MACDL Annual Conference
June 8th and June 9th, 2023
Harraseeket Inn, Freeport, ME
For the first time since 2019, MACDL's annual conference is back at the Harraseeket--live and in living color!
Thursday, June 8th
8:00 a.m. Registration & Breakfast
8:30 a.m. President’s Welcome
Amber L. Tucker, The Law Office of Amber L. Tucker
8:45 a.m. State Constitutional Arguments
Jamesa Drake, Drake Law
10:00 a.m. Break & Snacks
10:15 a.m. Representing & Advocating for Trans Clients
Gia Drew, EqualityMaine
11:15 a.m. 2022-2023 Legislative Updates
Walter F. McKee, McKee Law
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. All Aboard the Crazy Train: Defending the Mentally Ill Offender in Serious Criminal Cases
Nellie King, NACDL President, Law Offices of Nellie King (West Palm Beach, FL)
2:00 p.m. Attorney-Directed Voir Dire: Applying Lessons Learned from Civil Cases
Ben Gideon, Gideon Asen
3:00 p.m. Break & Snacks
3:15 p.m. Ethics is Reely Fun
Stephen J. Schwartz, Schwartz & Schwartz
4:15 p.m. MACDL Defender Reception
6:00 p.m. MACDL 30th Anniversary Celebration Dinner (Separate Registration Required!)
CLE CREDITS (Day 1): 4 General Hours; 1 Ethics; 1 H&D (6 hours total)
Friday, June 9
8:30 a.m. Fighting (and Winning!) Probation Revocation Motions
Cory McKenna, McKenna PLLC
9:30 a.m. 2022-2023 Law Court Updates
David Bobrow, Bedard & Bobrow
10:30 a.m. Break & Snacks
10:45 a.m. Understanding Police K9 Cases & Dog Sniff Evidence
Andy Falco Jimenez, Falco K9 Academy, and Kristine Hanly, Garmey Law
12:15 p.m. Lunch
1:00 p.m. Anatomy of a Jury Trial
James Howaniec, Howaniec Law Offices, and Jesse Archer, The Law Office of Jesse James Ian Archer
2:30 p.m. Break & Snacks
2:45 p.m. A State Court Practitioner’s Guide to Federal Court
David Beneman, Federal Defender’s Office
3:45 p.m. Closing Remarks
4:00 p.m. Adjourn
CLE CREDITS (Day 2): 6 General Hours.
Total for both days: 12 CLE Credit Hours, including 10 general hours and 1 hour each of Ethics and H&D credit.
The cost to attend both days is $400 for non-MACDL members; $350 for MACDL members.
To attend for one day only, the cost is $225 for members and $275 for non-MACDL members.
The cost of attendance includes continental breakfast, morning and afternoon snacks, and lunch. There will also be a cocktail hour for all attendees following presentations on Thursday, June 8th with two free (beer/wine) drink tickets for each person and unlimited free snacks and non-alcoholic beverages for all.
Registrations are absolutely non-refundable after June 1st.
Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or concerns.
Can't wait to see you!
Tina H. Nadeau
MACDL Executive Director