Creating a Trial Notebook (On-Demand)

$169.00

Every experienced trial lawyer tries a case with a trial notebook. The essence of a good trial notebook is putting together everything you need to try your case in one place. This program will tell you how to do this: how to prepare and use a trial notebook, both hard copy and electronic, including what goes into each and what doesn’t. You will learn how to prepare a trial notebook that will take you from pre-trial to judgment, starting with pre-trial orders and filings and proceeding through jury voir dire, opening statement, direct and cross-examination, expert testimony, exhibits, closing argument, and jury instructions and verdict form.

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Event Details

Course Type

Original Date Of Course

Course Instructor

Daniel R. Shulman, Esq.

General Credits

2

Course Description

Every experienced trial lawyer tries a case with a trial notebook. The essence of a good trial notebook is putting together everything you need to try your case in one place. This program will tell you how to do this: how to prepare and use a trial notebook, both hard copy and electronic, including what goes into each and what doesn’t. You will learn how to prepare a trial notebook that will take you from pre-trial to judgment, starting with pre-trial orders and filings and proceeding through jury voir dire, opening statement, direct and cross-examination, expert testimony, exhibits, closing argument, and jury instructions and verdict form.

Syllabus

  1. Crystalizing the Case Theme and Trial Strategy
  2. Cutting Out Clutter: What to Include and What to Exclude
  3. Voir Dire and Beyond: Developing Key Sections
  4. The Heart of the Notebook: Witnesses and Exhibits
  5. Highlighting and Flagging Key Portions
  6. Organizing the Notebook – What Works Best
  7. Electronic Trial Notebooks
  8. Pointers on Working with Support Staff
  9. Tips to Make Your Trial Notebooks More Effective (and Mistakes to Avoid)
  10. Using the Notebook and Troubleshooting from the Courtroom

Instructor

Daniel R. Shulman

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