The Indivisible Trial: The Trial as a Seamless Whole

(2428 Ratings)

Produced on: September 04, 2014

Course Format On Demand Audio

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Course Description

Time 92 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

From the Opening Statement to the Summation, a trial is more than just an ordered arrangement of connected parts.  Indeed, for defense attorney Lawrence Hochheiser, the trial is a "seamless whole."

 

Mr. Hochheiser demonstrates how to effectively present the Defendant’s "narrative" of the case by artfully weaving the facts into a story that the jury will understand and wish to embrace.  His method of persuasion involves the transformation from lawyer to trusted teacher, using the creative employment of modern insights into the human mind.  He also acknowledges the difficult challenge of doing so within the restrictive confines of a trial process uninformed by a workable understanding of how people really make decisions.  Along the way, this experienced presenter visits more mundane subjects such as methods for maintaining control during cross-examination, dealing with the coerced confession case, and revealing the behind-closed-doors preparation of the Cooperator-Witness.  Such nuts-and-bolts trial topics – important enough for separate analysis – are presented in greater detail in Mr. Hochheiser’s accompanying outline.

 

Always with an eye toward a sensible and persuasive Summation, Mr. Hochheiser explains how to justify the "lines" already drawn during the story told in the Opening Statement by "connecting the dots" provided by evidence used for confirmation.  This is a must-see for all criminal defense lawyers who do or will try cases to juries.

 

Learning Objectives: 

I.    Appreciate that our trial structure is based on centuries-old notions of how people (jurors) form beliefs and make decisions

II.   Understand today’s evolved wisdom about how people (jurors) really form beliefs and make decisions

III.  Utilize today’s knowledge of the human mind within the confines of our restrictive, clunky trial apparatus

IV.  Overcome restraints of trial format to educate our jurors, engage their true mental processes, and shape their decision  

Faculty

Lawrence Hochheiser

Law Offices of Daniel A. Hochheiser

Attorney Lawrence Hochheiser is the Senior Partner at the firm, and has a background that has proven to be of great value to the defendants the firm represents. He is a graduate of NYU Law School, and subsequently served as Assistant District Attorney for New York County for the years 1967-1971. During his tenure in this capacity, he was focused on investigating organized crime, working in the Rackets Bureau. This background has given him a deep insight into every aspect of the criminal justice system from both sides of the aisle.

Understanding the prosecution and the inner workings of the system has made it more possible to craft a strategically planned criminal defense case. Mr. Hochheiser is the former president of the New York Criminal Bar Association, and a lifetime member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, as well as the New York State Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

He is often called upon to lecture on various subjects surrounding criminal law for a range of organizations, including the Nassau County Criminal Courts Association and the Westchester County Bar Association, the New York State Attorney General's Organized Crime Task Force and many other organizations that have sought his professional skills as a speaker on various subjects.

He is a respected educator, and has been a guest lecturer in organized crime courses at NYU, Cornell and Columbia Law Schools. He has earned countless honors and accolades, including being acknowledged "for excellence in the practice of criminal law" and the "maintenance of the professional's highest standards. He is the recipient of the Frank S. Hogan Association Award for Legal Excellence.

He has been named by New York Magazine and the Best lawyer in America as among the "The New York Area's Best Lawyers" in the category of criminal defense. Attorney Lawrence Hochheiser is admitted to practice in all state courts, as well as federal courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, as well as the Supreme Court.

There are few legal professionals in the area that have such an extensive experience and success in criminal court, or such a deep understanding of the entire justice system. The knowledge and experience he brings to the table has been a significant factor in making the firm, Hochheiser & Hochheiser LLP, one of the most respected criminal law firms in the New York City area.

Reviews

GH
Gregory H.

Awesome

SR
Steven R.

Great presentation.

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Matthias G.

Excellent. Just excellent.

CW
Chet W.

Very interesting and experienced speaker. After recently completing a trial, a lot of his wisdom resonated.

BZ
Bridget Z.

Appreciate the enthusiasm and experience of speaker.

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Ryan N.

Great job!

MM
Mark M.

Outstanding presenter in all respects

KW
Kathryne W.

Excellent comments on preserving issues for appeal

DO
Daniel O.

Memorable and highly useful for our profession.

KC
Kristine C.

Excellent presentation. Thank you!

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Corey E.

Thank you

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Gregory N.

Hochheiser is outstanding. His insights share his extensive experience and is an aid to all. Thanks,Larry

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Elizabeth S.

Great presenter!!

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Simon S.

excellent courses

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jon s.

Excellent. Not Guilty!

MP
Mark P.

excellent

VG
Varun G.

This is an excellent, well thought through and very useful seminar.

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Eileen V.

Could listen to this gentleman lecture all day long. Great learning experience!! Bravo!!

CF
Cecil F.

Best lecturer ever.

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Arthur R.

Lawrence was excellent

JL
Joseph L.

Good presentation

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Jerry L G.

A very sincere lecturer. Informative and interesting. Thank you.

BW
Brent W.

well taught.

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Charles H.

Great course

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Robert L.

Very good in all respects.

KM
Kathryn M.

very well done, great speaker

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Neil S.

100% worth my time!

DM
Daniel M.

The Presenter provided an eminence amount of information in a clear and understandable way. An excellent program.

SW
Steven W.

Great insightful speaker

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Lee L.

Good program

DT
Donald T.

See if you can get him to do a part II. Anything he might choose to talk about would be worth hearing.

PA
Peter A.

Great course! I am reminded of Professor Irving Younger and would recommend this video to all trial attorneys!

RR
Rebecca R.

Very informative.

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Phillp S.

Essential.

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William L S.

Great presentation on difficult topic.

CB
Catherine B.

The presenter was terrific! More from him please.

CL
Carey L.

Mr. Hochheiser is a superb teacher. Easy to listen to, and understand his concepts.

SM
S.A. M.

Enlightening and entertainingly presented

HW
Howard W.

Great job, Larry

WC
William C.

Outstanding presentation

TD
Tom D.

Superb presentation.

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William H.

Absolutely great Teacher!

MC
Michael C.

Wow

JD
Jennifer D.

I don't practice criminal law, but this course was so interesting and helpful and well-taught that even I understood the concepts. Great course!

KM
Kenneth Lee M.

This guy knows his business. I am glad he shared it with me.

JK
Jeffrey K.

Great seminar

DG
DAVID G.

Great Speaker. Very Practical advice.

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Robert S.

Fantastic

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Dane R.

I watched both of Lawrence's courses. Great insights.

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Nicholas G. K.

Hockheiser is one of the best for a reason. great presentaiton

SV
Steve V.

BEST PROGRAM I HAVE SEEN ON LAWLINE

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eric c.

A SUPER STAR! BRINGHIM BACK FOR AN CORE EACH YEAR

BC
Bradford c.

one of the best so far

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Allan C.

Wonderful presentation. Wish it could have been longer.

SM
Stephen M.

One of the best presentations I've ever seen on Lawline!

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Stephen U.

This is the best CLE I have ever seen

BY
B.Casey Y.

Good presentation; interesting to hear other approaches to trial.

BM
Becky M.

Great presentation! Best I CLE ever .

DS
Donald S.

Excellent. His experience is priceless.

KS
Kevin S.

Just a fantastic speaker. On point and clear.

BK
Benjamin K.

fantastic insight to trial process

PC
Patricia C.

Outstanding written materials

MJ
Melissa J.

excellent speaker

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DORA B.

Very informative presentation.

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Patrick S.

What a wonderful speaker

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Kathy M.

Very informative and well presented program.

AD
Alastair D.

He made very good use of anecdotes, analogies and personal experiences.

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Ron G.

Fantastic. Greatly enjoyed it.

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john t.

VERY GOOD BECAUSE VERY PRACTICAL

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William T.

excellent

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Murray L.

Excellent speaker

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Frank E.

Very helpful to both criminal and civil trial lawyers

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Elizabeth S.

Excellent presentation

DK
David K.

Good insight into trial preparation and juror's mind

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Elena R.

I'd love to see the presenter do other CLEs on evidence at trial

JB
James R. B.

Very good

SS
Stuart S.

Fantastic--I am sure I'll never need to retain the professor, but I am also sure I couldn't afford him if I did...

JR
James R.

Great presentation from an outstanding lawyer who has obviously tried many cases and knows what works and what doesn't work.

KC
Ken C.

Would like to have heard more from this instructor.

ER
Edward R.

Outstanding!

MW
Michael W.

Very good sort of basic criminal defense advocacy

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wilson l.

GOLD NUGGET. GEM. Best lecture! I would listen to 24 hours of lectures from him.

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Stephen M.

Got better as it went. I really liked the detailed parts.

JL
Julian L.

This was geared toward criminal defense practice but still pointed out some very good tips to use in civil trial work.

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Salvatore T.

if there were a ten to mark, I would. Law Line should consider an entire course of CLE by this presenter.

RW
Randal W.

love his style greatly enhances his credibility

GB
Gail B.

As a defense trial lawyer, I must say that this is the BEST!!

TW
Thomas W.

He makes it look easy.

KW
Karen W.

Excellent presenter; very knowledgable

PG
Paul G.

By far the best lecture I've seen

RL
Ranakdevi L.

A truly excellent presentation for all trial attorneys.

JN
Jeffrey N.

Wonderful.

MS
Michael S.

Now that is a great CLE - 1.5 hours of tips from a master!

GS
Gerard S.

I feel as if my understanding of trial practice has been raised up. Hallelujah!

RS
Robert A. S.

Well done

LP
Leo P.

A winning combination: informative AND enjoyable

DB
Daniel B.

Fantastic presentation.

ME
Marshall L. E.

Excellent presentation

JW
Joshua W.

wow! There so many CLE's out there that are boring, water down, and so technical that they put you to sleep. After watching this CLE I'm chopping at the bit for another trial! Thank you!

MB
Melea B.

If I only had a mentor like him. He needs to do many more courses.

DL
David L.

Excellent in every aspect.

TS
Taryn S.

WELL DONE!

RM
Rodney M.

Outstanding presentation

MI
Michael I.

Wonderful teacher!

JN
Jamie N.

I greatly enjoyed the speaker and the information he presented.

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Robert T.

Mr. Hochheiser has a valuable communication skill. He is not speaking at a rapid pace and he pauses to gather his thoughts without uhm and ah filling any voids. This in turn gives his audience time to digest useful trial techniques. The goal is easier

BS
Boris S.

Good speaker

JH
Jack H.

great

NN
Neal N.

He was very good.

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Steven S.

I thought Mr. Hochheiser did a wonderful job

RG
Ruth G.

Excellent delivery, good advice.

BW
Bradley W.

Very good presentation.

CB
Cynthia B.

Excellent speaker and topic

LR
Lance R.

Great presentation!

PD
Paul D.

Great program, maybe more valuable to the experience lawyer.

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Thomas S.

SUPERIOR PRESENTATION

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James R.

Very interesting presentation

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Anna S.

One of the best courses I have heard online. I thoroughly enjoyed your use of the word sycophant.

RW
Robin W.

GREAT SPEAKER

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Rodolfo R.

This a great and practical seminar. If it is just the cliff notes, I want the Tome!!

MR
Mark R.

Every lawyer would benefit from Hochheier's trial advice no matter whether the practice is criminal or civil!

WT
Walter T.

One of the best I've heard!

JN
Jeannine N.

Great presenter!

JL
James L.

technique was honest and real and effective

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CYNTHIA H.

lots of good nuts and bolts information

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L. Zoe T.

Excellent presentation. Really outstanding!

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Richard W.

Most informative and enjoyable presentation of the many I have seen.

KK
keith k.

Very knowledgable and thorough

MM
Matt M.

Wisdom of experience

JG
Jim G.

good speaker

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Andrietta W.

Excellent,speaker, great practical advice! An extremely effective presentation.

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Lenda B.

Educational

RS
Robert S.

excellent course, best i have heard.

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Terry T.

This guys the best of the best.

JF
June B. F.

EXCELLENT

DW
Donna W.

The speaker is obviously a gifted lawyer. He really held my attention and is truly a great teacher as well.

BH
Bryan H.

Great lecture for sure.

CY
Christopher Sean Y.

Great CLE !

GW
Gerald K W.

Great job

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Karen S.

Great job!

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Sally W.

The Hyman Roth quote from the Godfather at the end of the presentation? Priceless. Great class.

RS
Randall S.

Great Speaker. Would like to see other courses he teaches.

DW
Derek W.

Presentation was well done.

RM
R. Sean M.

Great practical road map of techniques for use in any type of trial.

WJ
William J.

Excellent!

AM
Alexander M.

Best speaker I have seen so far and maybe in any MCE lecture

TK
Terry K.

Very effective and enjoyable presentation.

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Eliot W.

Brilliant presentation with great direction to reach a jury.

JG
James H. G.

excellent

EP
Edward P.

This speaker is a really shrewd man and a really shrewd lawyer. He could represent me any day!

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wolfgang k.

This is what Lawline delivers. Experienced application of legal principal vs technical legal procedure.

CB
claudia b.

great speaker. interesting.

MT
Maria T.

One of the best CLE courses at Lawline

MG
Michael G.

Good stuff and the speaker was a lot of fun to listen to.

KK
kenneth k.

the best so far.

MK
Marc K.

That was terrific! Thank you.

AD
Allegra D.

Instructive.

HM
Hwesu M.

Very well done.

DS
Dominika S.

This was the best CLE course I've taken, very riveting.

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Gregory D.

More please. Great speaker.

GL
Gary L.

Maybe the best video course I have seen.

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Gary N.

Great job

AU
Ari U.

Excellent.

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Ray H.

good

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daniel s.

motivating speaker

MC
Michael C.

Wow, great job!

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Sharon H.

He was a mentor of critical ideas regarding trials. I took 90+ notes.

JS
Jerry S.

very inspiring

JM
John M.

great presentation.

DT
David T.

Far and away the best I have heard

DJ
David J.

There's some great advice in this course. I'm really glad the presenter decided to share his years of experience with us.

JA
Joseph A.

Awesome- love the checklist.

LB
Louise B.

good strategy tips

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Edward G.

This speaker was a pro

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lewis r.

excellent

MS
Mindi S.

I would give higher numbers if they were available. A must watch class. Strongly recommend it for all trial attorneys. Excellent cannot say enough about speaker and the way he covered the material

KS
Kory S.

Excellent presentation; easily the best I've seen on Lawline.

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bruce g.

very informative

JB
Julie A. B.

An essential primer on the topic complete with nuts and bolts as well as do’s and don’ts.

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