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About this Program

Before trying a criminal case in federal court, it is vital for the defense attorney to understand the procedure, both from the vantage points of the prosecution and the defense.  With these goals in mind, Attorney Rocco Cipparone provides an inclusive and compelling overview of the federal process, from complaint to sentencing.  Supplementing technical disquisition with personal anecdotes, Rocco’s discussion includes the pretrial service, detention monitors, arraignment, and the rules governing discovery.

Agenda:
I.    Complaint and Indictment
II.    Pretrial Services
III.    Preliminary Hearing
IV.    Arraignment
V.    Discovery Rules Motions
VI.    Presentencing and Sentencing
 

Reviews

RICHARD
Chicago, IL

One of the best CLE courses I have taken!

William
Sacramento, KS

Very professional. Very knowledgable.

Barry
Roseland, NJ

Excellent and thorough coverage.

David
Ny, NY

excellent presentation

Elaine
New York, NY

good

Charles
Williamsburg, VA

Excellent speaker, excellent program. Highly recommended.

Rosalyn
New City, NY

Best Lawline speaker! Excellent presentation.

William
Arlington, TX

Excellent - every criminal lawyer whether a seasoned veteran or a novice practioner would do well to see this dynamic video presentation and the detailed written materials.

Diane
Justice, IL

enjoyed the overview

Rose
Forest Hills, NY

This was an excellent course. It was extremely thorough and well presented.

Somaly
Vienna, VA

interesting

Deyar
Chicago, IL

good general overview.

Brian
Kew Gardens, NY

I only do state practice so it was very informative

jeffrey
White Plains, NY

Great course

Mark
Txarkana, TX

Very good overview of the criminal trial proces will save the materials for my library

Philip
Bronx, NY

Very interesting

Barry
Stony Brook, NY

He's a great communicator.

Stephen C.
Oak Park, IL

An excellent presentation.

John J.
Toms River, NJ

excellent presentation; extremely interesting. John Toms River, N.J.

Stephen
Bar Donia, NY

Great overview of the mechanics of federal criminal representation.

William
Arlington, VA

Excellent presentation. A bit rushed, but no wasted effort.

George
New York, Ny 10004-2131,

This was an excellent outline of the basic process and very practical. But the program should be longer; the subject to important and too vast to be reduced to a short lecture.

Sean
Fort Worth, TX

Very good and concise overview of the federal system.

Arlynn
Chicago, IL

Awesome information an speaker.

Paul
Mobile, AL

Very helpful, especially in pointing out the differences between state and federal criminal cases.

George
Fort Worth, TX

Excellent presentation!!!!!

Lawrence
Colonial Beach, VA

Excellent… a lot of meat here and a very good outline for those not comfortable with current federal criminal practice.

Michael
Goochland, VA

This is an outstanding overview full of helpful information.

Deanie
Brazoria, TX

This is a great course for those just beginning to handle federal criminal cases.

Jenniffer
Leesburg, VA

I enjoy this Professor.

John
Huntington, NY

Helpful information.

john
Richmond,

I do not practice in the federal Courts. I did find this seminar quite insightful. It will help me advise clients to use an attorney who has expertise in the federal Courts, which is different from the state courts.

Jay
Lovisville, KY

Good coverage in the time alloted of the basics of federal criminal defense. Mr. Cipparone, as a former AUSA now practicing federal defense, gave a very fair and balanced presentation.

Evangelous
Towson, MD

The course provides the proper combination of theory and practical application. Good seminar.

Albert
Corpus Christi, TX

bravo

Michael
Nashville, TN

It educated me about a subject I knew very little about.

Dorothy
San Diego, CA

Excellent summary

Kyle
Arlington, VA

Good jumping off point for more targeted seminars on different steps in the process.

William
Washington, DC

Informative presentation of fundamental concerns in defending a federal criminal case.

William
Paso Robles,

One of your best instructors-

Lorenzo
Bartlett, TN

Wonderful and again another great instructor.

Emily
Memphis, TN

The best one yet!

Charles L
Spirit Lake, IA

Excellent. Focused at correct level for novice in this area and summarizing essential concepts, providing instructive practical examples.

Joel
Urbandale, IA

Extensive written materials, well organized.

Janice
Virginia Beach, VA

Great information and presentation!

Eugene
Carmel Valley, CA

If I were charged with a federal crime, especially in New Jersey, I would not hesitate to retain Mr. Cipparone as defense counsel.

Monti
San Francisco, CA

Excellent.

Miles
Mill Valley, CA

I loved this guy.

Brian
San Diego, CA

very imformative! great job!

Marti
Forest Hills, NY

Excellent presenter, knowledgeable and personable!

April
Chicago, IL

The speaker's presentation was very clear, concise yet thorough. I really felt as though he walked me through the Federal criminal process.

Martin
Fresno, CA

Contains a tremendous amount of usable information. Excellent speaker.

Ronald
Kew Gardens, NY

Excellent program, worth every minute.

michael
Stanton, DE

excellent speaker

Charles
Fountain Valley, CA

An excellent, practical presentation of very useful information. Well presented. Best of the bunch.

Roy
Tallahassee, FL

Another great course by Rocco Cipparone. It is evident that he is a teacher-he speaks mostly without notes and is very concise. Good overview in the time allotted. I would highly recommend this course.

Mary
Alexandria, VA

Very well organized, very clearly presented, making for an enjoyable hour and a half.

Thomas
Bothell, WA

Very good.

Sheree
Williamsburg, VA

Very comprehensive overview. Good for the new attorney and for the experienced attorney who is considering a transition to federal practice.

Dede
Tampa, FL

informative and worthwhile

Alexander
Jersey City, NJ

Best course I've viewed.

Carrol
Roanoke, VA

Very engaging and knowledgeable speaker.

Byard
Stanwood, WA

lots of good basic information and tips of experience.

John
Dallas, TX

Highly useful presentation.

Douglas
Louisville, TN

Absolutely outstanding.

Kristen
Thornwood, NY

Very informative! Thank you!

Veronica
Glens Falls, NY

Very informative.

Thomas
Chicago, IL

superb instructor

Carol
Houston, TX

extremely adroit at putting meat on federal rules for those of us not normally involved in this area of law

Elton
Bosotn, MA

Great presentation -- lots of information.

Melissa
Lake Oswego, OR

Best Course I've watched on Lawline in 4 years. Super informative - jam packed with updates. Everyone should watch.

Christa
Coconut Creek, FL

Mr. Cipparone is an excellent and dynamic speaker who really knows his stuff. This is a very engaging course.

Janice
Temple Terrace, FL

Great seminar - a true expert with a very engaging delivery.

Wade
Virginia Beach, VA

Excellent course. I look forward to other training ventures by Mr. Cipparone.

David
Tulsa, OK

The information was very helpful and very well presented

Tadia
Lawrenceville, GA

This is one of the BEST CLEs I have ever taken! Highly recommend. It was extremely informational.

Maria C.
Brooklyn, NY

one can tell he teaches!

Wm.
Henrico,

Excellent, very useful presentation

Andrea
San Diego, CA

It was very good

Brian
Houston, TX

Good basics.

Neil
Falls Church, VA

Great lecturer!

Ricardo
Mcallen, TX

Very good discussion.

Mark
Sugarland, TX

Tremendous presentation. Mr. Cipparone gives a lot of very helpful information.

Christian
Alexandria, VA

Nice, dynamic, comprehensive review of federal criminal procedure.

Tyler
Norman, OK

This was very informative.

Thomas
Alexandria, VA

Very informative. Excellent written materials.

Frederick
Falls Church, VA

Terrific presentation. Very helpful.

Stephen
Portsmouth, VA

This was a really helpful overview in federal criminal defense practice!

John
Clarksville, TN

excellent

Soloman
Bothell, WA

The speaker, with very strong and practical experience, gave a great overview of the Federal criminal defense practice. I enjoyed it and will use this information to further my practice. Thank you.

Chandara
Valencia, CA

Great speaker and presentation!

Matthew
Stokane, WA

Excellent, helpful graphics!

John C.
Yonkers, NY

Phenomenal lecture. In depth tips and practical applications, huge benefit to practioners as the devil is truly in the details

erick
El Paso, TX

Good speaker.

John
Clifton, NJ

Great speaker who really captures and holds the audience's attention.

Bob
Austin, TX

Excellent speaker

Amy
Floral Park, NY

very informative

Isil
New York, NY

Excellent overview!

Augustin
Houston, TX

i will recommend this course to my colleague.

Edward
Los Angeles, CA

Excellent.

Paula
Westerly, RI

usefull, but I pray I never have to use it.

Christopher
Haddonfield, NJ

Thank you! It was clearly evident that the speaker was an expert in Federal Criminal Defense.

Ronald
New York, NY

excellent

anne
Chicago, IL

not an area of my practice but he was really really good

Steve
Lake Zurich , IL

Excellent. The speaker, Rocco was flawless in substance and presentation.

Kathleen
North Merrick, NY

Wonderful outline. Speaker was very knowledgable and very informative. Excellent course.

David
Waukegan, IL

very good and concise and helpful

Lawrence
New York, NY

Plain and simple. Very clear. Very listenable.

Tiphani
Channahon, IL

Awesome!

joseph
Port Washington, NY

Good course

Lana
Brooklyn, NY

Great seminar.

Stacy
Chicago, IL

Very interesting and informative course. As a former prosecutor, I do wish you had more courses taught by current AUSAs to give the prosecutorial perspective.

Tom
Plano,

Very well lpresented

Patricia
Grants Pass, OR

Many surprising differences between state and federal law.

Raph
Cupertino, CA

This was very thorough. I have to say I am very pleased.

george
Providence, RI

Excellent short overview.

Gentle
Los Angeles Ca, CA

Very well done. Hard to imagine a more qualified instructor.

Ellen
Scarsdale, NY

Great course!

Thomas
New York, NY

This is one of the best programs I have taken on Lawline

Bruce R
Charlottesville, VA

A very good, detailed overview.

Jorge
Springfield, VA

Mr. Cipparone demonstrated his trial skill in the delivery of this course. He was very articulate and explained each step very thoroughly.

Richard
Surprise,

first rate, thanks

Michael
Portland, OR

Outstanding review

John
Vancouver, WA

good speaker

Clayton
Bakersfield, CA

Best program I've heard yet on this website

Raymond
Shoreline, WA

This was an outstanding presentation. Great command of this subject matter. I learned a lot and look forward to hearing more.

Jonathan
Salem, OR

great intro to the process for non-fed court practitioner

Michael
Irvine, CA

Just a very thorough overview. I feel like I could handle a federal case now!

Robert
Largo, FL

THis guy is very good.

Edward
Lake Barrington, IL

Excellent course in all respects.

Kevin
New Hyde Park, NY

Informative.

Thomas
Lexington, IL

Excellent speaker, attitude and coverage of topic!

David
Chester, NY

Good course

Gregory
Lombard, IL

I loved that you guys kept in his mistakes in the viewing of the seminar rather than editing it out. It actually seemed more akin to a live seminar because of it

Glenn
Babylon, NY

Really, really excellent

Diane
Gambrills, MD

Very good overview of the Federal criminal system covering topics from Bail Reform Act, preliminary hearings, Speedy Trial Act, arraignment, and practical tips. Program provides good information for a non-criminal attorney to learn about the criminal system.

Paul
Alexandria,

good

John
Sterling, VA

EXCELLANT!!!

Wei
Flushing, NY

The best course I took so far.

Wil
Seaford, NY

Many important strategic considerations when navigating the procedures of a federal criminal trial.

Clifford
Freehold Township, NJ

Good basic review course of a federal criminal case, start to finish.

Andrew
Kenmore, WA

Excellent presentation.

Rating

Production Date

January 13, 2010

Credits

Arizona
1.5 General
California
1.5 General
Missouri
1.5 General
North Dakota
1.5 General
New York
1.5 Professional Practice
New Jersey
1.5 General
Illinois
1.5 General
Washington
1.5 General
Pennsylvania
1.5 General
TBLS
1.5 General