Event Calendar

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

Webinar: Evidence: Relevance, Prejudice, & Crawford

Start Date: 8/19/2020 12:30 PM EDT
End Date: 8/19/2020 2:30 PM EDT


Organization Name: NAPD

Contact:
Jeanie Vela
Email: jeanie.vela@publicdefenders.us
Phone: (303) 921-3736

Webinar: Evidence: Relevance, Prejudice, & Crawford

August 19, 2020, 12:30 p.m. Eastern, 120 minutes

Webinar Faculty:  Andre Vitale, Trial Chief, Hudson County Office of the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender

About the Webinar:  Introducing Evidence and keeping Evidence from being presented can be a crucial difference in successfully defending for your client. Too many times, young lawyers are not properly trained in how to deal with evidence and are left to learn it on the fly on trial. This presentation will address the manner in which to evaluate every potential piece of evidence (both physical and testimonial), in determining how best to either have it admitted or to keep it from being presented by the Government

About the Faculty:  Andre Vitale (Jersey City, NJ). Andre has served as a public defense lawyer for over 20 years as a trial lawyer, training director, educator, and mentor. He currently works as the Trail Chief for the Hudson County Office of the New Jersey Office of the Public Defender. Andre supervises, trains, and mentors the trial lawyers in his office, and handles a caseload focusing on Homicides, Sex Cases, and cases handling forensic issues. Andre is the co–chair of NJ OPD’s Forensic Science Working Group. Andre has extensive trial experience taking more than 95 cases to verdict, while handling some of the most complex matters. He has developed an expertise in defending homicide and sex cases, with a proficiency in contesting forensic and other technical evidence, including DNA, fingerprints, CSAAS, and eyewitness identification. Andre designed a Defending a Child Sex Case advanced trial skills program, which has been used by State Public Defender Offices in Montana, Missouri, and New Jersey. He is a core faculty member with Gideon’s Promise (gideonspromise.org) and Harvard Law School’s Criminal Justice Institute Trial Advocacy Workshop (TAW). Andre is both a presenter and frequent blog contributor for the National Association of Public Defense (publicdefenders.us). Due to his passion and commitment to client–centered representation, Andre has received the Kevin Andersen Award by the New York State Defender’s Association (NYSDA) and the Denison Ray Award by the New York State Bar Association