Trial Techniques, Skills, and Strategies featuring David B. Markowitz
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Trial Techniques, Skills, and Strategies featuring David B. Markowitz


Credits: 6.5 General or Practical Skills

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Categories:
Trial and Litigation |  Practical Skills
Faculty :
David B. Markowitz
Duration:
7 Hours 35 Minutes
Format:
Audio and Video
Original Program Date :
Dec 04, 2015
OSB Course ID:
OnDemand: 90*1855
License:
Access for 60 day(s) after purchase.


Description

TRIAL TECHNIQUES, SKILLS, AND STRATEGIES 

featuring David B. Markowitz


Ten trial technique and skill mini-courses, each designed for Oregon State Court civil jury trials.

 

Whether you’re facing your first or 50th trial, you’ll come away more confident, with new techniques and skills you’ll want to try right away! Trial techniques will be demonstrated and critiqued live on stage, making this seminar the “don’t miss” trial skills program of the year.

 

Friday, December 4, 2015
Ambridge Event Center
1333 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Portland, Oregon 97232
6.5 General or Practical Skills MCLE Credits

 

SCHEDULE===================

8:00 a.m.     Late Registration And Distribution Of Materials

8:25        Welcome And Introduction  

8:30–12:00    Morning Session
There will be a 15-minute break during the morning session.

The Perfect Question​
•    How to ask questions on direct and cross
•    When to ask leading questions
 
Jury Selection​
•    Planning voir dire
•    Voir dire techniques
•    Exercising challenges
 
Opening Statement​
•    Explaining and selling case themes
•    Technique and style


Direct Examination​
•    Telling the story 
•    The perfect answer
 
Preparing Your Client For Trial​
•    How to look and act on the witness stand and in the courtroom
•    Tips on how to be a great witness
•    Q & A practice
 
 12:00–1:00  Lunch (on your own)
 
 1:00–4:00 Afternoon Session
 There will be a 15-minute break during the afternoon session.
 
Courtroom Technology​
•    The foundation of trial presentation
    ◦ Organization
    ◦ Credibility
    ◦ Video depositions
    ◦ Exhibit usage
    ◦ Cost
    
Cross-Examination​
•    Goals of cross-examination
•    Using cross-examination to argue the case
 
Using Depositions At Trial​
•    As substantive evidence
•    For impeachment
•    Oregon’s perpetuation deposition procedures
 
Expert Cross-Examination In Oregon State Court Trials
•    Using opponent’s expert to support your case
•    Demonstrating the expert’s weaknesses
•    Attacking credibility
 
Closing Arguments
•    Delivering persuasive arguments
•    Avoiding closing argument mistakes            
 
FEATURED SPEAKERS

David B. Markowitz is considered to be among the best trial lawyers in the Northwest. His commanding presence and keen instincts have made him a courtroom icon. He is a senior partner in the law firm of Markowitz Herbold PC, where he focuses on commercial litigation, including contract, tort, and statutory claims, trust litigation, and real estate disputes. Dave is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for “bet-the-company” litigation, is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, is a member of the prestigious International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and was recognized by Chambers USA as one of the top commercial litigators in Oregon. He was also recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as the top Oregon Lawyer for 2013, and was honored by the Daily Journal of Commerce for “Leadership in Law” in 2011.
 
In addition to his active trial schedule, Dave is a popular, nationally sought-after speaker. He has been cataloging his observations of trial techniques and strategies for more than 30 years. 

Matt Donohue maintains a national trial practice, excelling at trying the firm’s most complex and challenging cases. Clients call Matt when they need trusted, responsive litigation counsel in high stakes business disputes across the country. Matt represents both individuals and Fortune 500 companies in commercial litigation, including successfully resolving several “bet the company” cases through jury trial, arbitration, and mediation. He has litigated a wide variety of cases, including antitrust, contract and licensing disputes, partnership and shareholder disputes, class actions, real estate and intellectual property litigation.

CONTRIBUTOR

Chris Dominic serves as President and a Senior Consultant of Tsongas Litigation Consulting, Inc. He leads the company’s national practice and counsels clients on cases ranging from everyday litigation and ADR to some of the highest profile, highest stakes trials in the nation. Dominic began working with Tsongas Litigation Consulting in 1997. He has presented many seminars across the nation on case strategy, witness preparation, pre-trial research, jury selection, litigation graphics, and jury decision-making.
 
At This One-Day Seminar You’ll Learn:

•    How to plan for voir dire 
•    How to explain and sell your case theme
•    How to ask the perfect question on direct and cross
•    How to prepare your client for trial
•    How to be effective in using technology at trial
•    How to use depositions at trial to impeach a witness
•    How to use opponent’s expert to support your case
•    How to deliver a persuasive closing argument
 
Develop and Improve Your Trial Skills 
 
Don’t miss this unique opportunity to hone your litigation skills. For more than 30 years, David Markowitz has been studying deposition and trial techniques and has presented dozens of seminars to improve the skills of practicing attorneys. He has a keen ability to communicate and persuade, and he will demonstrate powerful, practical methods for getting the most out of your trials. 
 
 
WHAT PAST ATTENDEES HAVE SAID ABOUT THIS SEMINAR
 
 “I knew Mr. Markowitz was a great presenter—and I wasn’t disappointed. He used great variety with video, stories, and different presenters. He was very interesting and a great speaker.”
 
 “This was by far the best CLE I have ever attended. I have been to a number of “trial” CLEs that focus on rules. This CLE provided the strategy and technique advice I have been looking for. Thank you!!!”
 
 “Took the seminar to strengthen my overall litigation skills. Course presented useful information that can actually be used.”
 
 “I can’t remember a better CLE for litigators—nor can I remember the last time I personally attended an entire day CLE.”
 
 “An excellent program for everyone including experienced trial lawyers. It provides a comprehensive view of a trial and many of the considerations that a trial lawyer should take into account.”
 
 “The program seemed basic, but it was so practical. You don’t learn any of this in law school.”
 

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David B. Markowitz is considered to be among the best trial lawyers in the Northwest. His commanding presence and keen instincts have made him a courtroom icon. He is a senior partner in the law firm of Markowitz Herbold PC, where he focuses on commercial litigation, including contract, tort, and statutory claims, trust litigation, and real estate disputes. Dave is recognized in The Best Lawyers in America for “bet-the-company” litigation, is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, is a member of the prestigious International Academy of Trial Lawyers, and was recognized by Chambers USA as one of the top commercial litigators in Oregon. He was also recognized by Super Lawyers magazine as the top Oregon Lawyer for 2013, and was honored by the Daily Journal of Commerce for “Leadership in Law” in 2011.


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