You're going to trial. Maybe it's your first. You're probably excited, a little terrified, and want to know what to expect. Or perhaps you have a few trials under your belt and are looking to hone your techniques. Regardless of your experience level, this online seminar is for you. Join seasoned trial attorney faculty for an insightful look at the written and unwritten rules, jury selection strategy, and case presentation tactics. Build your trial skills and confidence - register today!
Explore common courtroom gaffes you do not want to make.
Discover how to craft voir dire questions that will ferret out jurors' biases.
Hear advocacy tips for each major stage of trial, from opening statements to closing arguments.
Learn how to elicit helpful testimony from an opposing witness - or destroy their credibility.
Get strategies for post-trial motions and preserving error for appeal.
Unwritten Courtroom Rules Even Experienced Attorneys Break
Voir Dire and Jury Selection Tactics
"May it Please the Court" - Effective Case Presentation at Trial
Constructive and Destructive Cross-Examination Techniques
Error Preservation Strategy and Post-Trial Motions
This course has been approved by the Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on Continuing Legal Education for up to 3.0 self-study CLE credit hours, including 0.0 hour of attorney professional conduct instruction. No more than 12.0 hours of approved self-study CLE credit may be earned for a biennial reporting period.
CHRISTOPHER C. RUSSELL is a partner in the law firm of Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP. He practices in the fields of labor and employment and workers' compensation, representing various companies before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. Mr. Russell has been certified as one of the state of Ohio's first specialists in the field of workers' compensation by the Ohio State Bar Association. A substantial portion of his practice also involves labor arbitrations, employment litigation, and workplace safety issues. He is a member of the Ohio State, Columbus and American bar associations. Mr. Russell earned his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from Kenyon College and his J.D. degree from The Ohio State University College of Law.
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