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40th Annual Civil Trial Practice Institute: A Bridge the Gap for Litigators...
Fri, March 31, 2017, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM EDT
40th Annual Civil Trial Practice Institute: A Bridge the Gap for Litigators*
Friday and Saturday, March 31 & April 1, 2017; 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
16 NY Credits: 3 Ethics; 7 PP/LPM; 6 Skills; 16 NJ Credits: 3 Ethics; 13 General
*This program will satisfy the first or second year MCLE requirements for newly admitted attorneys in NY
Program Chair: Robert Kelner, Kelner & Kelner
Faculty: Clifford Aaron, London Fischer LLP; Hon. Richard Braun, Sup. Ct., NY County; Robert J. Conway, Marshall Conway & Bradley, P.C.; Tracee E. Davis, Zeichner Ellman & Trause LLP; Hon. John DiBlasi (Ret.), Arbitrator & Mediator; Allan Hausknecht MD; Hon. Barbara Jaffe, Sup. Ct., NY County; David Jaroslawicz, Jaroslawicz & Jaros; Joshua Kelner, Kelner & Kelner; Robert Kelner, Kelner & Kelner; Hon. Kelly O'Neill Levy, Sup. Ct., NY County; Timothy Nolen, Tesser Ryan & Rochman LLP; Jay Safer, Wollmuth Maher & Deutsch LLP; Hon. Saliann Scarpulla, Sup. Ct., NY County, Commercial Division; Lawrence Shields, MD; Hon. Ellen Spodek, Sup. Ct., Kings County; Lewis Tesser, Tesser, Ryan & Rochman LLP; Dorothy Weber, Shukat Arrow Hafer Weber & Herbsman, LLP
Program Chair Robert Kelner, Kelner & Kelner, has brought together an extraordinary faculty of judges, experienced litigators, mediators and medical experts for the 40th Annual Civil Trial Practice Institute.
The INTERACTIVE program will take attendees through the entire state civil trial process. You will learn ways to develop and improve trial preparation and litigation techniques within the context of personal injury and commercial cases. This will also as an excellent refresher for more experienced practitioners.
AGENDA: Preparing for Trial -- DAY 1
Civil Pre-Trial Practice: Commercial Litigation & Personal Injury Litigation
Preparation of Plaintiffs and Defendants
Conference and Settlement and Mediation in Commercial and Personal Injury Cases
Courtroom Techniques: Dealing with Expert Testimony and Hearsay
Courtroom Techniques: Dealing with Witnesses
AGENDA: The Trial – Day 2
Ethics and Civility in Litigation Practic
Voir Dire: Discussion, Selecting Diverse Juries, Professionalism
How to Conduct a Voir Dire: Interactive Demonstration
Direct and Cross Examination of Lay and Expert Witnesses
Demonstration: Direct and Cross Examionation of Expert Witnesses
Preparation of Summations