Eric Creizman will be presenting a lecture at a continuing legal education seminar, “Important Topics In Federal Practice 2017,” sponsored by the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. The distinguished federal practitioners who will also be delivering lectures include Frederick Hafetz, Joshua Dratel, and staff attorneys from the Federal Defenders of New York. Mr. Creizman will be speaking on the topic of “Dealing with Government Trickery at Trial.”
Mr. Creizman’s lecture will address common government strategies in federal criminal trials that can trip up even the most experienced practitioner. Drawing on his experience from seven federal criminal trials in the last three years, Mr. Creizman will discuss such matters as:
- exercising vigilance before agreeing to evidentiary stipulations
- undermining the “summary” witness and defanging the summary exhibit
- anticipating and preventing improper direct examination and rebuttal summation
- combatting prejudicial tactics in the presentation of audio recordings and the “publication” of transcripts, and
- exposing prosecutors’ “willful blindness” regarding the veracity of cooperating witnesses’ proffer statements.
The “Important Topics in Federal Practice” seminar will be held at New York Law School, 185 Broadway, in Manhattan, on Friday, April 28, 2017, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To register, or for more information, please fill out the program registration form or visit the NYSACDL website.