|Faculty:||Andrew J. Smiley|
|Production Date:||February 16 2011|
There is no guaranteed way to convince a jury to come out with a verdict in your favor, however, there are strategies and tricks that can significantly increase your odds. In this program, experienced trial attorney Andrew J. Smiley covers each major part of a trial, discussing not just the process but also how to excel during each part. From where to stand during different segments of the trial to how to plan for your closing argument, Smiley provides great insights for every step of the trial process. This course is perfect for attorneys looking to sharpen up their trial skills and maximize their impact on the jury at any given point of a trial.
Please note: This course is accredited for 1.5 credit in General or Practical Skills for Oregon attorneys.
I. Jury Selection
II. Opening Statement
III. Direct Examination
IV. Cross Examination
V. Closing Argument
Edward (Mokena, IL)
I have done over 80 juries and this speaker was spot on.
James L (Chicago, IL)
mr smiley is a fine speaker. material is very useful
Cory (Dallas, TX)
Smiley is an excellent presenter and speaker.
Lara (Austin, TX)
Jonathan (New York, NY)
a great primer
John (Marion, IL)
Suzanne (New York, NY)
Mr. Smiley was very informative, personable and interesting to listen to on the subject matter. He provided a lot of good, practical knowledge that you usually learn by experience and "trial and error."
Laury (New York, NY)
Dennis (Dallas, TX)
Mr. Smiley is incredibly good. I learned a lot from his presentation.
Jeffrey (Atlanta, GA)
Very useful information for trial.
bet (Gainesville, VA)
I thought this was really well done.
William (Mount Desert, ME)
Raymond (Springfield, VA)
Excellent presentation and also all very true.
Daniel (Hurst, TX)
speaker is smooth as silk and sharp sharp sharp!
Lance H. (San Antonio, TX)
Smiley puts on a great presentation.
Whitney (, VA)
Susan (Virginia Beach, VA)
Awesome. Best one yet.
Geri (Calabasas, CA)
really easy to watch and engaging
Carol (Houston, TX)
Mr Smiley is an excellent practical speaker.
Kurt (Brentwood, TN)
Great program! One of the best I have seen on Lawline
Neal (mclean, VA)
he is a great speaker
Mikhail (Brooklyn, NY)
Excellent and informative, this video is a great companion to Trial Techniques by Thomas Mauet.
Eduardo (El Paso TX, TX)
Excellent. Appreciate how he invites us, present & online viewers, to reach out to help us
Edward (Lake Barrington, IL)
Mr. Smiley is a great speaker and a great teacher.
John (El Paso, TX)
Instructor taught by example - his suggestions of how to prepare for and conduct a trial were apparently exactly how he prepared for and conducted the teaching session. Well done.
Benjamin (Fairfax Station, VA)
great basic seminar
Cheryl (Sparks, MD)
This speaker was excellent.
Carole (Nesconset, NY)
Mr. Smiley was the best lecturer I have listened to thus far. I would love to take another class with him so he could go into more detail on any of the areas of his lecture. (jury selection, cross exam, opening, etc.) Excellent!
Gerald (Santa Barbara, CA)
A great presenter!
Arthur (Bronx, NY)
Fantastic, thourough presentation.
Brentz (Lewisburg, WV)
Mr. Smiley was very articulate and his ease of presentation reflects lots of experience speaking and presenting to juries
alan (Houston, TX)
Absolutely excellent. Wonderful presentation.
Linda (Chicago, IL)
Good presenter, keeps you involved with the program.
Paul (San Francisco, CA)
He is a very effective speaker/teacher. If I needed a PI attorney, i would hire him!
Robert (Southlake, TX)
Julie (Walnut Creek, CA)
leanne (San Diego, CA)
I really enjoyed this speaker!
Sandra (Lakeport, CA)
5 stars and a thumbs up!!
sosi (Fresno, CA)
Good speaker. He gave solid trial techniqes.
Ginger (Newark, CA)
Ken (Idyllwild, CA)
The best of the set, by far
James (San Francisco, CA)
Good but no discussion of using electronics at trial
Jason (Santa Cruz, CA)
Sandra (San Francisco, CA)
JOHN (sausalito, CA)
The presenter provided a very professional example of a trial attorney.
Gillian (El Prado, NM)
Excellent lecture: speaker was well informed, concise & engaging. Useful information.
Gordon (San Diego, CA)
Very interesting and well-presented lecture.
Barry (Fair Oaks Ranch, TX)
very basic actually but good for review
Ronald (Oxnard, CA)
I would highly recommend this course to any attorney --- litigator/trial attorney, or not! Also, this was one of the best, if not "the best" presentations I have viewed here on Lawline.com.
Sharon (Crystal Lake, IL)
Very effective and to the point
Edor (Castaic, CA)
Thorough overview of important trial points. Good presentation.
Edward (indian lake, NY)
This was an excellent & engaging presentation .
frank (las vegas, NV)
Stephen (santa maria, CA)
Love to hear how other attorneys do trials.
James (LIVINGSTON, NJ)
Mr. Smiley brought a passion to his presentation. You could tell that he is comfortable before an audience- a key to being a successful trial lawyer.
Patrick (Cheektowaga, NY)
Highly enlightening and informative
Stephen (Long Beach, CA)
Very helpful information
Kyle (Bronx, NY)
Edward (San Diego, CA)
email@example.com (Fresno, CA)
Generoso (Falls Church, VA)
John (Denver, CO)
MARY JANE (BALDWIN, NY)
always learn from Andrew Smiley
Kevin (Highland Park, IL)
Excellent presentation with very helpful tips and practical advice.
Kristina (King George, VA)
Very good! Informative and relevant
Carmen B (El Paso, TX)
Truly outstanding presenter.
Dwight (Johns Island, SC)
really enjoyed Attorney Smiley
Joseph (Philadelphia, PA)
very good stuff
Gary (Charlottesville, VA)
Probably the best presentation I've seen. Excellent job.
Scott (Collierville, TN)
Clearly, Andrew is one of Lawline's best presenters. Good solid information that is dead on.
Emily (Knoxville, TN)
The instructor was very effective.
Adrienne (Salem, OR)
Gary (Hackensack, NJ)
Reginald (Memphis, TN)
Excellent in content and presentation
Jonathan (Sneedville, TN)
Very helpful. Clear, concise, plainly stated tips, advice and instruction on basic aspects of trial. Good lecture.
Sean (Nashville, TN)
Kristine (Arlington, VA)
Great, engaging speaker. Well done and very informative.
DUANE (HENDERSONVILLE, TN)
One of the best CLE courses ever
Kelly (Peyton, CO)
Very good basic level intro course!
Tate (New York, NY)
one of the best and most helpful
Neal (White Plains, NY)
One of the best I have seen.
Steven (Port Washington, NY)
Maureen (Amityville, NY)
clear concise, informative and interesting
Brian (Melville, NY)
Excellent presenter. Very practical.
David (New York, NY)
This is an excellent presentation. Well organized and informative.
Tracey (San Diego, CA)
Another great MCLE lecture by Andrew Smiley. I learned a lot and really enjoyed it.
Shan (Berthoud, CO)
Doug (Parker, CO)
Very good. Kept me interested.
Zachary (Melville, NY)
Street smart and classy. Nicely done.
Alberto (San Antonio, TX)
Smiley rocks !
John (Vancouver, WA)
enlightening for both theoritical and practical purposes
cathy (eads, TN)
I wish i had this guy as an instructor in law school
Jim (Franklin, TN)
Very good speaker.
Onyebuchi (Washington, DC)
James (Alexandria, VA)
Real solid program.
Darya (Brooklyn, NY)
Good speaker. Many useful ideas.
Joshua (Vienna, VA)
May be the best CLE video on the site. I have a feeling you win most of your cases!
Ray (Woodville, TX)
Terrence (Studio City, CA)
I watched this presentation over several days, but would like to see it again. It was very instructive.
Karen (White Plains, NY)
excellent program. excellent tips and suggestions! well done.
Charles (Fort Lee, NJ)
Vicki (Dallas, TX)
Wonderful pragmatic information. Thank you.
Stuart (Bronx, NY)
Andrew is one of the best speakers Law Line has!
Stephen (NY, NY)
Lisa (New York, NY)
Roger (Fountain Valley, CA)
practical and clearly presented
Regina (Lumberton, TX)
Mr. Smiley gave an awesome presentation! I really enjoyed it.
Melanie (Sandy Springs, GA)
Excellent presentation, covered a lot of ground easily.
George (Alexandria, VA)
Excellent class; well presented.
Jessica (Hastings on Hudson, NY)
Excellent. informative and enjoyable.
tasneem (Centreville, VA)
Wonderful - best presenter ever on law line !!!
Edgar (Williamsburg, VA)
Well organized and presented
Robert (Vienna, VA)
Well balanced - good flow - solid to the end
Joanna (Fairfax, VA)
Andrew Smiley was excellent.
Cameron (Washington DC, DC)
It would be difficult to overstate the quality of this exceptional lecture by Andrew Smiley. Outstanding!
Federico (Centreville, VA)
Really enjoyed this speaker.
Carole (Colleyville, TX)
excellent speaker. Great topic. Best course in a long time
Brett (Knoxville, TN)
Gordon (Fort Lewis, WA)
Excellent course! This was the best Lawline course I've seen to date.
Fredrick (New Suffolk, NY)
james (Roanoke, VA)
Mr. Smiley's appli pie was well preparede, baked to perfection, and was delicious!
Justin (Houston, TX)
Leave it to the litigators to put n a good show...
Sharon (Wilmington, DE)
Robert (Washington , DC)
Exemplary. One of the best lawline.com online courses I have taken to date.
Terence (Chicago, IL)
excellent brief overview
Joseph (Reston, VA)
The presenter was very engaging and provided excellent practical information.
Jonathan (Houston, TX)
Sesha (Houston, TX)
The stuff that I already knew validated the stuff I didn't already know. Very good program.
Patricia (Sag Harbor, NY)
Kenneth (Bellmore, NY)
One of the best I have seen.
Michael (houston, TX)
Gary (Panorama City,CA, CA)
This was a really great introductory course but not quite so valuable for an experienced litigator
Miriam (Spring Valley, NY)
terrific! excellent content and delivery!
Liza (Huntingtown, MD)
Andrew Smiley has the perfect personalty for an instruction and engaging seminar!
Cullen (Montclair, NJ)
Very fluid, entertaining, and helpful.
Amy (Stayton, OR)
Excellent instructor, great practical tips
Thomas (Knoxville, TN)
Mr. Smiley is an awesome presenter. His lecture shows he has presence in the courtroom.
R.B. (Broomfield, CO)
one of the better courses i've viewed
Daniel (Coral Springs, FL)
One of the best course I have seen since watching the Irving Younger trial techniques series. Great presenter on both substance and style.
Jeff (Virginia Beach, VA)
Course was basic but very good. Mr. Smiley was a very good instructor
michael (toms river, NJ)
Oscar (Katy, TX)
Excellent CLE!!! Great presentation , great material!!'
Mark (Dunbar, WV)
Very good presenter...good practical pointers.
David (Pittsburgh, PA)
Judith (Pearland, TX)
Very effective,speaker - concise and coherent with good tips for the student.
Mark (New York, NY)
Awesome lecture. Great attorney who probably makes a great impression before a jury. Delivers a great presentation every time. I really feel that I get a lot out of his courses.
Marcus (Port Neches, TX)
brian (san francisco, CA)
Aronda (Stockton, KS)
Excellent presentation. Thank you!
Michelle (Dodge City, KS)
Mr. Smiley is an excellent presenter, and has obvious skill in his practice area.
Anthony (Lawrence, KS)
Incredible. Mr. Smiley was outstanding, would hate to be opposing counsel.
Daniel (Lake Zurich, IL)
Very good presentation and speaker!
william (Overland Park, KS)
Etta (Sharon Springs, KS)
I would listen to this again every year or so as a refresher. Good reminders about many things, and very engaging presentation.
Leonard (Scituate, MA)
Awesome presentation. Good job.
Mary (Atherton, CA)
Excellent program. Well organized, and well presented.
Linda (North Aurora, IL)
Very good speaker.
Robert (Kansas City, MO)
William (Riverside, IL)
Very good. One of the best.
Joshua (Leavenworth, KS)
Really powerful presence and comfortable. Very knowledgeable about trial ad. Cool guy.
Gavino (Austin, TX)
Great course. Very informative and useful. Intend to listen to it again.
Allison (Kansas City, MO)
Great instructor! Loved his substance and demeanor.
Peter (Tulsa, OK)
Excellent presentation of practical trial techniques.
Scott (Joplin, MO)
basic overview. very good for beginners. not as helpful to me. but i will use ti to help my associates and strongly recommend it to them.
mark (Fairborn, OH)
A real engaging presenter who obviously feels very comfortable doing trials.
Mark (Wichita, KS)
Really good lecturer.
Nadine (topeka, KS)
Smiley is a professional
Brett (Syracuse, UT)
Melissa (Topeka, KS)
Great seminar and very worth the time. Applicable in any state!
Kelly (Enid, OK)
Great seminar. Andrew Smiley was excellent.
Amy (Agoura Hills, CA)
Catalina (Bakersfield, CA)
Best presentation I have seen so far! Thank you.
Benjamin (Andover, KS)
I really liked this program, the speaker was very interesting and provided a lot of tips
Sheldon (Alexandria, VA)
I usually do not take the time to write reviews for CLE programs, but this time is an exception. Andrew Smiley's trial techniques program was excellent. He is clearly an accomplished trial attorney who has a gift for presenting to students in an entertaining and informative way. Wish all CLE instructors could be that good.
Maxine (Oceanside, NY)
patrick (Santa Rosa, CA)
excellent presentation by an exceptional speaker
Kristin (Memphis, TN)
This was a very well thought out and engaging overview.
Erik (Grand Junction, CO)
Really good information, and I appreciated how it was applied to a fact pattern. Made the material more usable.
Helen (Kansas City, KS)
Good to see that you retain speakers with actual trial experience.
Joan (Austin, TX)
Mr. Smiley does an excellent job of showing that being a good advocate includes being a gentleman in the courtroom. Too many young lawyers believe or at least demonstrate the being a bully is good advocacy. Thank you Mr. Smiley for your emphasis on respect for the process (judge and rules), the jury, the witnesses and your opponent.
Priscilla (Baltimore, MD)
very helpful - thank you!
John (Charleston, SC)
Very thorough and great examples.
Elan (New York, NY)
very well done
Steve (Liberal , KS)
Phyllis (Whitefish, MT)
Well presented. Smiley knows his stuff.
Susan (Arlington, , TX)
Mr. Smiley was very interesting and had some great pointers.
Graham (Brooklyn, NY)
Courtney (Chicago, IL)
Another well-done, well-spoken, and entertaining/interesting CLE. Good trial attorneys make engaging speakers.
Pamela (Silver Spring, MD)
Great presenter! Interesting information.
William (Willsboro, NY)
Excellent presentation. Presented in a way that makes the points memorable -- and therefore useful.
Jamie (Perry, KS)
Very good information!
Susan (Halifax, IT)
I wish I'd heard this lecture 30 years ago - excellent speaker
Darlene (Oceanside, NY)
Excellent in both content and presentation.
Dolly (King George, VA)
Mr. Smiley is by far the best speaker I have seen via video.
William (Shawnee, KS)
Susan (Bethesda, MD)
Morse (-, NY)
Absolutely topnotch. Couldn't be better. Bravo.
Steve (lake zurich , IL)
Excellent presentation. Andrew was flawless. Really learned alot.
Joe (Fresno, CA)
Very good on use of deposition to impeach.
William (Petersburgh, NY)
Excellent presentation - pithy and enjoyable.
Timothy (Edwardsville, IL)
covers the basics.
Daniel (Chicago,, IL)
great overview of basic trial skills and strategies! Thanks!
Barbara (Tampa, FL)
After 12 years of practice, this is one of the best CLEs I ahve ever had the pleasure to watch! Well done!
April (Texas City, TX)
jason (Brooklyn, NY)
J Breck (Arlington, VA)
isaac (new york, NY)
Augustin (Houston, TX)
I RECOMMEND THIS COURSE TO MY COLLEAGUE.
Ryan (Norton, VA)
One of the best CLEs I have ever seen.
Mary (Houston, TX)
really good speaker. kept your interest
Thomas (Klamath Falls, OR)
great speaker. Great efficient presentation.
Paula (Westerly, RI)
Very well presented.
Ronald (Pflugerville, TX)
Informative and succinct presentation.
Joshua (San Ysidro, CA)
Best webcast CLE I have seen. This guy makes me want to try cases more.
Kelli (San Francisco, CA)
Very Good Speaker
James (Oakland, CA)
Terrific, comprehensive program. Captivating speaker.
Laura (Sterling, VA)
Very good presentation.
Kevin (Pleasanton, CA)
very, very good!
John (Lake Oswego, OR)
Just an outstanding presentation. Lots of excellant advice, tips and practice strategy. Highly recommended!
Barbara (Wauwatosa, WI)
Mr. Smiley was absolutely excellent in his presentation. I couldn't say enough about him. He captured the audience and explained his points effectively and efficiently.
Andre (Merced, CA)
Very dynamic speaker. Kept my attention throughout the entire lecture.
Mehran (Houston, TX)
Ann (Boulder, CO)
T Gregory (Galena, IL)
Outstanding presentation by a consummate professional.
Michael (Mamahawkin, NJ)
a worthwhile presentation
Anthony (Big Rapids, MI)
Frank (Jersey City, NJ)
Helpful, interesting presentation
Mark (Washington, DC)
It was great!
Nessa (Washington, DC)
One of the best online CLE's I've participated in.
James (Mountain View, CA)
Excellent presentation by a real pro.
Regina (Ellicott City, MD)
Another well done presentation with great examples.
Thomas (Fishersville, VA)
Great presenter. He has a twin in Staunton, Virginia: Dana Cormier
Arthur (New York, NY)
Very well presented.
Max (Fortuna, CA)
Gary (Chestnut Ridge, NY)
Very well presented
Robert (Scarsdale, NY)
excellent program, great presenter
Eric (Vienna, VA)
Wonderful presentation. Very helpful.
Lawrence (Colonial Beach, VA)
Superb; this speaker emmulates what he's advocating... excellent even for those who don't regularly appear in court rooms...
Elizabeth (Lexington Park, MD)
Excellent speaker. Good primer on trial technique.
Richard (Fairfax, VA)
Best so far.
Bruce (Castle Rock, CO)
Well done primer on trial techniques.
BARBARA (NORFOLK, VA)
Richard (Arlington, VA)
Excellent course and instructor.
Lita (McLean, VA)
Dexter (reston, VA)
After years of practice, I felt I benefited from the course
Robert (Westford, MA)
Very smooth speaker that navigated through material clearly and precisely.
Casey (Key West, FL)
Leslie (Brooklyn, NY)
really great information and very well laid out!
Stephanie (New York, NY)
This is one of the best CLE courses I have ever had. Andrew Smiley is really an amazing presenter. This program is really outstanding.
Linda (Fredricksburg, VA)
Terrific presentation. Great speaker - he's extremely knowledgable and also has great presence and communication skills.
Battocchi (McLean, VA)
Well worth watching.
christel (harrisonburg, VA)
This guy is good...I'd hire him.
Lawrence (Reisterstown, MD)
The best presentation on Lawline
Wm. (Henrico, VA)
Excellent, well-organized and professional speaker who had many useful things to offer.
Andrew (Virginia Beach, VA)
Excellent speaker and information. I hope he has other topics on lawline
Kausalya Madhukeshwar (Pleasanton, CA)
Mark (Manassas, VA)
Excellent, excellent course. I got a lot out this course.
Christine (Brentwood, NY)
Mr. Smiley was excellent...as I have found with all of the courses he has worked on so far.
patricia (New York, NY)
Great presentation! Personable and understandable. I wish it had been longer!
John (Sag Harbor, NY)
Superlative! If I ever needed an attorney myself, or to consult with one about trial technichues, it would be Mr. Smiley! John J. Ebel, Esq.
Corrie (Westchester, IL)
This was quite good, well developed and full of good tips.
Swati (Orange, CA)
I really like Smiley :)