Session 1: Appellate Tips from the Experts - Get a view from both sides of the criminal bar with practical tips on how appellate advocates and appellate courts can make their briefs and opinions interesting, easier to understand, and less likely to inflame the opposing side or losing party.
Session 2: Mandamus - Listen to a discussion about Texas mandamus law in criminal cases, and explore how the cases are litigated at the appellate level.
Session 3: Pretrial Writs: Tips from Both Sides of the Aisle - Learn how to raise, litigate, and defend pretrial writs from both the prosecution and defense perspectives.
Session 4: Actual Innocence Claims and 11.073 Writs - Analyze legal issues in actual innocence claims, with particular focus on false evidence leading to wrongful convictions and wrongful convictions based on invalid scientific testimony.
Session 5: A Guide To Art. 11.07 Writs of Habeas Corpus and Other State Writs - Examine procedures, issues, and do’s and don’ts pertaining to Article 11.07 and other State writs.
Session 6: Emerging Issues in PDRs - Listen to a discussion about significant and emerging issues pending in the Court of Criminal Appeals.
Session 7: Preservation of Error and Standards of Review - Understanding how the Court evaluates the preservation of error on appeal is essential for any practitioner. Explore how the Court approaches different rights, and how this approach impacts your appeal.
Session 8: The Court’s Charge: Was it Right? Did it Hurt? - Examine jury charge issues that commonly cause error on appeal, including lesser-included offense instructions.
Session 9: 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 10: “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 11: Ineffective Assistance of Counsel - Review how to investigate, develop, and prosecute the most important type of claim in post-conviction litigation, and explore some of the fundamental legal principles associated with it.
Session 12: 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 13: Ethics for Post-Conviction Lawyers - Examine the ethical considerations facing attorneys in post-conviction representation.
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