The Art and Science of Jury Selection: Criminal Law Spring Update 2016 Out of Stock

 

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April 2016
 
The Art and Science of Jury Selection:  Criminal Law Spring Update 2016
 
Co-sponsored by the Criminal Law Section of the Colorado Bar Association
   
 
Program Highlights:
 
- The Case Law of Jury Selection: From Batson to Novotny
- The Nuts and Bolts of Jury Selection: From Preemptory Challenges to Challenges for Cause
- The Ethics of Voir Dire: People v. Susan Cole and Other Challenges
- A Summary of the Criticisms Against Implicit Bias in Jury Selection
- Empaneling a Jury: Interviews with Past Jurors on What Works and What Doesn't
 
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
Implicit Bias in Jury Selection
Presented by Professor Justin D. Levinson, Director, Culture and Jury Project, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, William S. Richardson School of Law
 
 
Program Description:
 
The right to trial by jury in criminal cases is guaranteed by the Sixth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, as well as the laws of every state. "Voir dire," is Latin for "to speak the truth." In voir dire, the judge and attorneys for both sides ask potential jurors questions to determine if they are competent and suitable to serve in the case.
 
Most attorneys would agree there is both a science and an art to voir dire, and that your case can either be won or lost at this stage.
 
The science of voir dire involves both the court and attorneys questioning the potential jurors about their biases and backgrounds, as well as any pre-existing knowledge they might have about the case. The attorneys also ask questions designed to uncover characteristics or experiences that might cause potential jurors to favor either the prosecution or the defense. After they have completed questioning, the lawyers may remove potential jurors by making challenges for cause and peremptory challenges. Judges may also dismiss jurors who can't put aside their feelings and apply the law impartially-that is, without actual or implied bias.
 
The art of jury selection involves the attorney's attention to nuance, subtlety and psychology … intangible factors that influence an attorney's decision whether to keep or dismiss a juror.
 
Once the jurors are sworn in, so begins the next stage of trial.
 
Learn about the art and science of this all-important stage of trial at the Criminal Law Spring Update.
 
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Agenda:
 
8:30am
Registration and Continental Breakfast
 
9:00am
Welcome and Introduction
Extended by Charley Garcia, Esq., Program Moderator
 
9:10am
The Case Law of Jury Selection
From Batson to Novotny
Presented by Forrest "Boogie" Lewis, Esq., and Honorable Christopher Cross (ret.)
 
10:00am
Networking Break
 
10:10am
The Nuts and Bolts of Jury Selection
Asking the Right Questions, Preemptory Challenges and Challenges for Cause
Presented by Forrest "Boogie" Lewis, Esq., and Honorable Christopher Cross (ret.)
 
11:00am
The Ethics of Voir Dire: People v. Susan Cole and Other Challenges
Presented by the Honorable Anne Mansfield (ret.)
 
11:50am
Lunch on Your Own
 
1:00pm
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION
Implicit Bias in Jury Selection
The Continued Subordination of Historically Disadvantaged Groups and the Legal System's Complicity in the Subordination
Presented by Professor Justin D. Levinson, Director, Culture and Jury Project, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, William S. Richardson School of Law
 
2:00pm
A Summary of Criticisms of Implicit Bias
Presented by the Honorable Morris Hoffman
 
2:15pm
Networking Break
 
2:30pm
Empaneling a Jury
Interviews with Past Jurors on What Works and What Doesn't
 
Prosecutor: Bonnie Benedetti, Esq.
Public Defender: Fernando Freyre, Esq., Denver Public Defender's Office
Jury Panel: Avis Araujo, Nick Ferro, Lindsey Pisani and Heidi Ray
Moderator: Charley Garcia, Esq.
 
4:00pm
Adjourn
  •   Standard Price
    $329.00 USD
  •   Member Price
    $299.00 USD
  •   General Credits
    6.00
  •   Ethics Credits
    1.00
Live Seminar Date
4/28/2016
Expiration Date
12/31/2018
Non-Member Price
$329.00 USD
Member Price
$299.00 USD
Product Code
CR042816N
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