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Ethical Issues in Criminal Trial Practice

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Produced on December 16, 2019

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Course Information

Time 1h 2m
Difficulty Beginner
Topics covered in this course: Ethics Criminal Litigation

Course Description

Criminal litigators must balance a fine line between zealous advocacy and ethical conduct. On the one hand are clients, who may have unrealistic expectations and will try to pressure the attorney to advocate beyond the ethical rules. On the other hand are judges, whose unyielding adherence to the rules of the courtroom can make them seem like another adversary.

There are a multitude of ethical issues counsel will face in the courtroom, which can be a dangerous place to be for both witnesses and their counsel. For example, what is the attorney’s ethical responsibility when trial counsel knows the client intends on testifying falsely? Or worse yet, when a client attempts to induce counsel to “trial prep” a witness into making a false state under oath?

In this program, Anthony Iannarelli, a member of the New York and New Jersey Bars, will introduce some of the most common ethical pitfalls that he has experienced in his thirty years of experience criminal trial and appellate practice, and how to avoid them in your own time in the courtroom.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify ethical issues before the trial actually begins
  2. Remedy problems before they spin out of control
  3. Recognize the limitations on damage control once the trial begins
  4. Strategize in advance for dealing with opposing counsel who is not playing by the rules
  5. Protect the record for appellate review of a judge’s adverse ruling
  6. Comport yourself professionally when you encounter the hostile judge

Credit Information

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Anthony N. Iannarelli Jr.

Anthony Iannarelli Jr.

Anthony is currently entering his 32nd year practicing law. Upon graduation from Rutgers School of Law-Newark, he clerked for a judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County. Anthony went on to work as an assistant district attorney for the Orange County (N. Y.) District Attorney, and then as an assistant prosecutor for the Passaic County (N. J.) Prosecutor. He has been in the private practice of law since 1992.

In addition to conducting trial work, he has briefed and argued a number of appellate cases. In New Jersey he has appeared before the Appellate Division of the Superior Court and the New Jersey Supreme Court. In New York he has appeared before the Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department. In federal cases, Anthony has also argued before the U.S. Courts of Appeal for the Second (Manhattan) and Third (Philadelphia) Circuits.

Anthony taught, as an adjunct professor at Rutgers School of Law, a variety of subjects relating to law and the environment. He has also published and written essays in those disciplines as well. For five years he served as a committee investigator for the Office of Attorney Ethics of the New Jersey Supreme Court. 



Autumn W.

Good course

Peter H.

Good speaker, entertaining and informative presentation. A little slow to get started.

John B.

Very entertaining

Georgette O.

I really enjoyed your presentation and your delivery!!!

Michael H.

Good speaker.

John M.

Excellent low key presentation!

Julie A. B.

Material well delivered by knowledgeable presenter who introduced common ethical pitfalls in criminal trial and appellate practice and shared tips on how to avoid them.

Bri M.

I appreciated the caution about computers and electronic storage of information.

Louis t. A.


Charles M.

Excellent Course

Matthew H.

Attorney was very knowledgeable, example cases were interesting.

Robert H.

Good presenter. Nice to use his own experiences.

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