Trial Practice Webinar Series
Best practice guidelines from the bench and bar.
This series is free to Commercial and Federal Litigation Section members. Not a Member? Join Here
Each webinar will run from: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
This is for information only; no CLE credit will be given.
Wednesday, July 11, 2018: Evidentiary Questions and Preserving Issues for Appeal
The last installment of the seven-part webinar series on trial practice in the Commercial Division is entitled "Evidentiary Questions and Preserving Issues for Appeal." This program will cover the major evidentiary issues that arise in commercial cases, raising and preserving those issues for appeal through in limine motions, objections at trial, bench conferences, bench briefs, post-trial motions, the notice of appeal and accompanying appellate submissions. Through our dynamic panel, this program will provide practitioners with a unique opportunity to obtain insights from the bench, the bar, and an expert appellate consultant. Speakers: Hon. Leonard B. Austin, Appellate Division, Second Department; David Tennant, Nixon Peabody; Anthony Harwood, Harwood Law PLLC; Vincent Wiscovitch, Counsel Press.
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Wednesday, April 18, 2018: Getting Ready for Trial
This is the first in a seven-part webinar series on trial practice in the Commercial Division. “Getting Ready for Trial” will cover the nuts and bolts of preparing for trial, from organizing trial materials; preparing pre-trial submissions like joint pre-trial orders and stipulations of facts and law; to using demonstratives to present evidence to witnesses and the Court. Perfect for anyone, whether you are preparing for your first trial or your 100th. Speakers: Hon. Andrea Masley, New York Supreme Court; Michael L. Chartan, Esq., M. Salman Ravala, Esq., Criscione Ravala, LLP, Melissa Yang, Esq.,Rakower Law PLLC
Thursday, May 3, 2018: Jury Selection, Jury Charges and Verdict Forms
The second in the seven-part webinar series on trial practice in the Commercial Division is entitled “Jury Selection, Jury Charges and Verdict Forms.” This program will cover the ins and outs of preparing for and conducting voir dire, the use of jury consultants, strategies for jury selection, and best practices regarding jury charges and verdict forms. Through our dynamic panel, this program will provide practitioners with a unique opportunity to obtain insights from the bench, the bar, and an expert jury consultant. Speakers: Hon. Timothy Driscoll, New York Supreme Court, Nassau County Commercial Division; Harold K. Gordon, Jones Day; Rebecca M. Fuentes, R&D Strategic Solutions LLC; Natasha Shishov, Jaspan Schlesinger LLP.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018: Openings and Closings
This program will provide practitioners with a unique opportunity to obtain insights from Bench and Bar on how to craft and present effective opening statements and closing arguments, including what to say and what not to say, avoiding and addressing objections, and the use of exhibits and evidence during openings and closings. Our panel is comprised of experienced practitioners and a dynamic Commercial Division judge. Moderator: Samuel Rubin, Goodwin Procter LLP; Panelists: Hon. Elizabeth H. Emerson, New York Supreme Court Suffolk County Commercial Division; Lauren J. Wachtler, Phillips Nizer LLP; Shawn J. Rabin, Susman Godfrey LLP.
Wednesday, May 30, 2018: Questioning Witnesses
This fourth in the seven-part webinar series on trial practice in the Commercial Division will address direct and cross examination of witnesses. Ever wonder how best to organize direct testimony for a logical and compelling presentation? Or how to effectively control a witness during cross-examination? Do you want to hear how an attorney’s demeanor with a witness can impact the judge or jury? These questions and more will be answered by our panel of seasoned practitioners and a “view from the bench.” This is a program not to be missed.
Moderator: Craig S. Kesch, Flemming Zulack Williamson Zauderer LLP. Speakers: Hon. Melissa A. Crane, Supreme Court, Civil Branch, New York County; Carrie H. Cohen, Morrison & Foerster LLP; Michael C. Rakower, Rakower Law PLLC.
Wednesday, June 13, 2018: Experts
Please join us for the next webinar in our trial practice series, where we explore best practices relating to expert testimony at trial. We will cover taking advantage of the jury's short attention span, getting your expert accepted by the court as an expert, preparing your expert for trial, and the role of the expert report at trial. Speakers: Hon. Jerry Garguilo, Commercial Division Suffolk County; Mark Mancher, Jackson Lewis, P.C.; Ronald Minkoff, Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz PC; and Helene Hechtkopf, Hoguet Newman Regal & Kenney, LLP.
Wednesday, June 27, 2018: Technology in the Courtroom and Trial Demonstratives
In this sixth panel on trial practice in the Commercial Division, the program will cover the creative, effective and ethical use of technology and demonstratives, in the courtroom, such as the use of static and interactive graphs, charts, animation and video deposition replays that link to documents Hear from a judge, a technologist and a practitioner how to best harness the powers of technology in the courtroom starting from motions to dismiss, going to motions for summary judgment, and then at trial. Speakers: Hon Alan D. Scheinkman, Presiding Justice, Appellate Division, Second Department; Steve Hess, Legal Images; Alexander D. Widell, Moritt Hock & Hamroff LLP. Moderator: Mark A. Berman, Ganfer & Shore, LLP
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