Start Date: 10/16/2020 2:00 PM EDT
End Date: 6/30/2021 1:36 PM EDT
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Representing Protesters 1.0 Total HR including Q&A
Presented and Fascillitated by Amy Hannah, Louisville Metro Public Defender and KACDL 2017 President
Presenters: Tracy Davis, Courtney Kellner & Ted Shouse
There are two considerations when representing protestors: 1) The specific case. Fighting to vindicate the rights of your client. This is, of course, paramount. The ins and outs of district court practice and how to win your client’s case; 2) Working within a group to achieve a systemic result. If one of us wins – we all win.
Amy Hannah is currently a Division Chief in the Adult Trial Division. She has been with the Louisville Metro Public Defender's Office since June 2004. She graduated from American University in Washington, DC in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science. While at AU, she spent a semester living and studying in Merida, Venezuela. Ms. Hannah graduated from the University of St. Thomas School of Law in 2004. While at UST, Ms. Hannah worked in the Immigration Clinic representing clients seeking asylum. Ms. Hannah also worked as a law clerk at the Hennepin County Public Defender's Office where she worked on both juvenile and adult cases. Ms. Hannah was a Summer Intern in the Alexandria, Virginia Public Defender's Office. Ms. Hannah's experience with the Louisville Metro Public Defender's Office includes representing adult clients in both district and circuit court. Prior to becoming a Division Chief, Ms. Hannah was in the Capital Trial Division where she successfully represented clients facing the death penalty. In 2009, Ms. Hannah was awarded the Clarence Darrow Prodigy Award from the Kentucky Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. She is also the recipient of two Walker Awards for excellence in advocacy that resulted in jury trial acquittals for clients charged with felony offenses.
Ms. Tracy Davis is a graduate of the NKU Salmon P. Chase college of Law, and Gratton College of Business at the University of Kentucky. Me. Davis is also a Certified Diversity Equity and Inclusion Professional through the National Diversity Counsel.
Currently, Ms. Davis owns and operates a diversity consulting company Diversity University Ltd. Co., and her own private law firm Tracy E. Davis Esq. PLLC which handles criminal, family, and civil litigation cases. She has conducted both bench and jury trials before the District and Circuit Courts of KY. Ms. Davis co-counseled the first post Covid jury trial in Kentucky in Fayette County. She also practices in the Western and Eastern District of Kentucky and Southern District of Indiana in the United States District Court.
Additionally in 2017 she became a certified Family Law Mediator.
She is a board member of the Foster Care Review Board, Americana, and The KY Executive Board of the American Cancer Society. Ms. Davis is an alumnae member of the KY Emerge program, the Conference of Minority Transportation Professionals, the Society of Human Resource Management, and also a volunteer for the Legal Aid Society helping veterans and victims of domestic partner abuse.
Courtney Preston Kellner, a native of Greenup County, Kentucky, has made Louisville her home since 2011. Courtney is a proud alumna of both the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky, where she obtained her law degree in 2010. She is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association and the Louisville Bar Association. Prior to opening Kellner Green, Courtney began her legal career as a staff attorney with the Louisville Metro Public Defender, representing individuals in all areas of our local judicial system, including district, circuit and family courts. Courtney continues her service to the Louisville Metro Public Defender by continuing to take cases as a part of their conflict counsel panel. At Kellner Green, Courtney focuses her practice primarily in family law with the majority of her representation concentrated on divorce, custody and abuse litigation. She has represented clients in nearly every type of proceeding in Jefferson District, Circuit and Family Courts and prides herself in her litigation experience. In addition to her family court practice, Courtney has been honored to serve as Chancellor of the Kentucky United Methodist Conference since May of 2017. Outside of work, Courtney is an active member of River City United Methodist Church, a campus of St. Matthews United Methodist Church, where she serves as a member of the Cross Campus Shepherding Team and the Staff Parish Relations Committee. She also volunteers her time working with collegians at the University of Louisville as a member of the Alumni Advisory Council of the Kentucky Alpha Chapter of Pi Beta Phi. Courtney is proud to have been a charter member of the University of Louisville Political Science Alumni Council.
Theodore S. “Ted” Shouse is known for his passion, commitment and persistence in defending people against criminal charges in both state and federal court throughout Kentucky. He has successfully represented people at all levels of the criminal justice process: in pre-charge investigations; at trial; on appeal; and, in post-conviction proceedings. He is the only lawyer in Kentucky to have freed a man from Kentucky’s death row by proving that the prosecutor withheld evidence that would have been helpful to the defense. He is the former directing attorney of the Kentucky Innocence Project, and in that role he proved that his client served eleven years for a crime he did not commit. For his work he has been recognized by his peers as one of Louisville’s Top Lawyers in Louisville Magazine. Mr. Shouse’s office is in Louisville, and he regularly represents people in Jefferson County, but he also regularly defends clients in state and federal courts throughout Kentucky. He is known throughout Kentucky for his aggressive defense of his clients.
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1.0 TECH CLE Credits approved by KBA for 2020/2021 reporting year.