Criminal Justice

The Howeth Method: Evidence Boot Camp

A Program For The Defense

Live Webinar

Past Event

MCLE Credit will be available

Please contact IB Stanley-Ikhilioju for any questions.

Webinar begins: 1:30 pm (Central)
Duration: 120 minutes

Registrar: +1.972.244.3404
Fax: +1.972.244.3401


COVID-19 Update, as of 6/15/2020:  

The Center for American & International Law has suspended live, in-person attendance for this program.

This year’s program will offer limited selections on the topic, virtually via Webcast, on the currently scheduled dates, enabling registered attendees to receive timely information and meet some of their MCLE requirements. We will notify all current registrants via email with options for transferring their registration to the webcast and/or requesting refunds. 

Webinar begins: 1:30 pm (Central)
Duration: 120 minutes

You must pre-register to access the webcast. Details for connecting to the webcast will be sent to after you register. If you have not received these details, email (use subject “Evidence Boot Camp for the Defense”).

The course teaches the "Howeth Method" of understanding evidence. The late Jerry Howeth was an Austin attorney and longtime faculty of this program, who was recognized as an expert in Texas evidentiary law. Participants will learn how to apply the rules of evidence in very practical situations and will be exposed to Jerry's unique method of understanding the Texas Rules of Evidence.

Topics & Presenters

  • An Introduction: The Howeth Method & Its Use in Relevant Cases
    Richard Wardroup, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Lubbock, TX
  • Excluding The Government’s Proposed Evidence (Rules 403 & 404 & Exceptions to an Informer’s Privilege (Rule 508)
    Philip Wischkaemper, Lubbock Private Defenders Office, Lubbock, TX

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. 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

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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. Waiver recipients must attend the program to receive the materials.

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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