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Trial Skills

December 19, 2022 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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Embassy Suites – Hoover Hotel

OR attend by Live Webcast

6 MCLE Credit Hours, including 1 Ethics Hour

You Need to Attend!

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. For an extra charge you can receive a printed copy of the handout materials at the seminar.

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The Schedule

8:00        Registration and Continental Breakfast Buffet

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

8:30       Ethical Issues
Elizabeth H. Huntley
Lightfoot Franklin White LLC, Birmingham

9:30       Jury Behavior   
James McGarity
R & D Strategic Solutions, Orange Beach

10:30      Refreshment Break

10:40      Evidence Update 2022
Terry McCarthy
Lightfoot Franklin White LLC, Birmingham

11:40      Lunch On Your Own

12:40      Trial and Evidence Tips From the Bench
Judge Jim Hughey III
10th Judicial Circuit, Birmingham

Judge Javan J. Patton
10th Judicial Circuit, Birmingham

1:25        Jury & Evidence Tips From a Plaintiff Attorney  
Stephen Heninger
Heninger Garrison Davis LLC, Birmingham

2:10         Jury Deselection Tips From a Defense Attorney
John Lentine
Sheffield & Lentine PC, Birmingham

2:40        Refreshment Break

2:50        Jury Instructions (Presented by the Alabama Pattern Jury Instructions Committee)
Gregory Cusimano
Cusimano Roberts Mills & Knowlton LLC, Gadsden

Judge William R. Gordon (Ret.)

Harold Stephens
Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP, Huntsville

Leila Watson
Cory Watson PC, Birmingham

3:50        Adjourn


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

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(205) 985-9994