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, 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
Wednesday, July 11, 2018: Evidentiary Questions and Preserving Issues for Appeal
Past webinars in this series:
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
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.
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