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About this Program

"The defense lawyer can be the only thing standing between the defendant and imprisonment." The words of experienced defense attorney Herald Price Fahringer eloquently encapsulate the immense responsibility and creative demands with which an attorney must contend when defending a client facing sentencing. Fahringer and fellow attorney Erica Dubno examine the many considerations an attorney must observe  in order to maximize leniency in the ruling.  Focus areas include the probation interview, the pre-sentence report, and the sentencing memorandum.

Overview:
I. The Probation Interview
II. The Pre-Sentence Report
III. Persuading the Judge
IV. The Purpose of the Sentencing Memorandum
V. The Structure of the Sentencing Memorandum

Reviews

Nabeena
New York, NY

Fantastic presentation!

THOMAS
Shelter Island, NY

presentation and materials were excellent

Joseph
Ventura, CA

Makes me want to start practicing criminal defense again.

Morris
Encino, CA

tremendous help

Edward
Washington, DC

Good presentation.

Michael
Sacramento, CA

Both speakers were most knowledgable and gave an enthusiastic presentation.

sandra
Denver, CO

good

connie
Los Angeles, CA

I enjoyed both speakers but was incredibly impressed with the "heart" of Mr. Fahringer.

Paul
Fort Worth, TX

good

Odette
Forest Hills, NY

Great presentations, excellent materials.

James
Riverhead, NY

Truely does lay out how to make the best of bad circumstances

Cecil
Jersey City, NJ

excellent speakers and great material.

Frances
Woodstock, IL

Very Good

William
Arlington, TX

Two veteran lawyers give great insight and excellent examples on how to persuade the federal judge at sentencing.

Joan
St. Louis, MO

Very nice presentation.

Raymond
Chicago, IL

experienced associates, good advice

Marqua
East Saint Louis, IL

This lecture was one of the best and significantly informative. The speakers were excellent.

Diane
Justice, IL

good presentation pointing out basic requirements and techniques to use

John
Santa Maria, CA

Very insightful look into the defense process of building a sentencing case.

Deyar
Chicago, IL

Speakers were clearly enthusiastic about their subjects.

Barry
Stony Brook, NY

Very practical, everyday legal advice needed to practice everyday law.

Antoine
Port Arthur, TX

like this speaker very much would really recommend this course

ronald
Fair Oaks, CA

This video had some good points in which I would use.

Sean
Fort Worth, TX

I really enjoyed this and learned a lot from it about properly preparing the client for sentencing and for properly preparing the sentencing memorandum and accompanying argument.

Jim
Kingsport, TN

Great program, very informative.

Peter
Albany, NY

Only problem with the Faringer-Dubno series is that there aren't enough of them to fulfill my entire CLE needs.

Stephen
Bar Donia, NY

I like this tandem because you can use what they suggest right away; it's "take it back to the office and use it."

George
Fort Worth, TX

Excellent- for refresher and NEW info that I can definitely use in my Federal Court Cases.

Diane
Front Royal, VA

Interesting discussion. Thanks

John
Huntington, NY

Good content.

Dorothy
San Diego, CA

I found the suggestions concerning Sentencing Memorandums very helpful.

Kyle
Arlington, VA

Very informative session about a traditionally overlooked aspect of a criminal case.

Matt
Johnstown, PA

Excellent presentation, good examples

Stuart
San Bernardino, CA

Informative. It will assist me when I prepare for an upcoming sentencing hearing.

daniel
New York, NY

Mr. Fahringer is the greatest! I could listen to him all day

Debora
Raleigh, NC

Nice job!

David
Louisville, KY

Mr. Fahringer was absolutley outstanding. One of the best CLE presenters I have had the pleasure of hearing.

Martin
Fresno, CA

Very useful information for my practice area. Both speakers were very good. I've listened to several of Mr. Fahringer's lectures. Outstanding.

Janice
San Francisco, CA

Excellent

Jaime J
San Juan, TX

Entertaining as well as informative. Great presentation with very useful sentencing strategies. A+

Katherine
Youngsville, NC

Great course! The speakers were excellent and the course materials were clear and concise.

Laura
Miami, FL

Very informative.

Carrol
Roanoke, VA

Great speakers. They gave several good ideas to consider during the sentencing process.

Kurt
Raleigh, NC

Good speakers and informative.

Joseph
Lockport, NY

GREAT seminar !

Ryan
Flatwoods, KY

Excellent job. Time well spent.

Denise
Tampa, FL

very informative; great suggestions

Charles
Panama City, FL

Excellent presentation by Mr. Fehringer.

Laura
Penrose, NC

Good presentation, thanks.

Carol
Tampa, FL

such an interesting duo of presenters--both so articulate in such different ways

Karen
Virginia Beach, VA

Interesting perspective on the sentencing process from the point of view of defendant's counsel.

William
Jacksonville, FL

excellent

Brian
Houston, TX

Good refresher.

James
New York, NY

Comprehensive and helpful to those new to criminal law.

Leslie
Brooklyn, NY

great!

Daria
New York, NY

The best presentors at Lawline.

Jon
Chapel Hill, NC

Best lawline presentation I've seen.

John C.
Yonkers, NY

thought lecture was very thorough with many practical tips that while embedded in the law, lawyers are unaware or, dont use, or dont understand practical implications, like going with client to Pre-sentence interview

Stephen C.
Oak Park, IL

Practical, informative and well organized. The principal speaker's technique of using illustrative metaphor as a means of persuasion is applicable in a variety of practice settings. In short, a superior course in every way.

Carolyn
Louisville, KY

was actually interesting

susan
Mount Pleasant, NC

Excellent.

Robert
Milford, NH

Great seminar

Jack
Glens Falls, NY

Concise and helpful to understanding the topic, lots of good strategic and tactical recommendations

William
Boynton Beach, FL

it was very informative!

laura
Westfield , NJ

good practical advice

Patricia
Sag Harbor, NY

Very wonderful!

Michael
Haymarket, VA

Great

Richard
Courtland,

I would be honored to have either of the speakers appear at my sentencing

Jamilee
Rochester Hills, MI

Mr. Fahringer is one my favorite speakers on Lawline. I also enjoyed Ms. Dubno's presentation too. Both were very informative.

William
Paso Robles,

excellent presentation by both instructors

Craig
Brooklyn, NY

Good course.

ANTHONY
Lyndhurst, NJ

very informative

Christopher
Sacramento, CA

Good Overview - excellent materials

Neil
New York, NY

excellent outline

Gregory
Barrington, IL

Good recommendations.

Rating

Production Date

October 22, 2009

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