# 011962Cutting Edge Developments in Criminal Law 2013
In the past five years, there have been significant changes in criminal law due to several United States Supreme Court decisions. These decisions have impacted both sides of the practice of criminal law, and have changed both the presentation of evidence and the quantum of proof in criminal trials. Moreover, subsequent decisions by the U.S. Supreme Court and the California Supreme Court have made keeping up with changes in the law of paramount importance to both prosecutors and defense attorneys.
This seminar is designed to update criminal law practitioners on the most recent developments in criminal law. Specifically, the speakers will discuss the impact of Crawford v. Washington (and its progeny) on the presentation of evidence, particularly expert testimony, at trial. The speakers will also cover the topics of prosecutorial misconduct, protective orders, habeas petitions and practice, and realignment. All practicing criminal attorneys need to be aware of these significant changes in the law, and of how they affect the presentation of evidence in court.