Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Webinar: Victim Impact Considerations

Start Date: 10/17/2017 2:00 PM EDT
End Date: 10/17/2017 3:00 PM EDT

Organization Name: National Association for Public Defense

Heather H. Hall
Email: heather@publicdefenders.us
Phone: N/A

Victim Impact Considerations

October 17, 2017 2:00 p.m. Eastern, 60 minutes

Webinar Faculty: Micahel Ogul, Deputy Public Defender, Santa Clara Public Defender

About the Webinar:   Victim Impact Evidence is lethal. More than any other type of aggravation evidence, it is extremely powerful and can completely overwhelm the mitigation case. This presentation discusses a multi-faceted approach to dealing with victim impact, including investigation, victim outreach, discovery, motions to exclude or limit the admissibility or scope of victim impact evidence; addressing it in voir dire, opening and closing statements; cross-examining VIE witnesses or affirmatively presenting evidence on the topic; VIE videotapes; and jury instructions.


About the Faculty:   Coming soon.

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Closed: 10/17/2017 2:15 PM

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