This course covers topics such as the latest sentencing guidelines cases from the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals, constitutional issues from the Supreme Court, trial tactics, trial strategies, ethical issues facing the federal criminal defense lawyer, and issues with government expert and lay witnesses. The program is specially designed for the attorney practicing in federal criminal court and is taught by some of the leading defense lawyers in the field.
7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.
8:20 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
Ken Swartz, Program Chair, Miami
8:30 a.m. - 9:20 a.m.
Trends in the 11th Circuit: Legal Analysis of Recent Decisions
Bernardo Lopez, Ft. Lauderdale
9:20 a.m. - 10:10 a.m.
Issues in Defending the Federal Crimes
Ayana Harris and Sowmya Bharathi, Miami
10:10 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
10:20 a.m. - 11:10 a.m.
Supreme Court Update: What You Need To Know and Why
Donald F. Samuel, Atlanta, GA
11:10 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Discovery Issues, Trial Issues, Plea Negotiations, Sentencing Issues and Other Matters of Importance
Ben Greenberg and Ed Stamm, Miami
12:00 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Is Pre-trial Freezing of a Defendant’s Assets by the Government a Violation of the Fifth and Sixth Amendments (Kaley v. United States)
Howard Srebnick and Richard Strafer, Miami