Criminal Justice

Capital & Non-Capital Training

For The Prosecution


Plano, Texas, USA

Registration Open! Pre-registration is required.

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: 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).

Schedule and Faculty

Tentative times for the program’s start/recess:

Wednesday, August 18, 2021
8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. Registrant Sign-in, followed by Lectures
5:00 p.m. Recess

Thursday, August 19, 2021
8:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m. Lectures
5:00 p.m. Recess

Friday, August 20, 2021
8:00 a.m.– 3:00 p.m. Lectures
3:00 p.m. Adjourn

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

Privacy Policy

We do not sell or rent information to any outside parties. By providing your information, you will receive postal and electronic communications from The Center for American and International Law (CAIL) in accordance with CAIL's Privacy Policy. If we co-sponsor a program with another organization, information may be shared between the parties. All such co-sponsors will be identified on the event details and registration page. At any point, you can opt-out or unsubscribe by selecting either link at the bottom of each email or call us at 972.244.3400.