Sole author of leading manual on Illinois Post-Conviction practice:   Defending Illinois Criminal Cases, Chapter 8:  Illinois Post-Conviction Hearing Act (Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education)
    2018 Edition (Chapter 8)
    2010 Edition (and Supp. 2013) (then Chapter 17)
    2003 Edition (then Chapter 15)


Western Pennsylvania Capital CLE Program (Allegheny County Public Defender, Pittsburgh PA, 2018)

Ethics presentation:  "The Continuing Duty to Former Clients"

Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Capital Habeas Unit Annual National Conference  (Chicago, IL, 2016)

“CaseMap:  Beyond Document Management” (presenter)

“Martinez Counsel” (organized, coordinated, and moderated panel presentation on appointment as replacement counsel under Martinez v. Ryan)


Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Capital Habeas Unit Annual National Conference (Cleveland, OH, 2014)

“Software Solutions for Capital Habeas Teams” (presenter)


Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, National Habeas Corpus Conference (Pittsburgh, PA, 2009)

“Alcohol and Adolescent Brain Development” (organized session and introduced speaker Duncan B. Clark, M.D., Ph.D)


Illinois Institute for Continuing Legal Education (IICLE):  Capital Trial Bar Certification Training

“Post-Conviction Proceedings:  What the Trial Lawyer Needs to Know” (presenter)    
        March 20, 2007 (Chicago, IL)
        October 13, 2006 (Springfield, IL)
        March 14, 2006 (Chicago, IL)

Mental Retardation component of “The Aggravation-Mitigation Case II: Strategy and Tactics”

Defending Illinois Death Penalty Cases:  Essential Know-How for Illinois Defense Lawyers,”  co-sponsored by IICLE, OSAD, and DePaul University.  (December 14, 2002)


Coordinated and chaired state-wide committee to identify Illinois death-row inmates with claims of relief under Atkins v. Virginia, 536 U.S. 304 (2002).  (October-November, 2002)


Organized Seminar on Identifying Clients with Mental Retardation and Introduced Featured Presenter, Professor Ruth Luckasson, President of American Association on Mental Retardation (now American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities)

Hosted jointly by OSAD and Kent College of Law (August 1, 2002)


NAACP Legal Defense & Education Fund, Annual Capital Punishment Conference at Airlie Center, Warrenton, VA (July, 2001)
    “Tribute to Attorney Richard E. Cunningham”
Office of the State Appellate Defender Death Penalty Workshop (June, 2001)

“Review of Illinois Supreme Court Post-Conviction Decisions” (presenter)


Office of the State Appellate Defender Annual Death Penalty Trial Seminar: (September, 2000)
    “Preserving the Record for Appeal” (presenter)

Testified before Illinois Senate Judiciary Committee regarding proposed death penalty reforms affecting the time limitation provisions of the Illinois Post Conviction Hearing Act.  (August 13, 2002, Joliet, IL)

Testified before Illinois House Judiciary Committee in support of the mental retardation provisions contained in the Death Penalty Reform Act.  (January 6, 2003, Springfield, IL)

Collaborated with other staff to secure access to Capital Litigation Trust Fund for capital post-conviction litigation expenses incurred by qualified counsel.  (Public Act 93-972)