Criminal Justice

Capital & Non-Capital Training for the Prosecution


Plano, Texas, USA

Past Event

TX MCLE Credit will be available.

Conference attendees should prepare to be masked. Attendees may be requested to wear a mask at the conference except when presenting or actively eating or drinking.

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

Email CAIL Staff directly with questions.

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Staff Assistant: +1.972.244.3415
Registrar: +1.972.244.3404
Fax: +1.972.244.3401


Registration is required to attend. Details, including the agenda, presenters and approved CLE credit, will be posted here once confirmed. This program will be held in-person. A live streaming option is not available at this time.

REGISTER EARLY! Early bird pricing is available this year thanks to our grant (register before July 30 - extended).

COVID Warning and Protocols (Updated 1/31/2022): In an effort to ensure the safety of faculty, participants and staff, program participants will be required to follow certain procedures that comply with CAIL-mandated safety protocols for our building: CAIL’s Criminal Justice Programs COVID Protocols

Additionally, bear in mind that individuals are at different comfort levels with social interaction, even when fully vaccinated. Please respect the boundaries set by each individual, including closeness during conversations and physical contact, such as hand shaking, and be mindful of CDC recommendations on matters such as hand washing.

This course is funded by a grant from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.

Topics and Presenters

Returning Course directors Lee Hon (Polk Co. District Attorney), Kevin Petroff (Galveston Co. District Attorney’s Office), Sunshine Stanek (Lubbock Co. Criminal District Attorney), and Bill Wirskye (Collin Co. District Attorney’s Office) will be joined this year by Brian Baker (Brazos Co. District Attorney’s Office) and Sunni Mitchell (Fort Bend Co. District Attorney’s Office) to lead an experienced faculty of new and returning speakers for this annual program.

Attendees will be offered practical capital skills training, including topics on mental health and the laws affecting capital prosecution, plus discussions on relevant trends in non-capital prosecution, including officer use of force case, issues pertaining to grand juries, 2 hours of ethics – and much more.

View The Agenda & Faculty

Who Should Attend?

With the exception of invited faculty, attendance is limited to prosecuting attorneys and their personnel.

Need funds to attend this program? Limited Travel Scholarships are available to reimburse travel expenses. Email CAIL Staff to apply (requests are reviewed first come, first served). Applicants must be Texas State prosecuting attorneys and/or their (employed) personnel.

MCLE Credit

The State Bar of Texas has approved this program for a total of 17.75 hours, of which 3.0 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.

Other Information

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