Criminal Defense Trial Skills & Trial Law Program
A Program For The Defense
August 1, 2022 - August 3, 2022 (New Dates)
Plano, Texas, USA
Registration is required to attend. Details, including the agenda, presenters and approved CLE credit, will be posted here once confirmed.
REGISTER EARLY! Attendance is limited to 60 Texas Criminal Defense attorneys.
Early bird pricing is available this year for qualifying registrants thanks to our grant (register before July 1).
This course will feature lectures, demonstrations, and small group workshops – a faculty of experienced Texas trial attorneys, and attendees will have the opportunity to practice voir dire, conduct direct & cross, and give opening and closing statements. Attendees of all experience levels will find something concrete to take to their next trial.
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.
Who Should Attend?
With the exception of invited faculty, attendance is limited to 60 Texas criminal defense attorneys. Courtroom attire is requested each day.
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 a licensed Texas criminal defense attorney who regularly represents indigent defendants in criminal matters in Texas State courts.
Topics and Presenters
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