Top 10 Mistakes at Trial

Legal Area:        Criminal Litigation Trial Appellate
Session END DATE:        09/30/2024
Total CLE Hours:        1.25
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 **

This excellent CLE program addresses the top ten mistakes lawyers make during jury trials – mistakes that often lead to juror irritation and adverse verdicts. This course will provide trial "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 live CLE seminar by the Houston Bar Association (HBA) on March 15, 2019.

Some of the subjects for this course include:

  • Trial Preparation "Checklist"

  • How Well Do You Really Know Your Jury?

  • Witness Preparation and Document Organization

  • Persuading the Jury: Pitfalls and Best Practices

  • Being Consistent and Thinking Ahead

  • The Timed Trial and Closing Arguments

  • 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.

    Texas Board of Legal Specialization Areas:

    Credit Hrs     Area
       1.25           Criminal Law
       1.25           Criminal Appellate


    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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