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Series: BJA Capital Case Litigation Improvement Project

Mitigating Mental Health Defenses

December 2019

This video explores various mental health defenses in capital cases & how prosecutors can effectively counter them. A career prosecutor who has been on the front lines of many high-profile cases, First Assistant Ed McCann of the Montgomery County, Pennsylvania District Attorney’s Office, provides anecdotal insights & practical tools to take straight into trial. This presentation is intended for prosecutors, prosecution teams, victim advocates, and law enforcement personnel. Video run time: 1 hour 11 min.

The Surviving Victims: Guiding the Families of Homicide Victims Through the Criminal Justice Process

December 2019

This webinar focuses on how to be the best advocate possible for victims of capital crimes and their families, with emphasis on building effective, empathetic relationships with these families and guiding them through the judicial process. This presentation includes resources for prosecutors dealing with such capital litigation cases. Video run time: 56 min.