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Trial Skills

December 20, 2021 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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Embassy Suites (Hoover) Hotel, Birmingham

also available by live webcast

6 MCLE Credit Hours, including 1 Ethics Hour

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Don’t let the other side outmaneuver you! Gain the advantage you need in the courtroom by learning creative practice tips from some of the best trial lawyers in the state. No matter how long you have practiced, come to this seminar to be sure your clients get the best outcome at trial!

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Handout materials will be provided in electronic format. At least 48 hours prior to the seminar you will receive a link for downloading the materials. The price listed below reflects an early registration discount. Registration accompanied by payment must be received in our office before noon the day before the seminar to take advantage of this discount. You may also pay an additional fee and receive a printed copy of the handout materials.

You may pay for the in person seminar by credit card or check.


The Schedule

8:00        Registration and Continental Breakfast Buffet

8:20        Welcome
Caroline Douglas   – Presider
Birmingham Land Bank Authority

8:30       Motion Practice Basics
Matt Glover
Prince Glover & Hayes

9:00       Opening Statements:  Your First Opportunity to Make Your Case

Stephanie Balzli
Shunnarah Injury Lawyers PC

9:30        Direct Examination
Rhon Jones
Beasley Allen Crow Methvin Portis & Miles PC

10:00      Networking/Refreshment Break

10:10      Ten Tips for Prepping Your Expert Witness
Robert MacKenzie
Starnes Davis Florie LLP

10:40      2021 Evidence Update
Terry McCarthy
Lightfoot Franklin White LLC

11:40        Jury Selection Tips From the Bench
Judge Elisabeth French
10th Judicial Circuit Presiding Judge

12:10      Lunch On Your Own

1:10        Cross Examination From the Defense Attorneys Perspective
John Lentine
Sheffield and Lentine

2:10        Closing Arguments
Gregory Cusimano
Cusimano Roberts Mills & Knowlton LLC

2:40        Networking/Refreshment Break

2:50        Ethics Update From the Alabama State Bar
Judge Roman Shaul
Alabama State Bar

3:50        Adjourn


Embassy Suites Hoover Hotel
2960 John Hawkins Parkway
Birmingham, AL 36561 United States

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(205) 985-9994