This session addresses the essentials of trying a gun case. The presentation will cover: jury selection issues (e.g., do you want gun owners, NRA members, ex military members on your jury); how to handle firearms in court to demonstrate confidence and knowledge to the jury; firearms terms and the historical background of firearms laws; cross-examination of government witnesses; serialization of firearms as a defense; and a discussion of antique firearms.
These presentations were recorded August 12-14, 2010, during the Multi-Track Seminar and the Fundamentals of Federal Criminal Defense Training in Miami, Florida.
The Multi-Track Seminar was designed to offer in-depth instruction in a variety of substantive criminal defense topic areas. Five of the tracks - Fraud, Computer Crimes, Immigration, Sentencing and Forensics - were presented in four distinct hour-long time blocks. These sessions were presented on Thursday, August 12, 2010, and then repeated on Friday, August 13, 2010. The seminar design provided seminar participants with the opportunity to attend two of the five separate tracks taking place on Thursday and Friday. On Saturday, August 14, 2010, seminar participants had the opportunity to attend both plenary and small group breakout sessions. Those sessions addressed topics of general interest and importance to criminal defense practitioners.
The following Multi-Track presentations were recorded and are available for viewing:
The Fundamentals of Federal Criminal Defense Training was a full day program specifically designed for practitioners who were new to federal criminal defense practice. It provided the opportunity to receive instruction on the areas most vital to providing an effective defense for their clients.
The following Fundamentals of Federal Criminal Defense Training Sessions were recorded and are available for viewing:
August 14, 2010
Defender Services Office Training Division
This Seminar is presented free of charge.