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The Mitigation Toolbox (Genograms)

Genograms are powerful tools that can help illustrate detailed family relationships, patterns, and histories. During this webinar, the presenter will discuss how practitioners can create genograms to gain a deeper insight into clients’ life stories, thereby enhancing their ability to support and advocate for them. Attendees will understand the significance of genograms and the ways they can be applied in practice.

  • April 23, 2024
  • 1:00 pm EDT
  • Sean O’Brien

  • Free Admission


Professor Sean O’Brien teaches criminal law and procedure at UMKC School of Law since 2005 and serves as the Habeas Assistance and Training Counsel for the Eighth Circuit. He has represented people in death penalty cases across the country since 1983, and he has qualified as an expert witness on standards of performance for capital defense lawyers in state and federal courts throughout the United States. His Supreme Court cases include Schlup v. Delo, which set the standard for innocence claims in federal habeas corpus, and Stewart v. Martinez-Villareal, which empowers habeas courts to prevent the execution of insane prisoners. He directed the research and writing of the Supplementary Guidelines for the Mitigation Function of Defense Teams in Death Penalty Cases, 36 HOFSTRA L. REV. 677 (2008), and publishes and lectures nationally on death penalty, indigent defense and related mental health issues.



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