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Ethics | Capital Cases
Advanced Issues in Capital Cases: Ethical Issues
1 Total CLE credits, all of which may be applied toward Ethics
Price: $59.00 (provides online access for 3 months after purchase).
Course №:POD 1010
Course Level: Intermediate
Duration: 60 Minutes
Original Program Date: Monday, October 22, 2007
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All of the credits offered by this course count toward the CLE requirements of Criminal Procedure Rule 801, for appointment as defense counsel in a capital case.


the CLE Board indicates that you can earn all 18 of your capital case credits by distance education. However, for the general Pennsylvania CLE requirement of 12 credits per compliance year, only 4 can be earned by distance education each year. This means that while this course offers more than four capital case credits, at most only 4 credits will count toward your general CLE requirement. (It could be fewer than 4 if you take other distance education courses in the same compliance year.)

This course focuses on advanced issues in capital cases. The faculty is composed of judges, prosecutors, and defense attorneys. Examine ethical issues in capital cases concerning tough witnesses, cooperating witnesses and reluctant witnesses. This course was originally presented in October 2007 at a program entitled Capital Cases: Tough Witnesses, Cooperating Witnesses ("Snitches"), and Reluctant Witnesses. Other courses from this program are available for purchase at PBI`s online catalog.

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1 Total CLE credits, all of which may be applied toward  Ethics

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Prof. Edward D. Ohlbaum, The James E. Beasley School of Law of Temple University, Philadelphia
Hon. William J. Mazzola, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia
Gail L. Fairman, Esq., Philadelphia District Attorney's Office, Philadelphia

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icon_acrobatRead This About Getting Credit for PBI Podcasts  (1 Page, 21 KB)
icon_acrobatCourse Outline (Slides in Note-Taking Format) (8 Pages, 122 KB)
icon_acrobatWritten Materials (38 Pages, 401 KB)
icon_acrobatMajor Ethics Rules Changes (Rev. August 2009) (ETHICS COURSES ONLY) (2 Pages, 26 KB)

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"The best ethics class ever, because of the leader`s ability to bring out comments from the audience." (Arlington, VA)
"Best ethics class I've ever sat through." (Lansing, MI)
"Very Informative!" (Pittsburgh, PA)
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