Modern #Ethics for #Prosecutors: Handling Cases in a Court of Law, and the Court of Public Opinion
On-Demand Webinar: Modern #Ethics for #Prosecutors: Handling Cases in a Court of Law, and
the Court of Public Opinion
CLE: 1 Credit Hour
Wendy L. Patrick is a career prosecutor, named the Public Lawyer of the Year by the California State Bar Public Law Section. She has completed over 165 trials ranging from stalking, to domestic violence, to first-degree murder. She teaches and trains on a variety of legal topics around the world. She has also been teaching ethics, trial skills, substance abuse, competence, elimination of bias, civility, and other subjects around the country on a regular basis for over twenty years to a variety of legal and business organizations. Modern prosecutions involve making decisions that comport with the law and applicable State Bar rules. But because due to the current political climate and recent sensationalism of high profile cases related to police misconduct and other issues, today´s prosecutors live in a fishbowl—where their conduct is critiqued and criticized by the public on a regular basis, in connection with cases of every type. This out-of-the-box, interactive program will cover modern, practical, ethical dilemmas for prosecutors, all of which will be analyzed under the Rules of Professional Conduct, and relevant case law. It will discuss everything from charging decisions in a charged political climate, to relationships with victims, witnesses, law enforcement, and the public, to working within a climate of public pressure—both on and offline.
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Wendy Patrick, J.D., Ph.D.
Deputy District Attorney
Wendy L. Patrick is a career prosecutor, named the Public Lawyer of the Year by the California State Bar Public Law Section. She has completed over 165 trials ranging from stalking, to domestic violence, to first-degree murder. She teaches and trains on a variety of legal topics around the world.
Ms. Patrick lectures nationally and internationally on the topics of sexual assault, domestic violence and human trafficking, including courses in Hong Kong, South Korea, and South Africa. She also teaches sexual assault prevention for the Army, having presented domestically as well as in Bavaria and Wiesbaden, Germany.
She has also been teaching ethics, trial skills, substance abuse, competence, elimination of bias, civility, and other subjects around the country on a regular basis for over twenty years to a variety of legal and business organizations. She has served as an instructor for national and international audiences through programs like the National Institute of Trial Advocacy and the National District Attorneys Association, as well as for educational institutions, law firms, and other professional groups. She also lectures frequently for law enforcement groups, and is an Institute of Criminal Investigation certified instructor for law enforcement, and an Association of Threat Assessment Professionals Certified Threat Manager.
Ms. Patrick is author of Red Flags (St. Martin´s Press), and co-author of the New York Times bestseller Reading People (Random House, revision). She has her own column in Law Enforcement Quarterly and Psychology Today, and had her own ethics column in the San Diego Daily Transcript for more than a decade.
In addition to being selected as one of the Top Ten criminal attorneys in San Diego and named the Ronald M. George Public Lawyer of the Year, Ms. Patrick received an Outstanding Achievement Award from the San Diego Deputy District Attorneys Association, recognized by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors with a designated day in commemoration.
In addition to the Sexual Assault Response Team Response With a Heart Award, Ms. Patrick also received Service to the San Diego County Bar Association award, the Friend of the Community Award from the Tom Homann Law Association for her work prosecuting hate crimes
On a personal note, Ms. Patrick holds a purple belt in Shorin-Ryu karate, is a concert violinist with the La Jolla Symphony, and plays the electric violin professionally with a rock band, performing both locally and in Hollywood.
Continuing Legal Education Credits: 1.0 Hour
NDAA has applied for CLE credit in the states of Georgia, Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia.
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Attendees must self-submit this course for approval in their home state. All attorneys are responsible for any fees associated with CLE filing. Attorneys seeking CLE credit should contact their state bar associations for more information. General questions or additional information regarding CLE credit can be directed to Project Coordinator Logan Kilduff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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