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Cross Exam & Voir Dire Workshop - Yakima

You can’t control who’s in the venire, or who the other side’s witnesses are — but you can improve your skills at picking jurors and cross examining witnesses. Mark Mestel and Tyler Everett will serve as faculty for our September 8 program in Yakima.
When Sep 08, 2017
from 08:30 AM to 05:00 PM
Where Yakima County General Administration Building, 104 N. First Street, Basement Conference Room
Contact Name
Contact Phone 206-623-1302
Attendees Attendance at WACDL seminars is limited to WACDL members and those eligible for WACDL membership. Lawyers, law students, and non-lawyers are eligible for WACDL membership if they are not now engaged full or part-time in the prosecution or law enforcement investigation of criminal cases, and if they are not engaged in a full-time judicial function.
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Register here. Yakima Workshop card 2017

This program will be limited to 20 participants. Please register by September 1 so you will have time to read the case materials and prepare your voir dire and cross examination.

Lunch is included in the registration fee.

Program Information

We’ll start the day with lectures from the faculty and then split into two groups where each participant will present her or his voir dire and cross examination (based on a hypothetical case participants will receive prior to the program). The faculty will provide suggestions and input. We’ll come together at the end of the day for group Q&A.


8:30 Registration
9:00 Cross & Voir Dire Basics.  Mark Mestel & Tyler Everett
9:45 Group 1: Cross Exam Workshop with Tyler Everett
Group 2: Voir Dire Workshop with Mark Mestel
One 15 minute break in morning
12:30 Lunch (provided)
1:30 Group 1: Voir Dire Workshop with Mark Mestel
Group 2: Cross Exam Workshop with Tyler Everett
One 15 minute break in afternoon
4:39 Discussion: Closing Thoughts, Q&A. Mark Mestel & Tyler Everett


Tyler Everett, Grandview, has been a judge pro-tem and defense counsel and has handled thousands of misdemeanors cases.  He is a 1999 graduate of the Gonzaga University School of Law.

Mark D. Mestel, Everett, has devoted almost his entire legal career to criminal defense work. He graduated with honors from the University of Michigan Law School in 1976. He worked for one year as an attorney for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, then moved to Seattle and joined the Snohomish County Public Defender Association. After 2 1/2 years there (one as director), he went into private practice, dealing primarily with defending persons accused of serious crimes. He has selected approximately 500 juries and has lectured about jury selection. In 1981, the National Board of Trial Advocacy certified him as a specialist in criminal trial practice. He is a founding member of WACDL and was the 2012 recipient of WACDL’s William O. Douglas Award.

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