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50th Anniversary Tribute to Gideon v. Wainwright: The Right to the Effective Assistance of Counsel

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Produced on November 15, 2012

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Course Information

Time 63 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Course Description

On January 8, 1962, a large envelope arrived in the mailroom of the United States Supreme Court from prisoner number 003826. Inside the package was a handwritten petition, seeking certiorari to the Supreme Court, based on the claim that the prisoner had been denied his constitutional right to counsel. So began one of the most remarkable cases in the history of the Supreme Court, Gideon v. Wainwright, which would affect more persons in our criminal justice system than any other case. Veteran practitioners Herald Price Fahringer and Erica Dubno will trace the history of this fascinating case and the consequences for lawyers today.

Learning Objectives:

I.    Understand the History of Gideon v. Wainwright

II.   Comprehend the Oral Argument in the Supreme Court

III.  Understand the Decision

IV.  Explore the Impact of Gideon across the Nation

V.   Understand when the Right to Counsel Attaches

VI.  Learn about who Can Assert the Right to Counsel

VII. Explore the Right to the Effective Assistance of Counsel

Credit Information

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Faculty

Herald Price Fahringer

Herald Price Fahringer PLLC

Herald Price Fahringer has tried cases in 27 states and has briefed and/or argued more than 400 appeals, including 15 in the United States Supreme Court. He is a former General Counsel to the First Amendment Lawyers Association. And, in 1979, he received the Legal Defense of Freedom of the Press Award, from the New York Press Club. His Law Day speech, given in 1998, was voted the best in the nation by the American Bar Association. In 1999, he received the Outstanding Practitioner Award from the Criminal Justice Section of the New York State Bar Association. In 1995, he received the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Thurgood Marshall Award for outstanding contribution to the criminal law. Similarly, in 2008, he received the New York Criminal Bar Association’s award for professional excellence. Herald Fahringer is a member of Fahringer & Dubno. 

 



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MO
Michael O.

Great class!

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Beth D.

Gentleman was wonderful - so idealistic.

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Debra O.

Flawless presentation

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Joseph R.

The presenters were very energized and effective

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Otto M.

Excellent presentation

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Jeffrey K.

Great course.

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Janet S.

Excellent

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georgianne r.

Really great course! I am a corporate lawyer, but I found this course on criminal law extremely interested and well presented!

AB
Andrew B.

Very good and concise lecture on Wainwright.

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Kara H.

The first speaker was awesome. He needs to do more of these.

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Dennis S.

Both speakers were excellent and the presentation was clear.

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Peter S.

Both speakers provided anecdotes from their own practice that made the topic very interesting. The manner in which Attorney Fahringer set the stage by describing the circumstances surrounding Clarence Gideon's 1961 letter to the Supreme Court was compelling!

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Michael T.

Excellent program

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Justin H.

Brilliant.

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JC M.

Excellent

JF
Janine F.

very good presentation by both presenters

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Houman D.

Excellent Program!!

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lawrence r.

very clear and cogent

BE
Bennett E.

Loved Fahringer and always will.

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Christopher S.

Very well put together presentation. The speakers were very interesting.

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YAE AHN P.

Very informative program. Appreciate it!

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Michael K.

Very interesting. Excellent presentation.

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Silvia E.

very interesting

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Joey J.

Informative

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Steve S.

Very good presentation of an important subject.

AM
Anthony M.

Good job.

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Kathleen B.

Outstanding!

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Steven K.

They are both an honor to our profession!

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William K.

Great course

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Patricia W.

Excellent.

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Therese H.

Great!

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Alex K.

Interesting course.

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Steven D.

Another great job by Mr. Fahringer and Ms. Dubno.

RC
Ralph C.

Very well done

RS
Rachel S.

GREAT review of the topic.

MZ
Michael Z.

This is a real treat. I truly want to thank them both for this informative and enjoyable presentation.

JH
Joseph H.

Enjoyed listening and watching both speakers

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Robert S.

great overview of right to council

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Steven T.

Good course

JB
Julie A. B.

Great program!

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Richard S.

Very good overview that helps an atty like me with 25+ years civil experience but now working with crim def lawyers. Great work!

TD
Tom D.

Great presentation!

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Oscar M.

excellent presentation

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Dale D.

Excellent.

WG
William John G.

Mr Fahringer's passing was great loss to our profession but his partner ably carries on. Wonderful presentation

CH
Constance H.

This was an amazing presentation. Both speakers were enlightening and very interesting.

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Francesca F.

I loved how the attorneys complemented each other. Both had an excellent command of the subject..

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william a.

Great course!!!

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Rochelle I.

VERY INTERESTING

LF
Linda F.

probably the best CLE I have heard to date- such an interesting topic.

MK
Melissa K.

A trip down memory lane with Gideon, his pencil and his letter that changed our nation

RM
Richard M.

Very interesting and informative.

RH
Richard A. H.

Great Approach

HH
Harold H.

Great historical summary and legal suggestions.

PM
Paul M.

The first speaker was great.

BM
Becky M.

Great program by two excellent presenters! Thanks.

MA
Michael A.

Very instructive and helpful in my criminal defense practice and defending ineffective assistance of counsel claims in PCR cases.

PK
Philip K.

Well Done

PB
Paula B.

I thought this was a terrific lecture; I especially found the first speaker very articulate and learned in discussing the history.

CF
Charles F.

Mr. Fahringer is one of the best presenters on LawLine

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Sherry T.

Excellent! Excellent! Excellent!

DM
Donald M.

very comprehensive treatment of 'effectiveness of counsel' issues

RM
Rodney M.

Superb presentation

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mark s.

excellent

JH
James H.

Harold and Erica are great. I love watcvhing everything I've seen Harold in. First time I've seen Erica.

EG
Emily G.

Every lawyer should watch this.

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David C.

Interesting.

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Carolyn G.

This was an excellent course!

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Terence M. H.

Both speakers are excellent.

MA
Mark A.

Best I have seen so far

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sami b.

the best CE course that I have heard!

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paul g.

excellent speakers

JH
Jeffrey H.

Great stuff, thanks!

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Thomas S.

interesting

PM
Paul M.

The speakers, especially Mr. Fahringer, were very captivating.

MM
Michael M.

Better Than Anticipated

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Francine A.

Great information!

RC
Richard C.

Made me wish I practiced criminal law! Very good!

PL
Perry L.

Excellent presentation!

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sandip b.

excellent

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Kayla M.

Great content and Great Speakers. One of my favorite courses thus far.

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Ruth G.

Liked the look back in time.

MG
Michael G.

Very informative

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Abrar Q.

Excellent

LB
Lisa B.

Both speakers were just excellent!

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William S.

Both presnters were thoroughly familiar with the subject matter.

ML
Michael L.

Wonderful speakers who complement each other. Love Fahringer's passion for the law!

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Samuel T.

A tremendous tribute to this seminal case which, when combined with the the summary of current issues and strategy, made this an excellent program. Thank you!

RO
Ralph O.

You should ALWAYS include Mr. Fahringer in your bundles. He is an excellent speaker.

WP
Wendell P.

Really enjoyed Mr. Fahringer's presentation,

NN
Neelam N.

Very Clear presentation of material! I love both these speakers!

RR
Robert R.

This team of speakers does an excellent job of communicating the content. Good historical prospective and practical application of the 6th amendment right.

RW
roberta w.

Mr. Fahringer was inspiring, which is high praise for an on-line CLE seminar. Ms. Dubno was a good speaker; concise and informative.

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Anand S. P.

Brilliant presentation by both presenters.

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erick w.

Nice class.

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Barbara O.

Far more practical than I anticipated. Both speakers excellent.

CQ
Cynthia Q.

Very informative

LW
lynda w.

Loved this one. Especially the discussion on right to counsel/lack thereof on discretionary appeals.

SS
Stephen S.

The speakers were wonderful and I would highly recommend any course either of them offer in the future.

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g.darrell b.

Good!

FW
Felicia K. W.

both speakers were excellent!!

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Alan T.

Very informative. Presented well.

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Elisa V.

Both great presenters

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Tom N.

Top Drawer!

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Jessica D.

Interesting subject and good presenters.

MM
Mark M.

nice

FR
Frank R.

Very, very good!

LJ
Leah J.

Excellent speakers

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Roxanna T.

Very interesting.

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Susan N.

Both instructors are excellent. Mr. Fahringer has a wonderful long perspective to share.Very enjoyable and interesting.

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Elizabeth S.

enjoyable

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Sharon P.

good information was presented. the examples used were interesting and will help me to retain the material

SW
steven w.

Was really good

EH
Edward H.

Satisfactory

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Jessica O.

Best presentation!

DW
David W.

Mr. Fahringer is a classic old-school attorney who presents well.

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louise b.

I thought both speakers were great.

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Ronald S.

I thought the program was excellent.

RP
Rick P.

Excellent

BD
Bradley D.

Super program!

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Doric S.

good

JB
Joseph B.

Well presented

JK
Jamilee K.

Mr. Fahringer and Ms. Dubno are top-notch.

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William T.

good description

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William N.

This was truly a great course. I would highly recommend it.

LS
Linda S.

Fantastic amount of info, very nice pace, great cites which stayed up long enough to copy. Loved the speakers!

MS
Mary S.

splendid

MS
Martin S.

Interesting program

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Janet S.

Both speakers were very good and knowlegeable on the topic.

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howard g.

Both speakers were very interesting.

GK
Garo K.

Both speakers were good, but Mr. Fahringer was delightful to listen to. The substance of the lectures were more useful to me than expected. There were lots of very useful tips which I will undoubtedly use in my practice.

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Ellin W.

Awesome

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Amy M.

Really enjoyed this.

JF
John F.

Good presentation

TS
Therese S.

both presenters were phenomenal. Mr. Fahringer is a real life Atticus Finch.

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Carol O.

This is good historical lesson.

JS
Jeremy S.

Both are engaging speakers, and I would love to listen to anything Mr. Fahringer chooses to speak about, be it law, baseball, lawn care, etc. - what a gem of an instructor.

CS
Charles S.

The team presenting concept kept it very fresh.

MC
Meridith C.

A great and informative presentation about one of my most favorite legal cases!

GR
Gerald R.

Excellent.

AY
Alexis Y.

What great speakers. He was outstanding, one of your best.

LR
Laurie R.

Very interesting and well done

GP
Gordon P.

Superior.

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Peter S.

Superb and most informative!

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Joseph S.

wonderful storytelling

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Silvia C.

Very informative and interesting.

SG
Susan G.

excellent and concise

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William E. H.

Effective speakers on subject matter.

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mark y.

nice job erica

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Jeremy C.

Well done.

DM
Danette M.

Excellent, Excellent, Excellent! Well presented and informative.

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