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A Defender’s Guide to Federal Evidence: A Trial Practice Handbook for Criminal Defense Attorneys
This Guide to Federal Evidence is the only federal evidence handbook written exclusively for criminal defense lawyers. The Guide analyzes each Federal Rule of Evidence and outlines the main evidentiary issues that confront criminal defense lawyers. It also summarizes countless defense favorable cases and provides tips on how to avoid common evidentiary pitfalls. The Guide contains multiple user-friendly flowcharts aimed at helping the criminal defense lawyer tackle evidence problems. A Defender’s Guide to Federal Evidence is an indispensable tool in preparing a case for trial.
Modern Digital Evidence & Technologies in Criminal Cases
Modern cases need modern defenses, and modern lawyers can't practice with an outdated playbook. This program is a contemporary training that identifies emerging technologies and digital evidence encountered in today's criminal cases and arms you with the tools necessary to combat expert witnesses, prosecutorial overreach, and an uneducated judge and jury. This comprehensive CLE program covers both general aspects of new technologies as well as practical courtroom application and legal challenges to the use of these new technologies.
Top Shelf DUI Defenses: The Law, The Science, The Techniques (2021)
If you are serious about being an effective DUI defense advocate, or if you’re considering adding DUI defenses to your portfolio, you need to know the latest scientific and legal strategies to optimize your success at trial. Learn from the best-of-the-best in the field in this unique CLE Program, updated for 2021.
Defending Modern Drug Cases (2021)
From challenging the arrest and seizure to picking a jury and cross-examining police officers, defense attorneys handling drug cases must be able to construct a defense that will increase the chances of the client getting a positive result for your client.
Effective motion practice, juror selection, and storytelling have never been more important. This seminar will introduce defense counsel to techniques that have been used at recent drug trials to rebut specific claims and overcome the emotion created in today’s criminal legal system.
Hamdan v. Rumsfeld (Hamdan I)
NACDL amicus curiae brief in support of petitioner-appellee Salim Ahmed Hamdan. Military commissions created by Respondents are incompatible with the express or implied will of Congress. Constitutionally, there is no “inherent” Presidential authority to create these military commissions and challenge to their jurisdiction via habeas corpus has long been recognized in our military law.
Merits Reply Brief of Appellant Martha Stewart
Testimonial co-defendant statement (Crawford hearsay) issues; perjury by government expert witness; more.
Roper v. Simmons
Amici Curiae brief: The joint brief argues that evolving standards of decency now make it clear that imposition of the death penalty on an individual who commits a murder at age 17 is cruel and unusual in violation of the Eighth and Fourteenth Amendments. Also: Amicus Curiae brief, USSupCt., No. 03-633. Human Rights Committee of the Bar of England and Wales, et al.
Shepard v. United States
NACDL amicus curiae brief arguing that (I) Almendarez-Torres v. United States, 523 U.S. 224 (1998) was wrongly decided, has been eroded by subsequent cases, and should be overruled, and (II) in the alternative, the Court should reverse and clarify that the government bears the burden of proving prior convictions through reliable evidence that reflects adversarial testing.