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Speaking Engagements and CLE

Ms. Lyon is available for speaking engagements to legal and non-legal audiences nationwide. She is available to address the following topics and is open to creating new lecture topics.
Andrea Lyon / Speaking Engagements and CLE

Law and Politics

  • The Death Penalty as a Political Tool
  • Litigating Racial Disparity
  • The Role of Habeas Corpus in Civil RIghts

Trial Skills

  • Acting For Lawyers
  • Cross Examination Lecture
  • Cross Examination of Experts
  • Cross Examination of the Pathologist
  • Crossing the Empathic Divide: Helping the Jury Care About Your Client’s Mental Health Challenges
  • Closing Arguments: Lecture and Demonstration
  • Crossing the Empathic Divide: Helping the Jury care About Your Client’s Mental Health Challenges
  • Direct Examination
  • The Emotional Subtext of the Insanity Defense
  • How to Try a Confession Case
  • Humanizing the Inhumane Client
  • Investigation and Preparation of a Criminal Case
  • Interviewing Techniques for Investigators
  • Opening Statements
  • Post Conviction Practice
  • Preparation and Direct Examination of an Expert Witness
  • Public Defender Survival Kit
  • Racial Disparity and Jury Selection
  • Storytelling in Opening and Closings
  • Theory of the Case
  • Voir Dire on “Difficult Issues”
  • Strategic alliances
  • Team defense
  • Forensic Science

Death Penalty

  • Attorney-Client Relationship in Capital Post-Conviction Representation
  • Closing Arguments in the Death Penalty Case: Lecture and Demonstration
  • Death is Different: Integrated Theory and Frontloading
  • Defense of Battered Spouses Who Kill Their Batterers
  • Experts and the Penalty Phase
  • Getting the Most of Mitigation
  • How to Try an Identification Case
  • How to Try the Capital Case You can Win and the One You Can’t
  • Improving Voir Dire Conditions in Capital Cases
  • Investigating in the Capital Case for Investigators
  • Making and Preserving the Record in a Capital
  • Mitigation in the Penalty Case
  • Mitigation in the “Themeless” Capital Case
  • Motions Strategy in a Capital Case
  • Motions and Negotiations in a Capital Case
  • Negotiation in a Capital Case
  • Opening Statements at the Death Penalty Phase
  • Presenting Mitigation Effectively
  • Prosecution Themes at the Death Penalty Trial
  • Representing the Recalcitrant Capital Client
  • Trying Your First Death Penalty Case
  • Winning the Capital Case at Trial
  • Voir Dire in Capital Cases