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Powerful Jury Selection, Opening & Closing Statements, and Trial Prep CLE -- 24/7 On-demand Recording & Complimentary Podcast

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Learn the latest on Powerful Jury Selection, Opening & Closing Statements, and Trial Prep 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.

Powerful Jury Selection & Trial Prep CLE
Includes Online Access to Complete Course/Reference Material & Complimentary Podcast.

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


Powerful jury selection & trial preparation can make the difference in winning your client’s case. Effective jury selection is one of the key aspects in the outcome of any trial. By using proven jury selection techniques and rapidly emerging technological advantages, attorneys can more readily develop insights into biases and beliefs of potential jurors. At the same time, preparing effective opening statements, summation, dealing with divided juries, and both direct & cross exam can best frame the facts to highlight your client’s positions. Tested strategies in trial prep are often the best indicator for success in the courtroom. The Rossdale faculty for this seminar features three of the country’s most respected trial attorneys & consultants, whose successful techniques have been depicted in national media accounts and featured in a major motion picture. Course materials will serve as a helpful guide on these skills and techniques, as well as a useful source for your future reference.


1. Winning at Jury Selection:

a. Effectively Using Technology in Voir Dire

b. Proven Questioning Strategies

c. Determining Biases

d. What You Need to Know Before Striking Potential Jurors

e. Preserving Errors relating to Tainted Jury Panels

2. Successful Opening Arguments & Summation:

a. The Art of Crafting Powerful Statements

b. Proven Techniques in Framing Successful Arguments

c. Mastering the Rules of Evidence to Bolster Your Position

d. Effectively Structuring the Elements of a Winning Statement

3. Best Strategies for Expert Witnesses & Trial Prep:

a. Finding & Retaining the Best Expert to Advantage Your Client

b. Effectively Dealing with Expert Reports

c. Communicating Efficiently with Your Expert

d. Presentation of Your Expert at Trial

e. Best Practices on Cross Exam & Attack of Experts

f. Rehabilitating Your Expert at Trial & in Deposition

4. Recorded Question & Answer Session with the Experts

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. Jay G. Safer is a Partner at Locke Lord, where has experience handling complex litigation and arbitration in the United States and abroad. Mr. Safer represents clients in matters concerning contracts, antitrust, securities, RICO, qui tam, international litigation and arbitration, including application of New York Convention and enforcement of foreign judgments and arbitration awards, insurance, construction, real estate, employment, media, product liability, health care, professional ethics, financial, constitutional and regulatory issues. He also counsels clients on commercial matters, including protection and preventive measures, creation of risk litigation plans, e-signature, e-discovery and e-readiness, and pre-litigation analysis. Mr. Safer has been appointed by numerous members of the judiciary to advise on matters ranging from commercial matters to the planning committee of the judicial conference of an entire U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. He is the Past Chair of the 2,000 member Federal & Commercial Litigation Section of his state bar association and is the Co-Chair of its Federal Judiciary Committee. Mr. Safer has spoken widely on civil litigation issues and litigation skills, including cross examination for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy, professional ethics, and e-discovery. He earned his J.D. from Columbia Law School.

3. Edward P. Schwartz, Ph.D., M.S.L., is a nationally recognized expert on jury decision-making. An MCL graduate of Yale Law School, Dr. Schwartz puts particular emphasis on refining attorney presentations and witness testimony to achieve maximum clarity, coherence and comprehension. He also specializes in applying his social-science expertise to the optimal design and analysis of jury research for every case. These skills come particularly into play in preparation for settlement negotiations and during jury selection. Dr. Schwartz went to college at Yale and received his Ph.D. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. In addition to his trial consulting, he has published numerous articles on and has taught about juries at Harvard University, Yale University and Boston University, where he is currently on the faculty of the Law School. An expert game theorist, Dr. Schwartz has an acute awareness of the strategic opportunities present in jury trials. He has also written and spoken widely on jury trials, the criminal jury system, "What to do when Jurors Disagree," among others.

Who should attend this seminar?
Attorneys, 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:

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 CLE credit

Idaho State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

Indiana Commission for Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE 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

Nebraska Mandatory Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE 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

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

Vermont Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE 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

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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