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Paralegal's Role at Trial

Understand key strategies which all paralegals should understand before being a member of the trial team.

A paralegal's role at trial is indispensable. The paralegal is responsible for ensuring that the attorney and the client have everything within reach to prove their case while using the time allotted for their case in chief efficiently. In the courtroom trial paralegals assist with voir dire, jury selection and exhibit presentation. Just like a theatre director, the paralegal coordinates all of the unseen elements of the trial. If these elements are not in place, they become obvious and will take away from the overall trial presentation. It is imperative that the paralegal be a proactive part of the trial process.

Runtime: 88 minutes
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Agenda

Overview: From Case Inception to Trial

  • How to Ensure That You Are Involved in All Aspects of Trial Management
  • Your Role as a Project Manager and the Trial Management Plan
  • The Electronic Courtroom and Why This Type of Evidence Presentation Should Be the Norm and Not the Exception

Pre-Trial Management

  • Treating Your Case From the Onset as If It Is Going to Trial and Will Be Appealed
  • Project Management Timeline
  • Document, Witness and Issue Management
  • Preparing Trial Subpoenas, Jury Statement, Voir Dire, Jury Instructions, Verdict Forms, Motion for Directed Verdict
  • Preparing Deposition and Examination Outlines, Exhibits and Witnesses
  • Best Practices for Various Aspects of Trial Preparation, Including Checklists and Preparing Trial Notebooks and Exhibits

What to Prepare for at Trial

  • Communicating With the Court
  • Know Your Courtroom
  • Judge and Juror Notebooks
  • Demonstratives
  • Development and Presentation of Evidence at Trial
  • The Importance of Courtroom Technology
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This course was last revised on June 17, 2019.

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  • NALA 1.45
     
  • This program is applicable for continuing legal assistant education credit. Please check with your accrediting board to see if this course will qualify towards your recertification requirements. Program Length: 1.45 hour(s).
     

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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Dennis I. Wilenchik, Esq.

Dennis I. Wilenchik, Esq.

Wilenchik & Bartness, P.C.

  • Managing partner at Wilenchik & Bartness, P.C., Phoenix, Arizona, established in 1991
  • Focused on trial work for more than 40 years and has tried hundreds of cases, both civil and criminal, for many high-profile individuals, companies, politicians and government entities and officials
  • Practice focuses on civil litigation with an emphasis on real estate and business
  • Nationally certified civil trial advocate for over 30 years with the National Board of Trial Advocacy and is a member of various American Bar Association committees, including the Trial Practice and Evidence Committees
  • Spoken at numerous seminars on trials and evidence, e-discovery, admissibility of email and Internet evidence, the rules of civil procedure and their impact on electronically stored information, the importance of deposition summaries in trial preparation and other trial preparation courses
  • Rated as a Super Lawyer by Thomson-Reuters, achieved the highest rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory┬«, a member of AZ Finest Lawyers, a Lawyer of Distinction, and has been voted Best Trial Lawyer in Arizona Foothills Magazine three years in a row
  • Licensed to practice before all state and federal courts in Arizona and in Texas, the state of New York, the United States Supreme Court, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Licensed to practice in Arizona, Texas, New York, and the District of Columbia
  • J.D. degree, South Texas College of Law; B.A. degree, magna cum laude, Brooklyn College of the City University, New York
  • Can be contacted at 602-606-2810, [email protected], or [email protected]
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Product ID: 405684
Published 2019
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