Litigation, Professional Development, Torts & Insurance, Young Lawyers Division, Appellate Practice, Skills

Trial Tactics and Techniques – A View from Both Sides of the Bench on How to Effectively Present Your Case to Any Audience


With the decline in jury trials, it has become more and more difficult for attorneys to obtain trial experience early in their careers. During this program, attendees will get a peek behind the curtain and learn from those on both sides of the bench (experienced litigators and experienced judges) who will give tips and techniques on presenting your case to any audience, including discussing how style and strategy may differ depending on the audience, how to prepare a strong opening statement and closing argument, and how to handle witnesses.

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I enjoyed hearing the prospective from the bench and from the private practitioner. A good program for new lawyers and a good refresher for experienced counsel.

Really excellent insights from a very impressive panel.

Very useful information from very experienced practitioners. They all had great war stories to share.

This was a really great panel with a lot of great tips and insights on how to give the best presentation. Everyone was so well reasoned and logical. The professionalism among them was also great to see.

Trial strategy regarding issues pertaining to direct-examination, cross-examination and closing argument strategy for the defense.


Course Pricing
  • Member: 50.00
  • Non-Member: 80.00
If you are not a TBA Member, you can join now to receive CLE discount prices and three prepaid credits.

TBA members who are judges, lawmakers and law students can take TBA CLE onsite courses at no charge for the programming. There may be a separate charge if meals, special materials or other premium features are involved.
Course Information Webcast - Archived Video Highlights
  • Convenient CLE from your home or office
  • Viewable from laptop or mobile device
  • Approved Distance Learning for 2023
Course Credits Dual Credits: 0.00
General Credits: 1.00
Total Credits: 1

This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please email a request to for Georgia and Mississippi CLE credit.