Your First Trial: What You Need to Know to Survive (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 1.5
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0


A pre-recorded streaming video replay of the October 2010 live webcast, Your First Trial: What you Need to Know to Survive. (Learn more about the online seminar format. Learn more about the downloadable audio seminar format.)

Price: $100.00 (Now includes a downloadable audio version. Learn more.)

Viewable Through: September 30, 2013

Topics covered include:

  • Tips to properly prepare for trial
  • The do's, don'ts, and absolutely nots in an opening statement
  • Sidebar etiquette
  • How to examine a witness with confidence and the secrets of cross-examination
  • High-tech vs. low-tech presentation of evidence
  • Giving an effective closing argument
  • Dealing with juror questions and issues during deliberations
This candid discussion with two of Virginia’s top litigators will prepare you for your first trial. Expert insight will help you sharpen your trial skills and minimize your jitters so you can confidently and successfully tackle your next case.

The seminar will address a variety of trial tactics and will provide practical, hands-on solutions to improve all aspects of your performance in the courtroom. Avoid embarrassing snafus, refine your presentation, and convince the judge that your client should prevail. This efficient training session will ensure that you conduct yourself like a veteran attorney.




Kathleen M. McCauley, Goodman Allen & Filetti, PLLC / Richmond
Jonathan M. Petty, Williamson & Lavecchia, L.C. / Richmond

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  • 105 Whitewood Road
    Charlottesville, VA 22901


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