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.
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
Tentative Agenda as of 2/4/20
Check-In & Registration
Welcome & Program Outline
Jury Selection from a Judge’s Perspective
- The Hon. Brandon Birmingham, 292nd District Court, Dallas, Texas
DWI Jury Selection
- Frank Sellers, Westfall Sellers, Fort Worth, Texas
Ethics: Attorney Wellness & Related Ethical Considerations
- Terry Bentley Hill, Law Office of Terry Bentley Hill, Dallas, Texas
Voir Dire in Assault Offenses Involving the Family & Others
- John Hunter Smith, Wynne & Smith Law, LLP, Sherman, Texas
Voir Dire in a Sexual Assault Case
- Jeff Kearney, Kearney | Wynn, Fort Worth, Texas
10 Tips for a Meaningful & Effective Voir Dire in a Criminal Case
- Jennifer Lapinski, Cathy E. Bennett & Associates, Inc., Lewisville, Texas
The State Bar of Texas has approved this program for a total of 6.0 hours, including 1 hour of ethics. Course ID Number: 174078781.
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.
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