Those involved in handling capital cases must understand the unique aspects of these cases in order to properly represent their clients. Judge Renee Cardwell Hughes and Jules Epstein have brought together a faculty comprised of Judges, Public and Private Defenders and Prosecution to explain to you what you need to know about the handling of a capital case. Start with a soup to nuts exploration of capital cases. Evaluate the impact of aggravating factors and the importance of a mitigation investigation. Examine the hot topics in capital case law and ethical issues in capital cases.
Hon. Renee Cardwell Hughes, Court of Common Pleas, First Judicial District Member, Pennsylvania Commission on Judicial Independence, Philadelphia