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Criminal Law Trial School
 
Date: Wednesday, April 30, 2014 9:00 AM to 4:40 PM
Venue: Vadnais Room / Vadnais Heights Commons  Vadnais Heights, MN United States   Get Directions
$120.00

 

Deadline to Register:  April 28, 2014
 

Whether you are a prosecutor or defense counsel, new lawyer or old pro, private practitioner or public defender, trial advocacy in the criminal world is often the most exciting – and stressful – part of our practice. That makes sharpening your trial advocacy skills a must for any successful criminal lawyer.

This day-long trial school will cover the basics of successful courtroom advocacy from both sides of the aisle through interactive sessions and audience involvement. You will learn skills and strategies from some of the best in the business that you can implement into your practice immediately.

If you practice criminal law in Minnesota, you cannot afford to miss this session.

Topics to be covered include voir dire, opening, direct examination, cross examination, forensics, jury instructions, closing arguments, using technology at trial, a judge’s perspective, and an “ask the expert” session where you can ask your questions and get answers from a panel of experts.

The Criminal Law Section will hold it's annual elections during the lunch break.  All members of the section are eligible to vote.  A slate of candidates will be available at the meeting.  Additional nominations will be taken from the floor.

Location:
Vadnais Heights Commons
655 E County Road F
Vadnais Heights, MN 55127

CLE Credits:
6.25 Standard CLE Credits approved | Code: 190377

Cost:
Criminal Law and/or New Lawyer Members:  $60
Public and/or Legal Services Attorneys: $60 (use code TRIAL at checkout to receive discount)
Law Students:  $50
All Other Attendees:  $120


Schedule:

8:30–9:00                    REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST

9:00–9:10                    INTRODUCTION

·         Ryan Garry, Law Offices of Ryan Garry

·         Dan Adkins, Adkins Law Group

9:10–10:00                  VOIR DIRE

·         Ryan Pacyga, Ryan Pacyga Criminal Defense

·         John Ristad, Ramsey County Attorney’s Office

10:00–10:45                OPENING

·         Joseph Tamburino, Caplan & Tamburino Law Firm

·         Paul Young, Anoka County Attorney’s Office

10:45–11:00                BREAK

11:00–11:45                DIRECT EXAMINATION

·         TBD

11:45–12:15                CROSS EXAMINATION (TREVINO MURDER TRIAL CROSS OF BCA & DNA EXPERT)   

·         John Conard, Law Offices of John C. Conard

12:15–12:45                LUNCH

12:45–1:15                  INTRO TO FORENSICS

·         Pam King, Minnesota Public Defender’s Office

1:15–1:55                    A JUDGE’S PERSPECTIVE: THE GOOD, THE BAD, AND THE UGLY OF TRIAL LAWYERING

·         Judge Toddrick Barnette, Fourth Judicial District

·         Chief Judge Peter A. Cahill, Fourth Judicial District

1:55–2:05                    BREAK

2:05–2:40                    CLOSING ARGUMENTS

·         Diane Dodd, Dodd Law Offices

·         Andrew Dunne, United States Attorney’s Office

2:40–3:15                    USING TRIAL DIRECTOR/POWERPOINT IN TRIAL

·         Manny Atwal, Federal Defender’s Office

3:15–3:45                    TECHNOLOGY IN THE COURTROOM

·         John J. Carney, Carney Forensics

3:45–4:30                    ASK AN EXPERT

·         Hilary Caligiuri, Hennepin County Attorney Office

·         Deborah Ellis, Ellis Law Office

·         Tom Shiah, Law Offices of Thomas H. Shiah, Ltd.

·         Peter Wold, Wold Morrison Law

4:30–4:40                    CONCLUSION


Remote Participation:
Remote participation is not available for this event.


Deadline to Register:  April 28, 2014

To register by mail with a check, please use the registration form located here.

Want more information about MSBA Criminal Law Section?  Visit our website for news on upcoming CLEs, events and activities! 

Need to cancel?  Please see our
cancellation policy .

Questions? Contact:
Nicole Battles  | 612-278-6336 |
nbattles@mnbar.org

 
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