Defending the Accused: The Fundamentals of Criminal Defense - Video Subscription
Register Today for Defending the Accused: The Fundamentals of Criminal Defense
The Wisconsin Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers is proud to announce a comprehensive online criminal defense training program: Defending the Accused: The Fundamentals of Criminal Defense. Every criminal defense practitioner can benefit from this cutting-edge program which is the first of its kind. It is intended as a comprehensive guide for new attorneys on how to handle a variety of issues we may run into on a daily basis with clients and as a refresher for experienced attorneys.
Registration is restricted to criminal defense lawyers. Judges, full and part-time prosecutors, law students, and members of the general public may not register.
You can choose to either watch "live" as the individual sessions occur over Zoom or on video replay at a time of your choosing. Each new session will be available every Friday at noon from January 15th to May 21st (excluding April 2, Good Friday). Each session will be available on-demand via video on the WACDL website until one year after it has been presented live. We anticipate receiving over 30 CLE credits for the program and written materials will be available for each session via the website.
This comprehensive program will be available for the low price of $199 for the entire year; or $149 for WACDL members. Not a member? Save $50 - Use the box above to sign up for the program and join WACDL.
NOTE: If you are already a member of WACDL you must first sign in to the website and then register. After you are registered you will receive additional information on how to access each presentation.
Five major topics will be presented online between January 15-May 28 with subtopics in each for a total of over 40 sessions. After a summer break, two additional major topics will be presented: sentencing and ethics. Each live session will be between 50 and 75 minutes. Friday afternoons 12-1 or 12-1:30 p.m. via Zoom. Thereafter each session will be available on the WACDL website for the video replay.
The schedule is as follows:
MEETING THE CLIENT, CHALLENGING BAIL, AND LEARNING THE FILE
Using EBDM to argue bail - 15 minutes: Samantha Richie
Common bail issues and how to overcome them - 15 minutes: Corey Mehlos
Motions to dismiss complaints - 20 minutes: Colleen Taylor
Preliminary Hearings - 20 minutes: Colleen Taylor
Investigators & Basic Discovery - 50 minutes: Ashley Morse
In depth client interviews - 50 minutes: Peter Middleton
LITIGATING MOTIONS & DISCOVERY
Discovery, Motions to Compel & Reciprocal Discovery - 50 minutes: Andrew Martinez
Marsy's Law & Discovery - 25 minutes: Ryan Reid
How to draft effective 4th A suppression motions - 15 minutes: Gaby Leija
Crossing a cop at a suppression hearing - 30 minutes: Murali Jasti
Litigating motions to suppress confessions - 30 minutes: Deja Vishny
PREPARING FOR TRIAL
Making and Meeting objections - 15 minutes: Aaron Nelson
Fighting the Admission of Other crimes evidence - 40 minutes: Aneeq Ahmad
The law of hearsay and confrontation - 30 minutes: Craig Albee
Overview of Challenging Forensic Science in the Courtroom - 30 minutes: Skye Boggio
How to prepare for trial - 60 minutes: Guy Cardamone, Jessa Nicholson, Richard Jones
Fighting racial bias in the courtroom - 50 minutes: Darrin Crawford
How to subpoena an out of state witness - 15 minutes: Mackenzie Renner
COMMON CASES: DEFENSES & STRATEGIES
OWI basics- the law and sentencing - 60 minutes: Amanda Riek & Paul Crawford
OWI basics- challenging field sobriety tests - 60 minutes: Adam Nero
Litigating Domestic Violence cases - 50 minutes: Amanda Parent
A to Z of Sexual Assault Cases with consent defense - 50 minutes: Kathy Stilling
Consequences in Sexual Assault cases - 30 minutes: Rebecca Coffee
Defending Child Abuse cases - 50 minutes: Travis Schwantes
Defending Child Porn cases - 50 minutes: Matthew Krische
Cell phone evidence - 30 minutes: Casey Hoff
Medical Issues in Criminal Defense - 45 minutes: Darrin Crawford, M.D.
COMPETENCY & NGI
Raising and Litigating Competency - 75 minutes: Payal Khandhar
The NGI defense - 50 minutes: Tony Cotton
More sessions are planned for starting in September. Check back for updates.
If you have questions about registration and availability please contact WACDL Executive Director Peter McKeever at firstname.lastname@example.org.