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2010 OPAA Spring Training

Hyatt on Capitol Square, Columbus
April 15 and 16th, 2010

The Spring Training Seminar this year covers a potpourri of subjects, including the new Criminal Rule 16, Human Trafficking, Domestic Violence, and Counterfeiting.

Thursday, April 15

9:00 - 10:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

10:00 - 11:00 SORN Law Update
Discussion will include a review of the Megan's Law sex-offender registration scheme that was effective from 1997 to 2007 and how the Adam Walsh Act (Senate Bill 10) changed the scheme. The scope of petition-contest proceedings under R.C. 2950.031(E) and community-notification-challenge proceedings under R.C. 2950.11(F)(2) will also be discussed. The status of the 1,000-foot residency restriction in R.C. 2950.034 will also be discussed.
Steven L. Taylor
Chief Counsel of Appeals Division
Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney's Office
11:00 - 12:00 The New Criminal Rule 16
The Ohio Supreme Court has approved an entirely new criminal discover rule, which will go into effect in July. The rule changes the central paradigm in discovery and introduces multiple new procedures.
Nick A. Selvaggio, Champaign County Prosecuting Attorney
David A. Yost, Delaware County Prosecuting Attorney
12:00 - 1:00 Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 Stalking & Technology
This presentation will identify ways in which stalkers and abusers use emerging technology to intimidate, harass and monitor their victims. It will offer current effective investigative and prosecution strategies as well as model approaches in educating communities and victims. The presentation will also focus on the application of Ohio criminal and procedural statutes, case law, and prosecution trial theory in stalking cases.
Jeffrey P. Greipp, JD, Attorney Advisor
Aequitas: The Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women
2:00 - 2:15 Break

2:15 - 3:15 Voir Dire in Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Prosecutions
Domestic violence, sexual assault and other cases of abuse are challenging to investigate, charge and process. The trial process is further hindered by community bias and prejudice that impacts a jury's ability and willingness to understand victim dynamics common to these prosecutions. This presentation will provide a comprehensive and practical trial advocacy approach that can be applied in every prosecution and address jury theory, jury nullification, split verdict decision making and other jury challenges. This presentation will enable participants to identify and convert common jury misperceptions of evidence, from contrary to consistent, with the prosecution theme and theory of the case. Common domestic violence and sexual assault jury challenges will be utilized in this training that can be applied to a wider variety of criminal prosecution voir dire approaches.
Jeffrey P. Greipp, JD, Attorney Advisor
Aequitas: The Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women
3:15 - 4:15 Strangulation
This presentation will identify the signs and symptoms of strangulation - including the absence of external injuries. It will also address the potential for - and often undetected - serious medical conditions caused by strangulation. Further, it will highlight the relationship between strangulation and lethality in domestic violence cases. Finally, it will recommend investigative and provide an overview of emerging best practice prosecution strategies for strangulation cases from charging decisions.
Dr. Jenifer Markowitz, National Medical Advisor
Jeffrey P. Greipp, JD, Attorney Advisor
Aequitas: The Prosecutors' Resource on Violence Against Women
Friday, April 16 8:00 - 9:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 10:30 Human Trafficking and the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008
Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing international criminal industries. Within the United States, trafficking crimes include the exploitation of both foreign nationals and US citizens. This session examines the laws created to combat trafficking in persons, and it addresses current trends in trafficking activity.
Theresa Segovia, Investigator
Human Trafficking Prosecution Unit
Criminal Section
Civil Rights Division
United States Department of Justice
Washington, DC
10:30 - 10:45 Break

10:45 - 12:00 Human Trafficking, continued

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 A Prosecutor's Guide to Winning the Miranda Battle
Obtaining a statement from a defendant can make or break a case. The goal of any law enforcement officer is to have a defendant admit that he committed a crime. Once a defendant confesses, it is the prosecutor's job to get that confession admitted into evidence after a defendant files a motion to suppress. This seminar will examine when Miranda applies, reading a defendant his Miranda rights and obtaining a proper waiver of Miranda. We will review what is required for a defendant to assert his Miranda rights and discuss any exceptions to the Miranda requirement. Finally, we will discuss the voluntariness of a confession and whether the police violated a defendant's Fifth or Sixth Amendment rights when obtaining a confession.
Philip Bogdanoff
Retired Summit County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney
2:00 - 2:15 Break

2:15 - 3:15 Counterfeiting ... it's not just about t-shirts and $20 bills
We will discuss the history of the federal counterfeiting law, the reason for a counterfeiting law, the business of counterfeiting and its relationship to organized crime and terrorist organizations. Also, we will cover the Ohio counterfeiting statute; discussion of cases brought under the Ohio statute and how to successfully bring a case under the Ohio statute.
Joseph R. Dreitler, Esq.
Bricker & Eckler
3:15 - 4:00 The Prosecutor's Role In Re-Entry
What is re-entry and what is its impact on public safety? We will discuss charging, bargaining, and re-entry considerations along with the role of the Ohio Ex-Offender Re-entry Coalition.
Edward E. Rhine, Ph.D., Deputy Director
Office of Policy and Offender Re-entry
Ohio Department of Corrections
Jim Slagle, Chief of the Criminal Justice Section
Office of Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray
OPAA has requested Supreme Court approval of 10.50 hours of CLE credits.

The room rate at the Hyatt on Capitol Square is $139.00 for single or double occupancy. To make reservations by phone, call 800-233-1234. Be sure to tell them you are with OPAA to obtain our rate. You may also make online reservations at the following address: https://resweb.passkey.com/go/OPAASpringTraining The cut-off date for our block of rooms is Monday, March 22nd. Please note the following: The Hyatt has a 24-hour room cancellation policy. Cancellations must be made 24 hours in advance of 3:00 p.m. of the day of arrival to avoid being charged a one-night penalty as a no show. Hotel check-in time is 3:00 p.m., and check-out time is 12:00 noon. Early check in and late check out are based on availability.

Our contract with the Hyatt anticipates that attendees will pay the above rate of $139.00 for sleeping rooms. Attendees SHOULD NOT request the government rate.

The registration fee is $200.00 for both days. This covers all handout materials, continental breakfasts, breaks, and lunches on both days. The fee for one day only is $125.00. Due to the expense of producing the training manual, a $45.00 penalty will apply to all cancellations made through April 9th, and a copy of the manual will be sent. To help defray the cost of food guarantees, cancellations after April 9th will be assessed a $100.00 penalty if scheduled to attend both days, and a $75.00 penalty if scheduled for one day only. Please send registrations to OPAA by April 2nd.

(If any registrant has special dietary needs, please have them contact Delores at 614-221-1266 so that advance arrangements can be made with the hotel.)


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