Lecture Series - Annual Trial Skills

This program will review important trial skills, including tips on trials during social distancing

Please join us as our expert panel discusses the pros and cons of trying a case remotely by video, and whether that is a realistic possibility when trials resume.  In addition, the panelists will discuss a variety of trial-related topics, including the importance of and what to include in a trial brief, the challenges of trying and presiding over cases that are not day-to-day, whether a closing brief or closing argument is “better,” whether to request a statement of decision, and if one is requested, how to preserve as many arguments on appeal as possible. 

The panel will consist of two well-known and highly respected bench officers, including a former trial court judge-turned appellate justice for the Second District and an experienced trial court judge, and two seasoned trial lawyers.  Panelists will also share their perspectives on how best to prepare for trial and how to most effectively present one’s case to the factfinder.

Hon. Clifford L. Klein, LASC 
Vivian l. Thoreen, Holland & Knight LLP
James H. Turken,  Greenspoon Marder LLP

Program Date:
Wednesday, August 19
, 2020

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

1.0 hr General MCLE Credit

Once you have completed your LACBA registration, on the date of the event you will receive a link from Zoom that will allow you to join the webinar directly.   In order to receive participatory CLE credit, registrants must participate in the webinar via Zoom.  LACBA cannot provide CLE credit to those who only listen to the program audio by phone.  Individuals wishing to receive CLE credit must register independently.

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You will receive a certificate of attendance via email in 7-10 business days.

8/19/2020 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Via Zoom Webinar Los Angeles, CA 90017

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