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Trial Skills

December 20, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm


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Embassy Suites (Hoover) Hotel, Birmingham

6 MCLE Credit Hours, including 1 Ethics Hour

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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Registration Options: You can attend this seminar “live” either by attending in person at the venue, or by watching a webcast on your computer. The Alabama Bar Association counts both as “live” credits.

If you are attending in person, you may opt to receive an electronic link of the materials, or for an additional fee, you may order a printed copy which will be available at the seminar.

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


8:00 Registration and Continental Breakfast Buffet
8:20 Welcome
Presider:
Caroline Jackson,
City Attorney’s Office,  Birmingham

8:30 Analyzing the Case
Sara Williams
Shunnarah Injury Lawyers PC. Birmingham

9:00 Impactful Opening Statements
Anthony Joseph
Maynard Cooper & Gale PC, Birmingham

9:30 Direct Examination
Judge Leslie G. Johnson (ret.)
Johnson Paseur & Medley LLC, Florence

10:15 Networking/Refreshment Break

10:25 Dealing with the Expert Witness
Robert MacKenzie
Starnes Davis Florie LLP, Birmingham

10:55 Evidence Update 2019
Terry McCarthy
Lightfoot Franklin White LLC, Birmingham

11:40 Trial Tips From the Bench
Judge Elisabeth French
10th Judicial Circuit, Birmingham

12:10 Lunch (On Your Own)

1:10 Keys to Effective Cross Examination
Brian McCarthy
McDowell Knight Roedder & Sledge LLC, Mobile

1:55 Powerful Closing Statements
Stephen Heninger
Heninger Garrison Davis LLP, Birmingham

2:40 Networking/Refreshment Break

2:50 Ethical Issues Trial Attorneys Face
Alyce Spruell
Rosen Harwood PA, Tuscaloosa

3:50 Adjourn

Venue

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

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Phone:
(205) 985-9994