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Jury Selection, Examination, and Impeachment Seminar

Jury Selection, Examination, and Impeachment Seminar
This 2 1/2 day seminar will address jury selection, cross examination, expert witness examination, and impeachment. A live jury will be present during the three days, participants will be observing all jury behavior, and jury deliberation. The program is designed for one to five year deputy district attorneys. The mock case presented will be a domestic violence/sexual assault, however the class will be a broad overview of the topics.

Date & Location

June 6-8, 2018
McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento

Technical Advisor

The Honorable Patrick J. McGrath, Yuba County District Attorney 
Angela Backers, Senior Deputy District Attorney, Alameda County

Topics & Agenda

Identifying Potential Jurors and Juror Bias During Voir Dire • Voir Dire Techniques • Voir Dire Panel • Voir Dire Live Demonstration with Jury • Cross Examination • Impeachment • Expert Witness Examination • Live Trial Demonstration with Jury • Closing Arguments to Jury • Watch Jury Deliberations • Closing Roundtable

Click HERE to view the agenda.

MCLE Hours

This course is certified for 19 MCLE hours, including 1.5 hours of Elimination of Bias credit (subject to final approval of agenda).  


The Mock Courtroom at McGeorge School of Law is located at 3200 Fifth Avenue in Sacramento.

Click HERE for a map of McGeorge School of Law.

Hotel Information

The CDAA room block at the Hyatt Regency is sold out. If you have not yet made hotel reservations, below is a list of alternate hotels in downtown Sacramento. Some may offer a government rate. Unfortunately, McGeorge is not within walking distance so carpooling with other attendees or using a ride share company will be necessary. 
   Sheraton Grand Sacramento Hotel, 1230 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814, (916) 447-1700
   Embassy Suites by Hilton Sacramento Riverfront Promenade, 100 Capitol Mall, Sacramento, CA 95814, (916) 326-5000
   The Citizen Hotel, 926 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, (916) 447-2700
   Kimpton Sawyer Hotel, 500 J Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, (916) 545-7100
   Holiday Inn Sacramento Downtown – Arena, 300 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814, (916) 446-0100
   Residence Inn Sacramento at Capitol Park, 1121 15th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814, (916) 443-0500

Parking Information

Hotels: Parking prices vary. Most downtown-area hotels charge for overnight parking.

McGeorge: There are two lots you are welcome to park in please pay attention to signage and no parking in the Dean’s space!  Parking is also free street side.  It was discussed that you should try and avoid parking on or near the “bridge area” as it is outside the school of law security patrol area.

Super Shuttle is available from the Sacramento International Airport. Reservations are recommended. Call (916) 648-2500 or visit http://www.supershuttle.com. 


Registrations made by May 11, 2018 will qualify for the early registration rate of $225. All registrations made after this date will be at the regular registration rate of $265. There are a limited number of seats for this course.  The tuition fee for this class is non-refundable. Please consider your calendar availability carefully before registering.


There are a limited number of travel scholarships available for this seminar. To apply for a scholarship, click HERE and submit the Scholarship Request Form by May 30, 2018.

CDAA Contact

Regan Steele, rsteele@cdaa.org
6/6/2018 8:00 AM - 6/8/2018 3:00 PM
McGeorge School of Law 3200 5th Ave Sacramento, CA 95817

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