Preparing to Climb Everest: A Guide to Trial Preparation
Created on December 20, 2021
This course, taught by trial attorney Florina Altshiler, Esq., provides strong entry-level courtroom skills together with an understanding of effective preparation for trial. Topics addressed include effective communication, advocacy throughout each phase of a trial, anticipating and addressing possible objections and motions, and proper preservation of error. Participants will learn how to develop a toolbox for trial preparation, complete with discovery checklists, motions in limine to be addressed, jury instruction preparation, verdict sheets, witness preparation, and evidence lists.
This course will benefit all new litigators and many experienced litigators looking for a new perspective.
Develop courtroom communication skills
Review the structure and function of each part of a trial
Develop strong entry-level advocacy skills and technique
Make and meet objections
Become familiar with case analysis and trial preparation
Discuss professionalism and best practices in the context of courtroom conduct
Effectively use Pattern Jury Instructions
Use verdict sheets to your advantage
Develop effective witness trial preparation skills
Plan appropriately for the use of evidence, potential objections to overcome, and anticipating foundational hurdles
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