|Date(s):||4:00-5:30 pm, Wednesday, March 16; 8:30-10:30 am, Wednesdays, March 23, 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 25, June 1; 4:00-5:30 pm, Wednesday, June 8, 2011|
|Location:||John Joseph Moakley US Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Way, Boston (directions)|
|CLE Credits:||23 substantive credits, 0 ethics credits|
In cooperation with Judge William G. Young of the U.S. District Court, MCLE announces a unique dimension in continuing professional education for the trial bar. Commencing in March 2011, Judge Young offers an intensive twelve-week, limited-enrollment program leading to confident, practical mastery of trial techniques and the law of trial evidence, both state and federal.
The program meets from 8:30-10:30 a.m. Each weekly meeting concludes with an hour's observation of actual trials in progress (9:30-10:30 a.m.), followed in subsequent meetings with a careful discussion of the trial techniques and presentation. During the course of the program, participants also have the opportunity to discuss and observe firsthand motion practice, impanelment of juries, arguments concerning directed verdicts, closing arguments, and the judge's charge.
Learn the myriad techniques and procedures that emerge from thoughtful examination of the actual trial process. There is ample time for discussion of these and related matters. Program topics include:
William G. Young, District Judge, of the U.S. District Court, District of Massachusetts, has been an active trial judge, serving on both the Massachusetts Superior Court and the U.S. District Court. A longtime teacher of evidence and trial advocacy, he is a member of the faculty of Boston College and Boston University law schools and has frequently served as a trial advocacy team leader at Harvard Law School and in MCLE's Summer Trial Advocacy Workshop. He is the author of numerous MCLE publications, including the highly acclaimed Reflections of a Trial Judge. An electrifying lecturer, Judge Young has specifically crafted this program to distill the very best of his thirty-nine years of teaching into a small group discussion format.