Criminal Defense Trial Skills & Trial Law Program

A Program For The Defense

- in Plano, Texas, USA

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

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Credits: MCLE Credit will be available

Registration Overview / Instructions

This program is funded by a grant from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Attendance is limited to 60 Texas criminal defense attorneys (– registrants who have attended this program in the past may be placed on a wait list).  Courtroom attire is required each day. This program is suggested for lawyers with five or more years of experience.

Registration is required to attend this program, and it provides for lunch and the materials. Materials will be provided electronically and attendees will receive access details at the seminar (you will need a laptop, or another electronic device that is Wi-Fi enabled, and equipped with a PDF reader to access the materials during the seminar).

Please note: Registrants will receive a mock case two weeks before the program, and will be expected during the program to use it to conduct voir dire, give an opening, direct and cross examine a witness, and give a closing. Mock Case: This year’s course will feature a new mock case scenario dealing with a murder presenting DNA and/or self-defense issues.

Request A Tuition Waiver: If you qualify for the $100.00 Tuition rate but are unable to pay, please email to explain and request a waiver. Include the program name in the subject line. Tuition waivers are not available for the other rate amounts.

*Tuition will be used to cover future expenses of CAIL’s Criminal Law grant programs or to provide for items the grant cannot sufficiently cover.

Confirmations will be sent to all registrants. If due, payment must accompany registration.

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*Tuition will be used to cover future expenses for CAIL's Criminal Law grant programs or to provide for items that the grant cannot sufficiently cover. Voluntary payments will go directly to CAIL’s private fund account.

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.

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The Center for American and International Law does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status in educational activities, scholarship programs or admissions.

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