Essentials of Advocacy: An Advocate's Top 40

MCLE Credits: 1.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

Tuesday, August 13, 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. ET
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Monday, August 26, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. ET
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MCLE Credit: 1.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 1.0 (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Registration Fee: $80

Information

Why Attend?

  • A fast-paced and entertaining one-hour course by a very experienced litigator and educator
  • Packed with practical guidance to help you with your overall presentation, openings, direct, cross, impeachment, evidentiary foundations, expert witnesses, and closing arguments 

This course is specially designed to give you 40 simple, time-tested tips to help build your advocacy skills for any courtroom proceeding. It will help get a newer attorney up to speed immediately, while also serving as a refresher – along with some new tips – for the experienced attorney.

Topics to be covered include:

  • P.L.A.C.E.S. (Professionalism, Likeability, Agility, Confidence, Enthusiasm/Passion, and Skills)
  • Fact Analysis
  • Opening
  • Direct Examination
  • Cross-Examination
  • Re-Direct and Re-Cross
  • Evidentiary Foundations
  • Summation

This program will also be offered as an Experience Philanthropy charity event paired with a Washington Nationals baseball game on July 30 at Nationals Park. Learn more about CLE at Nationals Park for Charity: An Advocate’s Top 40.


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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
Call (800) 979-8253 to register up to one hour prior to the seminar
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 (August 13) (Eastern Time)

11:00 Essentials of Advocacy
12:00 Adjourn
  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Charlottesville begins at 10:30 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 (August 26) (Eastern Time)

10:00 Essentials of Advocacy
11:00 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 SPEAKER

Ray White / Charlottesville

Ray White began his legal career as an Assistant District Attorney in Albany, NY, where he conducted numerous jury trials as a member of the Major Offense Prosecution Bureau and The Felony Trial Bureau. His practice career has also included FELA litigation, family law litigation, criminal defense, and appellate practice. Mr. White served as faculty for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA), teaching basic trial skills to attorneys at several hands-on training programs throughout the nation. He was also CLE faculty for the New York State Supreme Court Appellate Division’s Office of Attorneys for Children, the New York Public Welfare Attorneys Association, and the New York State Basic Prosecutors Training Program. Mr. White is a graduate of Duke University and Albany Law School of Union University, and is currently the Executive Director for the Virginia Law Foundation and Virginia CLE®.

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