Actual Innocence

On the Road

in Austin, Texas, USA

Texas Center for Judiciary
Education Room 
1210 San Antonio, Suite 800
Austin, Texas 78701

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Past Event

Credits:MCLE & TCOLE Credit available


This half-day program will review important current topics related to actual innocence and wrongful convictions, highlighting some of the issues addressed in our longer programs.

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

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Who Should Attend?

Judges and their staff, Prosecutors and their staff; Criminal Defense Attorneys and their staff; and Law Enforcement Officers. Thanks to the grant this program is FREE for most attendees.

Schedule and Faculty

12:15 pm

Registration & Check-In

1:00 pm

The Importance Of Actual Innocence Training: An Overview Of Causes Of Wrongful Convictions – What We Need To Watch For & Guard Against

  • Inger Chandler, Inger H. Chandler, PLLC, Conroe, Texas

2:00 pm

Brady & The Michael Morton Act

  • Patricia Cummings, Attorney At Law, Round Rock, Texas
  • Bill Wirskye, First Assistant, Collin Co. District Attorney’s Office, McKinney, Texas

3:00 pm


3:15 pm

Legal Issues in Texas Innocence Cases

  • Gary Udashen, Sorrels, Udashen & Anton, Dallas, Texas

4:00 pm

Roundtable Discussion

4:45 pm


CLE Credit

The State Bar of Texas has approved this program for a total of 3.5 hours, no ethics. Course ID Number: 928007560.

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.

TCOLE Credit

Assuming successful completion of this program, CAIL can report 4 hours of training credit to Texas Commission on Law Enforcement.

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.

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 or any other protected status in educational activities, scholarship programs or admissions.

Registrar: +1.972.244.3404
Fax: +1.972.244.3401