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Virginia CLE - Trial Skills Courses

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Basic Motion Writing

In this CLE program, participants will learn the basics of writing a civil motion for filing in the New York State Supreme Court. The course covers the steps in drafting and producing a NYSCEF-ready set of motion papers, including the Notice of Motion, Attorney Affirmation, and Memorandum of Law. It also teaches a simple, efficient workflow to keep your writing on track, organized, and clear so you can spend less time stressing and more time producing high-quality, effective motions that win t...

General Credits
1
Price$50

The United States Supreme Court: A Foundational Model Approach to the 4th Amendment

This CLE course will use search and seizure "models" for attorneys to better understand how the 4th Amendment really works. The 4th Amendment can be extremely complicated for attorneys, officers and even the courts. Most officers find it tricky as they are told at trial by the courts that what they thought was constitutional conduct was actually unconstitutional. Most experienced defense attorneys have learned that during cross-examination of officers, most officers on the witness stand...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Achieving Precision in the Written Word

Words and language are the principal tools of the legal profession, critical to making, interpreting and enforcing laws and to the protection of rights under those laws. Errors, ambiguities and other forms of imprecision threaten the ability of attorneys to fulfill their duties to clients, other attorneys, the courts and society. Moreover, Rule 1.4 of the Rules of Professional Conduct mandates that lawyers communicate with care, accuracy and full disclosure to clients, which necessarily...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

From Consultation To Cross-Examination: Critical Skills In Handling A NY DWI Case

Handling a DWI case in NY can quickly become extremely complicated. This CLE lecture will address how to best aid your client during consultation, arraignment and later during any potential litigation. This includes properly assessing the case so that you can advise your client of consequences (both direct and collateral) associated with the anticipated plea agreement. In addition, the lecture addresses how your client’s license may be affected during the pendency of the case. Finally, th...

General Credits
2
Price$100

Practical Problems In Everyday Practice: DWI Arrests

This CLE lecture explores a number of different practical problems that attorneys handling DWI cases in New York face on an everyday basis. At the outset, this presentation will help explain the New York State Department of Motor Vehicles regulations which can significantly impact those offenders charged with alcohol-or drug-related driving offenses. In addition, this presentation will explore different options when representing clients under the age of 21, commercial drivers, and out-of-sta...

General Credits
1
Price$50

Trial Preparation and Procedure

This CLE will help prepare any trial attorney for an upcoming trial. Information will be provided on the immediate steps to take on receiving a file ready for trial from connecting with the client, to checking to see whats missing, what needs to be done, what records have been or should have been subpoenaed to court. Once the case is prepared for trial, the course will delve into a little of how to attack jury selection, opening, witness’s closing. Finally the course will give you some guideline...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Sentencing Considerations in Federal Court: A Defense Perspective

White collar criminal cases have a methodology all their own and preparing for federal sentences as defense counsel requires particular considerations. This CLE course, presented by noted criminal defense attorney Benjamin Brafman, Esq. will explain the complex federal sentencing guidelines, the process for preparing a formal sentence memorandum and the legal and factual issues to consider specifically as they relate to fraud cases. The course will also offer strategies for preparing the clien...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Preparing Clients for Deposition, Trial and Mediation: A Necessary Investment

All litigators know the value and essential nature of preparation of clients for major litigation events. But preparation work is frequently superficial, inefficient and not sufficiently directed to the client’s fears, anxieties and intellectual capacity. In this CLE course you will learn advanced and cutting-edge techniques to thoroughly prepare your client for deposition, trial and mediation. The course will cover how to address client anxiety, how to demystify the events themselves s...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75

Legal Ethics 101: Avoiding Common Mistakes and Conducting your Practice with Honesty and Integrity

This CLE program examines some of the common mistakes made by new attorneys and explores some of the best ways to deal with them once they've occurred. Using the framework of the Illinois Rules of Professional Conduct, we will discuss common issues you may encounter with supervising attorneys, opposing counsel and clients. The material also covers best practices in setting and handling fees, as well as the requirements for properly managing trust accounts. We will review recent case law related...

Ethics Credits
1.5
Price$75

Litigating MAGA: Lessons in Advocacy of Controversial and Uncertain Claims

How should legal practitioners approach and defend claims that might seem nebulous or without precedent? This seminar will answer this question by considering cases such as Piatek v. Happiest Hour, where in 2018 a business ejected a patron for wearing a Make America Great Again hat. In that case, the plaintiff argued that the bar had discriminated against him on the basis of his “creed.” We will discuss the arguments made for and against the plaintiff in this case alongside other such cases...

General Credits
1.5
Price$75
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