Capital & Non-Capital Training

For The Prosecution

- in Plano, Texas, USA

The Center for American and International Law
5201 Democracy Drive
Plano, Texas 75024

Online registration is closed. Please bring your completed registration form to the door.

Past Event

Credits:MCLE Credit will be available

Overview

Join program co-chairs Lee Hon, Chuck Mallin, Kevin Petroff, and Roe Wilson for this three-day program. This program will include training on topics pertaining to capital and non-capital trial prosecution, some of which will include emerging trends in capital trial prosecution, mental health issues, and a CCA update.

This course is funded by a grant from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

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Who Should Attend?

With the exception of invited faculty, attendance is limited to Texas prosecuting attorneys and their personnel.

Agenda and Faculty

Wednesday, August 24

8:00 am


Check-in & Registration

8:30 am


Welcome

8:45 am


Lecture & Demonstration: Voir Dire in Capital Cases

  • Lance Long, Harris Co. District Attorney’s Office, Houston, Texas

10:45 am


Break

11:00 am


Significant Cases Update

  • Charles M. Mallin, Tarrant Co. District Attorney’s Office, Fort Worth, Texas

12:00 pm


Lunch (Provided)

1:00 pm


Disclosure/Michael Morton Act

  • Inger Chandler, Harris Co. District Attorney’s Office, Houston, Texas

2:00 pm


Break

2:05 pm


Opening Statements

  • Kevin Petroff, Galveston Co. District Attorney’s Office, Galveston, Texas

3:05 pm


Break

3:10 pm


Search Warrants

  • L. E. “Ted” Wilson, III, Attorney At Law, Houston, Texas

4:10 pm


Break

4:15 pm


Preparing for a Capital Case

  • Sunshine Stanek, Lubbock Co. District Attorney’s Office, Lubbock, Texas

5:15 pm


Recess & Reception

Thursday, August 25

9:00 am


Intellectual Disability

  • Roe Wilson, Harris Co. District Attorney’s Office, Houston, Texas

10:00 am


Break

10:10 am


Capital Punishment

  • Lisa Tanner, Texas Office of the Attorney General, Austin, Texas

11:10 am


Break

11:15 am


DNA Update

  • (Speaker To Be Confirmed)

12:15 pm


Lunch (Provided)

1:15 pm


Forensic Commission Issues

  • Jack Roady, Galveston Co. Criminal District Attorney, Galveston, Texas

2:15 pm


Break

2:20 pm


Child Deaths

  • Sunni Mitchell, Harris Co. District Attorney’s Office, Houston, Texas

3:20 pm


Break

3:25 pm


Ethics

  • William Lee Hon, Polk Co. Criminal District Attorney’s Office, Livingston, Texas

4:25 pm


Break

4:30 pm


Crossing Expert Witnesses

  • Bill Wirskye, Collin Co. Criminal District Attorney’s Office, McKinney, Texas

5:30 pm


Recess

Friday, August 26

9:00 am


Death Cases in Small Counties

  • William Lee Hon, Polk Co. Criminal District Attorney’s Office, Livingston, Texas

9:45 am


Break

9:55 am


Visual Aids

  • Matt Powell, Lubbock Co. District Attorney’s Office, Lubbock, Texas
  • Todd Smith, Lubbock Co. District Attorney’s Office, Lubbock, Texas

10:55 am


Break

11:00 am


Brain Scans

  • J. Randall Price, Ph.D., ABPP, FACPN, Price, Proctor & Associates, LLP, Dallas, Texas

12:00 pm


Lunch (Provided)

1:00 pm


Trial Prosecutors & Capital Writs

  • Roe Wilson, Harris Co. District Attorney’s Office, Houston, Texas

2:00 pm


Break

2:05 pm


Conviction Integrity Units

  • Patricia Cummings, Dallas Co. District Attorney’s Office, Dallas, Texas

3:05 pm


Break

3:15 pm


Ethics

  • Scott Durfee, Harris Co. District Attorney’s Office, Houston, Texas

4:15 pm


Adjourn

CLE Credit

MCLE Credit

The State Bar of Texas has approved this program for a total of 19.75 hours, including 2 hour of ethics. Course ID Number: 901355788.

In addition to Texas, after the program (if requested) CAIL will directly apply for course accreditation in the following states, as long as course materials and evaluations are not required: California, New Mexico, and Oklahoma. Attorneys may be eligible to receive CLE credit through attorney self-submission in other states, as long as course materials and evaluations are not required to be submitted.

TCOLE Credit

TCOLE Credit will be available.

Overnight Accommodations

Hyatt Place Plano welcomes our guests attending Capital and Non-Capital; Training for the Prosecution, at The Center for American and International Law. We have set aside a block of rooms with a group rate of $94 plus applicable fees/taxes for 8/23/2016-8/26/2016.

Please make your reservations by 8/8/2016 . As long as the reservation is made by this date, and the group block has availability, you will receive the group rate. Any reservations not received on or before this cut-off date are subject to hotel availability at the best available prevailing rate.

Booking Instructions

Book online

Type in Arrival/Departure Dates
Enter Group/Corporate #: G-AL13
or
Call 888-HYATT-HP (888.492.8847) or 972.378.3997

Dates available: 8/23/2016-8/26/2016.
Mention the group name: CAILAW / Capital and Non-Capital; Training for the Prosecution

  • A valid credit card is required to make reservations
  • Tax Exemption Certificates and Credit Card Authorization Forms may be faxed to the hotel directly at 972.608.4427 prior to your arrival.

Other Information

Cancellation Policy

Written cancellation must be received 5 business days prior to a program to receive a refund (Email: lgaspar@cailaw.org). After this date, no refunds, but substitution of attendees for this program will be permitted with prior approval. Registrants not entitled to a refund will receive the course materials. Waiver recipients must attend the program to receive the materials.

Nondiscriminatory Policy

The Center for American and International Law does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status in educational activities, scholarship programs or admissions.

Registrar: +1.972.244.3404
Fax: +1.972.244.3401
E-Mail: cail@cailaw.org