UT Law CLE's 2021 Robert O. Dawson Conference on Criminal Appeals is coming to you virtually again this year! This essential event continues to feature members of the Court of Criminal Appeals and judges from the intermediate courts around Texas joining prosecutors and defense attorneys for balanced discussions and insights into current issues facing the criminal justice system. This year’s conference includes:
In-depth reviews of significant decisions from both the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court from the past year.
Tips for writ practice, including best practices for litigating an 11.07 from both the prosecution and defense perspectives.
Guidance for effective and persuasive appellate advocacy, from the prosecution, defense, and judicial perspectives.
Practical tips to advance your brief writing, including structure, issue spotting, and anticipating what appellate judges want to see.
Information on a range of key concerns, including issues in PDRs, findings of fact, statutory analysis, preservation of error, and more.
An exploration of the ethical dimensions of ineffective assistance of counsel and prosecutorial misconduct claims.
The popular Court of Appeals Judicial Panel, as well as Ethics for Criminal Lawyers.
Following the conference, attendees will receive a bonus eSupplement containing an additional 2.25 hours of MCLE (including 1.00 hours of ethics) to ensure practitioners can earn their required 15.00/3.00 MCLE hours for the year.