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Criminal Law Trial School

 
Date: Friday, May 29, 2015 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Venue: Minneapolis Brewery / Surly Brewing Company  Minneapolis, MN United States  Get Directions
Total Price: $50.00
 
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Deadline to Register: May 26, 2015

CRIMINAL LAW TRIAL SCHOOL 2015
Minnesota State Bar Association, Criminal Law Section

AT THE SURLY BREWERY

Want to attend a day criminal long trial school at the new Surly Tap Room?  Whether you are a prosecutor or defense counsel, new lawyer or old pro, private practitioner or public defender, trial advocacy in the criminal world is often the most exciting – and stressful – part of our practice. Come learn from the likes of Andy Birrell, Fred Bruno, Peter Wold, Peter Orput, Chuck Hawkins, Christina Warren, Ryan Garry, AUSA Andy Dunne, Cheri Townsend, John Conard and nationally known Jury Consultant John Hirschhorn .

This day-long trial school will cover the basics of successful courtroom advocacy from both sides of the aisle through interactive sessions and audience involvement.  If you practice criminal law in Minnesota, you cannot afford to miss this session.  Topics to be covered include voir dire, opening, direct examination, cross examination, motion practice, jury instructions, closing arguments, using technology at trial, a judge’s perspective, and an “ask the expert” session where you can ask your questions and get answers from a panel of experts.  And yes … you can drink Surly beer!

Location: 
Surly Brewery's Scheid Hall
520 Malcolm Ave SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Schedule:

INTRODUCTION:  GOING TO TRIAL (8:30 A.M. TO 9:15 A.M.)
    Your case is going to Trial...and you know it.

        Andrew S. Birrell, Gaskins Bennett Birrell Schupp, LLP

MOTIONS IN LIMINE/JURY INSTRUCTIONS (9:15 TO 10:15 A.M.)
    Practitioners who prepare early and thoroughly get the verdict.

         Defense:   Ryan Garry, Attorney at Law 
         State:   Christina Warren, Hennepin County Attorney's Office

EXAMINATION OF WITNESSES (10:15 TO 11:30 A.M.)

    DIRECT EXAM:  VICTIM, SUPPORTIVE WITNESSES, EXPERT
        State:    Cheri Townsend, Hennepin County Attorney's Office 

    CROSS EXAM:  STATE’S BEST, MAKE THEM WORST
        Defense:   Peter Wold, Wold Morrison Law

VOIR DIRE, FROM THE EXPERT’S PERSPECTIVE (11:30 – 12:30 P.M.)
   
        Robert Hirschhorn, Cathy Bennet & Associates, Texas  

        Mr. Hirshhorn has recently been on Good Morning America, MSNBC, Court TV, CNN, Dateline NBC, 48 Hours, Nightline, and many national radio programs.  He lectures nationwide to lawyers and judges on the art of jury selection.

LUNCH 12:30 - 1:00 P.M.

CROSSING AN EXPERT WITNESS (1:00 TO 2:00 P.M.) 

        John Conard, Hellmuth & Johnson, PLLC

OPENING ARGUMENT—HIGH PROFILE CLIENT/CHARGE (2:00 TO 3:00 P.M.)
       
        State:   Andrew Dunne, U.S. Attorney's Office - District of Minnesota
        Defense:  Chuck Hawkins, Attorney at Law

AFTERNOON BREAK 3:00 - 3:10 P.M.

CLOSING ARGUMENTS, AND WHATEVER THE HELL ELSE THEY WANT TO TALK ABOUT (3:10 TO 4:00 P.M. AND BEYOND)

    Defense:  Fred Bruno, Bruno Law, PLLC
    State:  Peter Orput, Washington County Attorney's Office

Please join us for complimentary drinks and hors d'oeuvres at the conclusion of the seminar.

CLE Credits:

6.0 Standard CLE Credits approved | Event Code: 205836  

Cost:

Section Member:  $30.00
MSBA Member not in the Section:  $40.00
Non-MSBA Member:  $50.00
Law Student:  $30.00

Remote Participation: 

There is no remote participation available for this event. 

Want more information about the Criminal Law Section
To register with a check, please mail in this registration form.
Need to cancel? Please see our cancellation policy.
Questions? Contact Jennifer Carter | 612-278-6309
 
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