Hot Topics in Capital Cases 2018

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Philadelphia
The CLE Conference Center
Wanamaker Building, 10th Floor, Suite 1010, Philadelphia PA, 19107
STARTTue., Oct. 02, 2018
12:00 PM
ENDTue., Oct. 02, 2018
4:15 PM
CLE 3 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $179.00
New Attorney: $90.00
Mechanicsburg
PBI Conference Center
5080 Ritter Road, Rossmoyne Exit, Rt. 15, Mechanicsburg PA, 17055
STARTTue., Oct. 02, 2018
12:00 PM
ENDTue., Oct. 02, 2018
4:15 PM
CLE 3 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $179.00
New Attorney: $90.00
Pittsburgh
PBI Professional Development Center
Heinz 57 Center, 339 Sixth Avenue, 7th Fl., Pittsburgh PA, 15222
STARTTue., Oct. 02, 2018
12:00 PM
ENDTue., Oct. 02, 2018
4:15 PM
CLE 3 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $179.00
New Attorney: $90.00
Webcast
Online
STARTTue., Oct. 02, 2018
12:00 PM
ENDTue., Oct. 02, 2018
4:15 PM
CLE 3 sub/1 eth* PRICE Regular: $179.00
New Attorney: $90.00

* = Ethics information has been integrated throughout this program. To receive ethics credit, you must attend the entire course.

About

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
-Social Media
-Rule 404(b)
-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

-A view from the bench: a perspective from the bench of what a judge needs, and 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?

Inside the Forensic Science Lab - Insights from a medical examiner
-How a medical examiner works
-Tips for direct and cross-examination

Faculty

NameFirm/Company
Susan E. Affronti Esq. US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Jennifer K. Bretschneider Esq. Temple University Beasley School of Law
Professor Jules M. Epstein Temple University Beasley School of Law
Suzanne S. Smith Esq. Marshall & Smith, PC
Faculty may vary by location.
PBI reserves the right to substitute speakers at all programs.
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