Winning Your Case Before Trial

(2017 Ratings)

Produced on: July 22, 2014

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 62 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

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.

 

Learning Objectives: 

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

 

Faculty

Erica Dubno

Fahringer & Dubno, Herald Price Fahringer PLLC

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

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. 

 

Reviews

JO
Joseph J. O.

Excellent information provided by both attys. Every criminal defense lawyer should view this.

KW
Kathleen W.

Awesome job!

AP
Andrew P.

Very interesting course Helpful for the non criminal defense attorney Both speakers very good Mr. Fahringer has a very calming voice

JB
Jonathan B.

both presenters were excellent and his style was very smooth. The statistics on jury wins/loses in the criminal area were surprising

EA
Edward A.

Mr. F. - a great presenter!

JV
James V.

great

SD
Steven D.

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.

MH
Michael H.

Interesting perspective and approach.

KC
Kurt C.

Course was very informative.

MB
Melea B.

Excellent presentation. Sage advice from one of the greats.

GS
Gerard S.

Good course.

JG
Jerry L G.

Very helpful!

JB
Jeffrey B.

What a pleasure to hear from such capable, experienced lawyers in their area of expertise! Sorry to hear of Mr. Fahringer's passing.

EP
Edward P.

This course provided some really great ideas.

CS
Carol S.

One of the most clearly presented and best organized courses.

TE
Tunde E.

Great course, enjoy Mr. Fahringer's courses.

NF
nick f.

Excellent presentation and very informative.

KW
Kamela W.

I would like to see a civil law presentation on this topic.

SM
Stephanie M.

This course was extremely educational and offered real guidance. the speakers were exceptional.

HD
Houman D.

Very good presentation!

VB
Victoria L. B.

great!

BP
Bernard P.

A superior presentation. a must see.

JF
Jeremy F.

Fahringer is truly amazing, and his partner is very good too.

JW
Jerri W.

Best one I'e watched so far.

GM
Gerald M.

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.

MM
Michael M.

Interesting topic and well presented.

TH
Timothy H.

Strong tools for Pre-trial that are often overlooked

CR
Cynthia A. R.

Fantastic presenters, especially the older gentleman. Would love to see him in action in court.

NK
Nancy K.

Very well presented.

TD
Thomas D.

excellent ideas on strategy and information

JJ
Justin J.

Enjoyed the real-world examples that were discussed

DA
Denise A.

Very good.

CD
Charles D.

I highly recommend this course.

LM
Leslie M.

I do not practice criminal law but found it interesting nonetheless.

RC
Ryan C.

Great program.

RF
Rachel F.

Excellent presenters

SL
Sandra L.

Nice presenters

CB
carol b.

Superb!

BL
Bunnie L.

Excellent presentation, experience and preparation always shows. Thank you both!!

JW
Joshua W.

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

MS
MICHELLE S.

Interesting contrast between speakers' styles of presentation but good content from both.

MG
michael g.

Both speakers were very engaging and really enforced the information presented with strong examples.

JG
John G.

Excellent

DR
David R.

A most interesting topic and very well presented - thank you

CK
Clara K.

Very useful perspectives.

DO
Dianne O.

Excellent presentation! Good hints for preparation for any trial or hearing.

MW
Michael W.

I don't practice criminal law, but I thought the presentation was very interesting and well done.

RS
Robert S.

very clear presentation of the material. Excellent concepts.

EE
Elise E.

The emphasis on thorough preparation and practical expectations is extremely helpful

JS
Jennifer S.

not applicable to my practice, but nice lecture.

RC
Ramiro C.

Excellent and information presentation!

ED
Eric D.

Great info

MM
Matt M.

both speakers were good.

PC
Peter C.

I enjoyed this presentation.

EC
Eric C.

Excellent

SS
Scott S.

Both speakers were fantastic.

HH
Howard H.

very helpful

LG
Lourdes G.

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.

MC
Migdalia C.

Wonderful seminar!

DN
David N.

well done

DL
David L.

Excellent presentation

PW
Patricia W.

very excellent speakers with insightful suggestions.

KM
Kathy M.

Very informative and well presented.

TR
Tessla R.

it was an interesting aspect to a before trial settlement

CB
Christopher B.

I definitely learned some things I did not know before.

CW
Curtis W.

Very interesting. One of the better Lawline offerings.

HT
Howard T.

phenom speakers

PP
Paul P.

Seminar was very well done.

DR
David R.

very interesting.

HM
Hwesu M.

Well done. Very informative.

JM
John M.

Excellent presentation and very helpful pointers

ER
Elizabeth R.

Enjoyed listening to Mr. Fahringer Very informative

GC
Glenda C.

enjoyed Mr. Fahringer.

LB
Louise B.

great ideas I never would have thought of

DB
Daniel B.

Nice job

JF
James F.

Good points

JK
Joung Ho K.

They gave great practical advice and tips.

LF
Lawrence R. F.

effective presentation

DM
Donald M.

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

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