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Trial Skills

December 21, 2020 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

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Embassy Suites – Hoover OR attend by live webcast

This course (on-site and webcast) has been approved by the Alabama State Bar for 6 MCLE Credit hours, including 1 hour of Ethics

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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If you are attending in person, you will receive an electronic link of the materials.

N.B.: Seating at the seminar will be very limited in order to comply with social distancing guidelines. Please register as soon as possible to reserve your seat! Late registrations and walk-ins will be accommodated to the extent possible, but cannot be guaranteed.

If you are planning to attend in person, please see our COVID policies here before registering.

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The Schedule

8:00        Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:20        Welcome
Presider:  Caroline W. Douglas, City Attorney’s Office, Birmingham

8:30       Pre-Trial Counseling and Discovery
Greg Reeves, Reeves Law Firm, Decatur

9:15       Impact From COVID-19 and #BLM on Voir Dire and Jury Behavior
Rick Fuentes, R & D Strategic Solutions, Orange Beach

10:15      Break

10:25      Stick to the Point:  Development & Use of a Theme Throughout Trial
Kendall Dunson, Beasley Allen Crow Methvin Portis & Miles PC, Montgomery

10:55      Evidence Update 2020
Terrence W. McCarthy, Lightfoot Franklin White LLC, Birmingham

11:55      Lunch (On Your Own)

12:55      Trial and Evidence Tips From the Bench
Judge Scott Donaldson, Alabama Court of Civil Appeals, Montgomery

1:40        Trial Tips from a Seasoned Litigator
Stephen Heninger, Heninger Garrison Davis LLP, Birmingham

2:40        Break

2:50        Ethical Issues
Judge Jim Hughey III, 10th Judicial Circuit, Birmingham

3:50        Adjourn


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

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(205) 985-9994