Criminal Justice

Cross Examination & Impeachment

A Program For The Defense

August 13, 2020

Live Webinar

Past Event

MCLE Credit will be available

Webinar begins: 1:00 pm
Duration: 2.0 hours

Registrar: +1.972.244.3404
Fax: +1.972.244.3401


COVID-19 Update, as of 7/6/2020:  The Center for American & International Law has suspended live, in-person attendance for this program. This year’s virtual program will offer selections intended for the live program. 

Webinar begins: 1:00 pm
Duration: 2.0 hours

You must pre-register to access the webinar. Details for connecting to the webcast will be sent to all registrants by August 12.

Keynote Speaker

The Hon. Terry MacCarthy, Jr.
Circuit Court, Cook County
Chicago, Illinois

Ethics Speaker

Erica Grigg, J.D.
Texas Lawyers' Assistance Program
Austin, Texas

Topics & Presenters

This non-capital program was designed to be helpful both to defense lawyers experienced in cross examination techniques and those who are not, and instruct in the method of cross examination and impeachment created by Terence F. MacCarthy -- one of the country's leading authorities on cross-examination. 

We’re privileged to be joined this year by The Hon. Terry MacCarthy, Jr. (co-author of MacCarthy on Impeachment: How to Find and Use these Weapons of Mass Destruction) and Erica Grigg (Staff Attorney, Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program).  Sincere thanks is also given to program course directors Richard Wardroup (TCDLA) and Philip Wischkaemper (Lubbock Private Defender Office).

The program will include opportunities for Q&A with the faculty.  View the Agenda

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).

CLE Credit

The State Bar of Texas has approved this program for a total of 2 hours, no ethics.

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: 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, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected status in educational activities, scholarship programs or admissions.

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