The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar
and the Young Lawyers Division present
Basic Trial Practice 2012

Course Classification: Basic Level
Live Presentation: Thursday, March 15, 2012
Tampa Airport Marriott * 4200 George J. Bean Parkway * Tampa, FL 33607

Course No. 1394R

A basic overview of trial practice intended for the new attorney or attorneys new to the pratice area. Topics to include litigation, depositions, jury selection, opening statements, cross examination, and closing arguments.

8:15 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
Late Registration and check-in

8:45 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m.
Litigation Overview
C. Steven Yerrid, Tampa

9:50 a.m. – 10:40 a.m.
Patricia D. Crauwels, Sarasota

10:40 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

10:50 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
Jury Selection
Chris Knopik, Tmapa

11:40 a.m.– 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)

1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.
Opening Statement
J. Carter Andersen, Tampa

1:50 p.m.– 2:40 p.m.
Cross Examination
L. Robert Bourgeois, Tampa

2:40 p.m. – 2:40 p.m.

2:50 p.m. – 3:40 p.m.
Closing Argument
Dale M. Swope, Tampa

3:40 p.m.– 4:30 p.m.
A View from the Bench
Judicial Tips for the Trial Attorney
Judge Charles E. Williams, Sarasota

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