Evidence Boot Camp

A Program For The Defense

- in Plano, Texas, USA

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

Registration Open

Credits:MCLE Credit will be available


This program is focused on capital trial issues, but should be valuable to all defense lawyers. The course is directed by Jerry Howeth, an Austin attorney, who is recognized as an expert in Texas evidentiary law. Participants will learn not only how to apply the rules of evidence in very practical situations, but will be exposed to Jerry's unique method of understanding the Texas Rules of Evidence. The program will consist of lectures and break-out sessions where attendees will apply the rules of evidence.

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

Download the Brochure (pdf)

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

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

Thursday, May 11

9:00 am Check-in & Registration – 4:45 pm Recess followed by a Reception

Friday, May 12

9:00 am Lecture – 4:00 pm Adjourn

Lunch will be provided each day.

Overnight Accommodations

Hyatt Place Plano welcomes our guests attending Evidence Boot Camp; 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 5/10/2017 - 5/12/2017.

Please make your reservations by 4/25/2017. 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-CL81
Call 888-HYATT-HP (888.492.8847) or 972.378.3997

Dates available: 5/10/2017-5/12/2017
Mention the group name: CAILAW / Evidence Boot Camp

  • 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: 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