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This is a listing of Trial Skills CLE Courses for California. Please make your selection below of California CLE courses. Our courses are available on CDs, DVDs, Online & Mobile App. Click "Add" to purchase Individual CLE Courses. For more information about a particular CLE course, click on a course name.

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ABA Ethical Rule Amendments: Changing Attorneys’ Relationship with Technology

In today’s fast-moving digital age, attorneys must understand technology – both its capabilities and limitations – to competently and diligently represent clients. This CLE program will discuss the American Bar Association’s recently approved new amendments to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct and associated commentary to address technology’s growing role in the legal profession. Among other things, speakers will discuss the impact of the amendments, which broaden the definition of “comp...

Ethics Credits
1
Price$50

Accounts Receivable Management for Lawyers

Accounts receivable management is NOT an arbitrary process. Business owners seem to understand this. Yet, many lawyers fail to adhere to best practices when establishing A/R policies and procedures for their law practices. This CLE program will discuss some of those policies and procedures that can be utilized in law firms to reduce the occasion of aged receivables and also what collection procedures should be used when clients do not pay. This course is presented by Robert A. Weinberg...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Anatomy of a Trial - Part I: Opening Statements

Despite preliminary instructions from the judge, and the urging of counsel, surveys indicate that a majority of jurors make their decision after opening statements. This course reviews how to design an effective opening statement and take full advantage of it as an opportunity to acquaint the judge and jury with his/her position on the issues. Presentation, including intertwining the statement with a road map, or table of contents of what is expected to unfold during the presentation of eviden...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Anatomy of a Trial - Part II: Jury Selection

Jury selection is the opportunity afforded to lawyers to affect the makeup of the panel which will sit in judgment of their client. The goal is to learn enough about the prospective jurors to decide which ones will be open to your client's position.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Anatomy of a Trial - Part III: Direct and Cross Examination

Preparation for direct examination begins with your pleading. What do you have to prove or disprove? This presentation will review each aspect of the direct and cross examination starting from the very beginning the cross examination. Do you want to probe the witness for information, attack the witness' truthfulness, or introduce new information? The lecture will provide you with a thorough understanding of creating and executing flawless examinations in court.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Anatomy of a Trial - Part IV: Summation

Your summation, which comes at the end of the trial, actually began to take shape before voir dire. This presentation will review effective summation strategies and how to use the summation to have a persuasive conversation with the jury to focus on the strength of your case.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Best Practices for Developing Search Criteria for Determining Document Relevancy

In today’s big data age, it’s imperative for legal teams to develop the right search criteria at the outset of the case. Not only will this enable you to quickly learn the key strengths and weaknesses of your case, it will also allow you to determine the potential scope and cost of e-discovery. Learn how to develop the right search criteria for determining document relevancy, including: Key members outside of legal (HR, IT, custodians) to engage before finalizing your search cr...

General Credits
1
Price$40

Breathing Life Into the Dreaded Justification Defense

The justification defense is not the go-to strategy of most criminal defense attorneys. In that it pre-supposes the client’s admission of a criminal act, most attorneys would advise their client that taking a plea is the safer route. But attorneys who ignore the great potential of the justification defense may not be acting in the best interests of their client. This CLE course presented by Jeffrey Schwartz, will explain why with a thorough explanation of the justification defense, how...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Bringing Class Actions & Mass Claims to Resolution

Rodney Max, a principal with Upchurch Watson White and Max Mediation Group, and UWWM mediator Steven Jaffe explains how to maintain ethical standards and civil discourse during mediations that arise from class and mass actions. For this CLE program, their discussion is moderated by UWWM mediator Jeffrey M. Fleming, who also serves as an arbitrator and special magistrate.

General Credits
1
Price$50

Civil Appellate Practice

Somehow, the judgment goes against your client. Should you appeal? What are the true appealable issues? How will the Appellate Court analyze the case? Should you handle it yourself? These and other crucial questions are considered in this seminar. Although the focus is on California law, the basic principles apply throughout the states. This course will help the civil trial attorney advise a client when faced with an adverse judgment, and it will provide valuable guidance to counsel who...

General Credits
1
Price$50
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