Start Date: 3/26/2024 2:30 PM EDT
End Date: 3/26/2024 3:30 PM EDT
Venue Name: Via Zoom
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Pregnancy Related Prosecutions
Presented by KACDL Board Director Tricia Lister, a scholar recipient of NACDL's Demystifying Medical & Digital Evidence in Abortion Cases Seminar will spend the majority of the hour discussing how Kentucky defenders can effectively represent clients charged with pregnancy related crimes. Tricia will also welcome special guest Wendy Bach who is a Professor at the University of Tennessee College of Law and teaches criminal law, criminal procedure, and poverty law. Guest Bach is the lead investigator for a study documenting the criminalization of pregnancy in the three years after the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health, she will be briefly speaking to us about her study and how we might collaborate to document pregnancy related prosecutions.
For a preview of the study’s definition of pregnancy-related prosecutions and the tool you can use to provide publicly available information for the study, take a look at trackingpregnancyprosecutions.org.
1.0 Total CLE Hrs Pending KY
Tricia Lister has been a criminal defense and appeals attorney in Jefferson County since 2016. In 2022, she ran for Court of Appeals Judge in a county-wide election. She received just over 41% of the vote, and found the experience incredibly educational. Having served as President of the Jefferson County Women Lawyers Association in 2023, Tricia is currently a Board member of the WLA, the LBA, the KACDL, the Commonwealth Theatre Center, and the Political Women's Council. Before starting law school, Tricia worked as a library assistant in San Francisco, as a pre-school teacher, as a barista, as a doula, and as a stay-at-home mom. She has three children and started law school the day her youngest child turned three-years-old. (Now that youngest child is in law school!) Tricia and her three children are graduates of public schools in Louisville, and she served on the Site Based Decision Making Council, an elected position, for her children’s school for many years. Tricia is passionate about fighting for equity – particularly in regards to women and people of color. Tricia participated in the protests surrounding the death of Breonna Taylor, and provided free legal representation to some of the arrested protestors. Tricia loves spending time with her family, hiking, camping, running, soaking up sunshine, and playing with her two dogs.
Professor Wendy A. Bach
University of Tennessee College of Law
Professor Wendy A. Bach is a nationally recognized expert in both clinical legal education and poverty law. She has been with UT Law since fall 2010. From 2005 to 2010, she taught at the City University of New York School of Law. Before entering the academy, she was director of the Homelessness Outreach and Prevention Project at the Urban Justice Center in New York City and a staff attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Brooklyn. Professor Bach has dedicated her career to representing children and families in poor communities in a variety of legal settings. Her scholarship focuses on the interaction between systems of support and care and systems of punishment in poor communities. She has been published in the William and Mary, Wisconsin, Brooklyn, and Michigan Law reviews, The Florida Tax Review and The Yale Journal of Law and Feminism. Her first book, Prosecuting Poverty, Criminalizing Care studied the prosecution of 120 women in Tennessee for the crime of “fetal assault” and was published by Cambridge University Press (2022).
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1.0 Total CLE Credits pending by the KBA for 2023/2024 reporting year.