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World Day against the Death Penalty: Emerging Topics and Trends in Capital Defense

One standard CLE credit granted. Event code 113488.

Please join Dorsey & Whitney LLP, The Advocates for Human Rights’ Death Penalty Project, and Amnesty International
for our lunchtime speaker series:

World Day against the Death Penalty:

Emerging Topics and Trends in Capital Defense

presented by

Nicholas Trenticosta


Wednesday, October 10, 2007
12:00-1:00 P.M.


Dorsey & Whitney
Minnesota Room, 15th Floor
50 South 6th Street
Minneapolis, MN 55402

Nicholas Trenticosta, a longtime capital defense attorney from Louisiana, will discuss his work representing death row inmates. He will describe current, emerging issues in capital punishment and potential topics he believes U.S. caselaw will be focusing on in the coming years. Finally, Mr. Trenticosta will highlight innovative strategies that practitioners in capital defense representation are using. This presentation is a brown bag lunch. Beverages will be provided. Application will be made for one CLE credit.

Speaker biography

Nicholas J. Trenticosta has actively worked to abolish the death penalty since 1980. He received a degree in Social Work from Southern University of New Orleans and a degree in Sociology from the University of New Orleans in 1977. In 1987, he graduated from the Louisiana State University Law School, and has devoted his practice to representing persons facing the death penalty. He is an Adjunct Professor at the Loyola University School of Law, and has lectured extensively at death penalty conferences and training programs throughout the country. He is the Director of the Center for Equal Justice, a not-for-profit law firm representing citizens facing the death penalty in post conviction proceedings. He and his wife, Susana Herrero, staff the El Salvador Capital Assistance Project, a program of the Embassy of El Salvador. The Project works on capital cases involving Salvadoran nationals. He has represented two clients in the United States Supreme Court, including Curtis Kyles, an innocent man who was wrongfully convicted and freed from prison after serving thirteen years on death row.

Please R.S.V.P. to Rosalyn Park at The Advocates for Human Rights by Tuesday, Oct. 9.

Phone: (612) 341-3302 ext. 106 • Email: [email protected]

Lunchtime Lecture Speaker Series