Coming Soon – Inaugural Advanced Trial Advocacy Institute – June 2

There will be a healthy dose of instruction on winning cross-examination strategies and techniques at the new week-long Advanced Trial Advocacy Institute (ATAI) that I and Professor Marilyn Berger are chairing. The course begins June 2, 2014. Seattle University Law School and the American College of Trial Lawyers are sponsoring this  CLE program. 31.5 CLE credits pending.

Focus on Cross-Examination
Cross-examination will be an emphasized component of the Institute because it is the most challenging trial skill to perfect. Besides a presentation on “Concession-Seeking Cross-Examination,” the faculty will demonstrate cross-examination techniques and the attendees will engage in cross-examining witnesses. Colette Tvedt of Shroeter Goldmark & Bender will conduct the cross-examination demonstration. Four workshops are dedicated to examining witnesses.   
Distinguished Faculty

The Advanced Trial Advocacy Institute program will be taught by an outstanding faculty of over 20 accomplished trial lawyers, judges and communication specialists, including: Amy Forbis (Pres. American Board of Trial Advocates); Thomas Lemly (Pres. Wa. State Committee of American College of Trial Lawyers); Karen Koehler; Jeffrey Tilden; Lisa Marchese; Judge John Erlick; and Craig Smith (Senior Trial Consultant, Prolumina – Litigation Strategies).

Benefits of this week-long course:

  *   Preparing and trying a case with guidance and supervision.
  *   Seasoned trial attorneys, as well as communication specialists,
       provide feedback on your performances.
  *   One-on-one video review of your presentation.
  *   Develop effective courtroom communication techniques.
  *   Understand today’s visual trial technology.
  *   In-depth discussion on trial ethics and avoiding pitfalls.

The course is designed for new lawyers who are seeking a firm foundation in the finest trial skills through more experienced trial lawyers who want to take their skills to a higher level.

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The program will be held at Seattle University School of Law
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