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Trial Techniques, Skills, and Strategies featuring David B. Markowitz and Guests

Length: 6 hours 30 minutes

Trial Techniques, Skills, and Strategies
Ten trial technique and skill mini-courses, each designed for Oregon State Court civil jury trials.
        featuring David B. Markowitz and Guests

    Whether you’re facing your first or 50th trial, you’ll come away more confident, with new techniques and skills you’ll want to try right away! Trial techniques will be demonstrated and critiqued live on stage, making this seminar the “don’t miss” trial skills program of the year.

Friday, December 6, 2013
Ambridge Event Center
1333 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, Oregon
6.5 General or Practical Skills MCLE Credits    

PROGRAM SCHEDULE

8:00 a.m.   late registration and distribution of materials

8:25           welcome and introduction  

8:30–12:00  morning session
There will be a 15-minute break during the morning session.

            The Perfect Question
            •    How to ask questions on direct and cross
            •    When to ask leading questions

            Jury Selection
            •    Planning voir dire
            •    Voir dire techniques
            •    Exercising challenges

            Opening Statement
            •    Explaining and selling case themes
            •    Technique and style
    
            Direct Examination
            •    Telling the story
            •    The perfect answer

           Preparing Your Client for Trial
            •    How to look and act on the witness stand and in the courtroom
            •    Tips on how to be a great witness
            •    Q & A practice

12:00–1:00  lunch (on your own)

1:00–4:00   afternoon session
There will be a 15-minute break during the afternoon session.

            Courtroom Technology
            •    The foundation of trial presentation
                ◦    Organization
                ◦    Credibility
                ◦    Video depositions
                ◦    Exhibit usage
                ◦    Cost
            
            Cross-Examination
            •    Goals of cross-examination
            •    Using cross-examination to argue the case

            Using Depositions at Trial
            •    As substantive evidence
            •    For impeachment
            •    Oregon’s perpetuation deposition procedures

            Expert  Cross-Examination in Oregon State Court Trials
            •    Using opponent’s expert to support your case
            •    Demonstrating the expert’s weaknesses
            •    Attacking credibility

            Closing Arguments
            •    Delivering persuasive arguments
            •    Avoiding closing argument mistakes   


Original Recording Date: December 6, 2013

CLE Credits (60): 6.5 General or Practical Skills

Practice Area: Trial Practice

Practical Skills: 6.5 Practical Skills


Produced By:

Oregon Law Institute of Lewis & Clark Law School

Course Materials

  • Coursebook and MCLE Form
  • Evaluation
  • PowerPoint Slides