Wednesday, July 31, 2013 · by Tamara Aparton
San Francisco, CA — Unconscious bias in the criminal justice system – from recent neuroscience findings to the Trayvon Martin case — will be the focus of a presentation given this week by San Francisco Public Defender Jeff Adachi.
Adachi will be among three keynote presenters at UC Hastings’ seminar, Criminal Litigation Ethics: Prosecution and Defense. The hands-on training, created with prosecutors and public defenders particularly in mind, will be held at UC Hastings College of the Law this Thursday and Friday, Aug. 1-2. Attorney registration is still available. For detailed information, contact uchastings.edu.
UC Hastings’ motto for decades, Fiat Justitia—Do Justice—is the theme for the two day event, designed to provide up to-the-minute information on current state and federal ethics as they apply to criminal litigation. Adachi will speak on Thursday. Additional presenters include California Supreme Court Justice Carol Corrigan and Deputy Attorney General James M. Cole.