CLE Seminars

Preliminary Hearing Update: Testimony and Evidence after McClelland

Tuesday, December 8, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Location: Online - Zoom Video Conference

Credits: 1.0 Hour Substantive

Moderator(s): Stephen Geday, Esq.

Speaker(s): Hon. Christopher Cerski, Hon. Karen Zucker, Hon. Edward Levine, Gregory Gifford, Esq.; Cary Hall, Esq. & David Keightly, Sr., Esq.

Topic: Please join us for a panel discussion addressing preliminary hearings in the wake of Commonwealth v. McClelland. The hearsay issue has been a bumpy ride, and we have a speaker rich panel addressing:
- The black letter law, case law and procedural history which brought us to today, and how McClelland affected or changed the legal landscape;
- How recent development have affected preliminary hearing practice;
- Lingering legal ambiguities;
- A comparison of practice in Bucks and Montgomery Counties in this regard;
- Adapted strategies for defense practice;
- And how the District Attorney's office has adapted and strategized. A Q&A session will follow the panel's presentation.


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