OBJECTION! Making and Responding to Pretrial and Trial Objections

MCLE Credits: 3.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Wednesday, September 12, 12:00 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. ET
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MCLE Credit: 3.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 3.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fee: $225 Regular with E-book
$190 Discounted Registration - Already Own Handbook and Don't Want E-book Version

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Why Attend?

  • Learn the black letter law you must know
  • Receive practical tips on how you can use the rules in your practice
  • Hear the view from the bench

To be a successful litigator, either in a civil or criminal trial, you have to master the art of the objection. This seminar will load your trial kit with numerous tools on objections and enable you to be more successful with your cases. Whether you are making or defending objections, our speakers will teach you what to do at every step of the proceeding—interrogatories, depositions, and trial or hearing. In addition, you’ll get the invaluable “view from the bench” on what works and what does not.

BONUS! Each attendee will receive the electronic version of Objections: Interrogatories, Depositions, and Trial (2018–2019 edition)—a $60 value. This easy-to-use quick reference for any situation is broken down into “Objections to Content” and “Objections to Form.” Not only does it explain the bases for dozens of common objections, it shows you exactly what to say in response. (If you already own the 2018–2019 edition of this handbook and do not want the e-book version, you may register at a discounted rate.)

 

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Registration Deadlines:
Webcast: 10 minutes prior to seminar. If you register for a webcast the day of the seminar, your e-mail receipt will include a link to launch the seminar and download the materials.
Telephone: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
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Live on Site: Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. the day preceding the seminar
Walk-in registration is permitted on a space-available basis

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored until 5:00 p.m. the day preceding the seminar. You will, however, be charged $40 if you cancel or transfer your registration to a different seminar after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE.

Full refunds or transfers are available up to two days after a webcast in the unlikely event that you experience technical difficulties.

MCLE Credit Caveat: The MCLE Board measures credits by the time you spend in attendance. If you enter a seminar late or leave it early, or both, you must reflect those adjustments accurately in the credits you report on your credit reporting form. A code will be given at the end of the seminar, which must be written on your MCLE form.


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Schedule

COURSE SCHEDULE (September 12)

12:00 OBJECTION! Making and Responding to Pretrial and Trial Objections
3:00 Question-and-Answer Session
3:15 Adjourn
  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Charlottesville begins at 11:30 a.m.
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

COURSE SCHEDULE (October 3)

12:00 OBJECTION! Making and Responding to Pretrial and Trial Objections
3:00 Question-and-Answer Session
3:15 Adjourn
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees.

Faculty

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Hon. Alfred D. Swersky, Judge, 18th Judicial Circuit (Ret.), The McCammon Group / Richmond

The Honorable Alfred D. Swersky received a B.A., Old Dominion University, in 1963 and a B.C.L. from Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William and Mary, in 1966. He served as assistant U.S. Attorney for the EDVA from 1966 to 1969, and assistant Commonwealth Attorney, Alexandria, in 1970. He engaged in solo practice in Alexandria from 1970 to 1985. He became a Judge for the 18th Judicial Circuit, City of Alexandria, in 1985, and served in that capacity until 2003. Judge Swersky is a past president, Alexandria Bar Association, and served on the board of governors of Criminal Law Section, VSB, and as editor of the Virginia Circuit Court Manual. He is a former adjunct professor of law at Columbus School of Law, and former adjunct professor of law at Catholic University of America. Judge Swersky is a Certified Mediator, Supreme Court of Virginia.

Brien A. Roche, Brien Roche Law / McLean

Brien A. Roche is engaged in the general practice of law in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC.  He is a graduate of Georgetown University and George Washington University Law School.  Mr. Roche served in the United States Marine Corps and as a patrol officer with the Washington, DC, police department before entering the practice of law in 1976.

He is the author of two well-known professional legal texts published by LexisNexis, The Virginia Torts Case Finder and The Virginia Domestic Relations Case Finder. He is also the author of Law 101, a legal reference for lay persons, published by Sphinx Publishing Company. Mr. Roche has written several articles that appear in legal journals and has lectured at numerous continuing legal education seminars throughout Virginia.

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