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Cross Examination, Ethics & Professionalism
December 15, 2017
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
2142 Telshor Court
LAS CRUCES, NM 88011
3.5 General CLE Credits
2.0 Ethics CLE Credits

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The afternoon ethics portion of this CLE is open to non-NMCDLA members. To attend the full seminar, please join NMCDLA for 2018 by clicking here.


8:30-9:00     REGISTRATION
Moderator:  Amanda Skinner, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Las Cruces

9:00-10:00    Mechanics of an Effective Impeachment: Lecture and Demo Using a real fact pattern, you’ll get to learn effective impeachment of informants and other government witnesses using inconsistent statements, cooperation deals and more. Attendees can volunteer to practice. Ryan Villa, Law Offices of Ryan J. Villa, Albuquerque

10:00-11:00  Crossing a Witness Using Digital Evidence Learn more about what the government has, or should have had, that you can use for cross in digital evidence cases. Chris Dodd, Law Office of the Public Defender, Albuquerque

11:00-11:15  BREAK

11:15-12:15  Kids and Cops: Lecture and Demos on Cross of Child and Police Officer Witnesses
Learn (or brush up on) skills that can help you in any representation or communication you have with child or officer witnesses. Jennifer Burrill, Law Office of the Public Defender, Santa Fe

12:15-1:15    LUNCH (On Your Own)

1:15-2:15      Meet the Mexican Consul Special chance to become familiarized with information and resources available for any client who is a Mexican national. Speaker TBA

2:15-2:30      BREAK

2:30-3:30      Implicit Gender Bias (E/P) What it is, why it's a problem, how society is harmed by it and how we can correct it. Karen Mendenhall, Mendenhall Firm PC, Albuquerque

3:30-4:30      Defender Wellness (E/P) Discussion on what to do if you believe a colleague or yourself is working under a disability. Brian Pori, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Albuquerque;
Jacquelyn Robins, Jacquelyn Robins Law Firm, Albuquerque;
Margaret Strickland, McGraw & Strickland, LLC , Las Cruces

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