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Practice Tips and Trial Skills From the Experts (2023 Criminal Justice Section Annual Program)

8:55        Welcome and Introductions

9:00        Coming Out Swinging: Opening Statements

Stephen P. Lindsay, Lindsay Law, Asheville

Listen as a renowned trial attorney, who has handled numerous high-profile murder cases, shares his secrets for engaging the jury out of the gate.

10:00      Break

10:10      Rarely Pure and Never Simple: The Changing Legal Landscape of Search Warrants

Shana L. Fulton, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Raleigh
Ripley E. Rand, Womble Bond Dickinson LLP, Raleigh

Take a deep dive into search warrants, how they work and what to do when you encounter one. Discuss current legal developments in the field, including cases that have recently made national headlines.

11:10      Break

11:20      Panel Discussion: Handling Document-Intensive Trials‡

Judge Vince M. Rozier, NC Superior Court – District 10B, Raleigh
Graham Billings, U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of North Carolina, Charlotte
Edwin L. "Ed" West III, Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, Wilmington

Cases are more document-intensive than ever before, and effective presentation and attack on paper and digital evidence can make or break a case. Hear best practices and tips on how to handle document-intensive trials.

12:20      Criminal Justice Section Annual Meeting

Kathleen A. Gleason, Office of the Federal Public Defender, Greensboro, 2022-2023 Section Chair, Presiding

12:35      Lunch Break

1:20        Panel Discussion: U.S. Attorneys' Offices Priorities

Michael F. Easley Jr., U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina, Raleigh
Sandra J. Hairston, U.S. Attorney's Office for the Middle District of North Carolina, Greensboro
Dena J. King, U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of North Carolina, Charlotte

Gain insight into the priorities of the Department of Justice.

2:20        Break

2:30        Trial Techniques and Strategies

Brian S. Cromwell, Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP, Charlotte

Receive advice on best practices for effective trial advocacy as the speaker shares what he has learned over the course of a successful career.

3:30        Break

3:40        Something Is Rotten in the State of Durham*

James P. "Jim" Cooney III, Womble Bond Dickinson LLP, Charlotte

The Duke Lacrosse cases are among the most notorious cases in North Carolina history. Hear from Jim Cooney as he discusses his experience representing a now-exonerated Duke lacrosse player, along with the ethical issues that arose during the cases.

4:40        Adjourn

* Indicates portion providing Ethics/Professional Responsibility credit
‡ Indicates portion providing Technology Training credit


Learn from the best! Join us for a day of practice tips and trial skills from a highly talented and experienced group of North Carolina criminal lawyers.

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January 20, 2023
Fri 8:55 AM EST

Duration 7H 45M

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