#5025 - Evidence for Prosecutors Course

Start Time/Date: 8:30 AM Monday, April 2, 2018
End Time/Date: 12:00 PM Thursday, April 5, 2018
ADDRESS: The Chattanoogan
1201 Broad Street
CITY: Chattanooga, TN 37402

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Course Description

Evidence for Prosecutors is designed to review the rules of evidence and explore how they apply to both common and uncommon legal challenges 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, to the common law as well as address attendees’ questions regarding their state codifications of these rules. Attendees include prosecutors, paralegals, and other members of the prosecution team encountering these issues daily.

Tentative Topics Include:

  • The Visual Trial: With Voluntary “How – To" Session*
  • Character and Other Bad Acts Evidence
  • Witness Intimidation Issues: Snitches Get Stitches
  • Voluminous Evidence : Use and Admission of Summary Exhibits
  • Forfeiture by Wrongdoing
  • Anticipating and Countering Objections to Scientific Evidence
  • Discovery Issues: Brady and Giglio
  • Recanting Witnesses
  • Economic Crimes Evidence :Following the Paper Trail
  • Unusual "Syndromes" Evidence
  • Top Ten Reasons Why Homicide Cases are Reversed on Appeal
  • Digital Evidence and Computer Forensics
  • Aggravating and Mitigating Evidence in Capital Cases
  • Current Attacks on DNA Evidence
  • Body Worn Cameras: Admissibility Issues
  • Challenges to Social Media Evidence
  • Case Study on PTSD: Overcoming Defense Claims
  • Cross Examination of Mental Health Experts
  • Identification procedures: lineups, showups, and the Supreme Court
  • Ethics, Evidence and Trial Issues
  • Hearsay Post Crawford
  • Cell Phones, Cell Towers, Email, Facebook: 21st Century Sources of Evidence
*Attendees participating in the voluntary hands on visual trial session must bring their own laptop, power cord and flash drive.