This seminar is intended for civil litigators of all sub-specialities and will focus on the myriad situations that litigators can, and should, use demonstrative and other evidence to achieve the best possible results for their clients. Topics to be addressed include the use of evidence at settlement conferences, bench trials and jury trials. The seminar will also discuss various 'cutting edge' technologies that available to civil litigators to enhance their presentations.
- Modern evidence techniques and technology (communicating with the modern juror)
- The use of evidence in opening statement and closing argument (creating the indelible impression of your case's theme)
- Do's and don'ts - the judicial perspective on evidence and evidentiary motions (common mistakes and successful techniques)
- Persuasive evidence and video for mediation and settlement (winning without trial)
- Evidentiary considerations in the bench trial (handling the jury of one - is it different? If so, how?)
9:00 a.m. - 9:05 a.m.
9:05 a.m. - 10:05 a.m.
II. Modern Evidence Techniques And Technology (Communicating With The Modern
A. Multimedia Mediation Brochures
B. How To Take A Video Depo And Get It Into Evidence
C. How To Use Multimedia At Trial
10:05 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
III. The Use Of Evidence In Opening Statement And Closing Argument
(Creating The Indelible Impression Of Your Case's Theme)
A. Practical Considerations For Using Demonstrative Evidence In Opening Statements
B. Maximizing Your Persuasive Capability In Closing Arguments With Visual Aides
11:00 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
IV. Do's And Don'ts The Judicial Perspective On Evidence And Evidentiary
Motions (Common Mistakes And Successful Techniques)
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
V. Effective Introduction And Use of Evidence With Witnesses (What To Do When
There Are Twelve In The Box)
A. Resolving Evidentiary Issues In Advance
B. Goals Of Evidentiary Presentation
C. Dealing With Particular Evidentiary Challenges
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m. - 3:40 p.m.
VI. Persuasive Evidence And Video For Mediation And Settlement (Winning Without
A. The Three 'P's' Preparation, Preparation, Preparation
B. Cost Effective Production Of Evidence For Use At Mediation
C. And The Oscar Goes To... Creation Of An Effective Settlement Video
3:40 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VII. Evidentiary Considerations In The Bench Trial (Handling The Jury Of One Is It
Different? If So, How?)
A. Winning Before Trial The Perfect Trial Brief For Bench Trials Or Binding Arbitrations
B. Establishing Credibility (And Keeping It) Through Effective Presentation Of Evidence