Trial Practice 2010

Description: As jury trials become less frequent, litigators increasingly spend their time handling out-of-court tasks such as document production, depositions and settlement negotiations. While this trend may have benefits for the legal system, it often means that lawyers miss the opportunity for on-the-job training in the courtroom. Designed for both new and seasoned attorneys, this course will fill that gap by recreating a “real” jury trial with lawyers, witnesses, jurors and a presiding judge. Attendees will observe all aspects of a basic trial including voir dire, opening statements, direct and cross examinations, and closing arguments. At each stage of the process, the trial participants will recreate the courtroom scene, provide commentary on their arguments and tactics, and then open the floor to questions and group discussion. At the end of the trial, jury members will comment on the presentation of the case and what arguments and tactics they found convincing. By the end of the day, participants will be better equipped to handle themselves and represent their clients in the courtroom.

Driving Directions:Coming into Knoxville (I40E or I40W) take the James White Parkway exit. Once on the James White Parkway, take the 2nd exit - Cumberland Ave./Downtown exit. At the end of the exit ramp you will come to a red light, go straight again. Once you have gone through the red light (across Gay Street), the building will be on your LEFT and a parking lot will be on your RIGHT.

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Course Information April 08, 2010
  • Registration: 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
  • Schedule: 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Course Credits Dual Credits: 0.00
General Credits: 6.00
Total Credits: 6

This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please contact TBA for Georgia, Mississippi and Alabama credit.

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