The steps you take before and at the start of trial are often the most critical. This program will show you how to get yourself ready for your big day in court. You will also learn how to pick a favorable jury to give yourself the best opportunity for success. Begin trial on a high note - register today!
Know what you should be doing (and when) to avoid oversights and that last-minute rush.
Put together a trial notebook that will help you stay organized and in control.
Stay on the judge's good side - learn the boundaries of what you can and cannot say during jury selection.
Learn how to construct voir dire questions that will ferret out jurors' attitudes and biases.
Discover when and how to use challenges to de-select unfavorable jurors.
This course is part of the Trial & Evidence Essentials in Missouri series.
LYNNE JABEN BRATCHER is a trial lawyer with Bratcher Gockel Law, L.C., in Kansas City, Missouri, handling plaintiffs' discrimination, civil rights, and personal injury cases. She has first-chaired close to one hundred jury trials in federal and state courts and has argued numerous appeals in both federal and state appellate courts. Ms. Bratcher was an adjunct professor of trial advocacy at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law from 1995 to 2001and 2013 and also coached the ATLA student trial competition, with teams competing both regionally and nationally. She was the recipient of the prestigious Dean of the Trial Bar award in 2014, the highest award given by the Kansas City Metropolitan Bar Association. Ms. Bratcher also received a Woman's Justice Award for litigation in 2014 from the publication Missouri Lawyers Weekly. Other awards include the Kansas City Association for Women Lawyers Lawyer of the Year award in 1997 and the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law's Law Foundation Service Award in 2001. Ms. Bratcher was a member of the board of directors of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys from 1996 - 2001 and from 2010 to the present. She has been certified as a practitioner of psychodrama since 2007 and is a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.
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