Our office is a certified MCLE provider. The Departments has a Training Committee which regularly schedules training seminars for our staff. The seminars cover legal issues in each of our practice areas.
Our office also presents speakers from other fields on topics which have a bearing on our practice, such as immigration consequences, forensics, the effects of narcotics on the nervous system, and identifying and working with clients who are mentally ill. In addition, new attorneys receive intensive training by more experienced attorneys who work with them on preparing their cases. The training includes the following:
- basics of criminal law and misdemeanor practice
- common motions
- voir dire
- opening and closing statements
- direct and cross examination
- overall trial strategy
- interacting with clients and witnesses
New attorneys are also assigned a more experienced attorney as a mentor.