Hear effective interviewing skills from the judge, an experienced public defender, and district attorney so that you can do the best for your clients. This seminar will cover basic interview skills when representing a criminal defendant. You will receive an interview sheet, medical records release, and other checklists essential to interviewing clients for General Sessions court!
The Honorable Lynda Jones, Division IX, General Sessions Court, Davidson County
Sarah King, Attorney At Law
Katie Ladefoged, Assistant District Attorney
Judge Lynda Jones was elected to the bench on August 7, 2014. She received her BS in Communication with honors from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Her law degree is from the University Of Memphis School Of Law where she received the American Jurisprudence Award for Trial Advocacy.
Judge Jones practiced law in middle Tennessee for 22 years prior to becoming a judge. She currently is a member of the Nashville Bar Association, General Sessions Judges Conference, American Bar Association, and the National Association of Women Judges. She is a former Chair of the General Sessions Court Committee for Nashville Bar Association and Fellow of the Nashville Bar Foundation.
Lynda was named 2011 Nashville Alliance for the Mentally Ill Advocate of the Year and also recognized as a 2010 and 2013 Super Lawyer as well as 2009 Best of the Bar by the Nashville Business Journal. She was a nominee for the 2013 and 2014 Nashville Athena Award and is a graduate of Leadership Donelson Hermitage. Lynda is also a nominee for the 2015 Nashville Business Journal’s Women of Influence Award in the public policy arena.
Judge Jones has been heavily involved in the Nashville Community after serving on the boards of several organizations while also active in her church. Lynda is married and has one child. She serves as a Girl Scout troop leader and mentor to women in the community.
Sarah King has been representing criminal defendants in Tennessee for the past eleven years. She has worked for the 19th Judicial District Office of the Public Defender, the Metropolitan Nashville Office of the Public Defender, the Office of the Post-Conviction Defender and is now currently in private practice. She has represented defendants in every stage, including trial, appellate, post-conviction, and capital representation. She is passionate about issues of social justice and has been involved in State Task Forces, numerous community programs and was a 2014 Nashville Emerging Leader.
Assistant District Attorney General Katie Ladefoged works for the twentieth judicial district under General Glenn Funk. She is one of two supervisors for the General Sessions team of prosecutors. She is also the prosecutor in charge of Mental Health Court and Veteran’s Court.
Prior to her current position, Katie worked as an assistant public defender in Nashville for many years. Katie is licensed in three states, Massachusetts, California and Tennessee.
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