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

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Credits:MCLE Credit will be available

Overview

This capital program will help participants master one of the most important skills for a capital trial – death penalty voir dire. Participants will get to practice these skills in break-out sessions. This course is co-chaired by Ray Keith (Chief Public Defender, RPDO) & Keri Mallon (Deputy Public Defender, RPDO), and will include faculty from and outside of Texas.

Defense mitigation experts and investigators are encouraged to attend.

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

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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. Please read before registering: You may not register for this program if you are, or are working for, affiliated, clerking or interning with: a full-time law enforcement officer, a 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 (unfortunately, no exceptions).

Schedule and Faculty

Tentative Agenda as of 11/7/18

Tuesday, February 5

8:00 am


Check-In & Registration

9:00 am


Welcome & Introductions

9:15 am


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

10:00 am


Break

10:10 am


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

10:55 am


Break

11:00 am


Small Group Breakout: Stripping

11:45 am


Lunch (Provided)

12:15 pm


Lunch Presentation: Ethics

1:15 pm


Break

1:25 pm


Practical Tips For Jury Selection

2:10 pm


Identifying & Rating

2:55 pm


Break

3:00 pm


Small Group Breakout: Identifying & Rating

4:00 pm


Reception

5:00 pm


Recess

Wednesday, February 6

9:00 am


Constitutional Law For Voir Dire

10:00 am


Break

10:15 am


Individual Strategies: Preparing & Planning Individual Voir Dire

11:00 am


Insulating & Isolating v. Isolating & Teaching Respect

11:45 am


Lunch (Provided)

12:15 pm


Lunch Presentation: Ethics

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

4:30 pm


Recess

Thursday, February 7

9:00 am


Challenges For Cause & Making & Meeting Objections

10:00 am


Break

10:10 am


Team Approach To Colorado Method

11:10 am


Break

11:15 am


Demonstration: Putting It All Together

12:15 pm


Adjourn

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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