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Take part in an informative judicial roundtable discussion

Federal habeas corpus litigation is the most complex, difficult and murky area of post-conviction criminal procedure. In this course, a panel of experienced prosecutors, defense attorneys, and federal judges guide you through the confusing and often treacherous waters comprising habeas corpus law in the federal courts.


Opening Remarks by Hon. L. Felipe Restrepo

Overview on the State PCRA Process

Overview Lecture on Federal Habeas and Recurring Legal Issues

Overview on Timeliness and Martinez

Panel Discussion of Brief Fact Hypothetical Patterns:

  • Timeliness
  • Factual Unreasonableness
  • Contrary To/ Unreasonable Application of Supreme Court Law
  • Equitable Tolling
  • Procedural Default
  • Martinez


Perspectives from the Bench:

  • When and why to appoint counsel or grant oral argument
  • The most vexing habeas issues judges confront
  • Examples of good advocacy, brief writing and organization
  • Timing issues, including extensions for filing briefs
  • How attorneys can inquire about status/judicial delay 
  • The level of specificity required in objecting to an R&R
  • The difference in handling/reviewing pro se submissions v. counseled petitions 
  • How chambers handles inmate communication, especially when counsel is involved




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Take away insightful information from our seasoned faculty as they provide you with a clearer understanding of this complex area of law. The course concludes with a panel discussion among federal judges on best practices in litigating habeas petitions.


Ethics information has been integrated throughout this program. To receive ethics credit, you must attend the entire course.


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Date Presented:
September 18, 2017 8:30 AM Eastern
4 hours, 15 minutes
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Habeas Corpus (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast) - Part 1
Speaker Information
Susan E. Affronti, Esq.
Hon. Paul S. Diamond   [ view bio ]
Prof. Jules B. Epstein   [ view bio ]
Hon. Elizabeth T. Hey   [ view bio ]
Hon. Richard A. Lloret   [ view bio ]
Shawn Nolan, Esq.   [ view bio ]
Hon. L. Felipe Restrepo   [ view bio ]
Hon. Timothy R. Rice   [ view bio ]
Burton A. Rose, Esq.   [ view bio ]
Hon. Juan R. S├ínchez   [ view bio ]
Hon. Jeffrey L. Schmehl   [ view bio ]
Habeas Corpus (Philadelphia, Simulcasts, Live Webcast) - Part 2
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Pennsylvania CLE
Substantive Credits: 3.00
Ethics Credits: 1.00
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    • The CLE Conference Center Wanamaker Bldg., 10th FL, Ste. 1010 Juniper Street Entrance Philadelphia PA 19107
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    • Colonial I.U. 20 6 Danforth Drive Easton PA 18045
    • King's College Sheehy-Farmer Campus Ctr. Lane's Lane Wilkes-Barre PA 18711
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    • PBI Professional Development Conference Center Heinz 57 Center 339 Sixth Ave., 7th Fl. Pittsburgh PA 15222
    • York College of Pennsylvania Grantley Hall, Lower Level York PA 17405
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