Bail Law Procedure Policy Pitfalls CLE
Bail Law: Procedure, Policy & Pitfalls

$95.00

Clear

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Course Description

This program was recorded on January 16, 2020

Bail and pre-trial release are essential components of the modern U.S. criminal justice system, and bail has recently become the subject of much debate. This course will discuss how imperative it is to have your client released pre-trial when possible, and the basics of arguing for pre-trial release. When your client cannot afford cash bail, the course also reviews common release conditions that can be utilized in the alternative. The course will also survey the various approaches to bail reform, and weigh the arguments for and against it. By understanding the issues surrounding bail at both the micro- and macro-levels, attorneys will be better equipped to obtain favorable results for the clients at the outset of their cases that will resonate throughout their proceedings. This course will discuss the common hurdles and creative solutions that attorneys can implement to obtain those results.

Attorney Ally KeeganAlly Keegan
Ally Keegan is an attorney at Brian E. Watkins & Associates. She graduated from Villanova University before earning her law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law with a concentration in criminal litigation. She has practiced criminal defense in both state and federal courts, handling cases from murder to misdemeanors from their inception through trial. As a trial attorney, Ally also handles complex civil matters, including negotiating and litigating severe car accidents, motorcycle accidents, animal attack cases, and slip and fall accidents. Ally has also served as a legal analyst for national and local television and radio networks and is involved in several legal and political organizations throughout the San Diego community.

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1 General Credit

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  1. Importance of pre-trial release
    1. Effect on your individual case
    2. Effect on the criminal justice system at large
  2. The initial bail argument—when to make it and how to argue it
  3. Revisiting the issue of bail later in your case
  4. Bail alternatives for pre-trial release
  5. Bail reform and policy
    1. Arguments for and against bail reform
    2. Issues with effective implementation
    3. Implications of radically changing the current system
  6. Evolving case law and legislation addressing bail and pre-trial release