Friday, November 27, 2009

Representing Hamdan - Free CLE

The Trial of Salim Ahmed Hamdan:
Constitutional Challenge to Executive Power and the
First War Crimes Trial of a Guantanamo Detainee

Monday, December 7, 2009
Benaroya Hall, 2nd & Union Streets, Downtown Seattle
Nordstrom Recital Hall
4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Perkins Coie lawyers Harry Schneider, Joe McMillan and Charles Sipos will provide a behind-the-scenes account of their experience as part of the defense team of lawyers appointed to defend Salim Ahmed Hamdan, widely known as Osama bin Laden's personal driver. The presentation will include a review of the federal court litigation filed in Seattle that eventually led to the United States Supreme Court 2006 landmark Hamdan v. Rumsfeld decision on the limits of presidential power. Messrs. Schneider, McMillan and Sipos will also provide an in-depth analysis of the 2008 trial at Guantanamo Bay in which Mr. Hamdan became the first defendant accused by the United States of committing war crimes in the war on terror and tried before a Military Commission.

To Attend
This is a complimentary seminar offered by Perkins Coie; however, pre-registration is required.
You may register here for this program.
Public parking is available at several parking lots near Benaroya Hall. Parking will not be validated.

This program has been granted CLE credits in Washington and California. If you are admitted to practice in another state, we will provide information to allow you to apply for credit in your state of admittance.

Please contact our Registrar, Linda Gordon, at LGordon [at] or 206.359.8420 if you have questions.

1 comment:

rewinn said...

I've seen these lawyers speak previously on this subject, and was very impressed both by the knowledge they had to impart and the skill with which they imparted it.

This will be 90 minutes of your time very well spent!