Today, as the casualty rates of defendants convicted after trial continue to soar, lawyers are forced to focus on ways of winning their case before trial.
Veteran attorneys Herald Price Fahringer and Erica T. Dubno, using their own experiences, address avenues in which an indictment may be avoided or dismissed without facing the perils of a trial. Among the strategies discussed are consideration of having your client testify before the Grand Jury and moving to dismiss the indictment on jurisdictional grounds.
I. Effectively prepare your client to testify before a grand jury and how to represent your client before a grand jury
II. Discover tips and techniques for conducting meetings with the prosecutor and conducting effective proffer sessions
III. Gain insights on drafting special motions to dismiss an indictment, including methods for studying the relevant statutes for jurisdictional deficiencies
This course is pre-approved for CLE credit in the following states. If your state is not listed, contact support for more information on how to receive credit
Erica T. Dubno worked with Herald Price Fahringer for 20 years. She is one of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Erica Dubno has received awards for her appellate advocacy and, together with Mr. Fahringer, has drafted criminal and civil appeals in the federal Courts of Appeals for the Second, Third, Fourth, Eighth and Ninth Circuits, as well as the United States Supreme Court, and in the New York Court of Appeals.
She has co-authored numerous articles with Herald Fahringer, as well as book reviews for the New York Law Journal. Erica Dubno graduated from Oberlin College and Brooklyn Law School with honors.
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.
Excellent information provided by both attys. Every criminal defense lawyer should view this.
Very interesting course Helpful for the non criminal defense attorney Both speakers very good Mr. Fahringer has a very calming voice
both presenters were excellent and his style was very smooth. The statistics on jury wins/loses in the criminal area were surprising
Mr. F. - a great presenter!
Great job. A lot of experience and it showed. I also liked how congenial the presenters were. It shows that lawyers are not all about screeching and yelling.
Interesting perspective and approach.
Course was very informative.
Excellent presentation. Sage advice from one of the greats.
What a pleasure to hear from such capable, experienced lawyers in their area of expertise! Sorry to hear of Mr. Fahringer's passing.
This course provided some really great ideas.
One of the most clearly presented and best organized courses.
Great course, enjoy Mr. Fahringer's courses.
Excellent presentation and very informative.
I would like to see a civil law presentation on this topic.
This course was extremely educational and offered real guidance. the speakers were exceptional.
Very good presentation!
A superior presentation. a must see.
Fahringer is truly amazing, and his partner is very good too.
Best one I'e watched so far.
wonderful course. I used to practice criminal defense law. I was a public defender, so getting into a grand jury context was not usually available.
Interesting topic and well presented.
Strong tools for Pre-trial that are often overlooked
Fantastic presenters, especially the older gentleman. Would love to see him in action in court.
Very well presented.
excellent ideas on strategy and information
Enjoyed the real-world examples that were discussed
I highly recommend this course.
I do not practice criminal law but found it interesting nonetheless.
Excellent presentation, experience and preparation always shows. Thank you both!!
It was an extremely informative section about Grand Jury Practice. I'd like to see some info about bringing in 3RD parties to evaluate your client's position, and the affects on the attorney / client privilege. Thank you
Interesting contrast between speakers' styles of presentation but good content from both.
Both speakers were very engaging and really enforced the information presented with strong examples.
A most interesting topic and very well presented - thank you
Very useful perspectives.
Excellent presentation! Good hints for preparation for any trial or hearing.
I don't practice criminal law, but I thought the presentation was very interesting and well done.
very clear presentation of the material. Excellent concepts.
The emphasis on thorough preparation and practical expectations is extremely helpful
not applicable to my practice, but nice lecture.
Excellent and information presentation!
both speakers were good.
I enjoyed this presentation.
Both speakers were fantastic.
The gentleman is impressive! The young lady was fantastic! They were right on. I have practiced criminal law 25 years and learned a thing or two from them.
very excellent speakers with insightful suggestions.
Very informative and well presented.
it was an interesting aspect to a before trial settlement
I definitely learned some things I did not know before.
Very interesting. One of the better Lawline offerings.
Seminar was very well done.
Well done. Very informative.
Excellent presentation and very helpful pointers
Enjoyed listening to Mr. Fahringer Very informative
enjoyed Mr. Fahringer.
great ideas I never would have thought of
They gave great practical advice and tips.
not my real area of professional interest, but it was so well presented and so compelling that I think it's one of my favorite courses so far