Domestic Violence Homicide Trial Advocacy

Start Time/Date: 8:00 AM Tuesday, October 15, 2019
End Time/Date: 5:00 PM Wednesday, October 16, 2019
ADDRESS: DoubleTree Bay City
1 Wenonah Park Pl
CITY: Bay City, MI 48708

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Domestic Violence Homicide Trial Advocacy

Bay City, Michigan -- October 15-16, 2019 


Join the PAAM VAWP for their new 2-day Domestic Violence Homicide Trial Advocacy Training on October 15-16, 2019. This is a FREE, highly interactive 2-day training in Bay City. Cases involving intimate partner violent present with their own set of challenges, difficulties, and sometimes negative public perceptions. Combine these cases with the dynamics of Homicide charges, and you may be juggling a complex and emotionally charged case as you head into trial. This training is designed to assist prosecutors in every stage of the legal process, from signing the warrant, to presenting an effective, persuasive closing argument to the jury. Training is appropriate for prosecutors or assistant prosecutors handling these difficult DV cases.  The following topics will be covered:

  • Charging Considerations
  • Jury Selection and Effective Voir Dire
  • Opening Arguments and Theme Development
  • Presenting The Evidence: Evidence Technician Testimony and Forensic Science Lab Reports
  • Medical Examiner Testimony: What Does It All Mean?
  • Common Challenges in Prosecuting DV Homicides
  • Working with Your OIC: Putting Your Best Case Forward
  • Common Defense Tactics
  • DV Expert Witnesses
  • Effective Closing Arguments
  • Visual Trials: Effectively Using PowerPoint in Trial 

We are providing overnight hotel accommodations on the nights of October 14th and 15th if you live over 50 miles from the training site. Please be sure to designate whether or not you will need lodging. We will not be providing breakfast for this training; however, lunch will be provided at this training, so please designate any dietary restrictions. Please know that you will be asked to bring youor laptop for the Visual Trial portion of this training.