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Anatomy of a Trial - Trial Tips from the Trenches


Date: 06/24/2010

3 CLE 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”
Chair: Gary B. Pillersdorf, Esq.
Gary B. Pillersdorf & Associates

Hon. Allen Hurkin-Torres
Supreme Court, Kings County

Denyce M. Holgate-Wilkins, Esq.
Senior Counsel, Brooklyn Tort Division
New York City Law Department
Office of the Corporation Counsel

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Anatomy of a Trial – Trial Tips from the Trenches