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

1h 1m

Created on July 16, 2020





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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