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The Selena Case - Ethical Considerations in a High Profile Murder Case (Ethics/Rules)

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Date Published

February 29, 2020


Texas Court Reporters Association


Ethics/Rules, Legal System, Officials


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Beloved Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla Perez is shot and killed in her hometown of Corpus Christi, Texas, and the District Attorney at that time, Carlos Valdez, is the lead prosecutor. In this session, he will share details of the trial as the lead prosecutor in the case and discuss the ethical considerations and rules that court reporters need to adhere to as guardians of the record in a high-profile case. Safeguarding the integrity of the record and exhibits is always important, but when the national media is focusing on the courtroom proceedings, that importance is magnified.

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Hon. Carlos Valdez

Born into a humble working class family in the barrio of Molina in Corpus Christi, Texas, Carlos Valdez has always believed... Read More

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