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 program may qualify for up to 3.60 hours of self-study credit, which includes 0.0 hour of self-study ethics credit, under the West Virginia Rules for Mandatory Continuing Legal Education. No more than 12.0 hours of self-study CLE credit may be earned during a reporting period.
ARIE M. SPITZ is a member of the litigation department of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP. He has successfully tried cases on behalf of both defendants and plaintiffs on claims including breach of contract, negligence, products liability, and medical malpractice. Mr. Spitz has successfully represented employers in a wide variety of matters, including claims of deliberate intent, sexual harassment, ERISA benefits coverage, and retaliation claims under the West Virginia Patient Safety Act. His diverse experience, both in terms of the types of cases he handles as well as the clients that he assists, gives him unique insight when it comes to litigating and trying cases. Mr. Spitz has practiced before West Virginia’s federal and state trial courts, as well as the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals. He earned his B.A. degree from the University of Illinois and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Penn State.
We use this information in order to improve and customize your browsing experience,
in addition to improving our internal analytics and metrics about our visitors.