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RECENT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Sixth Annual Sentencing Advocacy Conference

Washington, D.C.: ABA Criminal Justice Section, Moderator

American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law

American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Panelist

Annual Federal Sentencing Guidelines Seminar

Orlando, FL: Annual Federal Sentencing Guidelines Seminar, Panelist

Fourth Annual Sentencing and Reentry Institute

Washington, D.C.: ABA Criminal Justice Section, Panelist

Fifth Annual Sentencing Advocacy Conference

Washington, D.C.: ABA Criminal Justice Section, Panelist

14th Annual Dispute Resolution Spring Conference

14th Annual Dispute Resolution Spring Conference, Panelist

TO HAVE TESS SPEAK TO YOUR ORGANIZATION ABOUT SENTENCING MITIGATION

Publications

Inside Baseball: Interview with Former Federal Probation Officer

The author interviewed Tess Lopez, a former U.S. probation officer for the Northern District of California in San Francisco. For 13 years,she specialized in presentence investigations. In 2005, she took her expertise in the area of sentencing to the private sector and is now a mitigation

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Make the Sentencing Process Work for You

In December 2006, a young East Indian immigrant was arrested, along with several other young men, and charged in the Western District of Texas with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. An investigation revealed that the illegal activity

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Use of Video in Federal Sentencing

In fall 2009, a client was facing sentencing in a small town after a lengthy trial. Not only was he facing sentencing in a case that had attracted national attention, he also faced an unsympathetic local community as well

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Trends and Practice Tips for Representing Child Pornography Offenders at Sentencing

Among all types of federal offenses, child pornography inherently elicits the most visceral reaction. As the Internet and other technologies have allowed greater access to videos and photographs of child pornography, detection and prosecution has increased, with states and the

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