Indian Country Criminal Trial Advocacy Seminar – September 11-15, 2017
(Application Deadline is July 21, 2017).
Columbia, South Carolina.
This seminar is an intensive advocacy skill program designed for tribal prosecutors and tribal prosecutors cross-designated as Special Assistant United States Attorneys with little to no trial experience and who will be responsible for the prosecution of criminal cases. This seminar utilizes lectures, skill exercises, critiques, and trial strategy sessions. Topics covered include preparation and presentation of opening statements and closing arguments, as well as direct and cross-examination and handling exhibits. This session will use a domestic violence and narcotics trafficking fact pattern and experienced tribal, state and federal prosecutors will be faculty. The Federal Rules of Evidence and Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure will be used throughout the training.
Important note: Pre-course reading of the case facts and preparation are required of the participants selected to attend. Students selected to attend will be required to participate in webinars or other distance education formats prior to the week of the class. Early departures will not be approved due to courtroom exercises schedule.
For an application, email Leslie A. Hagen at Leslie.Hagen3@usdoj.gov