Weekend with the Stars Seminar: Evolution of Trial Advocacy

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Weekend with the Stars Seminar: Evolution of Trial Advocacy 

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December 9, 2011 - December 10, 2011
Hilton New York Hotel
New York, NY

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At AAJ Education’s seminar, Weekend with the Stars: Evolution of Trial Advocacy, you’ll hear some of the nation’s preeminent trial lawyers discuss how litigation has evolved and their responses to those changes. This program gathers the who’s who of trial advocacy in one place, for you to learn from and meet.

Your Takeaways: State of the art strategies and practical ideas you can use right away.

Featuring: Gerry Spence

Widely recognized as one of the greatest trial lawyers of all time, Mr. Spence has spent his lifetime representing the poor and the injured. He has never lost a criminal case either as a prosecutor or a defense attorney. He has not lost a civil case since 1969. Mr. Spence has won more multi-million dollar verdicts without an intervening loss than any lawyer in America.

Weekend with the Stars: Evolution of Trial Advocacy offered an introspective view of several popular advocacy theories and if—and how—they should be applied to your cases. We examined topics such as:

• Voir Dire
The Reptile: The First 2 1/2 Years
• Choice Theory
• Jury Relations
• Psychodrama in the Courtroom

Endowed by Herman, Herman, Katz & Cotlar, L.L.P.
Cosponsored by the New York State Trial Lawyers Association


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Friday, December 9, 2011

Registration and Exhibitor Networking  Breakfast
7:45 am – 8:45 am

Morning Session
8:45 am  – 12:00 pm

      • Applying Psychological Principles to Case Preparation and Trial   
        Howard L. Nations, TX

      • Opening Statement
        Mary Alice McLarty, TX

      • A Collective Voice for Justice
        Gary M. Paul, CA
        Linda A. Lipsen, DC

      • Voir Dire
        Gerry L. Spence, WY

Lunch (on your own)
12:00 pm – 1:00 pm 

Afternoon Session
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm 

      • Communicating to the Modern Jury
        W. Mark Lanier, TX

      • Psychodrama in the Courtroom
        Lisa Blue Baron, J.D., Ph.D., TX

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Morning Session (Continental Breakfast Available)
8:00 am – 12:00 pm  

      • The Reptile:  The First 2½ Years
        Don C. Keenan, GA

      • Juror Realism—Science of Moral Trial Advocacy
        James L. Gilbert, CO
        David A. Wenner, AZ

      • Choice Theory
        Mark Mandell, RI

Afternoon Session (lunch provided)
12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

      • Relating to the Jury
        Gregory S. Cusimano, AL

      • Professionalism & Ethics: How to Stay on the High Road and Win
        Richard D. Hailey, IN

      • Ennobling the Jury
        Thomas Moore

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