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.
The credits offered by this course count toward the CLE requirement of Criminal Procedure Rule 801, for appointment as defense counsel in a capital case.
IMPORTANT NOTE: The CLE Board indicates that you can earn all 18 of your capital case credits by distance education. However, for the general Pennsylvania CLE requirement of 12 credits per compliance year, only 6 can be earned by distance education per compliance year.