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2019 Black Public Defender Association (BPDA) Conference.
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La Mer Kyle-Griffiths

Still She Rises, Inc.
Director of Training and Complex Litigation
Tulsa OK
La Mer Kyle-Griffiths is the Director of Training and Complex Litigation at Still She Rises, Tulsa. La Mer has been a lifelong public defender amplifying the voice of the poor in Kentucky, Massachusetts, and Washington. In Seattle, she was responsible for designing, organizing, and facilitating in-house training for all staff in the Department of Public Defense as well as allocating funds for outside training opportunities. While in Boston she was with the Youth Advocacy Division who actively practices holistic juvenile representation based on the Positive Youth Development model. She has litigated at all levels of criminal practice including death penalty trials, post-disposition and appeals work for children as well as arguing two appeals cases to the Kentucky Supreme court. She has taught investigators, attorneys, mitigation specialists and law students for several years in the areas of sentencing, trial skills, juvenile practice, mitigation and DNA, among other topics. She has been an adjunct professor at the Seattle University College of Law, part of the coaching team for the Boston College Mock trial team and currently teaches at the National Criminal Defense College, Gideon’s Promise, and Harvard Law School’s Trial Advocacy Workshop. A graduate of the University of Dayton School of Law she has been a lifelong advocate and is looking forward to her continuing adventure with Tom, her Chucks-wearing, crusading, public defender, husband and three girls who all learned to crow “Acquittal” early!