Your Client’s Brain and the Relevancy of Graham and Miller
September 27, 2018, 2:00 p.m. Eastern, 90 minutes
Jill Pasquarella, Supervising Attorney, Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights
About the Webinar
The advances in the science around adolescent brain development provide for more than an explanation of what most criminologists know: that children age out of “delinquent” or “criminal” behavior. This new science is a tool that lawyers must use to inform the way they interact with their clients, analyze evidence, negotiate cases and defend their clients to a judge or jury. This webinar discusses what you should be doing to best represent your 18 and over clients, and how the jurisprudence in Miller v. Alabama and Graham v. Florida apply to them and to you.
About the Faculty
Jill Pasquarella is a Supervising Attorney at the Louisiana Center for Children’s Rights (“LCCR”). LCCR is committed to ending extreme sentencing for children – particularly life without parole sentences – through litigation and policy change. Ms. Pasquarella works closely with Louisiana legislators and stakeholders in these reform efforts in addition to providing training and resources to litigators representing children facing extreme sentences around the State. Ms. Pasquarella is the recipient of the 2016 Louisiana Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Lucy McGough Juvenile Justice Award. Before joining LCCR, she was a Supervising Attorney at the Orleans Public Defenders where she both supervised staff attorneys and defended adults charged with the most serious felonies and children prosecuted as adults. Ms. Pasquarella graduated cum laude from Georgetown Law where she was a Public Interest Law Scholar. Prior to her legal career, Ms. Pasquarella was a human rights and humanitarian aid professional working in Uganda and Nicaragua. As an undergraduate, Ms. Pasquarella received awards for her international and academic work from Barnard College of Columbia University where she graduated magna cum laude with a degree in Religion and Human Rights.