USD School of Law Presents Avoiding a Conviction: Derailing the Railroad

USD School of Law Presents Avoiding a Conviction: Derailing the Railroad

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Date and Time

  • Saturday, January 23, 2010 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.


USD School of Law, Warren Hall Room 131

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




This seminar focuses on diverting the one way destination to conviction and derailing the prosecutorial train. We begin at the depot by choosing our traveling companions; the jury. Along our journey, we blow the whistle on mistrials, ethical violations, and prosecutorial misconduct, before we argue reasonable doubt. Train 1118.1 may be our final destination, but if not, we will take train 1181 to a new trial.

Program Agenda:

8:30 - 9:00 a.m.


9:00 - 10:15 a.m.
All Aboard!: Picking a Jury for a Hang
Toni Blake, Jury Consultant
Allen Bloom, Esq.

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.

10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Blowing the Whistle on a Runaway Train:
Mistrials, Ethical Violations & Prosecutorial Misconduct

John Philipsborn, Esq.

11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Arriving at the Destination: Arguing Reasonable Doubt
Jack Earley, Esq.

1:15 - 2:30 p.m.
Laying New Track: Motions for New Trial & Dismissals
John Cotsirilos, Esq.
Liz Missakian, Esq.

2:30 – 3:30 p.m.
On the Right Track: Retrials and Retrial Issues
Michelle Betancourt, Esq.
Bob Boyce, Esq.

This program is funded by a grant from Community Defenders, Inc. of San Diego. For more information, please e-mail Leilani Sharrett or call (619) 260-4208.

The University of San Diego School of Law is a State Bar of California approved provider of MCLE credit.

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