This half-day program will review important current topics related to actual innocence and wrongful convictions, highlighting some of the issues addressed in our longer programs.
This course is funded by a grant from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
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Who Should Attend?
Judges and their staff, Prosecutors and their staff; Criminal Defense Attorneys and their staff; and Law Enforcement Officers. Thanks to the grant this program is FREE for most attendees.
Schedule and Faculty
Registration & Check-In
The Importance Of Actual Innocence Training: An Overview Of Causes Of Wrongful Convictions – What We Need To Watch For & Guard Against
- Inger Chandler, Inger H. Chandler, PLLC, Conroe, Texas
Brady & The Michael Morton Act
- Patricia Cummings, Attorney At Law, Round Rock, Texas
- Bill Wirskye, First Assistant, Collin Co. District Attorney’s Office, McKinney, Texas
Legal Issues in Texas Innocence Cases
- Gary Udashen, Sorrels, Udashen & Anton, Dallas, Texas
The State Bar of Texas has approved this program for a total of 3.5 hours, no ethics. Course ID Number: 928007560.
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.
Assuming successful completion of this program, CAIL can report 4 hours of training credit to Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.
Written cancellation must be received 5 business days prior to a program to receive a refund (Email: firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.