Learn the latest on Powerful Trial Prep & Use of Experts with this convenient, 24/7 On-demand Seminar & Complimentary Podcast. Register to obtain CLE & MCLE credit, online access to complete course & reference materials, and attend this on-demand seminar. YOU MAY LISTEN FROM ALMOST ANY TYPE OF COMPUTER OR IPOD. ACCESS TO THE RECORDING AND MATERIALS DOES NOT EXPIRE.
Effective Trial Prep & Use of Experts CLE Benefits:
90-Minute On-demand Seminar & Complimentary Podcast
Listen as many times as you wish and ACCESS TO THE RECORDING AND MATERIALS DOES NOT EXPIRE
Includes Online Access to over complete Course/Reference Material & Complimentary Podcast.
Register for CLE & MCLE credit - specific credit hours are listed at the bottom of this page.
Powerful trial preparation & use of experts can mean the difference in winning your client’s case. Utilized properly, experts can be an effective tool in jury and bench trials. At the same time, recent changes to the federal and certain state rules have altered trial preparation, disclosures and admissibility. By using proven techniques and practices, attorneys can more readily develop tested strategies to better control opposing experts & limit adverse evidence while advancing their case. The Rossdale faculty for this seminar features several of the country’s most respected trial attorneys, whose successful techniques have been depicted in national media accounts and featured in a major motion picture. Special emphasis is also paid to trial practices, qualifying the expert, and keys for the expert to follow at trial. Course materials will serve as a helpful guide on these skills and techniques, as well as a useful source for your future reference. Agenda: 1. Successful Trial Preparation:
a. Golden Rule: Crafting Powerful Statements
b. Proven Techniques in Framing Successful Opening Argument
c. The Rules of Evidence to Utilize at Trial
d. Effectively Structuring the Elements of a Winning Closing Statement
e. Scope of Discovery 2. Best Trial Practices & Changes to the Rules of Procedure:
a. Qualifying the Expert
b. Handling Disclosures
c. Limiting Admissibility
d. Effective Cross on Damages & Liability
3. Tested Strategies for Expert Witnesses:
a. Finding & Retaining the Best Expert to Advantage Your Client
b. Effectively Dealing with Expert Reports
c. Handling the Expert Deposition
d. Direct & Cross of the Expert
4. Recorded Question & Answer Session Biography of Seminar Faculty:
1. Herald Price Fahringer
is one of the most respected trial attorneys in the nation. Over a career spanning more than 50 years, Mr. Fahringer has argued and/or briefed 15 cases before the Supreme Court of the United States, as well as 400 cases before the federal Courts of Appeals and numerous state supreme courts. Mr. Fahringer has also tried or argued cases in 25 states. His experience includes white-collar criminal defense in federal and state prosecutions involving Fraud, Conspiracy, Money Laundering, Importation and Distribution of Illegal Drugs, Obstruction of Justice, Espionage, Larceny, Arson, Homicide and Pornography, as well as the trial of Free Speech cases. Mr. Fahringer’s successful courtroom skills were depicted in a major motion picture. He has been recognized for excellence in practice and contributions to the laws by countless entities and multiple universities. Mr. Fahringer has been invited to lecture at Harvard Law School, NYU Law School, Cornell Law School, and the University of California Law School, among others. He has appeared on national televisions programs, including Good Morning America, Inside Edition, American Justice, and has served as a legal commentator for CNN. Mr. Fahringer is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, the International Society of Barristers, and the American Board of Criminal Lawyers.
2. David T. Tirella
is an NBTA Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer & a partner at Eaton & Tirella. He has focused his career on high profile complex cases and has become a national authority on expert testimony. He has learned the skills to navigate the science behind the testimony and break it down for a jury to understand. With 20 years of experience handling a wide variety of civil and criminal matters, including more than 200 bench and jury trials, Mr. Tirella has personally interviewed and/or hired hundreds of expert witnesses for criminal, civil, and medical malpractice cases. He has successfully resolved personal injury cases, as lead trial attorney or as a key trial team member, in excess of $120 million in settlements and verdicts from 1997 to 2007. In addition to his civil practice, Mr. Tirella spent a number of years in private practice, handling a range of criminal defense and plaintiff personal injury cases. In one criminal matter covered by the television news program, "20/20", he successfully defended a couple accused of felony child abuse for allegedly torturing and branding their sons with lit cigarettes. Mr. Tirella's ability to assemble a comprehensive expert medical team, including a clinical dermatologist, child therapist, adult psychiatrist, and family physician, helped prove to the Court that the marks were actually caused by a rare skin condition. Felony charges were dropped and the couple's children were returned home. His cases or legal opinions have also appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Times, & Associated Press, among others. Who should attend this seminar?
Attorneys, judges, paralegals, and legal professionals.
You will receive access to recording, podcast, course & reference material, and information related to CLE/MCLE credit as soon as you register with a credit card or when your check is processed. CLE ACCREDITATION: Rossdale CLE is a national leader in attorney education and has trained thousands of attorneys, paralegals, and other legal professionals.
Attend this convenient, on-demand seminar & podcast for CLE & MCLE credit with the following pending & approved jurisdictions:
Alabama State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.5 MCLE credits
Alaska Bar Association for 1.5 CLE Credits *
Arizona State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits**
State Bar of California for 1.5 MCLE credits
Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal & Judicial Education for 1.8 CLE Credits
Connecticut (CLE credits are not required, but are encouraged)**
District of Columbia (CLE credits are not required)***
Florida Bar for 2.0 CLE credits
Georgia Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
Hawaii State Board of CLE for 1.5 VCLE credit
Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE Credits
Illinois - Supreme Court of Illinois for 1.5 MCLE Credits
Louisiana Supreme Court Commission on MCLE for 1.5 MCLE credits
Maryland (CLE credits are not required)***
Massachusetts (CLE credits are not required)**
Michigan (CLE credits are not required)***
Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits
Missouri Bar for 1.8 MCLE Credits
Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits
New Jersey Board on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits (per Rule 201:4)
New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE credits
New York State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
North Carolina State Bar Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits
Ohio - Supreme Court of Ohio Commission on CLE for 1.5 CLE Credits
Oregon State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
South Dakota (CLE credits are not required)***
Texas State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits
Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 MCLE credits
Virginia State Bar for 1.5 MCLE credits
Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 MCLE credits
Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners for 1.5 CLE credits
Additional States - call customer service at (888) 626-3462
* Members of the Alaska Bar Association may report 1.5 CLE credits for participating in this course as it has been approved by other mandatory CLE jurisdictions for 1.5 CLE credits.
** The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona, including 0 hour(s) of professional responsibility.
*** States that do not require CLE are indicated above. Rossdale does not apply for CLE in these states as CLE credit is not required.
**** The New Hampshire does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Continuing Legal Education requirement. Pursuant to NH Supreme Court Rule 53, this activity may be counted for up to 1.5 CLE hours.
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