This seminar covers critical 2017 and 2018 cases.
Some of the most important 2018 U.S. Supreme Court, Arizona Supreme Court and Arizona Court of Appeals cases will be analyzed for both prosecutors and defense counsel by our judges and other faculty members.
This seminar provides a truly balanced presentation of the most important cases and issues of 2017 and 2018. Get the latest information on criminal procedure, evidence, criminal substantive law, and constitutional issues.
Whether you're a prosecutor or defense attorney, your success at trial is directly related to your comprehension of the latest developments in criminal law.
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Chief Trial Counsel
Pima County, Arizona Attorney’s office
As Chief Trial Counsel, Jonathan prosecutes homicides, cold cases, violent felonies, sexual assaults, and crimes against children in Tucson, Arizona. He lectures at training seminars for prosecutors throughout Arizona and nationally. He has been recognized by the Arizona Prosecuting Attorneys Advisory Council (APAAC) for Excellence in Victim Advocacy (2009) and as Felony Prosecutor of the Year (2011). He has also received the Association of Government Attorneys in Capital Litigation (AGACL) Board of Directors Advocacy Award (2017) (for his prosecution of State v. Watson, a case featured on Dateline NBC’s “Secrets of the Desert” episode).
After graduating from Colgate University in 1991 and the University of Iowa College of Law with High Honors in 1994, Jonathan served as a law clerk with the Arizona Supreme Court. He then spent nearly a decade in private practice specializing in environmental litigation with the Los Angeles offices of two international law firms; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Latham & Watkins. In 2003, he wrote “A Pound of Cause for a Penny of Proof: The Failed Economy of an Eroded Causation Standard in Toxic Tort Cases,” published in the NYU Environmental Law Journal.
Jonathan is a member of the Board of Directors of Boys and Girls Clubs of Tucson and the Humane Society of Southern Arizona, and he volunteers as a mentor through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Arizona. In his remaining free time, to scare criminal cases out of his mind, he runs and climbs rocks.
Robert J. McWhirter is a national and international expert on trial advocacy with the skills and experience to help you. Not only is Mr. McWhirter a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law with the State Bar of Arizona, he is first chair qualified to defend capital cases by the Arizona Supreme Court. He’s a former Federal public defender and Maricopa County public defender, instructor and speaker at seminars for other lawyers and judges, and a published author on legal issues.
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