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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Judge Crane McClennen was born Phoenix, Arizona. He attended Arizona State University, graduating with a Bachelor degree in 1968 and a Juris Doctor cum laude in 1972, and was managing editor of the Arizona State Law Journal. He was appointed Judge of the Maricopa County Superior Court in January 1997 and retired July 2016, having served on the Criminal, Civil, Family Court, Juvenile, and Administrative Appeals and Lower Court Appeals Divisions. Prior to his appointment as judge, he worked at the Office of the Arizona Attorney General in the Criminal Appeals Section.
Crane McClennen is the author of the Arizona Courtroom Evidence Manual (1982, 1985, 1997) and Arizona Legal Forms, Criminal Procedure (1990, 2005, 2019), and has authored numerous articles in the Arizona Attorney.
In 2016, Crane McClennen received the State Bar of Arizona Michael D. Ryan award for Judicial Excellence, and in 1995, received the State Bar of Arizona award for Outstanding Member. In 1986 and 1989, he received the State Bar of Arizona award for Outstanding Contribution to Continuing Legal Education, and in 1991, received the State Bar of Arizona award as Outstanding Public Lawyer. He is a Founding Fellow of the Arizona Bar Foundation.
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.
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