(Webcast) “Giants” of the Criminal Trial Bar: Winning Strategies

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 | 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Program Chair:

Frederick P. Hafetz

  • Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hear three nationally prominent defense lawyers address the central components of a criminal trial. These renowned criminal defense lawyers will discuss the strategies that they have found successful in winning criminal jury trials. The panel will discuss critical trial issues that can make or break a case, including:

    • Jury Selection: the Deselection Method
    • Destructive cross-examination
    • Deciding whether the defendant should testify
    • Summation: style and substance

    This will be a rewarding program for both more and less experienced criminal defense lawyers.

    Program Fee: $199 for Members | $299 for Nonmembers

    Members who are Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2019-2021), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges, or attorneys who practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.

  • Barry H. Berke
    Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
    New York, NY

    Rusty Hardin
    Rusty Hardin & Associates, LLP
    Houston, TX

    Lisa M. Wayne
    Law Office of Lisa M. Wayne
    Denver, CO

  • 2:00 pm – 2:10 pm
    Frederick P. Hafetz

    2:10 pm – 2:50 pm
    Jury Selection: the Deselection Method
    Lisa M. Wayne

    The defense attorney who has tried many high profile cases throughout the country and has been a major innovator in jury deselection.

    2:50 pm – 3:30 pm
    Destructive Cross-Examination
    Barry H. Berke

    The defense attorney who has obtained acquittals in some of New York’s most significant white collar cases in recent years.

    3:30 pm – 3:40 pm

    3:40 pm – 4:20 pm
    Rusty Hardin

    The defense attorney who obtained an acquittal for Roger Clemens and defended the Arthur Andersen firm.

    4:20 pm – 4:40 pm
    Strategy Decisions: Should Defendant Testify?

    4:40 pm – 5:00 pm
    Questions and Answers

  • New York: 3.0 Skills
    New Jersey: 3.0 General
    California: 3.0 General
    Pennsylvania: 2.5 General
    Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys

  • This program has been generously sponsored by:

    Co-Sponsored by:
    New York Council of Defense Lawyers, Jonathan Bach, President
    Federal Defenders of SDNY & EDNY, David Patton, Executive Director
    New York Criminal Bar Association, Fred Sosinsky, President
    New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Tim Hoover, President

    Sponsoring Association Committees:
    Criminal Advocacy, Brian Adam Jacobs, Chair
    Criminal Courts, Terri Rosenblatt, Chair
    White Collar Crime, Marshall L. Miller, Chair

    Sponsorship Opportunities are Available! Please Contact:
    Angie Avila, Manager, Membership Outreach and Sponsorships | (212) 382-6608 | aavila@nycbar.org