Federal Compassionate Release: Navigating the BOP and Release Planning

Webinar
Tuesday, September 08, 2020 12:00 pm

Federal Compassionate Release: Navigating the BOP and Release Planning

Please join us for a webinar on Tuesday, September 8 at 12:00 p.m. ET.  Please feel free to share with your networks – NASAMS membership is not required to attend the webinar. 

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Mary Veral, a 10 year employee of the Federal Public Defender, Central District of California is an experienced investigator and mitigation specialist. She has provided comprehensive social services support and mitigation to federal defendants at procedural stages of a federal case: pre-trial, sentencing, and post-conviction. Most recently, Mary has been instrumental in the successful release of 25 compassionate release clients and 48 First Step Act/crack retroactivity clients in the 2018-2019 fiscal years. Mary works with the collaborative courts, essential to facilitating STAR and CASA programs. Mary received her master’s in social work from the University of Washington in 2006.

De Anna Dove, a 13 year employee of the Federal Public Defender, Central District of California is a longtime advocate for vulnerable defendants. She spent eleven years as a senior legal assistant in the capital habeas unit. Transferring to the trial unit a year ago, De Anna has been on the ground floor of the Central District’s compassionate release litigation, assisting compassionate release clients with release planning and post-release benefits linkage along with providing social services support to all other units of the FPD. De Anna works with the collaborative courts, essential to facilitating STAR and CASA De Anna has a master’s in social work from California State University, Northridge.

Brittany Klein is a paralegal for the appellate unit of the Federal Public Defender, Central District of California. Brittany has over ten years of federal criminal litigation experience at all procedural levels of a federal criminal case. Brittany primarily works with post-conviction clients on case law related federal habeas petitions and has been focused for the past two years on those affected by the First Step Act: primarily crack retroactivity and compassionate release.

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