Thursday, January 30, 2020
600 Travis, Suite 2500
Houston, TX 77002
2.5 Hours Texas CLE with
2.5 Ethics Credits Approved
To register, please visit our website: http://law.uh.edu/blakely/mcnc/homepage.asp
The distinguished Symposium speakers will consider the ethics and professional responsibility requirements and considerations associated with a prosecutor’s decisions to pursue/not pursue criminal charges against a suspect. They will also discuss what motivations and biases can drive these decisions. A Q&A panel discussion will close out the Symposium.
The Symposium speakers are:
The University of Kansas School of Law Professor Suzanne Valdez will discuss a prosecutor’s ethical responsibilities in both federal and state practice and explore constitutional and ethical constraints on prosecutorial discretion.
A Houston AUSA will discuss what motivations, professional responsibility considerations and ethical concerns s/he must take into account when deciding to pursue/not pursue criminal charges against a potential defendant and the consequences of those decisions.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew Edison will discuss a judge’s ethical responsibilities regarding those prosecutorial decisions and to what extent the judge can/should intervene if s/he believes the prosecutor has abused his or her prosecutorial discretion.