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Winning at Trial in California

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Produced on January 27, 2017

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Course Information

Time 1h
Difficulty Intermediate
Topics covered in this course: Litigation

Course Description

The 150 days preceding trial in California are the hot zone for any litigator. The Code of Civil Procedure (and other Codes) impose draconian measures and deadlines. If these measures and deadlines are missed, you may be prevented from proving your case up and the whole matter can crumble. The elite trial attorneys in California know the rules and how to use those rules to their advantage, and you cannot be successful at trial without doing the same.

Leading up to trial, you need to retain experts, serve statutory offers, draft supplemental discovery, and craft subpoenas for necessary witnesses. Without a plan and a clear understanding of the rules of the road, you will find yourself struggling to not only keep up with the deadlines, but also to prepare the necessary paperwork and pleadings.

This course, presented by Michael H. Raichelson, owner and operator of RaichelsonLaw, P.C., gives you a clear timetable for preparing documents and pleadings for trial, as well as provides you with invaluable written materials and sample pleadings necessary to win at trial. The written materials include expert demands, expert designations, supplemental discovery and more.

Learning Objectives: 

  1. Know the deadlines for relevant trial documents and pleadings
  2. Understand the California Code of Civil Procedure and its interactions with other California Codes impacting trial
  3. Evaluate and prepare for expert designations and depositions
  4. Create a clear roadmap for winning at trial in California
  5. Gain the necessary tools for drafting pleadings and trial documents for trial 

Credit Information

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Michael H. Raichelson

The Law Offices of Michael H. Raichelson

Michael H. Raichelson has over 18 years of experience helping individuals and businesses throughout California and the United States manage their debt problems and find solutions that give them a fresh start. No matter how simple or complex your financial situation may be, the Law Offices of Michael H. Raichelson offer personalized and comprehensive attorney services that not only solve problems through bankruptcy, but also provide strategies to preserve clients’ futures as they move forward in life after bankruptcy.

Born, raised and educated in California, Michael H. Raichelson grew up in Los Angeles before attending the University of California at Santa Barbara and graduating with a B.A. in Economics and Political Science. He would later attain his Juris Doctor and graduate cum laude from Pepperdine University School of Law. Since then, he has taught numerous legal and paralegal classes, which serving as a lecturer in elementary through high school regarding legal rights and responsibilities. Mr. Raichelson has also given back to the community by serving on the Board of Governors for United Cerebral Palsy and as an attorney-coach for the Constitutional Rights Foundation, where he educated high school students on trial skills.

Prior to founding the Law Offices of Michael H. Raichelson and focusing on California bankruptcy, Mr. Raichelson acquired substantial experience in complex litigation in state and federal courts, including the federal multi-district court. He is a Certified Bankruptcy Specialist, the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization. He also worked for a multi-state law firm specializing in real estate litigation and has represented a vast range of clients, including real estate developers and brokers, mortgage and escrow companies, banks, insurers, CEOs and other law firms.

Mr. Raichelson has helped hundreds of people solve problems with tax debt in California and start over fresh by way of Chapter 7 bankruptcy. His service to both his clients and the community has earned him substantial recognition from his peers and colleagues. He is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, the American Bankruptcy Institute, the California Bankruptcy Forum and the Los Angeles County Bankruptcy Forum. He is also a member of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the San Fernando Valley Bar Association. In 2011, Mr. Raichelson was recognized as one of the top lawyers in the Los Angeles area, earning inclusion in California Super Lawyers for Southern California.


Lubomyr J.

Solid information from an apparent old pro, very helpful example documents offered as support materials

Pamela S.

I learned 3 tips that made this lecture worth the price of admission. Thanks!

David Z.

An excellent course which delivered on its promise to provide important information regarding trial deadlines in California

Lisa F.

Absolutely essential for any litigator!

James B.

Very informative.


Excellent and thorough presentation. One of the best I have witnessed.

Daniel A.

Best one yet.

Andrew P.

Great course

Patric W.

Very Good

Benjamin L.

Great presentation

Dave D.

good course

Robin E.

I liked that the information was directed to California practitioners.

Paul M.


Philip W.

Great presentation. Packed a lot into one hour.

Reid S.

very helpful well done

Zvi S.


Nicole N.

Really informative information, and the supplemental materials are very helpful - thank you!

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