Total Credits: 2.0 including 0.0 Ethics CLE, 2.0 CLE
This presentation will cover the basic legal doctrines governing the admissibility of statements, including Miranda v. Arizona, due process voluntariness, and the Sixth Amendment. The presenters will also discuss these doctrines in the context of juvenile cases, and provide practical examples and scenarios. The presentation will benefit prosecutors seeking a general refresher and update on confessions law, as well as those who prosecute juvenile offenders.
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Christina M. Cabanillas is the Deputy Appellate Chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Tucson. She has also served as Senior Litigation Counsel, Appellate Chief, International Coordinator, Training Coordinator, and a trial attorney in the Criminal Division. Ms. Cabanillas also completed a detail as an Assistant Director for the Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Legal Education, where she organized courses and conducted legal training for federal attorneys and staff. Before joining the U.S. Attorney’s Office, she was the Chief of Criminal Appeals for the Pima County Attorney’s Office. Ms. Cabanillas regularly teaches state and federal criminal law and procedure to various audiences and has taught appellate advocacy and legal research and writing at the University of Arizona College of Law and Pima Community College. She has authored books and articles pro bono, including the Arizona State Bar publications Search & Seizure: A Practice Manual (2006 & Supp. 2008, 2016) and Arizona DUI Trial Notebook (2d ed. 2005) (part-author), as well as Immigration Law, Office of Legal Educ., U.S. Dep’t of Justice (4th ed. 2005) (contributing author). Ms. Cabanillas earned her J.D. from the University of Arizona and her B.A. in History from Arizona State University.
Merilee Todd received her degree from the Creighton University School of Law in 2002 and started her legal career as the law clerk for the Arizona Tax Court, before becoming a prosecutor with the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office in 2004. Merilee has been prosecuting cases in the Juvenile Crimes Division for most of her career. She has experience as a charging attorney, diversion liaison and trial attorney, and she is now a Bureau Chief for the Juvenile Crimes Division.
Jacqueline Molina has been a Deputy County Attorney for the Maricopa County Attorney's office since 2006. She started her career in adult prosecution and has been in the juvenile division since 2014.
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