Thedford Garber Law Criminal Defense & Plaintiff's Civil Rights CLE Conference

April 11, 2019

Thedford Garber Law 

Criminal Defense + Plaintiff's Civil Rights CLE Conference

April 11-14, 2019

Honolulu, Hawaii

  Exceptional presentations + rest, relaxation, and fun

Registration Fee: $295

10 Hrs CLE Credit, Incl. 3 Hrs of Ethics* 

Questions? Contact Sara Garber: 773-288-9304;


April 11-14, 2019


10 Hours of CLE Credit

Incl. 3 hours of Ethics*

Registration Fee: 


Registration Fee includes: attendance at the CLE Conference as well as coffee, tea, juice, and breakfast on Friday and Saturday before presentations. Also, appetizers and 2 free drinks at the welcome Luau, which will take place Thursday evening the Alohilani poolside lounge


Thurs April 11 - 5-7pm Welcome Luau 

Fri April 12 - 8:00am-1:00pm Lectures

Sat April 13 - 8:00am-1:00pm Lectures


The conference hotel is the Alohilani Resort located steps from Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, which is on the beautiful Island of Oahu.

Reserve your hotel room with a discounted rate using this link:

Discounted Hotel Reservation Link

The hotel has ocean view rooms and a salt water infinity pool with food and drinks by day and poolside bar w/ live music + fire pits nightly

The hotel has ocean view rooms and a salt water infinity pool with food and drinks by day and poolside bar w/ live music + fire pits nightly

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Its our first annual CLE! We are excited to curate excellent and informative presentations at a reasonable cost in the areas of criminal defense and plaintiff's civil rights litigation (police misconduct, prisoners rights) and important areas of overlap.

Our Prensenters:

From Serious Felony Charges to Misdemeanors or Dismissal: Mitigation as a Tool to Win Criminal Cases


Sara Garber

Thedford Garber Law

Criminal Defense and Civil Rights Attorney 

Adjunct Professor, Depaul Law 

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Susan Ritacca

Ritacca Law Office

Criminal Defense Attorney 

Adjunct Professor, Northwestern

From NATO to Standing Rock: Representing Political Activists in Criminal + Civil Rights Cases 


Melinda Power 

West Town Law 

Criminal Defense and Civil Rights Attorney 

Explore Hawaii

Whale Research

Tropical Island View

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The conference is designed to leave afternoons free for you to enjoy Hawaii - the hotel can help you organize any excursions to go snorkeling, whale watching, or exploring nearby volcanos, falls, and other natural attractions

The hotel houses two critically acclaimed restaurants including Morimoto Asia by Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto

You will also find a two story oceanarium in the lobby with daily fish feedings as well as a fitness center and spa – w/ tennis courts, batting cages, indoor/outdoor workout equipment + yoga studio. And more... 

A credit card is required to reserve the room but you are not charged until arrival. Rooms are first come, first served and can be cancelled or changed up to a week before arrival with no fee - so book now to secure your room!

Questions ?

If you have any questions, concerns, or ideas please reach out to us: 


Sara Garber

Thedford Garber Law 

Cell: 773-288-9304



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Discounted Hotel Reservation Link

Telling Your Story Through Cross Examination in Criminal Cases


Tony Thedford 

Thedford Garber Law

Criminal Defense Attorney

Adjunct Professor of Trial Advocacy Valparasio Law

Preparing Your Police Misconduct, Civil Rights Case For Trial From Day 1:  Success Starts at Intake


Amanda Yarusso

 Civil Rights Attorney 

Adjunct Professor of Civil Rights Depaul Law 

Bringing it Home: Winning Your Criminal Case in Closing Argument


Anthony R. Burch

Burch and Associates

Criminal Defense Attorney 


Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions


Gina L. Reynolds

Hernandez & Reynolds

Immigration Attorney 


Competing Interests? - Legal and Ethical Issues when Criminal and Civil Rights Cases intersect



April Preyar

Shiller Preyar 

Criminal Defense Attorney 

Brendan Shiller

Shiller Preyar 

Criminal Defense + Civil Rigths Attorney 

* Illinois CLE credit for 10 hours, including 3 hours of ethics pending. We will assist any attendee with CLE credit in their jurisdictions, most of which will allow reciprocal credit for courses approved in Illinois - We provide forms/info for CLE in all other jurisdictions. 

Considering Collateral Consequences: Advising Beyond the Sentence  

If you want to stay at the hotel but it is booked at the time you try to reserve, email me - I have set aside some extra rooms and they may be 

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Courtney Kelledes

Growing Home Inc.

Records/Collateral Consequences Attorney