A mitigation specialist is an essential member of every capital defense team, offering specialized skills that can assist in all aspects of the case. In this session, we will review the constitutional requirements for an effective capital mitigation investigation, the evidence that must be gathered, and the most effective techniques for obtaining that information. We will discuss strategies for effectively integrating mitigation evidence into every stage of your case. Finally, we will provide you with tools to advocate for the resources necessary to support a comprehensive mitigation investigation.
Originally recorded at the Criminal Law Symposium in June 2019.