Law and Criminal Justice Committee's 2013 Legislative Summit Agenda (As of August 6, 2013)

Aug. 12-15, 2013 - Georgia World Congress Center - Atlanta, Ga.

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Monday, Aug. 12

1:30 - 2:45 p.m.

Ballroom Level - Thomas Murphy Ballroom

General Session:  Our Constitutional Legacy with Justice Sandra Day O'Connor (Ret.)

3:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Level 2 - B206

Selecting Our Judges  (CLE)

Ensuring a strong, independent judiciary is an important state concern, and includes how we select our judges.  Session will examine selection methods and the role of legislatures in providing for an impartial and accountable state bench. 
(In cooperation with the Quality Judges Initiative, Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System, University of Denver.)

Moderator:  Representative Thomas Reynolds, Mississippi, Vice Chair, NCSL Law and Criminal Justice Committee
 
Panelists:

  • Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (Ret.), Supreme Court of the United States, Washington, D.C.
  • Rebecca Love Kourlis, Executive Director, Institute for the Advancement of the American Legal System, Denver, Colo.
  • Lt. Governor and Senate Speaker Ronald Lynn Ramsey, Tennessee
  • Pete Robinson, Chairman, Troutman Sanders Strategies, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Leah Ward Sears, Schiff Hardin LLP, Atlanta, Georgia

5:15 - 6:15 p.m.

Level 3 - B301

Steering Committee of the Standing Committees (Chairs)

Tuesday, Aug. 13

8:30 - 9:45 a.m.

Ballroom Level - Thomas Murphy Ballroom

General Session:  America's Retirement Crisis with Roger Ferguson

10:00 - 11:30 a.m.

Level 2 - B206

Justice Reinvestment Roundtable

States are reshaping policies to save money and maintain public safety with “justice reinvestment” initiatives.  Hear lawmakers and other experts discuss leadership, process and progress with data-driven and results-based state sentencing and corrections reforms.  
(In cooperation with NCSL project with the Public Safety Performance Project of the Pew Center on the States.)

Moderator:  Representative John C. Tilley, Kentucky, Vice Chair, NCSL Law and Criminal Justice Committee

Panelists: 

  • Adam Gelb, Director, Pew Public Safety Performance Project, Washington, D.C.
  • Senator Gerald Malloy, South Carolina
  • Representative Jay Neal, Georgia
  • Senator Craig Tieszen, South Dakota

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

 Level 2 - B208

Luncheon:  Cybercrime -- A Virtual Epidemic

Participate in a discussion with industry leaders highlighting online criminal activities.  This session will discuss the critical steps, privacy protections and preventative measures as well as provide additional insights that state lawmakers need to know in addressing this high-tech criminal enterprise.

Moderator:  Senator Thomas Wyss, Indiana, Vice Chair, NCSL Law and Criminal Justice Committee

Speaker:

  • John Lainhart, IBM Corporation, Maryland
  • Peter Allor, IBM Corporation, Georgia

NCSL gratefully acknowledges IBM for sponsoring this luncheon and program.

1:30 - 3:00 p.m.

Level 2 - B206

Supreme Court Roundup  (CLE)

(Joint Law and Criminal Justice Committee and Legal Services Staff Section)

The U.S. Supreme Court's recent term included decisions in several cases with implications on states and states’ rights.   This session will provide a roundup and overview of the court's review and opinions handed down in these cases. 

Moderator:  Representative Thomas Reynolds, Mississippi, Vice Chair, NCSL Law and Criminal Justice Committee

Speakers:

  • Matthew Schettenhelm, Best Best & Krieger LLP, Washington, D.C.
  • Lisa Soronen, Executive Director, State and Local Legal Center, Washington, D.C.

3:00 - 3:30 p.m.

Level 2 - B206

Federal Update and Business Meeting

Session will highlight significant federal issues affecting the states; and discuss other state-federal priorities and major state issues.  

3:30 - 5:00 pm

Level 2 - B206

Immigration and Law Enforcement

State and federal immigration reform proposals expose clash between local, state and federal policies on law enforcement and border security. This session will explore impacts of policies incorporating immigration enforcement by nonfederal entities.

Moderator:  Representative Curtis Oda, Utah, Vice Chair, NCSL Law and Criminal Justice Committee

Speakers:

  • Sheriff John Bittick, Monroe County Sheriff's Office, Forsyth, Georgia
  • Thomas Homan, ICE Enforcement and Removal Operations, Washington, D.C.

5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Level 3 - B301

Steering Committee of the Standing Committees (Chairs)

Wednesday, Aug. 14

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Ballroom Level - Thomas Murphy Ballroom

General Session:  Economic Recovery -- Great Expectations with Beth Ann Bovino
Thursday, Aug. 15

10:00 a.m. - noon

Level 4 - B405-407

NCSL Business Meeting

12:00 - 1:30 p.m.

Ballroom Level - Thomas Murphy Ballroom

General Session:  Leadership and Politics Today with David Gergen
Issue Forums on Law and Criminal Justice-Related Topics:
  • AT&T Digital Life Breakfast (Wednesday, Aug. 14, 7:30 – 8:30 a.m.) - Level 2 - B208
  • Cyber Warfare (Wednesday, Aug. 14, 9:45 – 10:45 a.m.) - Level 4 - B405
  • Brain Science and Kids: New Policy Approaches  (CLE) (Wednesday, Aug. 14, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.) - Level 3 - B308/309
  • Immigration: Finally a Federal Fix?  (CLE) (Wednesday, Aug. 14, 11 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.) - Level 2 - B203
  • Supreme Court Key Cases  (CLE) (Wednesday, Aug. 14, 11:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.) - Level 3 B313
  • DNA and Crime (Wednesday, Aug. 14, 1:45 – 3 p.m.) - Level 3 - B312
  • How States Can Prepare for Disasters (Wednesday, Aug. 14, 1:45 – 3 p.m.) - Level 4 - B405
  • All About Drones  (CLE) (Thursday, Aug. 15, 8:30 – 9:45 a.m.) - Level 3 - B308/309