Event Calendar

Friday, October 30, 2020

TAINT HEARINGS: A REMEDY FOR THE DEFENSE

Start Date: 10/30/2020 12:00 PM EDT
End Date: 10/30/2020 1:00 PM EDT

Venue Name: PACDL Webinar via Zoom Platform


Organization Name: PA Assn. of Criminal Defense Lawyers

Contact:
Beth Winters
Email: winters@pacdl.org
Phone: (717) 234-7403

TAINT HEARINGS: A REMEDY FOR THE DEFENSE
 

The malleability of a child’s memory and certain techniques used by interviewers and family members who question a child can affect a child’s memory. A taint hearing affords defense counsel the unique opportunity to challenge the admissibility of a child testimony through skilled cross-examination of the interviewers and the presentation of critical expert testimony. This panel will delve into what is taint and how to ferret it out, sources of influence including faulty interviewing and the best path forward for showing evidence that the alleged witness’s statements were the product of suggestive or coercive interviews.
 

This webinar is approved for one substantive, practice and procedure credit hour by the Pennsylvania CLE Board. PACDL is an accredited distance learning provider in Pennsylvania.

Instructors:  John Abom and Stephanie Cesare of Abom & Kutulakis, LLC and Dr. Thomas Haworth