Washington MCLE - Trial Skills Courses

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  • Criminal Law Considerations for Military and Veteran Clients

    This CLE course will explain how criminal law attorneys address calls from active military service members and veterans. The course will address issues such as dual civilian/military investigations, jurisdictional considerations, involved personnel, the impact of military or veteran status , military pretrial confinement and more. More Info

    1Law & Legal Proc.
  • Introduction to Paper Discovery and Depositions

    The success of a case hinges on many things. Having a discovery plan at the outset, and the ability to implement that plan, is vital both to your success and your ability to increase the overall recovery amount. A workable plan also helps to reduce the stress and resources on your practice when dealing with document dumps and massive discovery demands. This CLE course will explain how to use "paper discovery" efficiently and economically in Civil and Special Civil matters. It is inte... More Info

    1Law & Legal Proc.
  • To Prosecute or Not To Prosecute? Analyzing Ethical Rules Telling Prosecutors When and How They Can Do Their Job

    Whether and how to prosecute a case is not an open and shut issue. This CLE course will present prosecutors with the rules which limit the possibility of prosecuting certain cases as well as the guidelines for how they can and should be prosecuted. But this course does not only apply to prosecutors, as defense attorneys can use this information to attempt to dissuade prosecutors to drop cases or try them in a specific way. The course will explain and analyze these rules and gui... More Info

    1Ethics Credit
  • The New Wave of Benzene Litigation: Class Actions

    Traditionally, the plaintiffs in benzene personal injury litigation have alleged that their use of paints, solvents, varnishes, and other petroleum-based products caused them to develop blood cancers. When in 2021, benzene was found in deodorants, sunscreens, and other personal care products, consumer class action cases were filed in federal district courts in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio, South Carolina, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, California, and Ore... More Info

    1Law & Legal Proc.
  • Liberty’s Last Champion: The Validity of "Science" Evidence and Court Practice

    Our legal system asserts that it provides justice before the law, but not everyone would agree that the system is designed to ensure it. Civil and criminal cases bring about some difficult issues and science, along with some common sense, can often provide solutions. One example of this is DNA, a tool which can guard against false conclusions, but that can also be misleading. Our ability to differentiate between good, reliable science and junk science is key to this. This CLE course... More Info

    1Law & Legal Proc.
  • Pennsylvania's Preliminary Hearing Makes a Comeback

    According to the United States Supreme Court, the preliminary hearing is a critical stage of a criminal prosecution. Yet Commonwealth v. McClelland destroyed the preliminary hearing. This informative CLE program will review and analyze the evolution of the preliminary hearing and examine how it slowly returned to being a powerful instrument of due process. More Info

    1Law & Legal Proc.
  • ESI in Criminal Proceedings: 4th, 5th and 6th Amendment Issues

    Criminal investigations now typically employ electronic information as a standard feature, both at the State and Federal levels. This type of information may be used in the commission of crimes and is thereby often the focus of prosecutions and investigations. This CLE course will offer a comprehensive overview of various amendment implications such as the warrant requirement of the Fourth Amendment, the Fifth Amendment privilege against self-incrimination and the right confrontation g... More Info

    1Law & Legal Proc.
  • Ace Your Case: Trial Preparation and Strategy

    Preparation for a successful civil trial requires advanced thought and planning. This CLE course will take you through a step-by-step from mapping out the trial strategy to the closing statements. The course will address how to plan the proving of your case, anticipating and refuting counter-actions and the organization of physical evidence. How to prep witnesses to get your proof into evidence, pre-trial motions, particularly motions in limine and how to anticipate evidentiary issues,... More Info

    1.25Law & Legal Proc.
  • The Hidden Secrets of Constructive Trust Litigation

    Imagine your client, with full knowledge and faculties, has executed a deed signing away his property with the “understanding” that he would eventually get it back. Would the statute of frauds bar relief? Interesting question. This CLE course will address all the Hidden Secrets of Constructive Trust Litigation. Presented by the author of "Litigating Constructive Trusts" which addresses the main issues relevant to constructive trust cases, the course will address the issue from an offen... More Info

    1.75Law & Legal Proc.
  • Case Selection, Evaluation, and Beyond

    Case selection is an important part of the representation process. This CLE course will review the elements of case selection and other features of the process of accepting representation. The course will focus on personal injury and insurance cases but the fundamental issues, which will be dealt with extensively by senior attorneys with years of experience, are applicable across a wide range of legal areas. More Info

    1.5Law & Legal Proc.
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