Start Date: 10/5/2022 3:00 AM EDT
End Date: 10/5/2022 4:00 PM EDT
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Compassionate Release Under the First Step Act
1.0 Total CLE Hrs Pending Approval/Approved
Presented by Alex Stewart of Nash Marshall
This presentation will explore avenues to relief provided to federal inmates by the “compassionate release” provisions of the First Step Act. This will include a brief history of the law applicable to compassionate release, how the First Step Act’s provisions have been interpreted and applied in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, and a general overview of how to seek compassionate release on behalf of a client with an eye toward what works and what doesn’t.
Alex Stewart is an alumnus of Western Kentucky University, located in his hometown of Bowling Green, Kentucky. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree studying Philosophy and History, and he graduated magna cum laude from the WKU Honors Program in 2013. He earned similar distinction at the University of Kentucky College of Law, from which he graduated magna cum laude in 2018. While in law school, Alex won awards in trial advocacy and appellate oral advocacy competitions and was a member of the Trial Advocacy Board. During the 2017-2018 school year, Alex obtained a student practice license and worked at the University of Kentucky Legal Clinic providing pro bono legal services to indigent members of the community. For his work at the Clinic, Alex received a CALI award, an award given to the top-performing student in each course. During his time at the University of Kentucky College of Law, he was awarded four additional CALI awards for classes including Constitutional Law I and II. Alex finished in the top of his class and was admitted to the Order of the Coif upon graduation.
Alex focuses his practice on criminal defense and has an ever-expanding federal appellate practice. He has experience in all manner of felony and misdemeanor cases in state court and has helped Nash Marshall serve a wide variety of federal criminal clients as well. He is proud to represent select indigent clients as a member of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals’ Criminal Justice Act appellate panel.
He has experience in the areas of State Criminal Defense, Federal Criminal Defense, Appellate Practice, Expungements, and Subpoenas, Internal Investigations & Special Matters.
Alex is admitted to practice before all Kentucky courts, including the Kentucky Supreme Court. He is also admitted to practice in United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky, plus the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.
Alex serves Nash Marshall, PLLC as an associate attorney.
Reach Alex at email@example.com.
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1.0 Total CLE Credits pending approval/approved by the KBA for 2021/2022 reporting year.