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PLI California Trial Advocacy 2015


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

KVN Partners Stuart Gasner and Simona Agnolucci's panel, "Cross-Examination; Trial Objections" 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.

For schedule and registration information, please visit the PLI website at this link

About Stuart Gasner
Mr. Gasner has 30 years of experience handling criminal trials and investigations, as well as related civil litigation. His cases have spanned a wide range of subject areas, including securities fraud, banking-related crimes, economic espionage, tax shelters, mortgage-backed securities, accounting and revenue recognition fraud, insider trading, antitrust (including international cartels), industrial accidents, fire marshal investigations, computer crimes such as hacking, bribery, credit card fraud, mail and wire fraud, environmental crimes, conspiracy, and Food and Drug Administration crimes.

About Simona Agnolucci
Ms. Agnolucci specializes in high-stakes complex litigation, including intellectual property matters, securities cases, white collar criminal defense and commercial disputes. Her clients have included medical device manufacturers, brokerage companies, investment advisors, smartphone manufacturers, and leading law firms. Ms. Agnolucci has been an active member of trial teams in both state and federal courts. She second-chaired the two-month federal criminal jury trial in United States v. Liew, during which she examined over a dozen witnesses.