The Florida Bar

The Florida Bar
and the Trial Lawyers Section present
Advanced Trial Advocacy - 2014

Course Classification: Advanced Level
Live Presentation: May 13-17, 2014
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Gainesville, FL

Course No. 1756R

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. 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. The case file for this program is used as a source of facts and law for the training. Participants hear lectures, and join in discussion and demonstrations. Participants also receive suggestions from experienced Florida trial lawyers on making for more effective presentations. Presentations are videotaped and critiqued in one-on-one sessions.

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
6:15 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Introductory Remarks
Demonstration of Opening Statements
Discussion of Effective and Ethical Opening Statements

Wednesday, May 14, 2014
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 15, 2014
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 16, 2014
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 17, 2014
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Closing Arguments
Inside the Jury Room Discussion

1756 - Advanced Trial Advocacy.pdf1756 - Advanced Trial Advocacy.pdf

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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