Red Light, Green Light – Ethical Plea Negotiations
Includes a Live Web Event on 03/14/2024 at 2:00 PM (EDT)
Live Webinar: Red Light, Green Light – Ethical Plea Negotiations
March 14, 2024
2:00 - 3:30 pm ET
Just like the childhood game “Red Light, Green Light,” there are red and green lights that come up during plea negotiations, and there are yellow lights that caution us to “think more about it.” In this 90-minute webinar, Assistant District Attorney Sarah Moore, will explore the red lights, green lights, and best practices in ethical plea negotiations, as well as strategies to help navigate the yellow lights. Attendees will also learn about the ethical obligations of defense counsel to help support a better understanding of all aspects of plea negotiations, including the importance of creating and preserving the court record. The Rules of Professional Conduct, case law, and real case examples will help provide context for discussion.
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Assistant District Attorney
Williamson County District Attorney’s Office
Sarah Moore currently serves as an Assistant District Attorney for the Williamson County District Attorney’s Office. After a ten-year career as executive management in the hotel industry, she graduated from St. Mary’s University School of Law in December 2008. From 2006 to present, Sarah has practiced in Travis, Williamson, El Paso, Ector, Dawson, Gaines, Lynn and Garza counties either as a prosecutor or as a solo practitioner (or both). She was the 2020 recipient of the TDCAA Lone Star Prosecutor award for her work in protecting the rights of victims, was inducted into the Texas Prosecutor Society in 2022, is a member of the Texas Bar College, and continues to be a regular speaker at statewide conferences and trainings for law enforcement and attorneys alike. She enjoys spending time with her four children, running for charities that resonate with her passions, and one day hopes to add “traveled the world” to her resume.
Continuing Legal Education Ethics Credits: 1.50 hour
Continuing Legal Education Credits: This course has been approved for: 1.5 ethics credit hours in Illinois and Tennessee. NDAA has applied for CLE ethics credit in Kansas, Mississippi, Ohio, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Texas based on state requirements and guidelines. All other attorneys seeking CLE credit should contact their state bar for more information. At the conclusion of the course and after completion of the electronic evaluation survey, all attendees will receive a uniform continuing education certificate that they may use to report their continuing education hours to their state bar or reporting agency. Questions regarding CLE can be directed to email@example.com.