This program focuses on changes in the world of jury selection that affect Texas criminal defense lawyers. Jennifer Lapinski of Cathy E. Bennett & Associates, Inc. returns as course director for this program, and will be joined by faculty to discuss how to make jury selection as effective and efficient as possible. Presentations during this non-capital course will include case law updates, ethical issues, and jury selection from a Judge’s perspective.
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This course is funded by a grant from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
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.
Schedule and Faculty
As of 3/12/2019
Check-In & Registration
Welcome & Introductions
Voir Dire For A DWI Blood Test Case
Communicating With The 21st Century Jury
Voir Dire In A Murder Offense Case
Jury Selection From A Judge’s Perspective
Voir Dire In A Child Sexual Assault Case
10 Tips For a Meaningful & Effective Voir Dire In a Criminal Case
The State Bar of Texas has approved this program for a total of 7.0 hours, including 1 hour of ethics. Course ID Number: 174045813.
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 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.
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.
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