Video: The Debate Over State Question 794, or ‘Marsy’s Law’, on Victims’ Rights

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Watch a vigorous debate over State Question 794, which would amend the Oklahoma Constitution to extend and reinforce the rights of crime victims. The Oklahoma Watch-Out forum, featuring District Attorney Brian Hermanson and Appellate Defense Attorney Katrina Conrad-Legler, was conducted by Oklahoma Watch in partnership with the League of Women Voters of Oklahoma.

About the Panelists

Brian Hermanson, who is district attorney for Kay and Noble counties, has been practicing law in Ponca City for 31 years, concentrating on criminal law, trial practice, evidence, criminal procedure, family law, personal injury and other areas.

Raised in Wisconsin, he completed his undergraduate degree at Carroll College before attending law school at the University of Oklahoma, earning his J.D. He has been appointed by the State of Oklahoma to represent defendants in highly publicized cases, including State v. Terry Lynn Nichols (the Oklahoma City bombing case) and State v. McBrain.

Conrad-Legler is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma College of Law. She had been an appellate defense attorney with the Oklahoma Indigent Defense System, which is the state public defender agency, since 1996. She became president of the Oklahoma Criminal Defense Lawyers Association in July 2018, and will serve a two-year term.