Trial Best Practices
12 PM EDT
The next episode of our teleconference series on best practices for litigation focuses on Trials.
This is it! It’s what you went to school for; it’s what you hope for every time a new case comes across your desk. Although glamorized in dramatized courtroom dramas, the fact is that the vast majority of cases simply do not reach this stage and, as a result, many new attorneys do not have the opportunity to gain trial experience to the same degree as previous generations. While a panel discussion cannot serve as a substitute for real-life experience, our panel represents a wealth of knowledge to better prepare you for when you find yourself in the big show.
In this presentation, our panel will provide sound advice on how to approach trial and areas to keep in mind when presenting your client’s case to the judge and jury. Topics of discussion will include:
· Jury selection,
· Preparing a compelling opening statement,
· Developing and preparing any motions that arise during trial,
· Best practices when serving as second chair,
· Successfully utilizing technology,
· Considerations for continuing to build the record for appeal,
· Direct and cross examination of witnesses,
· Ways to stay out of the judge’s cross hairs,
· Closing statements, and
· Other best practices during trial.
Panelists: Michelle Gray, Fogler, Bray, Ford, O’Neil & Gray
Natasha Shishov, Jaspan Schlesinger
David Scriven-Young, Peckar & Abramson
Moderator: Lauren Marsicano, Marsicano + Leyva
Sponsored by: American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division Litigation Committee
Co-Sponsors: American Bar Association Section of Litigation; Young Lawyers Division Business Law Committee