Civil Trial Advocacy: MCLE BasicsPlus!®
A day in court with commentary by a Superior Court judge and expert practitioners
Successful trial lawyers always tell novice attorneys that an excellent way to become a better trial lawyer is to sit in court and observe veteran trial lawyers in action. But have you ever satin court and wondered why an attorney was pursuing a particular line of questioning? Have you ever wished that a seasoned litigator was sitting by your side and explaining trial strategy to you? If you have ever wanted to hear a trial critiqued by the experts, don't miss this unique opportunity to spend a "day in court" with four veteran trial attorneys and a sitting Superior Court judge.
At Civil Trial Advocacy: MCLE BasicsPlus!, two highly experienced trial attorneys present a one-day trial from start to finish. Each step of the trial is preceded by a brief narrative highlighting what is expected during that phase of the trial. After each segment, a Superior Court judge and a veteran litigator critique the attorneys' performances. Instead of listening to lecturers present the "how-tos" of trial advocacy, you actually have the opportunity to learn by observing the experts. Equally important, you benefit from the expert trial commentary provided by the panel of litigators and a judge.
Agenda and written materials
- Opening Statements: Lecture, Demonstration of Plaintiff's Opening Statement, Demonstration of Defendant's Opening Statement, Analysis and Critique
- Direct and Cross-Examination: Lecture, Demonstration of Direct Examination of Defendant's Experts, Analysis and Critique, Demonstration of Direct Examination of Defendant's Expert, Demonstration of Cross-Examination of Defendant's Expert, Analysis and Critique
- Closing Arguements: Lecture, Demonstration of Defendant's Closing Arguement, Demonstration of Plaintiff's Closing Arguement, Analysis and Closing
- "Ask the Experts" Q&A Session
Table of Contents
- $225 MCLE Sponsor Members
- $165 New lawyers admitted to law practice after 2007, pending admittees and law students