Santa Clara University School of Law: Death Penalty College.
• a thirty six (36) hour course concerning the death penalty phase of trial
and sentencing. Training included negotiations; motions in limine, jury
selection, opening statements, direct and cross examination of expert
witnesses, investigation and presentation of mitigating evidence and
witnesses, investigation and attacking aggravating evidence and witnesses,
closing arguments, jury instructions, and federalizing issues for direct
appeals and habeas corpus proceedings.
American Bar Association:
• a three and one half (3.5) hour seminar on the new developments in
federal habeas corpus laws.
Washington Council of Lawyers: Death Penalty Representation Project
• an eight (8) hour seminar on the legal and investigative aspects of a habeas
• an eight (8) hour seminar on direct appeals and habeas corpus proceedings.
10th Appellate Practice Institute by the American Bar Association
• a seventeen (17) hour seminar on appellate advocacy, including brief writing
and oral arguments.
Appellate Practice and Procedure by the Federal Bar Association
• a three and one half (3.5) hour seminar on appellate practice and procedure.