Cross Examination & Impeachment

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


This program will be helpful both to defense lawyers experienced in cross examination techniques and those who are not. Keynote speaker Terence F. MacCarthy is one of the country's leading authorities on cross-examination and will focus lectures and discussions on effective cross examination skills and impeachment of a prosecution witness. This non-capital course features lectures, trial practice sessions and a two-hour ethics presentation, and is co-chaired by Rick Wardroup (TCDLA), Tony Odiorne (RPDO), & Robbie McClung (McClung & Franklin).

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

Event Highlights

Featured Speaker

Terence MacCarthy
Defender Emeritus, Federal Defender Program
Chicago, Illinois

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.

Schedule and Faculty

More information coming soon! Anticipated times for the program’s start/recess:

Monday, December 11, 2017

8:45 am Check-in & Registration – 5:00 pm Recess, followed by a Reception

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

8:30 am Lecture – 4:30 pm Adjourn

Lunch will be provided.

Overnight Accommodations

Hyatt Place Plano welcomes our guests attending Cross Examination & Impeachment, 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 $100 plus applicable fees/taxes for 12/10/2017-12/12/2017.

Please make your reservations by 11/26/2017 . 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


Type in Arrival/Departure Dates
Enter Group/Corporate #: G-CL91
Call 888-HYATT-HP (888.492.8847) or 972.378.3997

Dates available: 12/10/2017-12/12/2017
Mention the group name: CAILAW / Cross Examination

  • 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.

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. Note: Free registrants must attend the program to receive materials at no cost.

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