9:00am - 10:00am

Registration - Outside Grand Caribbean 1 & 2

 

10:00am - 11:00am

Robert Hirschhorn—Dallas, TX

Voir Dire: How to Get Jurors Talkin’ and Unfavorable Jurors Walkin’

 

11:00am - 11:45am

Elizabeth Zwibel—Tampa, FL

Preparing for Trial: Thinking About Trial on Day One—Knowing Your Destination (Hint: It’s the Jury Instructions!), Planning Your Route, and Sticking to the Plan!

 

11:45am - 12:30pm

Dennis Lansdowne—Cleveland, OH

Preparing for Trial: Expert Testimony and Meeting Your Legal Burden—Don’t Let Your Experts Take You Two Steps Forward and Three Steps Back!

 

12:30pm - 1:00pm

LUNCH (Boxed Lunches Provided)

Bonus Session:

Lessons Learned from Lanier Trial Academy 5.0: Using the “iPevo” Document Camera in Depositions and at Trial 

 

1:00:pm - 2:30pm

Mark O’Mara—Orlando, FL

Voir Dire: You Can’t Teach It Until You Own It—Implicit Bias in the Legal System

 

2:30pm - 2:45pm

BREAK

 

2:45pm - 4:45pm 

Keith Mitnik—Orlando, FL

Don’t Eat the Bruises: How to Foil Their Plans to Spoil Your Case

 

4:45pm - 5:00pm

BREAK

 

5:00pm - 6:30pm 

Panel Discussion: Putting Your Best Foot Forward—Approaches to Voir Dire and Opening Statements

Keith Mitnik—Orlando, FL

Zoe Littlepage—Houston, TX

Sara Williams—Birmingham, AL

Elizabeth Zwibel—Tampa, FL

Mark O’Mara—Orlando, FL

Dennis Lansdowne—Cleveland, OH

John Romano—West Palm Beach, FL

Moderator: Dustin Herman—Cleveland, OH

 

6:30pm - 9:30pm

DINNER AND DRINKS WITH THE VETERANS

7:00am - 8:00am

FULL BREAKFAST

 

8:00am - 9:30am

Zoe Littlepage—Houston, TX

Mastering the Virtual World—The How-To’s and What-Not-To-Do’s When Conducting Depositions and Trials Virtually; and Delivering a Powerful Opening Statement: You Never Get a Second Chance to Make a First Impression

 

9:30am - 9:45am

Steve Nober—San Diego, CA

Case Intake and Medical Records Collection

 

9:45am - 10:00am

BREAK

 

10:00am - 11:00am

Joe Fried—Atlanta, GA

Less Is More—How to Conduct a Speed Trial; and Damages

 

11:00am - 2:30pm

WORKSHOP SESSIONS—OPENING STATEMENTS 

Attendees will get on their feet and perform 10-15 minutes of an opening statement from a case they are currently working on and will receive feedback from a veteran trial attorney “coach.” TV’s will be set up in each breakout room so attendees can use PowerPoints, visuals, etc. Attendees are strongly encouraged to be prepared to give a presentation and to use the TV as part of the presentation—or at least to use some form of demonstrative evidence!

LUNCH: Boxed lunches will be delivered to each of the breakout rooms at 12:00pm.

 

2:30pm - 2:45pm

BREAK 

 

2:45pm - 3:30pm

Sara Williams—Birmingham, AL

Establishing and Maintaining Control of A Witness on Cross Examination

 

3:30pm-3:45pm

Bonus Session:

Lessons Learned from Lanier Trial Academy 5.0: The “Folder Method” for Conducting Cross Examination

 

3:45pm - 4:00pm

BREAK

 

4:00pm - 4:30pm

James Carter—New Orleans, LA

Theater in the Courtroom and the Art of Persuasion

 

4:30pm - 6:00pm

Panel Discussion: Closing Arguments—Lessons Learned and Wisdom Earned

Zoe Littlepage—Houston, TX

Sara Williams—Birmingham, AL

Elizabeth Zwibel—Tampa, FL

Dennis Lansdowne—Cleveland, OH

Joe Fried—Atlanta, GA

John Romano—West Palm Beach, FL

James Carter—New Orleans, LA

Moderator: Dustin Herman—Cleveland, OH

 

6:00pm - 7:00pm

Networking Reception—Cocktails and Appetizers

7:00am - 8:00am

FULL BREAKFAST 

 

8:00am - 9:30am John Romano—West Palm Beach, FL

Closing Arguments: Arming the Jurors to be Your Advocates and Speaking to and Connecting With Each Individual Juror

 

9:30am - 1:00pm

WORKSHOP SESSIONS—CLOSING ARGUMENTS

Attendees will get on their feet and perform 10-15 minutes of a closing argument (or can repeat their opening statement) from a case they are currently working on and will receive feedback from a veteran trial attorney “coach.” TV’s will be set up in each breakout room so attendees can use PowerPoints, visuals, etc. Attendees are strongly encouraged to be prepared to give a presentation and to use the TV as part of the presentation—or at least to use some form of demonstrative evidence!

 

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