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Winter Seminar 2014

Legendary Trial Tactics

Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino January 17-18, 2014

Hone your trial skills with tips from national and state criminal defense legends including:

  • Robert Hirschhorn – jury consultant for the George Zimmerman defense team in Florida
  • Michael Piccarreta and Edward Novak – part of the Arizona Justice Project team responsible for freeing Louis Taylor more than 40 years after his wrongful conviction
  • Michael Stout – regular faculty member at the National Criminal Defense College and other prestigious programs
  • Jordan Green – part of the Arizona Justice Project team responsible for exonerating Bill Macumber almost 40 years after his wrongful conviction



Register today to attend our Winter Seminar January 17-18, 2014 at the Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino.

Paper Registration

Online Registration (Preferred)

Scheduled Sessions

Friday, January 17
Time Session Name Speaker(s)
7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Seminar check-in and continental breakfast
8:30 – 9:30 OPENING STATEMENTS Michael Piccarreta, Piccarrate Davis PC
9:30 - 10:30 CROSS EXAMINATION Michael Stout (New Mexico)
10:30 – 10:40  Break
10:40 - 12:10 ETHICS James Belanger and Scott Bennett, Coppersmith Schermer & Brockelman PLC
10:40 – 11:40 CROSS EXAMINATION WORKSHOP (Breakout Session)  Michael Stout
12:10 – 1:25 Awards Luncheon (Luncheon included with registration)
 1:25 – 2:40 JURY SELECTION Robert Hirschhorn (Texas)
2:40 - 2:50 Break
2:50 - 3:50 JURY INSTRUCTIONS Joel Feinman, Pima County Public Defender’s Office
2:50 – 3:50 CROSS EXAMINATION WORKSHOP (Breakout Session)  Michael Stout
3:50- 5:05 THE LOUIS TAYLOR CASE  Louis Taylor, Edward Novak, Michael Piccarreta, Katie Puzauskas
5:05 – 6:30 Happy Hour: MEET THE LEGENDS
Saturday, January 18
Time Session Name Speaker(s)
7:15 – 8:15 a.m. Continental Breakfast and AACJ Board of Governors Quarterly Meeting
8:15 – 9:15 CLOSING ARGUMENTS John Napper, Napper Law Firm
9:15 – 9:25 Break
9:25 – 10:55 ETHICS Jordan Green, Perkins Coie LLP
10:55 – 11:55 BUILDING A DEFENSE AROUND MITIGATION  Dawn Priestman, Pima County Public Defender’s Office

Speakers and speaker times are subject to change. The final agenda will be in your seminar packet at the seminar registration table. This seminar may qualify for up to 10 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 3 hours of professional responsibility (ethics). Cancellation policy: full refund, minus $25 fee, until Monday, January 6. No refunds after January 6.

Hotel Information

Towering 10 stories above the Gila River Indian Community, south of Chandler, the Wild Horse Pass Hotel & Casino offers a large Vegas style casino, a variety of fine dining restaurants, an exciting nightclub and lounges. All the entertainment you’d ever want!

And right next door: Phoenix Premium Outlets featuring 90 outlet stores.

Incredible Group Rate of $129!!

Free wireless internet available in all lodging and meeting rooms! Rate good through Monday, December 16, or until room block is sold out. Wild Horse Pass Hotel and Casino 5040 Wild Horse Pass Blvd, Chandler, AZ 85226 Reservations: (800)946-4452

Click here for seminar registration form: AACJ Winter Seminar 2014 flyer 2

Click here for online registration: Online Registration