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Criminal Law | Capital Cases
Advanced Issues in Capital Cases: Cooperating Witnesses
2 Total CLE credits (No Ethics)
Price: $99.00 (provides online access for 3 months after purchase).
Course №:POD 1015
Course Level: Intermediate
Duration: 2 Hours 4 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. Explore how to deal with cooperating witnesses in capital cases. 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 CLE.

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2 Total CLE credits (No Ethics)

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Prof. Steven L. Chanenson, Villanova University School of Law, Villanova
Hon. William J. Mazzola, Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia
Mark Gilson, Esq., Chief of Major Trials, Philadelphia Office of the District Attorney, Philadelphia
Carmen M. Lineberger, Esq., Philadelphia Office of the District Attorney, Philadelphia
Everett Gillison, Esq., Philadelphia County Public Defenders Office, Philadelphia
Louis T. Savino, Jr., Esq., Louis T. Savino & Associates, P.C., Philadelphia
Daniel R. Stevenson, Esq., Defender Association of Philadelphia, Philadelphia

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icon_acrobatRead This About Getting Credit for PBI Podcasts  (1 Page, 21 KB)
icon_acrobatWritten Materials (115 Pages, 2 MB)
icon_acrobatHandout-Order for Immunity (5 Pages, 26 KB)
icon_acrobatHandout-Memorandum of Agreement (6 Pages, 34 KB)
icon_acrobatHandout-Off-the-Record Proffer (3 Pages, 25 KB)
icon_acrobatHandout-1381 Words Of Warning for Prosecutors Using Criminals as Witnesses (46 Pages, 211 KB)
icon_acrobatMajor Ethics Rules Changes (Rev. August 2009) (ETHICS COURSES ONLY) (2 Pages, 26 KB)

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