Advanced Capital Voir Dire- The Morgan Method
Florida Capital Voir Dire Training Using the Morgan Method:
Theory & Intense Practice
November 13-15, 2019
Safety Harbor Resort & Spa
The Florida Public Defender Association (FPDA) and the National College for Capital Voir Dire (NCCVD) is offering an intense capital trial training program. Participants will work with the originators of the Constitutional Method of Jury Selection, and with faculty who are masters of Capital Voir Dire. They will have two and a half days of training while learning to refine and master the art and science of death penalty jury selection.
The program teaches the Constitutional Method of Capital Voir Dire by using a combination of lectures, demonstrations, and small group exercises involving real jurors. This proven method has nearly emptied Colorado’s death row and has saved capital defendants across the country. Students will learn the core Supreme Court jurisprudence and how to use it to make the judge let you ask what you need to ask.
Death Penalty Voir Dire is one of the most difficult yet crucial skills for lawyers to master.
Students will learn and then practice in small groups how to:
•Get venire persons to share their views about the death penalty and life imprisonment by stripping away extraneous issues and circumstances
- Identify and rate strong pro-death and potential life-voting jurors
- Build and make challenges for cause and protect other jurors from cause challenges
- Teach life-givers how to get out of the jury room with their vote intact
- Teach strong pro-death jurors to respect the decisions of all jurors (including life-giving jurors)
SAFETY HARBOR RESORT & SPA
105 NORTH BAYSHORE BLVD.
SAFETY HARBOR, FLORIDA
Space is EXTREMELY limited and will be available on a first come – first served basis. Once space is filled your name will be added to a wait list.
Participants will work with faculty members who are masters of capital trials for two and a half days to learn, refine, and master the art and science of death penalty trials. The program teaches a method of capital trial practice by using a combination of lectures, demonstrations, and small group exercises. These proven methods have helped save capital defendants across the country. Students will learn the core Supreme Court jurisprudence and how to use it to make the judge do what you need to do.
PRIVATE ATTORNEY – Register on-line at www.flpda.org under the events tab.
The registration fee for this program is $500 for Public Defender offices, $600 for Regional Counsel Offices and $700 for Private Attorneys. That includes all course materials, a continental breakfast and boxed lunch.
The Safety Harbor Resort and Spa, located on 105 N. Bayshore Blvd, Safety Harbor, FL, are providing accommodations at a special room rate of $109.00 plus tax.
Attendees are to make reservations directly with the hotel by calling 727-726-1161.
Your name must be associated with the training in order to get the $109.00 in the FPDA room block. If you are not registered to attend the training, your room rate will be at the higher rate.
Ask for group reservations and refer to the FPDA Voir Dire Training Group
Deadline for room reservations is October 10, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Please identify yourself as a member of the FPDA Group. All reservations must be guaranteed with a major credit card. After October 10, 2019, room reservations are accepted on a space-available basis at a higher rate.