The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar
and the Trial Lawyers Section present
Advanced Trial Advocacy - 2013

Course Classification: Advanced Level
Live Presentation: May 7 - 11, 2013
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida

Course No. 1596R

The Advanced Trial Advocacy Seminar is a hands-on, learning-by-doing trial skills training. It is intended for attorneys who have practiced a minimum of five years and are involved in a full time litigation practice. Jury experience is preferable but not required. This advanced seminar is a NITA Style interactive format with judges and lawyers from around the state. It provides all the required CLE and Ethics credits for the three year cycle. If you or someone in your firm needs CLE credit or litigation training, this is the seminar for you. The faculty consists of trial court judges and board certified trial lawyers from around the state. This is an intense interactive program for both the novice and the experienced litigator. Fifty-six (56) attorneys will be selected. Selection is based on a first-come, first served basis. When your application is processed, you will receive program materials in advance of the program. The case file for this program is used as a source of facts and law for the training. Following lectures, discussion and demonstrations, you will learn primarily through participatory exercises. Following your performances, you will receive suggestions on how you can be more effective by experienced Florida trial lawyers. Your presentation will be videotaped and you will receive a one-on-one video performance review.Your advance preparation is critical to the success of the program and your own learning. You are expected to attend all sessions. If you cannot, please do not apply.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

6:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Introductory Remarks
Demonstration of Opening Statements
Discussion of Effective and Ethical Opening Statements

Wednesday, May 8, 2013
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Ethics Tutorial
Opening Statements and Case Analysis
Simplicity and Complexity of Cross Examination
Demonstration of Direct Cross of Expert and Lay Witnesses
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Tutorial of Material Science Issues and Reception at UF Hilton

Thursday, May 9, 2013
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Ethics Presentation
Direct and Cross Examination of Material Science Engineers and Sports Science Experts
Jury Selection Tutorial and Jury Selection
The Art, Law and Science of Effective and Ethical Closing Arguments

Friday, May 10, 2013
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Ethics - Jury Misconduct
Direct and Cross of Medical Experts
Ethics from the Bench
Faculty Demonstration of Closing Arguments and Discussion of Effective and Ethics in Closing Arguments
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Reception and Dinner at UF Hilton

Saturday May 11, 2013
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Closing Arguments
Inside the Jury Room Discussion

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Florida Bar CLE Courses feature electronic course materials for all live presentations, live webcasts, webinars, teleseminars, audio CDs and video Dvds. This searchable electronic material can be downloaded and printed and is available via e-mail several days in advance of the live presentation or thereafter for purchased products. The Course Book can be purchased separately. Effective July 1, 2010.



Credit may be applied to more than one of the programs above but cannot exceed the maximum for any given program. Please keep a record of credit hours earned. RETURN YOUR COMPLETED CLER AFFIDAVIT PRIOR TO CLER REPORTING DATE (see Bar News label). (Rule Regulating The Florida Bar 6-10.5).

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