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California Trial Advocacy 2013


If you think you will ever try a case, or if you want to do better the next time you are in trial, then this is the program you have been waiting for. In this full-day program, some of the most experienced trial lawyers in California will talk about the best way to prepare and present a case to a jury. We will cover what you need to do before the trial begins, in limine motions, jury selection, opening statements, witness preparation, direct and cross examination, experts, and closing arguments. The training is designed for advocates with limited trial experience, but lawyers at all experience levels should benefit from this training. The panelists are noted experts in trial advocacy who have each tried multiple cases to verdict.

What you will learn

  • Tips for properly preparing your case for trial
  • Use of deposition testimony at trial
  • Tactical considerations in preparing in limine motions
  • Tips on how to best use your limited peremptory challenges
  • Pointers on how to prepare witnesses for trial
  • Effective ways to deliver opening statements and closing arguments
  • Tips for navigating the dangerous seas of expert witnesses

Keker & Van Nest partner Stuart Gasner and his fellow panelists will present "Cross-Examination; Trial Objections." This session will offer tips on witness preparation, how best to organize and outline your cross-examinations, and a discussion of key trial objections to make during cross-examination.

To see a complete agenda, or to register for this event, please visit the PLI site here.

About Stuart Gasner
Stuart Gasner centers his practice in the areas of white collar criminal and securities defense, intellectual property litigation and complex corporate disputes. A federal prosecutor before joining Keker & Van Nest, Mr. Gasner has tried more than 20 cases to verdict before juries across the United States.