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The Florida Bar
and the Trial Lawyers Section present
Advanced Trial Advocacy 2017

Course Classification: Advanced Level
Live Presentation: May 16-20, 2017
University of Florida Levin College of Law
Gainesville, FL

***** Please be advised registration is now full. A waiting list will be utilized and more details are inlcuded on this page *****

Course No. 2309R

***** Please be advised registration is now full. A waiting list will be utilized and more details are inlcuded further down this page ***** 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 & appellate judges and experienced 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, 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 from experienced Florida trial lawyers on how you can be more effective. Your presentations will be video recorded and you will receive a one-on-one video performance review. 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.

***** ATTENTION *****

Please be advised registrations have reached capacity and the program is now full. A wait-list will be created and any seats becoming vacant will be filled in order from this list.

Please contact [email protected] to submit your name for the waiting list. Thank You.

*As of 4/19/17 there are 8 persons on the list.

Schedule of Events

Tuesday, May 16, 2017
6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Introductory Remarks
Demonstration of Opening Statements
Discussion of Effective and Ethical Opening Statements

Wednesday, May 17, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Ethics Tutorial
Opening Statements and Case Analysis
Simplicity and Complexity of Cross Examination
Demonstration of Direct and Cross of Expert and Lay Witnesses
6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Expert Review Tutorial and Reception at UF Hilton

Thursday, May 18, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 5:45 p.m.
Ethics Presentation
Direct and Cross Examination of Fact Witnesses and Experts
Jury Selection Tutorial and Jury Selection
The Art, Law and Science of Effective and Ethical Closing Arguments

Friday, May 19, 2017
8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ethics for the Trial Lawyer: 2017 Update
Direct and Cross of Experts
Ethics From the Bench
Faculty Demonstration of Closing Arguments
Discussion of Effective and Ethics in Closing Arguments
6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Reception and Dinner at University House

Saturday, May 20, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Closing Arguments
Inside the Jury Room Discussion

2309R-TL-17 - Advanced Trial Advocacy.pdf2309R-TL-17 - 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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