Actual Innocence

Establishing Innocence or Guilt - Practical Issues for Prosecutors

- in Houston, Texas, USA

Harris County Jury Assembly Room
1201 Congress Street
Houston, Texas 77002

Co-Sponsored by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office

Online registration is closed. You can still register by bringing a completed registration form to the registration desk.

Past Event

Credits:MCLE Credit will be available

Overview

Co-Sponsored by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office

Highlights

  • Recurrent themes in wrongful convictions
  • Brady Issues and the Michael Morton Act
  • The effects of cognitive bias

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

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For more details, download the online brochure.

Who Should Attend?

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

Agenda

Wednesday, October 7

1:15 pm


Registration

2:00 pm


Introduction to Actual Innocence & Wrongful Convictions

  • Inger Chandler, Chief of the Conviction Integrity Unit, Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Houston, Texas

3:45 pm


Break

4:00 pm


It Can Happen To You

  • Anthony Graves, Exoneree, Houston, Texas

5:00 pm


Recess

Thursday, October 8

2:00 pm


The Neuroscience of Memory: Cognitive & Implicit Bias

  • Craig E.L. Stark, Ph.D., Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, University of California Irvine, California

3:30 pm


Break

3:45 pm


Prosecutor Ethics: Brady & Michael Morton Act Discussion

  • Inger Chandler, Chief of the Conviction Integrity Unit, Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Houston, Texas

4:45 pm


Tying It All Together

  • Inger Chandler, Chief of the Conviction Integrity Unit, Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Houston, Texas

5:00 pm


Adjourn

CLE Credit

MCLE Credit

The State Bar of Texas has approved this program for a total of 5.5 hours, including 1 hour of ethics. Course ID Number: 901327301.

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.

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.

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