Learn about important developments and topics in capital case litigation:
Evidence Essentials Every Capital Case Lawyer Needs to Know
- the latest court decisions in this area
-Crawford and Bruton issues
-Hearsay and mitigation issues
Capital Case Conundrums
Identify and analyze certain dilemmas, from practical, legal and ethical perspectives:
-Problem clients: how to deal with the client who balks at mitigation investigation, or who refuses to accept advice toward a plea or a defense involving a lesser charge
-Dealing with the judge: what vexes judges and a discussion of how to be responsive to the judge while still protecting the client, the case and the record
-Jury issues: from voir dire to penalty closing, what do jurors expect; how are they best selected; Batson and issues of a diverse jury
-Challenges with opposing counsel: if you are a prosecutor, what do you do with defense counsel who is ill-prepared? if you are defense counsel, what do you do with a prosecutor who won't talk about a resolution short of a death sentence?
Recorded live in October 2018.