Top 10 Tips in Preparing for Trial

Legal Area:        Civil Criminal Litigation Trial Ethics Professional Responsibility Liability
Session END DATE:        06/30/2024
Total CLE Hours:        1.00
Ethics Hrs Included:        1.00
Registration Fee:        $20.00
Information:        ONLY $10

** Available on-demand any time of day and in time increments convenient to you through Session End Date above **

This excellent CLE ethics program addresses the top ten tips lawyers need to know in order to best "prepare to win" their jury trial. The presentation will analyze the ins and outs of preparing for trial and representing clients of diverse backgrounds, with an emphasis on the lawyer’s ethical responsibilities and duties throughout that representation. This course will provide trial preparation "checklists", insightful advice, and informative tips to help ensure your strategic success in the courtroom. This course features streaming video and downloadable audio presentations from a CLE seminar by the Houston Bar Association (HBA) on January 8, 2021.

Some of the subjects for this course include:

  • Competence and Best Ethical Practices

  • Checklist: How to "Prepare to Win"

  • Drafting Your Jury Charge: What's Your Theme?

  • Preparing Witnesses, Hardest Questions, and Hottest Documents

  • Knowing Your Judge and Your Jury

  • Avoiding Mistakes, Surprises, and Unforced Errors

  • Speaker:  Sammy Ford is an attorney with the firm of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing, P.C. Mr. Ford attended Harvard University and graduated with high honors, magna cum laude, in 2004. He was elected to the prestigious American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), an elite group of the country’s leading trial lawyers. He has been recognized by attorneys across the United States, making the list of the "Best Lawyers in America" 2020 for commercial litigation. He was also named a 2017-2019 “Top 100 Texas Up & Coming” lawyer on the Texas Rising Stars list for his personal injury litigation skills.  More information may be found on his firm's website.


    This course is approved for CLE credit by the STATE BAR OF TEXAS (MCLE Provider #8238).  Please check with your State Bar regarding specific accreditation requirements.

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