light refreshments will be provided.

*Proceeds benefit the Rocky Mountain Innocence Center (RMIC), whose mission is to correct and prevent the conviction of innocent people in Utah, Wyoming, and Nevada. For more information on the RMIC, please visit our website here: www.rminnocence.org