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38th Annual Civil Trial Practice Institute: A Bridge the Gap for Litigators - DVD only
Member Price    $255
Non-Member Attorney Price    $355
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Course ID: DV031315

15 NY Credits: 3 Ethics; 6 Skills; 6 PP/LPM; Non-transitional


Program Co-Chair: Robert Kelner, Kelner & Kelner 

Chair Emeritus: Hon. Robert Lippmann (Ret.) 


Clifford Aaron, London Fischer LLP; Hon. Ariel Belen (Ret.), JAMS; Hon. Richard Braun, Sup. Ct., NY County; Robert J. Conway, Marshall Conway & Bradley, P.C.; Tracee E. Davis, Zeichner Ellman & Krause LLP; Prof. Richard T. Farrell, Brooklyn Law School; Ronnie Gallina, JAMS; Allan Hausknecht MD; David Jaroslawicz, Jaroslawicz & Jaros; Robert Kelner, Kelner & Kelner; Hon. Kelly O'Neill Levy, Sup. Ct., NY County; Jay Safer, Locke Lord LLP; Hon. Saliann Scarpulla, Sup. Ct., NY County, Commercial Division; Harold Lee Schwab, Lester Schwab Katz & Dwyer, LLP; Lawrence Shields, MD; Hon. George Silver, Sup. Ct., NY County; Richard L. Spinogatti, Proskauer Rose LLP; Hon. Michael Stallman, Sup. Ct., NY County; Lewis Tesser, Tesser, Ryan & Rochman LLP


Day 1: Preparing for Trial
Day 2: The Trial

Program Chair Robert Kelner, Kelner & Kelner and Co-chair Emeritus Hon. Robert Lippman (Ret.),
have brought together an extraordinary faculty of judges, experienced
litigators, academics and medical experts for the 38th Annual Civil
Trial Practice Institute. The program will take attendees through the
entire state civil trial process. You will learn ways to develop and
improve trial preparation and litigation techniques within the context
of personal injury and commercial cases. This program will serve as an excellent refresher
for more experienced practitioners.
Topics Include:

  • Civil Pre-Trial Practice: Commercial Litigation & Personal Injury Litigation

  • Preparation of Plaintiffs and Defendants

  • Conference and Settlement – Personal Injury Litigation

  • Courtroom Techniques: Dealing with Expert Testimony and Hearsay

  • Ethical Issues for Litigators

  • Dealing With Evidentiary Problems During Trial

  • How to Conduct a Voir Dire, With Demonstration

  • Preparation of Opening Statements

  • Direct and Cross Examination of Lay and Expert Witnesses, With Demonstration

  • Preparation of Summations


Original Tape Date: March 13-14, 2015

All Programs include: (1) Affirmation and (1) DVD/CD packet.

To receive CLE credit for program on DVD/CD: DVD/CDs are embedded with CLE codes that you must copy onto a supplied affirmation sheet. Return the signed and dated affirmation to the NYCLA CLE Institute to be issued a CLE certificate. We recommend that you watch/listen to DVD/CDs as soon as possible. We can only issue CLE credit if the law is still current. The date of your signed affirmation will determine the date of your CLE certificate.

Course Materials: DVDs have a PDF file of the course materials on the DVD itself. CD orders will come with a separate CD with a PDF file of the course materials. Written materials provided only upon request.


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