In-Person Program

Mock Trial of an Eviction Action in Housing Court

Effectively representing landlords and tenants in an eviction case at the Housing Court

2180146P01
Tuesday, 1/30/2018, 2:00 pm–5:00 pm
MCLE Conference Center, Ten Winter Place, Boston
3 substantive credits, 0 ethics credits
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Product Description

Eviction actions can be easy to start and difficult to try. The presentation of information can be complex and challenging, particularly in the context of the fast-moving summary process procedure. 

This innovative program demonstrates and explains effective techniques for presenting and defending a winning case before the Housing Court. The panel of seasoned eviction attorneys share their practical ideas, techniques, and strategies for presenting your client’s claims at trial, using mock direct and cross examinations of the landlord and tenant. Hear first-hand from the Judge what presentation styles, techniques, and strategies were persuasive and effective. This fast-moving program, geared toward practitioners with knowledge of the basics of landlord-tenant law, focuses on strategies for effectively litigating in the Housing Court. Bring your questions for a highly focused learning experience!

2:00 - 2:05 pm
Welcome and Introduction
Panel
2:05 - 2:10 pm
Review of Fact Scenario; Pre-Trial Considerations and Actions
Panel
For the Court
Hon. Jeffrey M. Winik, Eastern Housing Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
For the Plantiff
Michael J. Louis, Esq., Boston Housing Authority, Boston
For the Defendant
Alexander Mitchell-Munevar, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston
2:30 - 3:00 pm
Preparing for Trial
Panel
3:00 - 3:10 pm
Networking and Refreshment Break
3:10 - 3:50 pm
Trial: Landlord's Case
Panel
Mock Direct Examination of Landlord
Michael J. Louis, Esq., Boston Housing Authority, Boston
Mock Cross Examination of Landlord
Alexander Mitchell-Munevar, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston
Court Commentary
Hon. Jeffrey M. Winik, Eastern Housing Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Mock Direct Examination of Landlord's Witness
Michael J. Louis, Esq., Boston Housing Authority, Boston
Mock Cross Examination of Landlord's Witness
Alexander Mitchell-Munevar, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston
Court Commentary
Hon. Jeffrey M. Winik, Eastern Housing Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
3:50 - 4:30 pm
Trial: Tenant's Case
Panel
Mock Direct Examination of Tenant
Alexander Mitchell-Munevar, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston
Mock Cross Examination of Tenant
Michael J. Louis, Esq., Boston Housing Authority, Boston
Court Commentary
Hon. Jeffrey M. Winik, Eastern Housing Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
Mock Direct Examination of Tenant's Witness
Alexander Mitchell-Munevar, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston
Mock Cross Examination of Tenant's Witness
Michael J. Louis, Esq., Boston Housing Authority, Boston
Court Commentary
Hon. Jeffrey M. Winik, Eastern Housing Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts
4:30 - 5:00 pm
"Ask the Experts" Q&A Session
Panel

Special Program Materials:

Table of Contents

Chair

Catherine F. Downing, Esq., Law Offices of Catherine F. Downing & Associates, Boston

Faculty

Michael J. Louis, Esq., Boston Housing Authority, Boston
Alexander Mitchell-Munevar, Esq., Greater Boston Legal Services, Boston
Hon. Jeffrey M. Winik, Eastern Housing Court, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Boston

Speaker(s)