Sunday, July 26, 2015

August 18: Webcast - Lessons From the 'Serial' Case: Ten Evidentiary Missteps to Avoid #MCLE

Evidence is the lifeblood of a case. And your client’s livelihood or bottom line, liberty or life, may depend on how you handle it.
There is no better illustration of this than a 1999 Maryland case involving the murder of an 18-year-old high school senior, Hae Min Lee, and the controversial conviction of her ex-boyfriend, Adnan Syed, then 17. The case inspired the record-breaking Serial podcast, which has been downloaded more than 80 million times. The case continues to inspire millions of downloads of Undisclosed, a podcast which features three attorneys who enthusiastically run down the many rabbit holes of the case’s hotly disputed evidentiary issues. It was evidentiary concerns that prompted an appellate ruling calling for a new look at the case.
Undisclosed was initiated by the same attorney who inspired the production of Serial, Rabia Chaudry, a close family friend of the defendant and an ardent advocate for his release. Joining Chaudry on Undisclosed are two attorneys with a penchant for evidentiary matters. Susan Simpson, an associate with the Volkov Law Group, handles both civil and criminal actions, and writes the blog The View From LL2 The other is Colin Miller, a professor and associate dean at the University of South Carolina School of Law and author of the popular Evidence Prof Blog.
What You Will Learn
Simpson and Miller will share what they believe the so-called Serial case can teach civil and criminal attorneys, courts, the prosecution and defense about evidence – and what not to do with it. They will use Maryland v. Syed to illustrate 10 evidentiary pitfalls, their consequences and how to avoid them.
Lessons From the 'Serial' Case: Ten Evidentiary Missteps to Avoid
Tuesday August 18, 2015
2:00 PM ET – 3:15 PM ET
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  • Colin Miller, Professor, University of South Carolina School of Law
  • Susan Simpson, Associate, Volkov Law Group
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