Hot Topics in Capital Cases 2018

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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

-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.


Susan E. Affronti Esq. US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Prof. Jules M. Epstein Temple University Beasley School of Law
Keisha N. Hudson Esq. Montgomery County Public Defender's Office
Professor Robin Maher George Washington University Law School
Suzanne S. Smith Esq. Marshall & Smith, PC
William R. Toal III, Esq. Delaware County District Attorney's Office
Raymond J. Tonkin Esq. Pike County District Attorney's Office
Faculty may vary by location.
PBI reserves the right to substitute speakers at all programs.