Product Code 2130
Presented on September 12, 2008 - 4.5 CLE Credits: 1.0 Ethics, 3.5 Skills
CD and DVD: $90 BAEC Members, $150 Non-Members
With the aid of movies, this seminar explores advocacy from pretrial preparation through closing argument. Trial work is theater work, and, from the movies, you can learn trial techniques for how to deliver your case theory in an interesting and convincing way that will engage your audience - the judge and jury. With clips from 4-star films, this presentation examines the strategic and ethical do's and don'ts of advocacy as well as the principles and practical tools for successful pretrial and trial practice. Along the way, attendees will learn about the real cases that inspired many of the films.
This highly entertaining and informative seminar includes these topics:
• How to develop the screen play that will guide your storytelling during pretrial and trial advocacy;
• How to edit out harmful information from the screen play with motions and objections;
• Techniques for pretrial advocacy, with an emphasis on preparing and deposing witnesses;
• Preparation and rehearsal of witnesses;
• How to tell the case's story, particularly during opening statement;
• A cross-examination methodology that works;
• Techniques for presenting your experts and cross-examining theirs;
• Ethical pitfalls for advocates, and
• The art of closing argument.
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