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From Opening Statements to Closing Arguments: Effective Advocacy in Federal Criminal Trials
Member Price    $125
Non-Member Attorney Price    $150
Member Price    $99
Non-Member Attorney Price    $124
Single Affirmation
Member Price    $50
Non-Member Attorney Price    $75
Package of 5 Affirmations    $200
Package of 10 Affirmations    $360
Package of 25 Affirmations    $600
Package of 50 Affirmations    $750
Package of 75 Affirmations    $1000
Package of 100 Affirmations    $1200
For affirmation quantities greater than 100, please contact
the CLE Institute for customized pricing options.

Course ID: DV070709

Credits: NY 3 MCLE Credits; NJ 3.1*
3 MCLE Credits (NY): 1 Ethics; 2 PP; Non-transitional (3.1*)

Mark B. Rosen, (Chair) John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Marc Agnifilo, Brafman & Associates, P.C.
Hon. Frederick Block, EDNY; James Glasser, Wiggin & Dana
Robert Heineman, Clerk of Court, EDNY
Nelson Tebbe, Brooklyn Law School

Learn from a panel of experts how to effectively advocate on behalf of your clients in the federal criminal court systems.

Some of the areas covered include:

  • Lessons from the Chief Clerk: bail, findings under seal; jury pool; grand jury selection process; common mistakes

  • Preliminary Matters: investigation of facts; co-defendants and joint defense agreements; informal/formal discovery; trial subpoenas; BOP; Brady; Giglio; access to prosecution witnesses; bars to prosecution; defenses; limits on defense

  • Pretrial Issues: motions (joinder/severence); venue; presiding judicial officer

  • Jury Trial: waiver, jury selection process; jury challenges

  • Trial: attorney notes of cooperator; mock trials; focus groups; jury instructions; jury charges; summations and closing arguments

  • Trial Ethics: zealous advocacy and ethical limitations; ethical issues peculiar to bench trials; attorney-client privilege; communications with witnesses; disclosing the whereabouts of the bail jumping client; impeaching a truthful witness by cross-examination; dealing with the client who intends to commit perjury; revealing attorney-client conversations when accused of wrongdoing

Original Tape Date: July 7, 2009

All Programs include: (1) Affirmation and (1) DVD/CD packet.

To receive CLE credit for program on DVD/CD: DVD/CDs are embedded with CLE codes that you must copy onto a supplied affirmation sheet. Return the signed and dated affirmation to the NYCLA CLE Institute to be issued a CLE certificate. We recommend that you watch/listen to DVD/CDs as soon as possible. We can only issue CLE credit if the law is still current. The date of your signed affirmation will determine the date of your CLE certificate.

Course Materials: DVDs have a PDF file of the course materials on the DVD itself. CD orders will come with a separate CD with a PDF file of the course materials. Written materials provided only upon request.

*In addition to being accredited in the State of New York, this program has been approved by the Board of Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 3.1 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 1 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism, and 2 qualify as hours of credit toward certification in civil trial law, criminal trial law, workers compensation law and/or matrimonial law.

Please indicate in the "Customer Comments/Instructions" section of the online order form for which state(s) you want credit.


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