Uncover New Techniques for Jury Selection, Cross-Examination, and More
How do you get potential jurors to admit to biases they're ashamed of or that they may not even realize they possess? How do you stay in control and steer the conversation when the witness you're cross-examining is an expert? In this program, a panel of seasoned trial lawyers will share their hard-won strategies for those moments of trial that can make or break the case. Weave new insights and tactics into your questioning strategies to get the responses you seek - register today!
Use questions to flush out implicit biases that can have an impact on jurors' decision-making.
Make their witness work for you by using carefully-selected questions and words to elicit concessions.
Hear techniques the pros use to effectively cross-examine experts.
Uncover creative techniques for dealing with witnesses who are combative, unresponsive, forgetful, or evasive.
Find workarounds to common evidence hurdles so you can keep your momentum going in the heat of trial.
Build your awareness of mistakes that many trial lawyers don't realize they're making.
This program was designed in conjunction with NBI's esteemed 2023-2024 Content Advisory Committee Member Robert J. Kasieta.
Advanced Questioning Techniques: Seasoned Trial Attorneys Share Their Secrets
Panelists: Grace M. Casas, David M. Potteiger, Spencer D. West
Moderator: T. Kevin Knight
Voir Dire Questioning Techniques: Flushing Out Conscious and Unconscious Biases 10:00 - 10:45
Constructive Cross-Examination and Word Selection Strategies: Using Their Witness to Build Your Case 10:45 - 11:45
Key Techniques for Neutralizing the Adverse Expert Witness 12:00 - 12:45
Cross-Examining the Difficult Witness: 6 Control Tactics That Work 12:45 - 1:45
Creative Tips for Heading Off Objections During Evidence Introduction and Witness Examination 2:15 - 3:15
The Top 5 Questioning Mistakes Even Veteran Trial Attorneys Make 3:30 - 4:00
Legal Ethics 4:00 - 5:00
Preparing vs. Improperly Coaching Witnesses
Advocacy vs. Misrepresentation: Applying ABA Model Rules
When Aggressive Litigation Tactics Cross the Ethical Line
Grace M. Casas practices in the areas criminal law, family law, wills and small estate probate, small civil claims, and traffic infractions. She earned her B.A. degree from the University of Miami and her J.D. degree from the University of Florida. Ms. Casas is also a board and general member of the Kidside Charity.
T. Kevin Knight is a partner in the law offices of DSK Law. He is board certified as a trial lawyer by both The Florida Bar and the National Board of Trial Advocacy. Over the course of his practice, Mr. Knight has generally focused on personal injury litigation. He earned his B.S.B.A. degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Central Florida; and his J.D. degree from Stetson University College of Law.
David M. Potteiger is a partner in the law firm of Walcheske & Luzi, LLC. Practicing since 2007, he has built his reputation as an impassioned and zealous advocate, which he displays in both his trial and appellate practice. Mr. Potteiger is a frequent author and speaker on litigation topics. He also acts as an attorney advisor, teaching trial advocacy skills to competition mock trial teams. Mr. Potteiger earned his B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and his J.D. degree from Golden Gate University School of Law.
Spencer D. West is an equity partner, shareholder and co-founder of the law firm of Mitchell & West, LLC. He specializes in the area of family law. Mr. West is admitted to The Florida Bar and Massachusetts Bar Association, where he actively represents clients in an array of cases, including divorces, custody, child support, relocation, modification, paternity, and domestic violence disputes. In addition, he is permitted to practice before Florida federal courts and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. West has assisted many professional clients, including but not limited to doctors, lawyers, accountants, and retired professional athletes with their high asset divorces and other disputes, as well as with drafting custom pre- and post-nuptial agreements. He is sought out by clients and other lawyers for his extensive expertise and dedication to fighting for his clients. Mr. West is an aggressive litigator who devotes himself to achieving the best results for his individual clients, while maintaining the highest ethical standards of professionalism. He earned his undergraduate degree from Northeastern University in Boston and his J.D. degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston.
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