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Anatomy of a Trial - Trial Tips from the Trenches
Published by New York State Trial Lawyers Association

3.0 Areas of Professional Practice credits

Gary B. Pillersdorf, NYSTLA Past President and Dean Emeritus, will chair a lively discussion of the best courtroom-tested trial techniques that have been successful in the trenches. Balancing the program will be experienced defense litigator Denyce Holgate-Wilkins of the Corporation Councel. Keeping everyone under control will be Kings County Supreme Court Judge, the Hon. Allen Hurkin-Torres. Hear practical trial tips and ideas to use on your very next case. The topics will include:
  • Realistic case appraisals and demands that get offers
  • Tips on how to avoid “virus” cases that will crash your practice!
  • How to attack prejudice and workshop problems during jury selection
  • Opening lines for court or single bars that actually work
  • The order in which to present witnesses
  • Looking bigtime on a low budget using free or cheap experts with clout
  • Teaching medicine through visuals
  • Discrediting the “hack” expert
  • How to ask for money during summation, and training tips for “tearjerkers”

Gary B. Pillersdorf, Esq.
Gary B. Pillersdorf & Associates
Hon. Allen Hurkin-Torres, Esq.
Supreme Court, Kings County
Denyce M. Holgate-Wilkins, Esq.
Senior Counsel, Brooklyn Tort Division
New York City Law Department
Office of the Corporation Counse
Originally Published
June 24, 2010

Program Titles and Supporting Materials
This program contains the following components:
  1. Anatomy of a Trial Video
  2. Anatomy of a Trial Audio

How To Attend
Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like.

Technical Requirements
You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.

If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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