Hash Oil 101: From Explosions to Extreme Impairment

Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This is the second installment in the National TSRP Webinar Series and will be presented by Courtney Popp, one of the Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutors for the State of Washington. This session will cover the two primary areas of concern with hash oil. The first is the manufacturing of hash oil which is contributing to dangerous explosions in residential areas. Law enforcement officers responding to these scenes need to know what to watch out for. The second major concern is the extreme level of impairment caused by the use of hash oil and the danger this presents on our roadways. Hash oil is extremely potent and very popular among young users. Officers need to be aware of the paraphernalia associated with hash oil, use patterns, and the signs and symptoms of impairment they should expect to see in someone under the influence.

To Register for this Upcoming Webinar: https://www3.gotomeeting.com/register/216988654

 

Opening Statements: Advocacy without Argument

Tuesday, January 13, 2015, 1:10 – 1:40 pm

Because they carry the burden of proof, prosecutors have the first opportunity to speak to jurors during their opening statements. It is important that prosecutors use this opportunity to make a positive first impression and persuasively present the Commonwealth’s case without arguing. In this thirty minute webinar, Carrie Newton from MDAA’s Family Violence and Sexual Assault Unit will review the purpose and goals of opening statements, discuss the restrictions for opening statements and suggest best practices for delivering an effective opening in a domestic violence case. This webinar will be adapted from a webinar previously offered on December 3, 2013.

To Register for this Upcoming Webinar: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/879336985981001218

 

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