On Demand

Tips and Strategies for Trying Your First Personal Injury Jury Trial

1h 16m

Created on September 22, 2019




Trying a case is daunting for an experienced trial attorney, let alone a neophyte. This program, presented by seasoned trial attorney Claire Rush,  will provide new attorneys with a practical framework for preparing and trying their first civil jury trial. Topics to be discussed include:

  • The Nuts and Bolts of Trial Preparation
  • Preparing Requests to Charge and Proposed Verdict Sheets
  • The Importance of Developing a Theme
  • Marshalling Evidence in Preparation for Trial
  • Jury Selection Do's and Don'ts
  • Trial Motions
  • Opening Statements
  • Direct and Cross Examination
  • Closing Statements
  • Taking the Verdict

Learning Objectives:

  1. Gain practical tips for trying your first civil jury trial, with a particular focus on personal injury trials
  2. Explore how to develop a framework for both preparing for and trying your first trial
  3. Review each stage of a trial and, for each stage, identify strategies for success to implement in your first trial and beyond

This course originally appeared as a part of our September 2019 Bridge the Gap event.   

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