Trying Your First Jury Trial: Lessons Learned

Legal Area:        Civil Trial Criminal Personal Injury Labor Employment Family Consumer Juvenile
Session END DATE:        09/30/2024
Total CLE Hours:        1.50
Ethics Hrs Included:        0.00
Registration Fee:        $20.00
Information:        LAST CHANCE $10

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

A second-year lawyer first chaired a complex commercial jury trial with claims and counterclaims worth over $1 million – how did this happen? This presentation will address issues that arise (and surprise) when preparing for your first jury trial as first chair, including jury selection, witness preparation, presenting evidence, the jury charge, and closing argument. This course features streaming video and downloadable audio presentations from a live CLE seminar by the Houston Bar Association (HBA) on December 6, 2018.

Some of the subjects for this course include:

  • Taking a Bigger Role: Case Overview

  • Try Your Case Through The Charge

  • Knowing Your Jury and Your Judge

  • Witness Preparation & Presenting Evidence

  • Preparing Witness Outlines Through Rules Of Evidence

  • Staying On The Fairway & Closing Statements

  • Best Practice Tips and Strategies

  • Speaker: Cameron Byrd an attorney with the firm of Ahmad, Zavitsanos, Anaipakos, Alavi & Mensing, P.C.  More information may be found on his firm's website.

    Texas Board of Legal Specialization Areas:

    Credit Hrs     Area
        1.50           Labor and Employment Law
        1.50           Family Law
        1.50           Personal Injury Trial Law
        1.50           Civil Trial Law
        1.50           Criminal Law
        1.50           Consumer Law
        1.50           Juvenile Law
        1.50           Child Welfare Law
        1.50           Construction Law


    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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