NLADA & the National Alliance of Sentencing Advocates & Mitigation Specialists (NASAMS) present:
The Fundamentals of Mitigation Certificate Program
Tuesday, November 16, 12:00 noon - 5:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 17, 12:00 noon - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, November 18, 12:00 noon - 3:00 p.m.
(All times Eastern Time)
This is an intensive training offered to beginners and experienced professionals who want to refresh their mitigation skills. Over the course of two afternoons, we will provide a best practices framework for mitigation and sentencing advocacy work during COVID and in the approaching more “normal” times as well. We will cover the history and development of the profession and highlight standards of practice and ethics. Specific skill sets will be addressed, including investigation, records collection, interviewing, writing, and story-telling. An exploration of race, ethnicity, and cultural issues will provide a wider lens for understanding and sharing the client's unique story.
The program provides training for participants from nationally recognized experts in the field. The small class size will ensure quality instruction, coaching, and hands-on learning. Participants will receive sample materials, organizational tools, sample reports, scholarly articles, and e-tools to assist their practices.