Judge Christine M. McEvoy and Prosecutor Kevin J. Curtin address the respective roles of an independent judiciary and a professional prosecutor’s office in the U.S. criminal justice system. Their focus is on the process of fairly adjudicating the criminal responsibility of persons accused of crimes, while protecting the individual rights of all parties involved and respecting the accused’s right to the due process of law.
- Participants will understand how the criminal justice system protects the due process rights of criminal defendants.
- Participants will learn how the discovery rules of criminal procedure and the case law impose obligations on prosecutors to do justice.
- Participants will understand the role of the trial judge in protecting a criminal defendant’s right to a fair trial, with an emphasis on pre-trial constitutional, discovery and evidentiary motions, as well as trial issues and rulings.
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Instructions for Successful Completion
Participants have 90 days to complete the course online after registration. To successfully complete the course and receive a certificate, participants must 1) read the Learning Objectives; 2) participate in the course; and 3) complete the course evaluation at the end of the course. After successfully completing the evaluation participants will be able to access their certificate of course completion.
You must be at least 18 years old to participate in the Insights courses. All sales are final; we are not able to offer refunds. Registrations may not be transferred to another person or to another course, workshop, or program.