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Tuesday, June 5 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
The Power of Video for Mitigation

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This session will explore the novel use of documentary-style video to support mitigation in criminal cases. Filmmaker and trained attorney Kristin Adair will discuss tools and best practices for creating a mitigation video for your clients, whether independently or in collaboration with a multimedia professional. Evidence has shown that short videos can be powerful tools to help tell the story of your clients before judges and decision-makers. Betsy Biben of the Public Defender Service for D.C. will describe how her office has used videos successfully. Learn more about this burgeoning trend and how you can start to incorporate video into your cases!


Kristin Adair

Independent Documentary Filmmaker and Multimedia Advocate
Kristin Adair is a Washington, DC-based documentary filmmaker and multimedia artist. She is deeply committed to collaborative storytelling that amplifies the voices of those affected by the criminal justice system. She brings her legal background into her work as a storyteller by... Read More →
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Betsy Biben

Forensic Social Worker, The Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
A Forensic and Clinical Social Worker, Betsy serves as the chief of the Office of Rehabilitation and Development (ORD) for Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS), where she has been employed since 1982. She has prepared sentencing reports and/or testimony before... Read More →

Tuesday June 5, 2018 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Freedom G Mezzanine Level

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