This program will highlight topical issues related to actual innocence, focusing on causes of and solutions to wrongful convictions. It will focus on best practices for defense lawyers, prosecutors and law enforcement officials, discussing forensic evidence and other issues. This course should be relevant to prosecutors and their staff, defense lawyers and their staff, law enforcement officers and judges.
This program is funded by a grant from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
Who Should Attend?
Judges, Prosecutors and their staff, Criminal Defense Attorneys and their staff, Law Enforcement Officers, and law students. Thanks to the grant, the seminar is offered tuition-free to most registrants.
Schedule and Faculty
As of 2/6/2020
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Check-In & Registration
Welcome & Introductions
2019 Case Law Update
Supporting Crime Victims in Exoneration Cases
The Steven Chaney Case: A Session with Steven Mark Chaney
The Steven Chaney Case: the Defense Perspective
The Steven Chaney Case: The CIU Perspective
The Steven Chaney Case: The Role of Junk Science
The Steven Chaney Case: Q & A Panel Discussion
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Best Practices in Law Enforcement Investigations
Protection and Evaluation of Eyewitness Evidence: Best Practices
Protection and Evaluation of Eyewitness Evidence: Science Update with Q&A
The 3rd Circuit Task Force Report on Eyewitness Identifications
A Conversation with Judges from the 3rd Circuit (via Skype)
The State Bar of Texas has approved this program for a total of 12.25 hours, including 1 hour of ethics. Course ID Number: 174077621.
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.
Law enforcement personnel attending this course are eligible for 14 hours of Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) credit.
Written cancellation must be received 5 business days prior to a program to receive a refund (Email: email@example.com). 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: Registrants must attend the program to receive the course materials, unless tuition was paid.
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