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Thedford Garber Law's

Third Annual

Criminal Defense + Civil Rights CLE Conference

 

 

Cartagena, Colombia

March 23-24, 2023

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Encanto Colombia

Conference Info

10 Hours of CLE Credit

Incl. Diversity + Ethics*

Registration Fee: $395.00

*10 hrs Illinois CLE credit expected. We will assist any attendee with CLE credit in their jurisdictions, most of which will allow reciprocal credit.

Hotel 

The conference will be hosted by Hotel Charleston Santa Teresa

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Nestled in the heart of a UNESCO World Heritage site, 2 blocks from the sea, this unique luxury 5 star hotel in Colombia’s Caribbean coast is renowned as Cartagena’s best boutique hotel and one of the top 5 star luxury hotels in Colombia.

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Discount Code: CATHEDFORD23

Discount Rates

Rooms are first come, first serve + space is limited - reserve now to guarantee a spot!

Reserve by Email: res@charlestonsantateresa.com


Rooms feature 55' Smart TV, Coffee Machine, Laptop Safe, Rain Shower, Luxury bath amenities, bathrobe, and slippers

 

 

 

 

 

Legendary Rooftop Pool

 

 

 

 

"See the full beauty of Cartagena in the sweeping views from rooftop pool of the Hotel Charleston Santa Teresa." - Forbes

Acclaimed La Terraza Restaurant 

 

 

"With a menu designed exclusively for Cartagena , the renowned Colombian chef Harry Sasson ... fuses the culinary tradition of Cartagena with international gastronomy ."

- Food and Travel

Schedule

Th March 23

 Free breakfast for Hotel guests

8am-12:45pm Conference

lunch provided 

5-7pm Welcome Party

Fri March 24

 Free breakfast for Hotel guests

8am-12:45pm Conference

lunch provided 

2pm Walking Tour of Black History/Resistance in Cartagena

 

Registration Fee includes:

  • Appetizers + drinks at party (plus-ones welcome)

  • 2 Day conference admission + coffee/tea/juice/snacks at conference 

  • Lunch provided at hotel restaurant both days 

Presenters

The Fight for Reproductive Rights Post Dobbs

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Lisa Wayne

 

Criminal Defense Attorney; Executive Director NACDL and the NACDL Foundation for Criminal Justice; Harvard Law Trial Practice Institute faculty 

Denver, CO

High Impact Impeachments in Sex Offense Cases

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Larry Pozner

 

Criminal Defense Attorney; National Cross Examination Expert

Denver, CO

Group Activies

More info to come...

Tour of Palenque de San Basilio

 

An hour outside of Cartagena, the first ‘free town’ in the Americas

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Statue of Benkos Biohó the man who founded Palenque in 1599. The statue’s right arm is outstretched eastward towards Africa while the left breaks free from the shackles of Slavery

Lessons From the Frontline of Environmental + Human Rights Activism in the Colombian Amazon

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Dr. Angela Maldonado

 

Founder of grassroots NGO Entropika, Indigenous land rights, animal rights, and environmental activist 

Leticia, Colombia

Post-Conviction Forensics - How Bad Was it? Strategies for Winning Post-Conviction Cases from a Forensic Perspective and Lessons for Trial Attorneys the First Time Around 

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Dr. Karl Reich

 

National Forensic Expert

 

Chief Scientific Officer Independent Forensics

Lombard, IL

Insights From Abroad: Killing the Inquisitor — Democratizing Justice in Latin America through Jury Trials 

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Martín Sabelli 

Criminal Defense Attorney Sabelli Law; Past President NACDL; Expert on Comparative Criminal Justice Issues world-wide

Denver, CO

Additional Presentations
TBA...

Flights

Under $500 from Chicago 

Under $400 from Miami

Passport       

Visa       

Passport must be valid for a minimum of 6 months after your travel dates.

Travel Requirements

Travel info

Covid Information

Proof of complete vaccination for entry or a negative COVID test (48 hours in advance of travel for an antigen test or 72 hours in advance of travel for a PCR test). PCR and antigen tests are readily available for U.S. citizens in Colombia

Explore Cartagena 

Artistic Barrio of Getsemaní
Artistic Barrio of Getsemaní

Street art, plazas, shops, eats, galleries, parks

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Ábaco Libros y Café
Ábaco Libros y Café

Bookstore with Colombian coffee & treats

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Museo de Arte Moderno
Museo de Arte Moderno

Modern art gallery with 400+ works of art

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Celele Restaurant
Celele Restaurant

World's 50 Best Restaurants 2021

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Bomba Beach Club
Bomba Beach Club

Beachfront beverages, loungers + more

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Museo del Oro Zenú
Museo del Oro Zenú

Exquisitely detailed gold of the Zenú

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Plaza de la Trinidad Nightlife
Plaza de la Trinidad Nightlife

Music, dancing, food trucks, performers

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Las Bóvedas (The Vaults)
Las Bóvedas (The Vaults)

Market space selling handmade goods

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Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver "Slave of Slaves"
Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver "Slave of Slaves"

400 year old church, anticolonial history

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La Popa
La Popa

17th century convent with views of city

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Casa de Gabríel Garcia Márquez
Casa de Gabríel Garcia Márquez

Once belonging to the Magical Realism Author

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Portal de los Dulces
Portal de los Dulces

Candy vendors selling handmade teats

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Fall in love with the Magic of Cartagena, Colombia 

Explore the walled city - craft coffee, craft cocktails, rich food, colorful art, live music + dancing

Swim in the ocean, explore the beaches, islands, national parks, and natural wonders


Learn from a city of resistance, strength, and heart

The conference is designed to leave the afternoons and weekend free for you to enjoy Cartagena and the surrounding areas

More About Cartagena

Excursions

Volcan de Lodo
Volcan de Lodo

Mud volcano turned spa - 55Min Drive

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La Boquilla Fishing Village
La Boquilla Fishing Village

Sustainable mangroves & beaches - 20Min Drive

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Rosario Islands
Rosario Islands

Renowned beaches, a must see! - 1.5HR Boat Ride

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Colombia's Magical Tayrona National Park
Colombia's Magical Tayrona National Park

Pristine beaches protected forest - 4HR Drive

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Ciudad Peridida
Ciudad Peridida

Overgrown ancient ruins - 5HR Drive to the start

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Pink Sea of Colombia (Galerazamba)
Pink Sea of Colombia (Galerazamba)

Bright pink color is best viewed in Feb/Mar - 1HR Drive

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Past Conferences

2019 - Honolulu, Hawai'i

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2022 - San Juan, Puerto Rico

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Past Conference Photos

Questions ?

Sara Garber

Cell: 773-288-9304

Email: sara@thedfordgarberlaw.com

Tony Thedford 

Cell: 773-315-1033

Email: tony@thedfordgarberlaw.com