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Appellate 2020 Package Bundle - Online
Published by Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association

Criminal Defense Appeals and Writs is geared toward effective written defense advocacy throughout the life of a case – from bail writs to petitions for certiorari in the United States Supreme Court. The court offers skill building for all levels of appellate practice, from the first appellate brief to esoteric writs. Attendees will hear from appellate experts in a variety of practice areas, including a Court of Criminal Appeals judge, court staff, academics, and state and federal criminal defense attorneys.

Jennifer Freel
Jani Maselli Wood
Nicole DeBorde Hochglaube
Nicole DeBorde is an experienced criminal defense attorney and trial lawyer handling state and federal criminal matters at all phases from investigation through trial and post conviction and parole. Recently elected as incoming Secretary for...More
Michael S. Falkenberg
Staff Attorney - Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas
Michael has been a staff attorney at the Court of Criminal Appeals of Texas in the Post-Conviction Writs section since August 2008. He assists the Court with its extraordinary writ docket, which includes post-conviction writs of habeas corpus and...More
Mark Stevens
Mark Stevens lives in San Antonio and has practiced criminal law in state and federal courts in Texas since graduating from law school in 1979.
Hon. David Newell
Judge - Texas Court of Criminal Appeals
Judge David Newell was elected to the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals on November 4, 2014.

The son of Thomas and Linda Newell, David was born at the Bethesda Naval Hospital in Maryland, though he grew up in Sugar Land, Texas with his much...More

Jennifer Laurin
Jennifer Laurin joined the faculty of the University Of Texas School Of Law in 2009. Professor Laurin studies and writes about how law and institutional design shape the functioning of criminal justice institutions. Her scholarship has considered,...More
Originally Published
February 21, 2020

Program Titles and Supporting Materials
This program contains the following components:
  1. Writing Your Best Brief - Video
  2. Writing Your Best Brief - Handout
  3. Research Tips and Tools - Video
  4. Research Tips and Tools - Handout
  5. Handling Writs - Video
  6. Handling Writs - Slide Handout
  7. Handling Writs - Handout
  8. The Law of Writs – Pretrial and Mandamus - Video
  9. The Law of Writs - Handout
  10. Appellate Issues – How to Spot and Create Them - Video
  11. Appellate Issues – How to Spot and Create Them - Handout
  12. CCA Update - Video
  13. Using Supreme Court Precedent – Ethics - Video
  14. Using Supreme Court Precedent - Handout

How To Attend
Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like. Please note: Internet Explorer is no longer a supported browser. We recommend using Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Safari for best results.

Technical Requirements
You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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