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My First Trial

Wednesday, June 16, 2021
12:00 PM GMT - 6:00 Central Standard Time (US & Mexico) - 01:00 PM GMT - 6:00 Central Standard Time (US & Mexico)

Please join us for a complimentary Webinar sponsored by the Drug, Device and Biotechnology Committee, Intellectual Property Committee, and Trial Techniques and Tactics Committee on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 for (1) hour beginning at: 10:00 AM PDT / 11:00 AM MDT / 12:00 PM CDT / 1:00 PM EDT

My First Trial

The title of this Webinar is deliberately ambiguous. The target audience is member firm's younger associates who are waiting for their first trial. The presenters will instruct on the basics, but do so anecdotally and in an entertaining fashion, with examples from the pre-trial prep, pre-trial motion, jury selection, openings, evidence, and closings from their own "first trials."

Key Takeaways:

  1. We can help you with the substance of your first trial.
  2. We can help you to not be more nervous than usual during your first trial.
  3. Weird stuff can happen at trial; you have to roll with it.

Learning Objectives:

  • The Webinar's educational focus is for younger associates. One of the objectives is to help demystify that "first trial" for a relatively new lawyer vie panelist's recollections of their own first experiences.
  • Offer "nuts and bolts" advice, i.e., where to stand, when to stand, when to sit, how to ask for a side bar, how to ask to approach a witness, and dealing with subpoenaed witnesses.
  • While substantive technique in various aspects of trial work is not the main focus, the Webinar will also offer insight on effective openings, witness exams, voir dire, and closings.

Brian A. O'Connell, Tucker, Dyer & O'Connell LLP, Newton, MA USA

Bains Fleming, Norman, Wood, Kendrick & Turner, Birmingham, AL USA
Kathryn S. Lehman, King & Spalding LLP, Atlanta, GA USA
John K. Nieset, Christovich & Kearney, LLP, New Orleans, LA USA
T. Thomas Singer, Axilon Law Group, PLLC, Billings, MT USA

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