Trial Advocacy Highlights: Theory of Advocacy, Openings and Closings, Direct and Cross, and Ethics (from Annual National Trial Advocacy College 2018) (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 7.0
Ethics Credits Included: 2.0

MCLE Credit: 7.0 (Ethics: 2.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Price: $329 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 1/31/2021


A pre-recorded streaming video replay of five sessions from the January 2018 live seminar, 37th Annual National Trial Advocacy College

This is a unique opportunity to improve your effectiveness as a trial lawyer by hearing all of the main lectures presented at the National Trial Advocacy College. The lectures provide a methodology to improve your trial advocacy skills—the strategy of winning. At the outset, Professor Stephen A. Saltzburg provides a cohesive theory of advocacy: the fundamental principles for success. Lectures follow on the key areas of a trial—openings, direct and cross-examination, and closings. You will also hear a two hour comprehensive examination of litigation ethics by Tom Spahn.





Gerald F. Ivey, Co- Director of National Trial Advocacy College, Partner, Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner LLP

Gerald Ivey is a partner at Finnegan with extensive experience in the areas of civil litigation and trial advocacy. Mr. Ivey concentrates his practice primarily on jury trial patent cases involving biotechnology, medical devices, and mechanical products. He also has handled numerous cases involving medical malpractice claims, general wrongful death actions, and commercial, construction, and employment litigation.

Stephen A. Saltzburg, Director of National Trial Advocacy College, Wallace and Beverley Woodbury University Professor of Law; Co-director of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Program

Stephen Saltzburg has been the Wallace and Beverley Woodbury University Professor at the George Washington University Law School since January 2004, and is director of the National Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia.

Mary Lynn Tate, Co- Director of National Trial Advocacy College, Principal, The Tate Law Firm

Mary Lynn Tate is the principal of The Tate Law Firm and practices civil litigation from offices located in Abingdon, Virginia, in the areas of plaintiff’s medical negligence, products liability, personal injury, and business disputes. She also handles labor, employment, and commercial litigation.

Thomas E. Spahn, McGuireWoods / McLean

Thomas E. Spahn practices as a commercial litigator with McGuireWoods in Tysons, Virginia.  He was selected as the 2013 metro-Washington, DC "Lawyer of the Year" for "Bet the Company Litigation" by The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White, Inc.).  He has served on the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility, and is a member of the American Law Institute and a fellow of the American Bar Foundation.  Mr. Spahn has written extensively on attorney-client privilege, ethics, and other topics, and has spoken at over 1,400 CLE programs throughout the U.S. and in several foreign countries.  He graduated magna cum laude from Yale University and received his J.D. from Yale Law School.

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