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Dealing With Death While Trying to Save a Life: A Conversation

In the unique and challenging field of capital defense, our dual role encompasses fighting for our clients' lives while also facing the reality that death—whether due to natural causes, illness, or state action—may be an outcome. This complex reality raises profound questions that require examination.

Join us as we delve into a community discussion designed to provide a supportive space for capital defense teams to discuss strategies and questions including the following: How do we prepare for a client's death?  How can we help our clients,  teams, and importantly, ourselves prepare for the inevitable while holding onto and working for life?  What do you need to know to help live in this dichotomy? What skills are you searching for?


  • March 12, 2024
  • 1:00 pm EDT
  • Rita Radostitz and Constance Sheehan

  • Free Admission

Upcoming Events

Community Events, Webinars

Dealing With Death While Trying to Save a Life: A Conversation

In the unique and challenging field of capital defense, our dual role encompasses fighting for our clients' lives while also…

  • March 12
  • 1:00 pm EDT
  • Rita Radostitz and Constance Sheehan

Ask a Mitigation Specialist

Ask a Mitigation Specialist – March 20th

Ask a Mitigation Specialist, a pilot resource program that allows defenders to meet directly and privately with a mitigation specialist…

  • March 20
  • 3:00 pm EDT
Conference

2024 Jacksonville Conference – Mitigation: Upholding Principles of Justice Through Advocacy

ARC, Inc. provides this and other trainings at no cost to current and prospective defense practitioners. We do this to eliminate…

  • April 10
  • 9:00 am EDT
  • Dr. Alisha Ali
    Amy Vosburg-Casey
    Amy Williams
    Blake Johnson
    Constance Sheehan
    Dr. Elizabeth Vartkessian
    Emily Paavola
    Grace O’Connor
    Dr. Jen Newton and
    Dr. Khalilah Robinson Johnson
    Kristen Samuels
    Nayeli Moreno
    Rita Radostitz
    Robin Maher
    Salima Pirmohamed
    Sarah Morris
    Sonali Shahi

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Poverty is a prevalent theme in many client narratives, often overshadowing its distinct impact on their lives. This webinar will delve into deficit ideology and the systemic factors sustaining poverty, particularly the educational challenges stemming from the intersection of poverty, race, and class. Participants will gain insight into recognizing the manifestations of poverty in client life stories and acquire tools to help articulate a more inclusive understanding of experiences, enhancing their advocacy efforts. Register by clicking the button below.
February 5, 2024 - February 8, 2024    
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
This training is for public defenders and their teams with a Non-Capital Homicide Case, likely to go to trial. It will help you explore the depths of your own case and examine it. The conference will be held at the Genetti Hotel and Conference Center, Best Western PLUS Wilkes Barre Center City, 77 East Market Street Wilkes-Barre, Pa. 18701 and runs from Monday, February 5th, 2024 through Thursday, February 8th, 2024, all day, in person. It will offer approximately 24 hours of free CLE credits for Public Defenders. Information about accommodations is below. Day 2 of the conference will heavily weight in on the evidence of your case and forensic issues. It may be helpful to bring a case that has a crucial forensic component but is not required.
February 13, 2024    
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Join Network for Victim Recovery of DC (NVRDC) to learn more about the effects of trauma on survivors, the impact on their legal goals, and tips on navigating communications in a trauma-informed manner. This specialized training program is meticulously designed for those who aspire to deepen their comprehension of Trauma-Informed practices. It offers a thorough exploration of the neurobiology of trauma, its specific implications within the legal context, and provides participants with effective trauma-responsive strategies for assisting clients who have endured traumatic experiences. TO REGISTER: Click the button below or use the following link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMud-GtqTkvGtYitMreulTRy2bydfN-USrP After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the training. 
February 21, 2024    
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Ask a Mitigation Specialist, a pilot resource program that allows defenders to meet directly and privately with a mitigation specialist for specific technical assistance. Complete the form below for a 25-minute session with experienced mitigation professionals. The information discussed during each session is confidential. Complete the registration form to request an appointment. Registration for this call is now closed. 
February 22, 2024 - February 25, 2024    
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
See links for the full announcement, financial application and seminar application below.
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ARC provides free Training and Education

Advancing Real Change Inc. is a leading provider of training and support to a growing community of defense team members across the country. We host a variety of learning opportunities, including Webinars, Lunch and Learn events, Ask a Mitigation Specialist, multi-day trainings, and more. These services are free of charge to ensure that every person facing the loss of their life or liberty has a skilled team of defenders advocating for them.

Scheduled trainings and online events are listed in the calendar above. 

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