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Winning at Trial: Essential Trial Preparation Techniques

Preparing for a trial is crucial for winning at trial. Learn the essential's necessary to preparing a case to go to trial.Getting ready for trial can be a very overwhelming task for even the seasoned legal professional as he/she doesn't seem to receive as much hands-on experience given less cases make it trial anymore. However, for those cases where case doesn't settle before trial, it is important to consider all of the moving parts that need to be coordinated to assist counsel in keeping the trial preparation efficient and effective, from when the case first comes in to when to develop graphics to setting up the war room to running the courtroom technology during trial. This program helps new or seasoned legal professionals (paralegals, legal assistants, and attorneys) to hone their skill set to learn the essentials necessary to preparing a case to go to trial. If you have a master plan in place, you can minimize or eliminate any unexpected surprises or, at a minimum, have a Plan B ready to implement.


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Agenda

When to Start Trial Preparation

  • Steps to Take as Soon as the Case Comes in
  • When to Get Serious About Your Trial Prep

Know Your Local Rules and Deadlines

  • Understand Your Scheduling or Pre-Trial Order
  • Local Rules
  • Judge's Rules for How He/She Likes Things Done
  • Identify Deadlines; Create Checklist

Preparing Trial Exhibits and Demonstrative Evidence

  • Liaison Between Counsel/Witness and Graphics/Presentation Company
  • When to Use Exhibits - Hearings, Expert Depos, etc.
  • Know Local Rules When Due, Exchanges
  • Software to Use When Loading Exhibits

Live or Video Witness Documentation

  • Live Witness Notebooks
  • Nonlive Witnesses

Organizing the Courtroom

  • Communication With Judge's Staff
  • Site Visit
  • Courtroom Technology

Trial Support in the Courtroom

  • Jury Selection
  • War Room Setup - Checklist, It Equipment, Room Set up, Preferences
  • Witness Control
  • Documents and Exhibits
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This course was last revised on May 1, 2019.

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  • NALA 1.43
     
  • This seminar meets the requirements of the Certifying Board for Legal Assistants of the National Association of Legal Assistants, for continuing legal assistant education credit required to maintain the CP (Certified Paralegal) credential for (s) hours.
     

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

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Adam Bloomberg

Adam Bloomberg

Litigation Insights

  • Over 20 years of experience consulting with hundreds of trial teams and corporate clients to develop communication strategies and presentations that educate, inform and persuade decision makers (judges, juries, mediators, and/or arbitrators)
  • Has led trial and war room technology and logistics efforts for a plethora of civil cases, such as toxic tort, employment, product liability, patent, and commercial cases
  • Started his career in the hotseat in the courtroom and still continues today to assist counsel with effective presentations using courtroom technology
  • Has published articles on trial technology in various professional periodicals including the National Law Journal as well as many white papers for LI’s Insights blog series
  • Can be contacted at [email protected]
Leanne R. O'Brien

Leanne R. O'Brien

Faegre Baker Daniels LLP

  • Attorney with Faegre Baker Daniels and supervisor of Trial Services
  • More than 25 years of experience consulting with attorneys in Faegre Baker Daniels U.S. offices, across all practice areas
  • Assists in preparing for litigation-related events, from two hour summary judgment hearings to three day arbitrations to multiple week jury trials
  • Expertise includes hot seat technology in courtrooms, identifying options for office, housing or hotel accommodations, negotiating leases and contracts, planning and implementing technology infrastructure, furnishings, equipment and other site-specific amenities
  • Previously worked as a complex litigation paralegal and trial technology consultant and remote site coordinator, including work on several high-profile trials over the years
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Product ID: 405308
Published 2019
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