49th CPI Conference

Deborah T. Creek Criminal Practice Institute: Summer, Fall, and Winter Series

PDS has launched the Deborah T. Creek Criminal Practice Institute: Summer and Fall Series. PDS offers this free training to members of the Criminal Justice Act (CJA) panel.  The Series contains sessions on numerous different criminal defense areas, including trial skills, immigrant defense, collateral civil consequences, sentencing, ethics, parole matters, and hot issues in class action litigation.

The Series is open to panel attorneys and other interested pro bono attorneys practicing criminal law in the District of Columbia, and registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The summer program is generally posted by early May and the fall program in early August.  Most courses qualify for CLE credit in other jurisdictions.

Winter 2017 CPI Training Program Materials

PDS 2017 Winter CPI Program

Appellate Court Round-Up
Significant Decisions in Criminal Cases

The Intersection Of Education And Justice: Overcoming Barriers Facing Older Students Involved In DC’s Juvenile And Criminal Justice Systems
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SJP_Sample_RecordRequestLetter
2016 MOA for Educational services for Youth Committed to DYRS
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DCPS_Authorization to Release Records Parent or Guardian_2016
OSSE_ParentalDisclosureAuthorizationForm
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What to do When You Get a DNA Case
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Below you will find the program and training materials for previous Deborah T. Creek Criminal Practice Institute training programs:

2016 Fall CPI Program

DNA 101:  Basic Principles of Forensic DNA Analysis
Course Materials for DNA 101:  Basic Principles of Forensic DNA Analysis

How to Tell a Story and Present the Evidence Effectively:  The ABC's of a Winning Opening
The Opening Statement Process
Opening Lecture PowerPoint 

Brady, Discovery, and Recent Changes in Criminal Procedures:  Getting the Most Out of Our Discovery Rules? 
Memo--NEAR Act--March 2016

Guns, Drugs, and DV Cases:  How Common Charges Affect Your Immigrant Client, Plus a Discussion on Avenues of Cross-Examination for the Non-Citizen Witness

Immigration Consequences of Crimes Summary Checklist 2014
Common Defenses to Removal
Padilla v Kentucky
Illegal Entry as Crime, Deportation as Punishment: Immigration Status and the Criminal Process
I-247D
Juvenile Delinquency Cheat Sheet

Plea Bargaining in Juvenile Court
Plea Bargaining in Juvenile Court

Advanced Legal Research
Advanced Legal Research CJA Fall 2016


2016 Summer CPI Program

Training Materials for Defending Juvenile Drug Case
Defending Juvenile Drug Case - Orders
Defending Juvenile Drug Case - DEA Litigation Primer

Training Materials for Litigating Police Misconduct
Order 1-Redacted
Coates v. US
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Order 3-Redacted
Police Misconduct Litigation Primer CPI 2016
Police Misconduct Useful Links
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Bias Instruction Highlighted-Redacted
Terry v. US
Vaughn v. US
Sources of Police Misconduct Info
Matter of CBN
Dismissal-Failure to turn over materials-Redacted
Artis v. US
Longus v. US

Training Materials for Hot Topics Associated with the Use of Video on Traffic Cases
Request for Preservation and Production of Video


Questions regarding the Criminal Defender Training Program should be directed to
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