Essentials of Advocacy: An Advocate's Top 40 (Online Seminar)

MCLE Credits: 1.0
Ethics Credits Included: 0.0

MCLE Credit: 1.0 (Ethics: 0.0)
Live-Interactive Credit: 0.0
Designation Credit: 1.0 Trial Practice/Litigation (Designations Information)
Price: $79 (Includes a downloadable audio version.)
Viewable Through: 08/31/2022


A pre-recorded streaming video replay of the August 2019 webcast, Essentials of Advocacy: An Advocate's Top 40.

Course Outline

  • 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
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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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