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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Webinar: Theories & Themes: How to Win Your Case

Start Date: 10/30/2018 2:00 PM EDT
End Date: 10/30/2018 3:00 PM EDT


Organization Name: National Association for Public Defense

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

Theories & Themes: How to Win Your Case

October 30, 2018, 2:00 p.m. Eastern, 60 minutes

Webinar Faculty:  Carlotta Lepingwell, Litigation & Hearings Specialist. Office of Capital & Forensic Writs (Texas Public Defender Office)

About the Webinar:  A theory of the case is more than just the legal defense. It is the plan for where you are going and how you will shape the law and the facts to get there. Developing a cohesive and viable theory of defense will exponentially increase your odds of winning at trial. However, theory building is one of the more difficult concepts for young lawyers to understand both in terms of how to develop a theory of defense and what is its purpose. This webinar will discuss how to develop a strong theory of defense and how to effectively use that theory from investigation through trial so that you can win your case.

About the Faculty: 

Carlotta is the Litigation and Hearings Specialist at the Office of Capital and Forensic Writs, where her practice focuses on representing death-row inmates in their post-conviction evidentiary hearings throughout Texas. She has practiced as a supervising attorney and trial attorney at The Bronx Defenders, the Committee for Public Counsel Services and the Orleans Public Defenders. As a supervising attorney, Carlotta supervised both new and experienced trial attorneys. Carlotta was also the sex crimes specialist at The Bronx Defenders, where she was responsible for consulting with and training staff attorneys and investigators handling sex crimes. Prior to becoming a public defender in 2009, Carlotta spent a year in private criminal defense practice in Toronto, Canada. She is a PD for life.

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