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The New Litigator's Guide to Trial Practice in New York with Ethics

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Price: $180.00*
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You've read the rules and procedures of trial practice, but wouldn't it be nice to get some practical insider tips from seasoned litigators? This seminar provides new attorneys with key advice on what to expect and how to successfully take their first cases to trial. Veterans in the field will offer personal case preparation and trial techniques that are directly applicable in the real world. Don't miss this opportunity to build your trial skills before you go to court. Register today!

  • Prevent courtroom embarrassment by learning what judges want you to know about the formal and informal rules of the court.
  • Instill client confidence in your abilities by knowing what to bring to court and settlement conferences.
  • Learn from experienced practitioners' mistakes: Handle trial surprises and avoid pitfalls like a pro.

This basic-to-intermediate level program will provide attorneys new to trial practice with the keys to managing their case load and knowing what to expect in court.


  • Overview of Court Process
  • Jury vs. Bench Trials: What to Expect
  • What to Bring With You to Trial
  • Abiding by the Formal and Informal Rules of the Court
  • Using Props and Technology in the Courtroom
  • Rookie Mistakes to Avoid


  • Preparing Your Client and Witnesses
  • Tips on Evidence Submission, Exhibits and Depositions
  • The Art of Compelling Opening and Closing Statements
  • Secrets to Being an Effective Advocate
  • Avoiding Pitfalls During Direct and Cross-Examination
  • The Crowning Moments and Big Mistakes I've Seen in Court
  • How to Use Mistakes in Your Favor
  • How to Handle Surprises


  • Evaluating the Case
  • Overview of the Settlement Process and Procedures
  • Come Prepared to Negotiate
  • Walking the Fine Line of Disclosure    
  • Effective Negotiation Techniques
  • Dealing With a Difficult Client
  • Settlement Letters and Statements
  • The Settlement Agreement

Practice Areas: Ethics & Professional Responsibility, Litigation & Appeals, Trial Skills
Online Media Type: Audio
Production Date: 03/26/2008
Level: Intermediate
Category: Standard
Duration: 2 Hours, 49 Minutes
Online Format: On Demand

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Purchase of this product provides online access for 180 days. If you are purchasing a live webcast, you will receive complimentary access to the on demand version for 180 days once it becomes available. Please note that the on demand and podcast versions may, or may not be accredited in your state.

If you intend to take a course for CLE credit, please make sure your state is listed in the "Accreditation" section to the upper right of the program description. Accreditation displayed is unique to the purchased program format (live conference, live webcast, on demand, podcast). Credit totals listed for live conferences are the maximum credits available. Credits issued will be based upon actual time in attendance.  Credit totals for other formats are for complete programs.  Partial credit is not available for any online or downloadable format. 


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Total Credits: 3
Specialty Credits: Ethics and Professionalism 3
Status: Accredited
Expiration: N/A
Training Type: Online

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Joseph A. Regan, Esq. - Faraci Lange, LLP, Rochester, NY
James E. Reid - Greene & Reid, Syracuse, NY
Greta K. Kolcon - Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP, Rochester, NY
Hon. Robert J. Lunn - Supreme Court, Appellate Division 4th Department, Rochester, NY
George A. Schell, Sr. - Schell & Schell, P.C., Fairport, NY
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