“Help! I’ve Been Arrested!” What to Do When You Get the Call

At some point or another, even non-criminal lawyers are likely to receive a phone call from a client (or friend or relative) who has been arrested, or who has a family member who has been arrested. “What should I do?” they will ask. What you say, and what happens in the next few minutes and hours – whether dealing with a minor or serious matter – can have a profound impact on your client’s future. This popular 90 minute webinar, refreshed for 2021, will arm you with sufficient knowledge to answer that question intelligently and competently. The course is designed for non-criminal law practitioners and new lawyers considering a criminal defence practice. Although you may ultimately refer the client to another lawyer, what you learn in this program will enable you to collect essential information, and provide important advice about do’s and don’ts during detention, arrest and custody. Experienced criminal defence counsel John Hale will provide an overview of the most frequent reasons a person may be arrested or detained, suggest best practices for counseling your client, advise what rights to preserve and how, and address what comes next. Don’t miss this unique how-to reference guide for receiving the phone call that every non-criminal lawyer wonders how to handle.

Live webinar with chat includes 60 day replay. This program features real-time audio of the presenter with synchronized presentation slides, and a chat feature that allows for live Q & A.