Thursday, March 30, 2017

Webinar: Identifying and Responding to Prosecution Themes

Start Date: 3/30/2017 2:00 PM EDT
End Date: 3/30/2017 3:00 PM EDT

Identifying and Responding to Prosecution Themes

Webinar Faculty: Michael Ogul, Deputy Public Defender, Santa Clara County (CA) Public Defender

March 30, 2017 at 2:00 pm eastern (60 minutes)

About the Webinar: Experienced capital defense lawyers know that prosecutors repeatedly use a variety of themes to convince jurors to condemn our clients to the death penalty. But well prepared defense counsel will always have a response to each of these prosecution tactics. This webinar will identify the universe of prosecution themes at the punishment phase, and suggest approaches the defense should take to neutralize and defeat them.

About the Faculty: Michael Ogul is a trial-level public defender in Santa Clara County, California, and has exclusively practiced criminal defense for over 36 years. He has tried several death penalty trials and has represented defendants in over 20 other capital cases that resolved short of a death penalty trial. He has been a member of the planning committee for the annual CACJ/CPDA Capital Case Defense Seminar for approximately 20 years (and the cochair of the committee for most of those years), the editor of the California Death Penalty Defense Manual since 2003, and has written scores of articles on a variety of capital defense topics.

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