Saturday, February 28, 2015

2015 ADVANCED TRIAL ADVOCACY INSTITUTE AND CROSS-EXAMINATION

“I attended, participated in and enjoyed the Advanced Trial Advocacy Institute.

It is a comprehensive ‘how to’ demonstration curriculum in which the attendees have an opportunity to observe and then perform everything from voir dire to examination of witnesses to closing argument …”

Ron Ward
President, Washington State Bar Foundation, 2008-2011
President, American Board of Trial Advocates, 2012
Washington State Trial Lawyers Association President’s Award
Super Trial Lawyer since 2003

Save the Dates - June 15-19, 2015 – for the Advanced Trial Advocacy Institute at Seattle University Law School.

The Advanced Trial Advocacy Institute, June 15-19, 2015, is co-sponsored by the American College of Trial Lawyers and the American Board of Trial Advocates. ATAI offers a proven conceptual approach to trial practice combined with premier trial principles and strategies for every phase of trial from preparation through closing argument. During the week-long course, the best of the best trial lawyers and faculty will provide you with lectures and demonstrations of successful trial skills.

Cross-examination is a featured topic  at the ATAI. Attendees will not only have a presentation on Cross-Examination but also a faculty demonstration of cross. Then, attendees will conduct cross-examinations and receive faculty live and video critiques


To register and for complete information, click here. 


Who should attend

The course is designed for both beginning and experienced practicing lawyers, who are seeking a firm foundation of the finest trial skills taught by experienced trial lawyers, who will to take their lawyering skills to a higher level. The course is also open to a few select law students who have completed their second year and have taken an Evidence course. Seattle University Law Students will receive two academic credits for successfully completing the course.

Topics to be addressed include:

Developing Case Theories, Themes and Trial Strategies .Courtroom Communication Techniques .Trial Preparation and Planning .Effective Jury Selection .Convincing Opening Statement .Conducting a Compelling Direct Examination .Presenting and Attacking Expert Testimony .Creating Dynamic Trial Visuals .Today's Courtroom Technology .Trial Ethics and Avoiding Pitfalls. Impeachment and Concession Cross-Examination and Persuasive Closing Argument.


Distinguished Faculty Members

Judges

Hon. Terrence A. Carroll, King County Superior Court (ret.)
Hon. John H. Chun, Judge, King County Superior Court
Hon. John P. Erlick, Judge, King County Superior Court
Hon. Dean Lum, Judge, King County Superior Court
Hon. Jack Nevin, Judge, Pierce County Superior Court

Attorneys and Academics

Dan ‘L W. Bridges, McGaughey Bridges Dunlap PLLC
Amy T. Forbis, Bennett, Bigelow & Leedom
Barbara Frost, Adjunct Professor, Seattle University School of Law
Erick D. Gilman, Gordon, Thomas Honeywell
Karen Koehler, Stritmatter Kessler Whelan
Avi Lipman, McNaul Ebel
Thomas A. Lemly, Davis Wright Tremaine
Lisa Marchese, Dorsey Whitney
Simion Osborn, Osborn Machler
Stephen Penner, Chief Deputy Prosecuting Attorney, Pierce County Prosecutor's Office
Jeffrey Robinson, Schroeter Goldmark and Bender
Jeff Tilden, Gordon Tilden Thomas & Cordell
Lish Whitson, Lish Whitson, PLLC

Communication Specialists

R. Craig Smith, Senior Trial Consultant, Best-Witness

Thomas M. O'Toole, Ph.D., President & Consultant, Sound Jury Consulting
Tara Parker, Prolumina

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