Recorded Program

March 2017 Actual Innocence Program

Recorded Program in

If you missed our live programs, Establishing Innocence or Guilt - Wrongful Convictions (March 1-3, 2017), you still have a chance to "attend". Some speaker presentations were recorded and will be made available to view online for a limited time!

Registration closes Thursday, May 25, 2017.

Registration Open

Credits:MCLE Credit will be available

Overview

Missed our live March 2017 program Establishing Innocence or Guilt: Causes of & Solutions to Wrongful Convictions?  Some speaker presentations were recorded and will be made available to view online for a limited time!  Registration closes Thursday, May 25, 2017.  

An email will be sent to registrants on June 1, 2017 with a link and password to access the recordings. Access to these recordings will only be available from June 1-25, 2017.

This program focused on the causes of wrongful convictions and explored questions like: Why do wrongful convictions occur? What can be done to make the justice system work better? 

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For more details, download the online brochure.

Tuition

This program was funded by a grant from the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals. Thanks to the grant, the video recordings are offered tuition-free to most registrants on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tuition-free registration is available for the following constituents:

  • Texas State judge
  • Texas State judge’s staff
  • Texas State prosecutor
  • Texas State prosecutor’s staff
  • Texas criminal defense lawyer who regularly represents indigent defendants in criminal matters in Texas State Courts
  • Paralegal, investigator and/or mitigation expert of a Texas criminal defense lawyer who regularly represents indigent defendants in criminal matters in Texas State Courts
  • Sworn Texas Law Enforcement Officer
  • Texas Law Student

Tuition* is required for all other registrants, at the cost of:

  • $150 for the March 1-3, 2017 Wrongful Convictions Program Recordings

*Tuition will be used to cover future ex­penses of CAIL’s Innocence grant programs or to provide for items the grant cannot suf­ficiently cover.

Topics and Faculty

March 1-3, 2017 Recording: Annual Program

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  • Cognitive Bias (via Skype)
    • Dr. Daniel Murrie, University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, Virginia
  • DNA Basics
    • Lynn Robitaille Garcia, Texas Forensic Science Commission, Austin, Texas
  • PCAST: Implications for the Prosecution & Defense
    • Dawn Boswell, Tarrant Co. District Attorney’s Office, Fort Worth, Texas
    • Lynn Robitaille Garcia, Texas Forensic Science Commission, Austin, Texas
    • Nicolas Hughes, Harris Co. Public Defender’s Office, Houston, Texas
    • Brady W. Mills, Texas DPS Crime Laboratory Service, Austin, Texas
  • The San Antonio 4 (Discussion)
    • Dawn Boswell, Tarrant Co. District Attorney’s Office, Fort Worth, Texas
    • Michael Ware, The Innocence Project of Texas, Fort Worth, Texas
    • Anna Vasquez, Member, The San Antonio 4
  • A Post-Brady World
    • Bill Wirskye, Collin Co. District Attorney's Office, McKinney, Texas
  • Eyewitness Investigations – A Refresher (via Video)
    • Jules Epstein, Temple University Beasley School of Law, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Asking the Right Questions about Forensic Science – A Primer for Prosecution & Defense
    • Lynn Robitaille Garcia, Texas Forensic Science Office, Austin, Texas
    • Cynthia Garza, Dallas Co. District Attorney’s Office, Dallas, Texas
    • Brady W. Mills, Texas DPS Crime Laboratory Service, Austin, Texas
    • Bob Wicoff, Harris Co. Public Defender's Office, Houston, Texas
  • Implicit Bias
    • Dr. Richard Anthony Baker, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
  • Root Cause Analysis, followed by a Case Study
    • John Hollway, The Quattrone Center for the Fair Administration of Justice, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Ethics Panel
    • Bruce Anton, Sorrels, Udashen & Anton, Dallas, Texas
    • Dawn Boswell, Tarrant Co. District Attorney’s Office, Fort Worth, Texas
    • Cynthia Garza, Dallas Co. District Attorney’s Office, Dallas, Texas
    • Gary Udashen, Sorrels, Udashen & Anton, Dallas, Texas
    • Michael Ware, The Innocence Project of Texas, Fort Worth, Texas

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