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Get Concrete Trial Skills (and Strategy) from Top Attorneys and Judges

Have you perfected your process of trial procedure into an art of war? In this ultimate guide, you'll learn how to apply the state and local rules to your case - skillfully. Join our veteran trial lawyers and local civil court judges for two full days of tactical exchange and take your civil courtroom presentation skills to the next level. It doesn't matter whether your plaintiff or defense, seasoned or aspiring; this complete course will hone your trial skills and give you the competitive edge. Register today!

  • Get sophisticated courtroom strategies for experienced and aspiring trial attorneys.
  • Get insight from veteran trial attorneys on expertly using motions in limine.
  • Breathe new life into your trial techniques with proven strategies from top trial attorneys.
  • Identify missed opportunities witnesses and opposing counsel let slip during trial.
  • Get cutting-edge tips to jump-start your direct and cross-examinations.
  • Make a meaningful connection with prospective jurors and pave the way to a favorable verdict.
  • Collect secrets the pros use to build a foundation for success with opening statements.
  • Take, and keep, control during voir dire and jury selection.
  • Learn to make witness testimony work for - not against - you.
  • Choose the right form of exhibit for each key piece of evidence to evoke emotion.

Day 1

  1. Amendments to State Civil Rules You Need to Know
    9:00 - 9:40, John J. Thresher
  2. The New Federal Rules of Civil Procedure
    9:40 - 10:20, John J. Thresher
  3. Insight from a Judge: Applying the Florida and Local Rules of Civil Court Procedure to Your Case
    10:35 - 11:15, Hon. Gregory P. Holder
  4. Civil Court Judge Pet-Peeves You Need to Know
    11:15 - 12:00, Hon. Gregory P. Holder
  5. Pleadings, Persuasive Briefs and Protocol When You Arrive in Court: Practical Pointers
    1:00 - 1:40, Jason M. Azzarone
  6. How to Get Your Evidence Admitted (and Keep Theirs Out)
    1:40 - 2:20, Jason M. Azzarone
  7. When and How to Present Exhibits and Witness Lists: Process, Procedure and Practical Pointers
    2:20 - 3:00, James M. Craig
  8. Creatively Using Motions in Limine in Civil Litigation
    3:15 - 3:50, Jason M. Azzarone
  9. Voir Dire and Jury Selection: Research, Precise Juror Questions and Strategic Use of Challenges
    3:50 - 4:30, Jeffrey "Jack" Gordon

Day 2

  1. Influential Opening Statements That Make an Impact
    9:00 - 9:40, Jeffrey "Jack" Gordon
  2. Creative Case Themes: Strategies of Seasoned Litigators
    9:40 - 10:20, Jesse D. Berkowitz
  3. Winning Cross Examination Concepts; Direct Examination; Witness Testimony Techniques
    10:35 - 11:20, Michael E. Reed
  4. The Art of Civil Trial Objections (and Responses)
    11:20 - 12:00, Michael E. Reed
  5. Examining Experts: Practically Applying Procedure (and Strategy)
    1:00 - 1:45, Mark H. Wright
  6. The Tactical Discussion of Damages at Trial: Tips for Winning Over the Judge and/or Jury
    1:45 - 2:30, Mark H. Wright
  7. Closing Statements That Get Attention; Jury Instructions
    2:45 - 3:30, Jeffrey "Jack" Gordon
  8. Ethical Considerations
    3:30 - 4:30, John J. Thresher
    1. Rules of Professional Conduct
    2. Handling Highly Prejudicial Evidence
    3. Talking to Witnesses Before They Testify
    4. Identifying and Avoiding Conflicts of Interest
    5. Responding to Jurors' Questions During Voir Dire
    6. Candor Toward the Tribunal
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Civil Trial: Everything You Need to Know.
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  • Duration:
    1 day
  • Price:
  • Date:
    Wednesday 4/25/2018
  • Time:
    9:00 am to 4:30 pm
  • Location:
    Wyndham Philadelphia Historic District - Philadelphia, PA
    400 Arch Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19106