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Cross Exam & Voir Dire Workshop - Seattle

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 Peter Mazzone will serve as faculty for our September 29 program in Seattle.
When Sep 29, 2017
from 08:30 AM to 05:00 PM
Where 1111 Third Ave, 23rd Floor Conference Room, Seattle, WA
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. Or download a flyer to fax or mail back to the WACDL office.

This program will be limited to 30 participants. Please register by September 22 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.


CLE Credit

This program has been approved for 6.5 hours of Washington MCLE law & legal credit.

OPD Approved Training

WACDL CLE programs are “approved trainings” for purposes of meeting the Washington State OPD requirement for attending at least 7 hours of training annually.


Peter Mazzone has been practicing law since 1995, focusing primarily on criminal defense. Following law school, he became a staff attorney at the Snohomish County Public Defenders Association where he practiced for five years before co-founding the law firm of Phillips and Mazzone, Lawyers in 2001.  Since then the firm has evolved to the Mazzone Law Firm, PLLC.  During this period, Peter Mazzone has become a distinguished criminal defense lawyer.  He has lectured on various topics of criminal defense strategies to other practicing attorneys and has earned a reputation of being a well-respected and highly skilled trial lawyer in state and federal court.

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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