Trials of the Century II

MCLE Credits: 6.0
Ethics Credits Included: 1.0

Wednesday, October 12, 8:25 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. ET
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Thursday, October 13, 8:25 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. ET
MCLE Credit: 6.0 (Ethics: 1.0) Pending
Live-Interactive Credit: 6.0 Pending (all dates, all formats) Live Interactive MCLE Credit Symbol
Designation Credit: 6.0 Trial Practice/Litigation, 1.0 Ethics
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Registration Fees:

Live on Site:
$319 regular registration
$339 on-site registration
(if space is available)

Webcast: $319
Telephone: $339

(Downloadable e-book seminar materials only. Printed materials will NOT be available.)

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Why Attend?

Todd Winegar builds on the success of his popular Trials of the Century program with more great trials and more actual video and transcripts—all illustrating techniques to examine and depose witnesses—THE major part of every trial lawyer’s practice.

  • Watch entertaining top courtroom drama from the century’s most famous trials
  • Learn techniques for examining, deposing, and interviewing witnesses in deposition and at trial
  • Observe world-class attorneys showing how to question a witness—and how not to
  • See the century’s greatest trial attorneys in action and adopt their examination techniques

Featuring nationally recognized speaker and civil litigation attorney Todd S. Winegar

Because most cases settle, 95% of the time, your deposition or interview IS trial. Your success as an attorney usually depends on getting “facts” by asking the right questions, in the right way, in the right order. Learn effective deposition and questioning techniques by watching world-class examples, including:

  • The “Brick by Brick” approach to form a solid wall of evidence
  • The art of the question—the 12 rules
  • The five types of questions—and when to use each
  • The “Room Method” of deposing and interviewing: “That’s the best deposition I’ve ever seen taken.”
  • Asking the important “coulda, woulda, shoulda” questions
  • Deposition by analogy—get the witness to tell you what he’s just denied knowing
  • Detecting the lying witness
    • Can you spot the liar?  Understand the indications of a liar, then watch an actual experiment and vote—who’s lying, who’s telling the truth?
    • Dealing with the liar in deposition or on cross-examination


Comments from Attendees of the Trial of the Century I program:

“Best CLE presenter I have seen in 38 years.”
“Extremely interesting and entertaining. It lived up to my high expectations.”
“Skills/techniques to apply now to my work. Seminar materials invaluable!”

Options for Attending the Seminar:

On Wednesday, October 12, this program will be presented live on site in Fairfax only, with no virtual attendance options.

On Thursday, October 13, this program will be presented live on site in Richmond/Innsbrook, where people may attend in person, as well as virtually via live-interactive webcast and telephone.

ATTENDING IN PERSON ON OCTOBER 13?

The Bobzien-Gaither Education Center in Richmond/Innsbrook is our new state-of-the-art facility designed with your safety in mind. It features a Centurion air filtration system, which quickly and effectively eliminates viruses and bacteria. Additionally, the facility is thoroughly cleaned before each seminar, and face masks and hand sanitizer will be available.

COVID-19 POLICY FOR LIVE-ON-SITE ATTENDANCE

By attending a live-on-site Virginia CLE®  seminar, you acknowledge the health risks associated with COVID-19 and that you MUST follow all Virginia CLE® COVID-19 policies. You may NOT attend a live-on-site program if you have tested positive for COVID-19, if you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, or if you are under any self-quarantine orders per CDC guidelines.

Click here for details about the Virginia CLE®  COVID-19 policyPlease revisit the webpage routinely for updates as we are monitoring the evolving COVID-19 situation. All updates to this policy will be emailed to registrants.
(Last updated March 2, 2022)

 

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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 $90 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 (October 12 and October 13) (Eastern Time)

8:00 Registration
8:25 Opening Remarks
8:30 The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire—“The Fire That Changed America”
  • The goal of every examination: Max Steuer so shamed the witness that he resigned from Congress and moved to Korea
  • Time Magazine: “Steuer is the profession’s ablest exponent of the old legal saw for a weak case ....”
  • Finding and exploiting “nuance” in the cracks of a case
  • Steuer’s key to cross-examination
9:45 Paula Jones v. President Clinton
  • The only sitting president ever deposed
  • Watch the president’s grand jury testimony—world-class attorneys show how to depose a witness—and how not to
  • Dealing with a hyper-technical witness
  • Tying down evasive answers
10:45 Break
11:00 Paula Jones v. President Clinton (continued)
12:00 Lunch (provided at live-on-site programs)
12:45 Paula Jones v. President Clinton (continued)
1:30 The Chicago Seven—The Century’s Most Wild Trial (Ethics)
  • Defense attorney sentenced to four years for contempt—ABA Model Rules
  • Ethics in depositions—objections and instructions to witnesses
  • Ethics—the 13 easiest ways to meet your disciplinary committee
  • What insurers and bars say are the most common attorney ethical failures
2:30 Break
2:45 Ted Bundy—Bright Law Student/Notorious Serial Killer
  • How to spot the liar
  • Getting into the deponent’s psyche
  • Credibility in examinations
  • Watch Bundy’s death-watch interview and warning to society
3:45 Adjourn
  • Sign-in for live seminar attendees in Fairfax on October 12, and Richmond on October 13 begins at 8:00 a.m.
  • Q&A will be handled via chat room for Webcast attendees on October 13.
  • Q&A will be handled via e-mail for telephone seminar attendees on October 13.

Faculty

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Todd S. Winegar / Salt Lake City, UT

Todd Winegar is a dynamic speaker and practicing attorney who has taught CLE courses in most major U.S. cities and Canada and abroad.  With some 40 years of experience, his practice emphasizes civil trial litigation, including a Minuteman missile accident case, professional malpractice, products liability, and an $8.1-million verdict.  Mr. Winegar draws examples from these experiences to present a thought-provoking, yet practical, seminar.  His dynamic courses, including those in the Trials of the Century series, are rated among the best ever presented.

Locations, Dates and Fees

LIVE REGISTRATION FEES (All registrants will receive access to a complete set of downloadable e-book seminar materials. (Lunch included.)


$319 regular registration
$339 on-site registration (if space is available)


WEBCAST/TELEPHONE REGISTRATION FEES

WEBCAST FEE:
$319 regular registration

TELEPHONE FEE:
$339 regular registration


LIVE LOCATIONS AND DATES

FAIRFAX / Thursday, October 12
Hilton Fairfax (Venue Website / Google Map)
12777 Fair Lakes Circle
(703) 653-6025

RICHMOND/INNSBROOK / Tuesday, October 13
Bobzien-Gaither Education Center (Google Map)
4801 Cox Road, Suite 108
Glen Allen, VA 23060


A special 15% discount and free shipping on Virginia CLE®–published books will be available for purchases made at the seminar site.


Downloadable E-Book Seminar Materials

ALL seminar registrants will receive access to a complete set of downloadable e-book seminar materials.  E-book materials are searchable, easily accessible, and efficient to use.

When registering, please be sure to provide a legible, valid e-mail address to which Virginia CLE® can send a link to the e-book materials.


Cancellation/transfer requests will be honored through 5:00 p.m. of the DAY BEFORE the seminar.  You will, however, be charged $90 for the materials if you cancel your registration for the seminar, or transfer registration to a different seminar, after the link to the materials has been e-mailed by Virginia CLE®.

If you have a disability that requires special accommodation, please contact Virginia CLE® well in advance of the program date.

Private recording of this program is prohibited.

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