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Putting Your Client on the Stand: Direct Examinations in Criminal Cases

1h 1m

Created on July 16, 2020

Intermediate

$79

Overview

This program will review the fundamentals of direct examinations in criminal cases as well as legal, practical, and ethical considerations surrounding whether a defendant should testify and how to prepare them for testimony.

Presented by Adam M. Felsenstein, this program will benefit prosecutors and criminal defense attorneys alike.



Learning Objectives:

  1. Review the fundamentals of conducting a direct examination in a criminal case
  2. Identify common evidentiary and practical issues with conducting a direct examination
  3. Analyze practical and ethical issues surrounding advising a client to waive the Fifth Amendment and testify before the trier of fact
  4. Discuss ethical and practical considerations surrounding client testimony 


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