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SADO/MAACS - Ethical Conundrums on Appeal


Time: October 7, 2021 - 2:30-4pm
Location: Zoom

While all the ethical rules that apply to trial attorneys also apply to appellate attorneys, the posture of an appeal can create issues you may not have considered before. Come prepared for an active discussion of some of the common pitfalls and best practices to ethically represent your clients on appeal.

Meryl Carver-Allmond is a Kansas capital appellate defender. Meryl began her career as a research attorney for the Honorable Gary Rulon, former Chief Judge of the Kansas Court of Appeals. After four years with the Appellate Defender Office, she transitioned to capital defense in 2012. There she has had the honor of representing clients charged with the most serious crimes in both the Kansas Supreme Court, and — as a member of the defense teams for Kansas v. Carr and Gleason, and Kahler v. Kansas — at the United States Supreme Court.

In addition to capital defense, Meryl has also been deeply involved in advocating for attorney well-being in Kansas. She founded and co-chairs the Well-Being Committee for the Kansas public defender system, and additionally co-chairs the Women and Minorities Subcommittee of the larger Kansas Task Force for Lawyer Well-Being.

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