Closing Arguments

Tuesday, January 27, 2015, 1:10 – 1:50 pm

Closing argument is the prosecutor’s final opportunity to persuade the jury or a judge that the facts prove the defendant’s guilt. A prosecutor’s closing argument in domestic violence cases requires both skillful advocacy and an acute awareness of the pitfalls that can create reversible error. During this forty minute webinar, Carrie Newton from MDAA’s Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit will provide participants with suggestions for persuasive advocacy and assist prosecutors in understanding the sometimes subtle distinctions between proper and improper arguments. This webinar will be adapted from the webinar previously offered on December 17, 2013.

To Register for this Upcoming Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5588636547210767362

 

Introducing Evidence: Photographs, Medical Records and Restraining Orders

Tuesday, February 10, 2015, 1:10 – 1:30 pm

Admitting evidence at trial for the first time can be intimidating. In this twenty-minute webinar, Carrie Newton from MDAA’s Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit will walk prosecutors through contemplating what evidence can be offered at trial by reviewing the foundations for admissibility. This webinar will also cover introducing evidence that is common in domestic violence cases: photographs, medical records and restraining order. Included in this discussion, are some practice points on redacting and publishing the evidence to a jury.

To Register for this Upcoming Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4127585705012744962

 

Introducing Evidence: 911 calls and Handwriting Samples

Tuesday, March 3, 2015, 1:10 – 1:30 pm

In a follow-up to the February 10th webinar, this twenty-minute webinar will discuss how to lay a foundation to introduce 911 calls and handwriting samples through domestic violence fact patterns.

To Register for this Upcoming Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7969996214043414274