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Mastering Powerful Cross & Direct Examinations, Opening & Closing Statements 24/7 On-demand Recording & Complimentary Podcast

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Learn the latest on Mastering Powerful Cross & Direct Examinations, Opening & Closing Statements 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.

Mastering Powerful Cross & Direct Examinations, Opening & Closing Statements
90-Minute On-demand Seminar & Complimentary Podcast
Includes Online Access to Course/Reference Material.

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Register for CLE & MCLE credit - specific credit hours are listed at the bottom of this page.


Powerful cross & direct examinations, opening statements and closing statements can make the difference between winning and losing a case. The Rossdale faculty for this seminar features three 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. The nationally recognized seminar faculty will discuss fundamental strategies to effectively cross-examine even the most experienced expert or well prepared witness. Specific emphasis will also be paid to obtaining key information from lay witnesses, crafting winning opening arguments, advanced techniques for closing arguments, and ethical considerations. Course materials will serve as a helpful guide on these skills and techniques, as well as a useful source for your future reference. Register today to enroll in this convenient 24/7 on-demand seminar on Mastering Cross & Direct Examinations, Opening & Closing Statements.


1. Winning at Cross-Examination of Expert & Lay Witnesses:

a. The Fundamental Strategy to Success at Cross-Examination

b. Dealing with Well Prepared Lay Witnesses

c. Beating the Perils of Cross-Examining Experts

d. Effectively Using the Rules to Make Your Case

e. Cutting-edge Techniques & Tips for Successful Cross Examinations

2. Persuasive Opening & Closing Statements:

a. Determining How to Craft Powerful Opening and Closing Statements

b. Where to Start the Successful Statement

c. Mastering the Rules of Evidence to Bolster Your Statement

d. Effectively Structuring the Elements of a Winning Statement

3. Winning with Ethics:

a. Legal Ethics Today: What You Don’t Know

b. Best Practices on Fee Disputes

c. Managing Conflicts

d. Ethically Handling Difficult Clients & Corporate Clients

e. Effectively Communicating with Opposing Parties and Counsel

f. Avoiding Complaints from Clients & Peers

4. Recorded Question & Answer Session with the Experts

Biography of Expert 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 entitues 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. John A. Snow is a leading expert on legal ethics, a Partner in Van Cott’s Litigation Section, Chair of the Construction Law Practice Group, and is a member of the firm’s Board of Directors. Mr. Snow’s practice focuses on general civil litigation, including commercial, construction, insurance, and professional malpractice matters. He is an active member of his local Association of General Contractors. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America® in the areas of Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, and Legal Malpractice Law, and has been named as both a SuperLawyer and member of the “Legal Elite.”

3. David Berg is a nationally respected trial attorney and the founding partner of the trial boutique, Berg & Androphy. He is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America in nine separate categories, from Bet-the-Ranch Litigation to Personal Injury. Over the past 45 years of practice, Mr. Berg has tried virtually every kind of civil and criminal case to a verdict, from murder to patent infringement. He has won hundreds of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements and recently obtained an unprecedented settlement, representing a major U.S. city. A prolific writer, Mr. Berg’s first essay, “If You Hate Lawyers, Read This,” was published in 1979 by the New York Times. Since then, he has published dozens of personal, political and legal essays in publications such as Newsweek, the LA Times, and Litigation magazine. His first book, THE TRIAL LAWYER: WHAT IT TAKES TO WIN is a long-time legal bestseller.

4. Trace Blair is a trial attorney at Haynes Boone, who has distinguished himself for his success in complex commercial litigation. He has developed a passion for cases involving shareholder and partnership disputes, shareholder oppression, and fiduciary duty litigation. Other focuses of his commercial litigation practice include litigation sparked by the explosion of oil and gas activity, construction defects, construction liens and bonds, and collections. Mr. Blair has also developed a thriving practice defending catastrophic injury and fatality claims in a wide variety of industries. He has developed unique experience in advising clients that are the focus of regulatory agency investigations. He has spoken and written widely on legal issues involving the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, fiduciary duties, and liability related to pollution.

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

You will receive toll-free dial-in instructions to the live seminar, 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 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:

1. Alaska Bar Association for 1.5 CLE Credits *

2. Alabama State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.5 MCLE credits

3. Arizona State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits**

4. State Bar of California for 1.5 MCLE credits

5. Colorado Supreme Court Board of Continuing Legal & Judicial Education for 1.8 CLE Credits

6. Connecticut (CLE credits are not required, but are encouraged)**

7. District of Columbia (CLE credits are not required)***

8. Florida Bar for 2.0 CLE credits

9. Georgia Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

10. Idaho State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

11. Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE Credits

12. Louisiana Supreme Court Commission on MCLE for 1.5 MCLE credits

13. Maryland (CLE credits are not required)**

14. Massachusetts (CLE credits are not required)**

15. Michigan (CLE credits are not required)**

16. Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

17. New Jersey Board on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits (per Rule 201:4)

18. New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE credits

19. New York State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

20. North Carolina State Bar Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

21. Oregon State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

22. South Dakota (CLE credits are not required)**

23. Texas State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

24. Utah State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 MCLE credits

25. Vermont Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE credits

26. Virginia State Bar for 1.5 MCLE credits

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

28. Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners for 1.5 CLE credits

29. Wyoming State Bar 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. For additional questions, please call 888-626-3462.


You will receive an on-demand download of the seminar, accompanying materials, and information to report the CLE credits as soon as you register with a credit card or when we process your check.

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