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Mastering Trial Skills & Ethical Considerations On-demand Seminar & Podcast CLE

SKU: 9482039 $179.00 $139.00 Rossdale Savings:: $40.00

Learn the latest on Mastering Trial Skills & Ethical Considerations with this 24/7 On-demand Seminar & Podcast. Register to obtain CLE & MCLE credit, access to 99 pages of comprehensive course & reference materials, and attend this on-demand seminar & podcast. Listen as many times as you wish and even save the files to your computer for future reference.

Mastering Trial Skills & Ethical Considerations
24/7 On-demand Convenient Seminar & Podcast

Listen as many times as you wish and save to your computer and in the future.

Register for CLE & MCLE credit (including Ethics credit).


Today, every litigator must be experienced in different techniques of opening and closing statements, voir dire, admission of evidence, as well as direct and cross examination of expert and lay witnesses. Jury selection has also become a critical element in securing a win. Trial lawyers must be especially mindful of expert testimony under court rules. In addition, the role of consulting experts, life science experts, and the ethical framework for trial practice all play an integral role in successfully litigating a dispute. There is renewed importance today in surviving a motion to dismiss or class certification hearing. This 24/7 On-demand seminar is designed for both plaintiffs and defense counsel, as it covers class certification, techniques of trial skills, introduces the law governing admissibility of testimony, and offers best practices on defending expert witness challenges. This seminar also discusses the ethical considerations in trial practice.


Edward Birnbaum on Anatomy of a Trial and Ethical Considerations:

1. Designing A Winning Trial Anatomy

2. Conducting Effective Voir Dire

3. Jury Persuasion

4. Conditioning The Jury

5. Opening Statements

6. Ethical Issues related to Voir Dire

Lori Leskin on Life Sciences, Expert, & Ethics:

1. Selecting An Expert To Advantage Your Client

2. Effectively Utilizing Your Expert

3. Defending Your Expert's Deposition

4. Ethical Issues at the Expert Deposition

5. Deposing the Opposition's Experts

6. Cross-Examination of the Opposition's Expert

7. Effectively Presenting Your Expert at Trial

8. The Role of Life Science Evidence at Trial

Stephen Smerek on Class Certification & Ethical Considerations:

1. The Import of the Class Certification Order

2. Reconsideration and Review; Motion for Reconsideration

3. Petition for Appellate Review & Rule 23(f)

4. Preparing A Discovery Plan in A Class Action

5. Post-certification Motions

6. An Ethical Framework for Class Action Resolution

Recorded Question & Answer Session

Biography of Seminar Faculty:

1. Edward L. Birnbaum is a member of Herzfeld & Rubin’s litigation department. Mr. Birnbaum is a prolific author and frequent lecturer on litigation strategy, trial tactics and techniques, oversees the general litigation of the firm. He is an active trial attorney having served as lead trial counsel in more than sixty federal and state court trials. He was Chairman of the New York State Bar Association Committee on the Supreme Court and has served as an adjunct professor at NYU, where he taught a course on Civil Practice Law and Rules. He has received numerous awards for excellence in practice by Who’s Who, International Who’s Who of Professionals, International Directory of Distinguished Leadership, International Leaders in Achievement, Men of Achievement, Community Leaders of America, Dictionary of International Biography, One Thousand Great Americans, Eminent People of Today, Great Minds of The 21st Century, and inclusion for the last six years as a New York Super Lawyer. He is a graduate of NYU Law School and admitted to practice in the State of New York.

2. Stephen Smerek is a Partner at Winston Strawn, where he concentrates his practice in class action, intellectual property, and complex commercial litigation matters. Mr. Smerek has extensive experience litigating consumer class actions, securities fraud class actions and derivative claims, and trademark infringement, false advertising, and unfair competition claims. He also has litigated patent infringement claims, false claims act claims, and a broad array of other complex commercial claims, including business torts, contract disputes, and professional liability matters. He successfully defended a Fortune 100 manufacturer against civil fraud claims brought by the Department of Justice under the False Claims Act, successfully defended a leading medical device manufacturer against a securities fraud class action stemming from alleged misstatements and omissions, and successfully resolved various disputes for artists and brand-development and licensing agencies. Mr. Smerek is active in, and a former board member of, the Association of Business Trial Lawyers. He has published numerous articles and spoken widely on pre-trial preparation, expert testimony, and complex litigation. He is a summa cum laude graduate of Boston University Law School and a former federal law clerk to then Chief Judge Joseph Tauro of the Massachusetts District Court.

3. Lori Leskin is a Partner at Kaye Scholer LLP, and is a member of its Products Liability Group, which was named “Best Product Liability Practice” by The American Lawyer, and Product Liability Firm of the Year by Chambers and Partners “USA Awards for Excellence” ceremony. Ms. Leskin was recently named to The International Who’s Who of Life Sciences Lawyers 2010, which also recognized Kaye Scholer as “one of the most well regarded firms” for Life Sciences. Ms. Leskin has been responsible for all aspects of litigation strategy for complex nationwide and multidistrict litigations. She currently serves as national counsel to Pfizer in Viagra® product liability litigation, and is lead defense counsel in a complex dispute involving allegations that Viagra® can cause vision loss. Ms. Leskin developed the strategy and successfully argued a series of Daubert challenges to plaintiffs’ general causation experts, effectively ending the litigation. She also led the Kaye Scholer team that won summary judgment in several earlier cases across the country alleging that Viagra® causes heart attacks and other cardiac injuries.

Who should attend this seminar?
Attorneys, paralegals, and legal professionals.

You will receive access to the recording, accompanying materials, and information to report the CLE credits as soon as you register with a credit card or when we process your check.

CLE ACCREDIATION: Rossdale CLE is a national leader in attorney education and has trained thousands of attorneys, paralegals, and other legal professionals. Attend this on-demand seminar & podcast for CLE & MCLE credit with the following pending & approved jurisdictions:

1. State Bar of California for 1.5 MCLE credits (including 0.5 ethics credits)

2. The Florida Bar for 2.0 CLE credits (including 0.5 ethics credits)

3. Georgia Bar for 1.5 CLE credits (including 0.5 ethics credits)

4. The State of Nebraska for 1.5 CLE credits (including 0.5 ethics credits)

6. The Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits (including 0.5 ethics credits)

7. The New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE credits (including 0.5 ethics credits)

8. The New York State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits (including 0.5 ethics credits)

9. The Oregon State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits (including 0.5 ethics credits)

10. The State Bar of Texas for 1.5 CLE credits (including 0.5 ethics credits)

11. The Virginia State Bar for 1.5 MCLE credits (including 0.5 ethics credits)

12. The Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 MCLE credits

13. The Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners for 1.5 CLE credits (including 1.5 ethics credits)

14. The Wyoming State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits (including 1.5 ethics credits)

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