Criminal Justice

Capital & Non-Capital Training

For The Prosecution


*NEW DATES (Rescheduled from August 2021)!*

Plano, Texas, USA

Past Event

TX MCLE Credit will be available

TCOLE credit will be available pending approval.

Due to COVID concerns, attendance at our in-person programs may be capped. Register early!

The Center for American and International Law
5201 Democracy Drive
Plano, Texas 75024

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Staff Assistant: +1.972.244.3415
Registrar: +1.972.244.3404

Fax: +1.972.244.3401


PRE-REGISTRATION is required. No walk-in or same day registration is available at this time.

Due to COVID concerns, attendance at our in-person programs may be capped to allow for physical distancing. CAIL will require program participants to follow certain procedures that comply with the latest CDC guidance, as well as CAIL-mandated safety protocols in an effort to continue ensuring the safety of participants and staff, as it relates to COVID. See current procedures (Updated August 2021): CAIL’s Criminal Justice Programs COVID Protocols. Check back before the program for updates to these procedures.

Course directors Lee Hon (Polk Co. Criminal District Attorney), Kevin Petroff (Galveston Co. District Attorney’s Office), Sunshine Stanek (Lubbock Co. District Attorney’s Office), and Bill Wirskye (Collin Co. District Attorney’s Office) return for this annual training on capital and non-capital trial prosecution, emerging trends in capital trial prosecution, mental health issues, and updates in legislature that affect criminal prosecution.

Who Should Attend?

With the exception of invited faculty, attendance is limited to prosecuting attorneys and their personnel. Interested, but cannot attend in-person? Click here to let us know.

Need funds to attend this program? Limited Travel Scholarships are available to reimburse travel expenses. Email CAIL Staff for an application (requests are reviewed first come, first served).

Agenda and Faculty (as of 11/12/2021)

CE Credit

TX MCLE Credit

The State Bar of Texas has approved this program for a total of 17.5 hours, of which 2.0 credit hours will apply to ethics/professional responsibility credit.

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.

TCOLE Credit

Law enforcement personnel attending this course are eligible for 20 hours of Texas Commission on Law Enforcement (TCOLE) credit.

Other Information

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