The National Attorneys General Training & Research Institute

The National Attorneys General Training & Research Institute The National Attorneys General Training & Research Institute

Volume 2, Number 3

September 2017: NAGTRI Journal

Jury Selection and Bull: Tips from the TV Program and Observations from a Practitioner

Dan Edwards, Senior Assistant Attorney General, Colorado Department of Law
Can the new CBS television program Dr. Bull provide jury selection tips for AG prosecutors? An experienced and successful trial attorney with over 40 years' experience and 300 trials under his belt reviews the key principles from the program and offers his own suggestions for a revealing, informative, and persuasive voir dire.

Ethics Corner: Survey of "Ethics Gurus" in AG Offices Reveals Priorities

Amie Ely, NAGTRI Center for Ethics and Public Integrity and NAGTRI Program Counsel
Amie Ely, director of NAGTRI's Center for Ethics & Public Integrity (CEPI), writes about assembling a cadre of "ethics gurus" from attorneys general offices and summarizes some of the ethics issues that have been identified. One issue addressed is whether prosecutors can ethically advise law enforcement in undercover operations that involve the use of subterfuge.

Recent Powers and Duties Decisions

Emily Myers, NAAG Antitrust and Powers and Duties Chief Counsel
This article reports on recent decisions across the country affecting the powers and duties of state attorneys general.

Litigation, Legislation and Policy - Two Years of Reaction to NC Dental

Emily Myers, NAAG Antitrust and Powers and Duties Chief Counsel
The U.S. Supreme Court's decision in North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners v. FTC has now been on the books for two years, and the time seems ripe for an update on litigation, legislation, and advocacy that address the exception from application of federal antitrust laws known as state action immunity.

Bridging the Gaps to Reduce Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse and Misuse

Jeanette Manning, NAGTRI Program Counsel
While being in the throes of a national opioid abuse epidemic, a recently released NAGTRI report offers best and promising practices generated from a November 2016 Summit with law enforcement and public health officials. The link to a free website copy is provided.

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