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Trial Techniques: A Practical View from Those in the Field


Online Webinar

Blank Rome partner Alan R. Feigenbaum will co-present “Trial Techniques: A Practical View from Those in the Field,” a LawPracticeCLE webinar being held Wednesday, December 7, 2022, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. EST.


The course will examine the potential upsides and downsides of various trial techniques including whether and under what circumstances to do opening statements; the limitations imposed by the rules of evidence; how to handle witnesses who are undisputedly lacking in credibility; how to interact with the Judge in bench trials; and the importance of witness preparation.

Topics include:

  • The discussion with your client: to go to trial or not to go to trial—a discussion that begins early and evolves to the end
  • Trial preparation: what it means for the lawyer, and for the client
  • Opening statements: overrated? critical? none of the above?
  • The rules of evidence
  • Direct vs. cross examination
  • Closing statement: necessary? does a post-trial brief suffice?
  • How to address counsel fee requests at trial: live testimony or papers?

For more information, the full agenda, and to register, please visit the event webpage.