President Alan Tavassoli conducted a lunch presentation at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law on September 29, 2017. Approximately 50 students attended the event.
Mr. Tavassoli’s presentation provided an overview of the legal framework governing capital trials in Arizona from the initiation of the case to the jury’s deliberations in the guilt, aggravation, and mitigation phases of a capital trial.
Mr. Tavassoli, who is also a capital defense attorney, explained the ethical requirements a defense team must meet in order to provide competent legal services to defendant’s facing the death penalty.
Death Penalty Alternatives for Arizona is working to schedule a discussion every month during the lunch hour at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law as part of its educational efforts to raise awareness about the death penalty in Arizona.