Skip to main content

On-Demand: Speedy Trials: The Essence of Trying Cases in a Short Amount of Time (Part 1) Pre-Trial Preparation



ON-DEMAND: SPEEDY TRIALS: THE ESSENCE OF TRYING CASES IN A SHORT AMOUNT OF TIME

PART 1: PRE-TRIAL PREPARATION 

January 27, 2021 | Online

Recorded on January 27, 2021. Work Smarter! Judges and juries want streamlined trials that don't last for weeks on end. This two-part series will teach you fresh methods to refine your cases from prep all the way to closing. Focus the jurors on what's really important, and save yourself a ton of time in the process. 

Part 2 "Speedy Trials: The Essence of Trying Cases in a Short Amount of Time (Part 2) is available HERE

AAJ is not responsible for accrediting or reporting CLE credits for On-Demand programs. Each attorney is responsible for ensuring their state accepts self-application for self-study CLE credits. FAQs on CLE and Education programs can be found HERE.

This on-demand course contains the webinar recording, full course materials, and agenda from the program as well as a certificate of completion for attendees to use when applying for 115 general minutes of self-study MCLE credit.

Agenda    Course Materials    Webinar Recording
Time (ET) Session
12:00 - 12:05 p.m.
WELCOME ANNOUNCEMENTS  
12:05 - 12:30 p.m.
WHAT DO WE KNOW ABOUT POTENTIAL JURORS IN THE COVID-19 WORLD?  
• Attitudes Toward Jury Duty  
• Attitudes Toward Damages and Liability 
• Attitudes on the Pandemic: Key to Jury Selection 
12:30 - 12:55 p.m. WHAT WILL LITIGATION LOOK LIKE IN THE COVID-19 WORLD? 
• The Need for Speed
• Clarity and Simplicity 
• Impediments to Communication 
12:55 - 1:20 p.m. CASE PREPARATION - SETTLEMENT VS. TRIAL 
• Expert and Lay Testimony for Adjusters  
• Experts and Lay Testimony for Trial 
• Transitioning from Settlement to Trial Planning
1:20 - 1:45 p.m. THE TRIAL STORY: EDITING YOUR CASE FOR COVID-19
• Developing the Winning Story   
• Using Adverse Witnesses Liberally 
• Pithy Direct and Cross-Examination 
1:45 - 2:00 p.m. 
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
2:00 p.m.
ADJOURN