Capital Trial Voir Dire

A Program For The Defense

- in Plano, Texas, USA

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

Online registration is closed. Please bring your completed registration form to the door.

Past Event

Credits:MCLE Credit will be available

Overview

This program will help participants master one of the most important skills for capital lawyers – death penalty voir dire. Participants will work with the faculty to learn and practice these skills in break-out sessions.

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

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For more details, download the online brochure.

Who Should Attend?

With the exception of invited faculty, attendance is limited to defense attorneys and those who directly assist them in Criminal Defense Litigation.

New this year: You may not register for this program if you are or work for a full or part-time: prosecutor, special prosecutor, judge, magistrate, municipal judge with magistrate duties, or law enforcement officer (unfortunately, no exceptions).

Schedule and Faculty

Tuesday, March 21

8:00 am


Check-in & Registration

9:00 am


Welcome

9:15 am


The Constitutional Method of Voir Dire: An Overview of The Method

  • Matthew Rubenstein, Federal Death Penalty Resource Counsel Project, Portland, Oregon

10:00 am


Break

10:10 am


Stripping: Why? How? Where It Fits in The Big Picture

  • John Niland, Covington, Kentucky

10:55 am


Break

11:00 am


Small Group Breakout: Stripping

11:45 am


Break for Lunch (Provided)

12:15 pm


Lunch Presentation: Social Media & Ethics

  • John Browning, Passman & Jones, Dallas, Texas

1:15 pm


Break

1:25 pm


Practical Tips For Jury Selection

  • Rachael Nuskind, Regional Public Defender for Capital Cases, Terrell, Texas

2:10 pm


Identifying and Rating

  • Christopher J. Baumann, Colorado State Public Defender, Denver, Colorado

2:55 pm


Break

3:00 pm


Small Group Breakout: Identifying & Rating

4:00 pm


Recess & Reception

Wednesday, March 22

9:00 am


Constitutional Law For Voir Dire

  • Kathryn Kase, Texas Defender Service, Houston, Texas

10:00 am


Break

10:15 am


Individual Strategies: Preparing & Planning Individual Voir Dire

  • Keri Mallon, Regional Public Defender for Capital Cases, Terrell, Texas
  • Maxwell Peck, Regional Public Defender for Capital Cases, Amarillo, Texas

11:00 am


Insulating & Isolating v. Isolating & Teaching Respect

  • Ray Keith, Chief Public Defender, Regional Public Defender for Capital Cases, Lubbock, Texas

11:45 am


Break for Lunch (Provided)

12:15 pm


Lunch Presentation: Ethics

  • Camille Knight, Burleson, Pate & Gibson, Dallas, Texas

1:15 pm


Break

1:20 pm


Small Group Breakout: Isolating & Teaching Respect

2:20 pm


Break

2:35 pm


Small Group Breakout: Insulating & Isolating

3:20 pm


Break

3:30 pm


Shopping Mitigation in Voir Dire

  • John Niland, Covington, Kentucky

4:15 pm


Recess

Thursday, March 23

9:00 am


Challenges for Cause & Making & Meeting Objections

  • Maxwell Peck, Regional Public Defender for Capital Cases, Amarillo, Texas

10:00 am


Break

10:10 am


Team Approach to Colorado Method

  • Keri Mallon, Regional Public Defender for Capital Cases, Terrell, Texas

11:10 am


Break

11:15 am


Demonstration/Putting It All Together

  • Ray Keith, Chief Public Defender, Regional Public Defender for Capital Cases, Lubbock, Texas

12:15 pm


Adjourn

OVERNIGHT ACCOMMODATIONS

Hyatt Place Plano welcomes our guests attending Capital Trial Voir Dire; A Program for the Defense, at The Center for American and International Law. We have set aside a block of rooms with a group rate of $97 plus applicable fees/taxes for 3/20/2017 - 3/23/2017.

Please make your reservations by 3/5/2017 . As long as the reservation is made by this date, and the group block has availability, you will receive the group rate. Any reservations not received on or before this cut-off date are subject to hotel availability at the best available prevailing rate.

Booking Instructions

Book online

Type in Arrival/Departure Dates
Enter Group/Corporate #: G-CL72
or
Call 888-HYATT-HP (888.492.8847) or 972.378.3997

Dates available: 3/20/2017-3/23/2017
Mention the group name: CAILAW / Capital Trial Voir Dire

  • A valid credit card is required to make reservations
  • Tax Exemption Certificates and Credit Card Authorization Forms may be faxed to the hotel directly at 972.608.4427 prior to your arrival.

CLE Credit

The State Bar of Texas has approved this program for a total of 14.75 hours, including 2 hours of ethics. Course ID Number: 901376055.

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

Cancellation Policy

Written cancellation must be received 5 business days prior to a program to receive a refund (Email: lgaspar@cailaw.org). 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
E-Mail: cail@cailaw.org