California Trial Advocacy 2015

Practising Law Institute

08/05/2015 09:00 a.m. - 05:00 p.m.

Commercial Litigation, Litigation, and Trials

PLI California Center
685 Market Street
San Francisco, California 94105

James J. BrosnahanEric M. Acker, and Arturo J. González

Arturo J. GonzálezEric M. Acker, and James J. Brosnahan

Speaking Engagement

If you think you will ever try a case, or if you want to do better the next time you are in trial, then this is the program you have been waiting for.  In this full-day program, some of the most experienced trial lawyers in California will talk about the best way to prepare and present a case to a jury.  We will cover what you need to do before the trial begins, in limine motions, jury selection, opening statements, witness preparation, direct and cross examination, experts, and closing arguments.  The training is designed for advocates with limited trial experience, but lawyers at all experience levels should benefit from this training.  The panelists are noted experts in trial advocacy who have each tried multiple cases to verdict.

What You Will Learn

  • Tips for properly preparing your case for trial
  • Use of deposition testimony at trial
  • Tactical considerations in preparing in limine motions
  • Tips on how to best use your limited peremptory challenges
  • Pointers on how to prepare witnesses for trial
  • Effective ways to deliver opening statements and closing arguments
  • Tips for navigating the dangerous seas of expert witnesses

Learn more about PLI's 2015 California Trial Advocacy program.

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