Promoting Excellence in Criminal Defense
This one-hour webinar will provide an overview of police actions to question, allowing defense counsel to more effectively represent their clients. Having taught at police academies in New Jersey and Arizona, Lisa offers a unique insight into police investigative procedures.
Bio: Lisa Adams currently serves as an Assistant Public Defender for Adams County, NE. She is a graduate of Willamette University College of Law in Salem Oregon, and Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She was a legal journalist reporting on significant federal Indian law and business law cases in Seattle. She was a prosecutor in both Newark, New Jersey and the Colorado River Indian Tribes in Arizona. She was certified by the State of New Jersey Law Enforcement Commission and the Arizona P.O.S.T. (Police Officer Standards and Training) Academy to teach law enforcement recruits criminal law and procedure. She served as the police liaison for the City of Newark Law Department and represented the City in police internal disciplinary proceedings and oversaw discovery in police tort claim actions. She was the first Newark community prosecutor under the Partners Against Crime (P.A.C.) initiative to curtail officer misconduct by being stationed in the South District P.A.C. precinct to oversee officer conduct at the street level. She worked with the Public Defender’s Office to create a model for disposing of minor cases at arraignment which became the model for the State. Finally, she served as the Chief Judge of the Oglala Sioux Tribal Court and was also an Associate Justice of Tribe’s Supreme Court; in-house counsel for the Oglala Sioux Tribe; and the first in-house counsel for the Yurok Tribe of Klamath, California where she successfully negotiated a cross-deputation agreement between the Tribe and Del Norte and Humboldt Counties that allowed tribal officers to enforce state law on tribal land.
Address:P.O. Box 83360Lincoln, NE 68501-3360