Cross Examination & Impeachment

A Program For The Defense

- in Plano, Texas, USA

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

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Credits:MCLE Credit will be available

Overview

This non-capital program will be helpful both to defense lawyers experienced in cross examination techniques and those who are not. The program is based on a method created by Terence F. MacCarthy -- one of the country's leading authorities on cross-examination.  For years, Terry served as the keynote speaker for this program.

A faculty of experienced Texas defense attorneys will provide the instruction, and lead discussions on the "MacCarthy Method" of effective cross examination and impeachment. Attendees will be able test skills learned in guided trial practice sessions. This program will also include 2 hours of ethics.

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 defense attorneys and those who directly assist them in Criminal Defense Litigation. Please read before registering: You may not register for this program if you are, or are working for, affiliated, clerking or interning with: a full-time law enforcement officer, a full or part-time state or federal prosecutor, or a full or part-time criminal defense attorney who is currently acting as a prosecutor or special prosecutor in a capital case (unfortunately, no exceptions).

Schedule and Faculty

Agenda as of 1/28/2019

Monday, March 4

8:00 am


Check-In & Registration

8:45 am


Welcome & Introductions

9:00 am


Introduction to the MacCarthy Method: The "Look Good" Cross

  • Rick Wardroup, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Lubbock, Texas

10:30 am


Break

10:45 am


Introduction to the MacCarthy Method: Impeachment

  • Rick Wardroup, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Lubbock, Texas

12:00 pm


Lunch (Provided)

12:45 pm


Brainstorming the Case: Discussion of Hypothetical 1

  • Robbie McClung, McClung & Franklin, McKinney, Texas

1:15 pm


Lecture: Storytelling for Your Cross

  • Speaker To Be Confirmed

2:00 pm


Break

2:05 pm


Small Group Practice
(Time Includes a 10-Minute Break)

3:30 pm


Ethics: What Attorneys Need To Know About The Grievance Process

  • Kristin Brady, Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel, State Bar of Texas, Dallas, Texas
  • Rachel Craig, Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel, State Bar of Texas, Dallas, Texas

4:30 pm


Reception

5:30 pm


Recess

Tuesday, March 5

8:30 am


Lecture: Cross Examination Of A Snitch

  • Mitch Nolte, Gibbs Nolte Robison Rose PLLC, McKinney, Texas

9:30 am


Brainstorming the Case: Discussion of Hypothetical 2

  • Robbie McClung, McClung & Franklin, McKinney, Texas

10:00 am


Break

10:15 am


Small Group Practice

11:15 am


Small Group Practice

12:00 pm


Lunch (Provided)

12:45 pm


Small Group Practice

2:15 pm


Break

2:30 pm


Small Group Practice

3:15 pm


Ethics: What is Justice?

  • Speaker To Be Confirmed

4:15 pm


Putting It All Together For Your Practice

4:30 pm


Recess

CLE Credit

The State Bar of Texas has approved this program for a total of 13 hours, including 2 hours of ethics. Course ID Number: 174034508.

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. Note: Free registrants must attend the program to receive materials at no cost.

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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