June 15, 2021
11:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)
The Trial Track
Presented by the Criminal Justice Section
About the Program
This session will provide a review of the law relating to a person's right against self-incrimination under the 5th Amendment of the United States Constitution and Article First, Section 8 of the Connecticut Constitution and the implications for invoking
that right in the civil litigation context. This session will assist civil litigators in identifying potential self-incrimination issues of parties and witnesses and evaluating them relative to litigation strategy.
You Will Learn
- When a party or witness may invoke his or her 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination
- How a party or witness may invoke his or her 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination (considering intentional and unintentional waiver)
- Effects of invoking or waiving one’s Fifth Amendment rights in the context of civil litigation
- Strategy in approaching 5th Amendment issues
Who Should Attend
Civil litigators (commercial litigation, personal injury, workers' compensation, insurance defense, family/domestic).
1.0 CT (General); 1.0 NY (AOP)