Evidence for Prosecutors

Start Time/Date: 8:00 AM Tuesday, March 7, 2017
End Time/Date: 11:30 AM Friday, March 10, 2017
ADDRESS: The Pearl Hotel
310 Padre Boulevard
CITY: South Padre Island, TX 78597

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This program provides the necessary evidentiary framework for the prosecutor and other members of the prosecution team pre-charging, pre-trial, post-trial and most keenly, at trial. 

Evidence for Prosecutors is designed to review the rules of evidence and to explore how they apply to both common and uncommon situations encountered by prosecutors and members of the prosecution team as they proceed through investigation, case preparation and case presentation. This course provides a comprehensive overview of the federal rules with knowledgeable faculty who discuss the relationship of these rules to each other and to the common law. Come ready to participate and discover answers to your most challenging evidentiary questions.

Tentative Topics include:

  • Hearsay Post Crawford
  • Character and Other Bad Acts Evidence
  • Witness Intimidation Issues: Snitches Get Stitches
  • The High Profile Case : Responding to the Onslaught of Defense Motions
  • Digital Evidence
  • Forfeiture by Wrongdoing
  • Discovery Issues: Brady and Giglio
  • Recanting Witnesses
  • Evidentiary Hurdles with the Introduction of Web Based Evidence
  • Unusual "Syndromes" Evidence
  • Top Ten Reasons Why Homicide Cases are Reversed on Appeal
  • Computer Forensics
  • Aggressive Motion Practice in Sexual Assault Cases           
  • Aggravating and Mitigating Evidence in Capital Cases
  • Current Attacks on DNA Evidence
  • Body Worn Cameras: Pros and Cons
  • Challenges to Social Media Evidence 
  • Cross Examination of Mental Health Experts
  • The Visual Trial
  • Identification procedures: lineups, showups, and the Supreme Court

  • Ethics, Evidence and Trial Issues
  • Cell Phones, Cell Towers, Email, Facebook:
  •        21st Century Sources of Evidence