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Lugar, Zoeller to discuss Mexico's criminal justice system

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Sen. Richard Lugar and Attorney General Greg Zoeller will be in Indianapolis Sunday to discuss Mexico’s conversion to a new criminal justice system as it struggles with organized crime cartels.

“Mexico in Transition” at Indiana University School of Law – Indianapolis will also feature a presentation by Notre Dame Law School professor Jimmy Gurulé, an expert on the country’s justice system, and a panel discussion with several state attorneys general from Mexico.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is the kickoff of the Rule of Law Symposium in which 40 prosecutors and 40 police investigators from Mexico will be trained on Indiana’s court system by judges, lawyers, and deputy attorneys general. They will be here learning how to modernize and reform their country’s criminal justice system, including trial-advocacy skills, preserving crime scenes, and questioning witnesses. The delegation will also visit Indiana courtrooms to witness the state’s judicial system in action.

The Mexican officials will be here through Oct. 1 and the training is funded by the Conference of Western Attorneys General and the U.S. Agency for International Development.

Registration is required to attend the event from 3 to 5:15 p.m. at the law school’s first-floor auditorium, 530 W. New York St. To register, e-mail oageducation@atg.in.gov with contact information.
 

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