Your First Trial (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 2.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 2.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $149 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 5/30/2020


A pre-recorded streaming video replay from the April 2017 webcast, Your First Trial.

Topics covered include:

  • Voir dire and jury research as your first opportunity to introduce your case
  • Opening statements and themes for your case
  • Letting your witnesses tell their story through direct examination
  • Cross-examination tips and how to impeach a witness
  • Closing with confidence
  • The importance of jury instructions
  • Trial-related motions: motions in limine; motions to strike
  • Always have a spare shirt, and other trial practice pointers

Maybe your first trial is coming up, and you could benefit from some guidance on how best to perform. Or maybe your first trial is already long behind you and you want your next trial to be even better. In either case, this seminar will deliver.

This candid discussion with two of Virginia’s top litigators will prepare you for 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.





James F. Neale, McGuireWoods LLP / Charlottesville
M. Bryan Slaughter, Michie Hamlett / Charlottesville

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