Registration Fee:

$275

 

 

 

THEORY TO VERDICT

MARCH 1, 2013

Live Webcast

CLE Hours:
6 CLE Hours including 1 Professionalism Hour and 6 Trial Practice Hours
Co-Sponsor:
General Practice and Trial Law Section, State Bar of Georgia
Presiding:
Roger J. Dodd, Dodd & Burnham, P.C., Valdosta
Larry S. Pozner, Attorney at Law, Denver, CO
8:30
ONLINE STREAM OPENS
9:00

Overriding Principles

  • Maximizing facts/Not law
  • How juries learn—efficient real time learning
  • The lawyer as a teacher and guide
  • Efficient real time learning
10:15

Constructive Learning

  • Consistent teaching in directs and crosses
  • Integration in openings and closings
  • Easier preparation
10:30
BREAK
10:45

Theory, Theme, and Theme Lines

  • Refining your theory through positive feedback
  • Evolution of the theory
  • Theme lines that touch the fact finder
11:45
LUNCH
12:45

Developing Major Cross-Examinations First

  • Integrating theory into cross-examination
  • Finding and capitalizing on theme lines
  • Reducing stress on your directs
1:30

Voir Dire

  • Sensitizing and conditioning the listeners
  • Exploring bias, interest, & prejudice
  • Bad news—how to deal with it

Direct Examinations

  • Chapter method
  • Demonstrative evidence and other visuals
  • When to redirect
2:15
BREAK
2:30

Openings

  • Theory driven
  • Fact intensive
  • Telling and showing the story
3:15

Closings

  • Integration of theory
  • Oratorical devices
  • Empowering and motivating the jury
3:45
Twelve Ways to Adapt for Bench Trials and Non-Jury Hearings
4:30
Adjourn