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

Online registration is closed. Walk-in registrations will be accepted. Please bring your completed registration form to the door.

Past Event

Credits:MCLE Credit will be available

Overview

This program is focused on capital trial issues, but should be valuable to all defense lawyers. The course teaches the “Howeth Method” of understanding ethics. Jerry Howeth is 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.

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Who Should Attend?

New this year (updated 5/1/2017): With the exception of judges and invited faculty, attendance is limited to defense attorneys and those who directly assist them in Criminal Defense Litigation. You may not register or attend this program if you are a full-time law enforcement officer, full or part-time state or federal prosecutor, or a full or part-time criminal defense attorney who is currently acting as a prosecutor or special prosecutor in a capital case.

Schedule and Faculty (as of May 8, 2017)

Thursday, May 11

8:00 am


Check-in & Registration

8:45 am


Welcome & Introductions

9:00 am


Introduction To Four Objectives Of A Defense Lawyer In A Criminal Case – From An Evidentiary Point Of View: Excluding, Discrediting, Admitting & Protecting, & The Methodology Therefore

  • Richard L. Wardroup, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Lubbock, Texas

9:15 am


Excluding The Government’s Proposed Evidence Under Rules 401 & 402

  • Richard L. Wardroup, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Lubbock, Texas

10:00 am


Break

10:15 am


Demonstration: Excluding Evidence

10:30 am


Breakouts: Excluding The Government’s Proposed Evidence Under Rules 401 & 402 & Preserving The Record

11:45 am


Lunch (Provided)

12:15 pm


Excluding The Government’s Proposed Evidence Under Rule 404(b), Emphasis On The “Rebut-A-Defensive Theory” Exception To Rule 404(b)

  • Robbie McClung, McClung & Franklin, McKinney, Texas
  • Kathryn M. Kase, Texas Defender Service, Houston, Texas

1:00 pm


Discovering & Excluding Testimony From Government Informants

  • Richard L. Wardroup, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Lubbock, Texas

1:30 pm


Excluding The Government’s Expert Testimony

  • Philip Wischkaemper, Lubbock Private Defender Office, Lubbock, Texas

2:00 pm


Break

2:15 pm


Discrediting Court Evidence Admitted By The Government, Generally, Under Rule 613(b) & The Confrontation Clause Of The United States Constitution

  • Kathryn M. Kase, Texas Defender Service, Houston, Texas

3:15 pm


Prior Consistent Statements, Rule 613(c)

  • Phillip J. Boggs, Phillip Boggs, P.C., Lubbock, Texas

3:45 pm


Breakouts: Discrediting Court Evidence Under Rule 613(b) & The Confrontation Clause Of The United States Constitution

5:00 pm


Recess & Reception

Friday, May 12

8:45 am


Admitting: Gaining Admission of Evidence, Documentary & Computer Generated

  • Robbie McClung, McClung & Franklin, McKinney, Texas
  • Larry Dowling, Attorney At Law, Austin, Texas

9:15 am


Demonstration: Gaining Admission of Evidence

9:30 am


Breakouts: Admitting Evidence, Documentary & Computer Generated

10:15 am


Break

10:30 am


Ethics Presentation

  • John G. Browning, Passman & Jones, Dallas, Texas

11:30 am


Admission Of Hearsay Statements

  • Phillip J. Boggs, Phillip Boggs, P.C., Lubbock, Texas

12:00 pm


Lunch Presentation: Admitting: Lay Witness Observations & Opinions, and Expert Opinions (Includes A 30 Minute Lunch Break)

  • Philip Wischkaemper, Lubbock Private Defender Office, Lubbock, Texas

1:30 pm


Breakouts: Lay Witness Observations & Opinions, and Expert Opinions

2:15 pm


Admission Of Out-Of-Court Statements & Out-Of-Court Statements Which Are Not Hearsay Statements

  • Kathryn M. Kase, Texas Defender Service, Houston, Texas

2:45 pm


Break

3:00 pm


Breakouts: Gaining Admission Of Out-Of-Court Statements

3:45 pm


Protecting: On Protecting Defense Witnesses From Illicit Cross-Examination By The Prosecution

  • Larry Dowling, Attorney At Law, Austin, Texas

4:15 pm


Breakouts: Protecting

5:00 pm


Adjourn

CLE Credit

The State Bar of Texas has approved this program for a total of 14.25 hours, including 1 hour of ethics. Course ID Number: 928003368.

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.

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
or
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.

 

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