Ethical Issues in Charging Considerations

June 7, 2021

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET
60-minute presentation 
CLE: 1.00 Credit

You are working DA intake when an officer calls you with a whale of a case.  What should be a part of your analysis of whether to charge the case and if so what charge?  Are there co-defendants?  Other parties to the criminal behavior?  Do you have evidence to support proving your case beyond a reasonable doubt?  Do you need this level of evidence/ analysis? What happens after you complete your analysis of the case? Do you charge the main offense and lesser included offenses?  What does it mean to “Overcharge”?  Our seasoned faculty member will discuss these issues as well as the public pressure when your case is a high-profile case.  Other issues that will be discussed include improper charging, leverage – when is this appropriate, police/ public pressure, the impact of the media, and liability issues. Come prepared with questions about our current challenges.  Participation is encouraged !

This program qualifies for 1.00 hour of legal ethics credit.

Presented by:
Pishoy Yacoub
Executive Assistant District Attorney
Supreme Court Trial Division and Legal Training
Queens District Attorney’s Office

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Continuing Legal Education Credits: 1.00 hour

NDAA has applied for CLE credit in the states of Georgia, Kansas, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia.  

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NDAA will gladly offer training course attendees a credit for the full course amount which you or an office colleague can use for the rescheduled course or a future NDAA course of your choosing prior to September 30, 2021. As always, substitutions are accepted at any time. Note, NDAA regrets that cash refunds are not available. Please submit all requests to NDAA in writing via email to Project Coordinator Logan Kilduff at

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