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Trials: Tips, Tactics & Tales 2021 - 6 CLE / 1 E

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Trials: Tips, Tactics & Tales

6 CLE / 1 E

You've likely seen dozens of trial advocacy instructors. Many were probably very good - some even great. But, you haven't seen anybody like Mike Cash.

Michael P. Cash

Cash's timing and gift for delivery were developed in his prior life as a stand-up comic and were honed in the courtroom. They are evident and important aspects of his presentations at trial and integral to his skill as a seminar leader. Cash presents tips and tactics illustrated with tales from actual trials where they were successfully (and sometimes unsuccessfully) employed. Trials is a fast-paced program rich with demonstration and worth every second of your attention.

See, Discover and Enjoy:

Pre-trial tips that will allow you to shut down your opponent at trial

High impact openings

Illuminating direct examinations of any kind of witness that will hold a jury's attention

Decisive cross-examinations which will unravel a witness

How to create and use show-stopping demonstrative evidence, and...

Closing arguments that move the jury to action

Don't expect the trite or the familiar from Mike Cash or this intense, creative program. He respects your experience and celebrates your already proven abilities as a trial lawyer. Cash's presentation is designed specifically to take you to the next level of success in the courtroom.



The Trial Lawyer — A Dying Breed?

Pre-Trial - What To Do Before the Trial Starts

• Supplies

• Preparation

• “The little things”

Motion in Limine

• What Matters

• What Doesn’t

• Using Your Discovery as a Guide

Voir Dire

Keep Your Friends Close — Get Rid of Your Enemies

• Questions Designed to Persuade

• Questions Designed to Eliminate

Opening Statement

You Get 10 Seconds — Don’t Waste Them

• Theming

• Delivery

• Persuasion

Direct Examination

Lights … Camera … Action!

• Witnesses Preparation

• Conducting an Effective Direct

− Lay Witnesses

− Party/Non Party

− Reluctant Witnesses

− Techniques that Reinforce

− Timelines

− Easy to do — Hard to do Well!

− Experts — A Special Breed


Impeachment — How To and NOT To The Keys to a Powerful Impeachment

• Hard Cross vs. Soft Cross

• Objectives and Tactics

• Control

• Experts

Battling the Sharks

• How to Attack the Expert Without Becoming the Prey

• How to Spot (and Avoid) Danger

Demonstrative Evidence Educate and Entertain

• High Tech vs. Low Tech

• The Best I Ever Saw!

• Control the Technology

• Big Hat, No Cattle?

Tidbits: Tips and Tactics That Can Save You at Trial

Closing Argument - “It Ain’t Over Till It’s Over”

• Substance with Sizzle

• Keys to a Powerful Closing



Tina M. Bell, Co-Chair

Christie Farrell Lee & Bell, P.C., Indianapolis, IN

Mark A. Metzger, Co-Chair

Metzger Rosta LLP, Noblesville, IN

Michael P. Cash, Featured Presenter

Liskow & Lewis, Houston, TX

James J. Bell

Paganelli Law Group LLC, Indianapolis, IN

F. Anthony Paganelli

Paganelli Law Group LLC, Indianapolis, IN

ICLEF • Indiana Continuing Legal Education Forum, Indianapolis, IN • Premier Indiana CLE


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