Attorney Chad Garrett Plans New Criminal Law Program to Teach NC Lawyers, Prosecutors and Judges

In Criminal, Personal Injury by GWAO

Check out the new agenda for Attorney / Best-Selling Author / Teacher Chad Garrett’s Newest CLE, THE ABC’S OF CRIMINAL LAW!

Coming February 12, 2015 to the NC Bar Center in Cary, NC!



8:55-9:00                     Welcome and Introduction


9:00-10:00                   Evidence and Foundations 

  • Evidence and foundations
  • Review of the most used evidence rules and objections


10:00-10:30                 Defenses 

  • Defense generally
  • Breakdowns of general defenses and tips for trial practice
  • When and why to give notice and file motions relating to potential defenses


10:30-10:45                Break


10:45-11:15                 Probation Violations 

  • How to Successfully Practice in Probation Violation Court
  • Consequences and Potential Outcomes
  • Current Issues and Practical Tips
  • CRVs

11:15-12:15                 Sentencing 

  • Misdemeanor sentencing and important tips and tricks
  • Felony sentencing and information
  • Sentencing Enhancements
  • Additional issues and unintended consequences
  • Up-to-date case law and real world application of the Justice Re-Investment Act


12:15-1:00                   Networking Lunch (Included at the Live program only)


1:00-2:30                     Trials 

  • Trials from start to finish
  • Checklist style information to assure you don’t miss important motions and objections
  • Structure, tips and “how to’s” from opening arguments, legal motions, through closings and notice of appeal

2:30-3:00                     Preserving the Record for Appeals

  • Preserving issues for the record
  • Important trial do’s and don’ts
  • Basics of appeal process, standards, and relief available


3:00-3:15                     Break


3:15-4:15                     Being Better Now

  • How what we eat contributes to stress and mental health issues
  • How alcohol and substance abuse, and particularly the modern person’s dependence on prescription drugs to manage stress, depression, and anxiety, can be controlled through nutrition, exercise and holistic approaches to wellness