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COMING SOON! Jury Selection and Opening Statement Training Seminar

Voir dire and opening statement: two first impressions

Jury selection is the jury’s first impression of the lawyers, and opening statements are the jury’s first impression of the case. And first impressions are important.

In this live training seminar, you’ll discover:

  • How to present both favorable and persuasive impressions to the jury in a way that lays the groundwork for a successful trial presentation
  • The substantive rules governing both jury selection and opening statements
  • Examples of real-life trials to see what is effective (and not effective) advocacy during these early stages of a case (from Michael Jackson to Martha Stewart)

COMING SOON! Mastering Witnesses: Direct- and Cross-Examination

Master the witnesses, master the trial

Attorneys have just one tool during witness examinations: questions. Lawyers cannot argue. Lawyers cannot testify. To illuminate what is true to the jury, lawyers are strictly confined to asking questions. And yet great trial lawyers—by mastering both the rules of evidence and the art of rhetoric—have learned to use their one weapon skillfully.

In this live training seminar, you’ll discover:

  • Questioning techniques to make witness testimony clear, memorable, and invulnerable to impeachment
  • How to use documents effectively during trial examinations
  • Techniques and strategies for impeachment
  • First-hand examples of witnesses examination from O.J. Simpson to Enron