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Criminal Appeals 2018: Jury Charges, Motions for New Trial, Morton and Brady Case Law Updates, and more (May 2018)

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Session 1: Jury Charges - Explore sua sponte instructions and appellate hot topics, and gain practical tips for crafting jury instructions.

Session 2: Prosecuting and Defending Motions for New Trial Review the various uses for a motion for new trial including the procedures for filing a motion after trial and on appeal with perspectives from both a prosecutor and a defense attorney.

Session 3: Morton Case Law Update - Analyze significant decisions handed down since the Michael Morton Act was enacted and discuss what they mean for the prosecution and defense.

Session 4: Brady” Case Law Update Explore the practical application of Brady v. Maryland, Article 39.14, and Disciplinary Rule 3.09(d), recent case law, and emerging issues under those ethical provisions.

Session 5: Procedures for Bail—Appeals and Writs of Habeas Corpus Listen to a discussion about the procedures for seeking an appellate or writ bond during post-conviction litigation, with insight from the defense and prosecutorial perspectives.
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Total Credit Hours:
3.50 | 0.50 ethics     Credit Info

TX MCLE credit expires: 5/31/2019

Includes: Video Audio Paper Slides

$155  

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1. Jury Charges (May 2018)

Angie Creasy, Sarah Beth Landau

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Video (mp4) 47 mins
Audio (mp3) 47 mins
Slides (pdf) 19 pgs

SESSION 1 — 47 mins, credit 0.75

Session 1:

Jury Charges (May 2018)

Explore sua sponte instructions and appellate hot topics, and gain practical tips for crafting jury instructions.

Originally presented at: May 2018 Conference on Criminal Appeals

Angie Creasy, Travis County District Attorney's Office - Austin, TX
Sarah Beth Landau, Harris County Public Defender's Office - Houston, TX

2. Prosecuting and Defending Motions for New Trial (May 2018)

Jay R. Brandon, Carmen Roe

0.75 0.00 0.00 0.75  

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Video (mp4) 43 mins
Audio (mp3) 43 mins
Paper (pdf) 20 pgs
Paper (pdf) 5 pgs
Slides (pdf) 4 pgs
Slides (pdf) 23 pgs

SESSION 2 — 43 mins, credit 0.75

Session 2:

Prosecuting and Defending Motions for New Trial (May 2018)

Review the various uses for a motion for new trial including the procedures for filing a motion after trial and on appeal with perspectives from both a prosecutor and a defense attorney. 

Originally presented at: May 2018 Conference on Criminal Appeals

Jay R. Brandon, Bexar County District Attorney's Office, Appeals Section - San Antonio, TX
Carmen Roe, Carmen Roe Law Firm, PLLC - Houston, TX

3. Morton Case Law Update (May 2018)

Patricia J. Cummings

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Video (mp4) 35 mins
Audio (mp3) 35 mins
Paper (pdf) 17 pgs
Slides (pdf) 8 pgs

SESSION 3 — 35 mins, credit 0.50

Session 3:

Morton Case Law Update (May 2018)

Analyze significant decisions handed down since the Michael Morton Act was enacted and discuss what they mean for the prosecution and defense.

Originally presented at: May 2018 Conference on Criminal Appeals

Patricia J. Cummings, Law Office of Patricia J. Cummings - Round Rock, TX

4. “Brady” Case Law Update (May 2018)

Inger H. Chandler, Lisa Dotin Stewart

1.00 0.50 0.00 1.00 | 0.50 ethics  

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Video (mp4) 55 mins
Audio (mp3) 55 mins
Paper (pdf) 24 pgs
Slides (pdf) 13 pgs

SESSION 4 — 55 mins, credit 1.00 | 0.50 ethics

Session 4:

Brady” Case Law Update (May 2018)

Explore the practical application of Brady v. Maryland, Article 39.14, and Disciplinary Rule 3.09(d), recent case law, and emerging issues under those ethical provisions.

Originally presented at: May 2018 Conference on Criminal Appeals

Inger H. Chandler, Criminal Defense Attorney - Conroe, TX
Lisa Dotin Stewart, Travis County District Attorney's Office - Austin, TX

5. Procedures for Bail—Appeals and Writs of Habeas Corpus  (May 2018)

Jennifer Rossmeier Brown

0.50 0.00 0.00 0.50  

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Video (mp4) 28 mins
Audio (mp3) 28 mins
Paper (pdf) 12 pgs
Slides (pdf) 19 pgs

SESSION 5 — 28 mins, credit 0.50

Session 5:

Procedures for Bail—Appeals and Writs of Habeas Corpus  (May 2018)

Discuss the procedures for seeking an appellate or writ bond during post-conviction litigation, with insight from the defense and prosecutorial perspectives.

Originally presented at: May 2018 Conference on Criminal Appeals

Jennifer Rossmeier Brown, Bexar County District Attorney’s Office - San Antonio, TX