Criminal Writs & Habeas Training
Houston, Texas, USA
Registration is required to attend. Details, including the agenda, presenters and approved CLE credit, will be posted here once confirmed.
This new two-day program seeks to bring together lawyers from both the defense and the prosecution to discuss and improve their understanding of criminals writs. The program will focus on practical applications and provide hands-on tips for practitioners on both sides of the bar. It will also be useful to trial lawyers looking to learn more about writs and habeas petitions. Lecture discussions will range from "what is a writ" to habeas petitions for specific case types, and provide tips for attendees on how to engage productively with the “other side”.
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 programs: 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 defense attorneys and their personnel, prosecuting attorneys and their personnel, and Texas Judges.
Need travel funds to attend this program? Limited Travel Scholarships are available. Email CAIL Staff for an application (requests are reviewed first come, first served). Qualifying registrants for this program must be:
- Licensed Texas criminal defense attorneys who regularly represent indigent defendants (State courts)
- Paralegals, investigators or mitigation experts of attorneys meeting the above description.
- Texas prosecuting attorneys or their personnel
- Texas Judges
Topics and Presenters
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