The MSBA's Criminal Law Section Presents
"Criminal Law Trial School"
Whether you are a prosecutor or defense counsel, new lawyer or old pro, private practitioner or public defender, trial advocacy in the criminal world is often the most exciting – and stressful – part of our practice. That makes sharpening your trial advocacy skills a must for any successful criminal lawyer.
This day-long trial school will cover the basics of successful courtroom advocacy, while also covering strategies and tips from experienced criminal trial lawyers. This program will give you what you need to know to be an effective trial advocate.
The trial school will feature presentations on the important steps in trial preparation, the keys to selecting a jury, how to deliver an effective opening and closing argument, the basics and strategy of direct and cross examination of witnesses, and how to advocate for your client at sentencing. The program will also feature a panel discussion to round out the day, with panelists discussing do's and don'ts from the bench and ethical trial advocacy.
Click here to view the trial school schedule and additional information.
Avery Appelman | Appelman Law Firm LLC
Rick Dusterhoft | Ramsey County Attorney's Office
Patrick Cotter | Cotter Law Office
The Honorable Kathleen Gearin | Second Judicial District
Charles Gerlach | Hennepin County Attorney's Office
Earl Gray | Earl Gray Defense
Jim Martinson | Olmsted County Attorney's Office
The Honorable Alan Pendleton | Tenth Judicial District
5.0 hours of Standard CLE credits approved
1.0 hours of Ethics CLE credits approved
Event Code: 164813
Date: Friday, March 9, 2012
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Click here for an event schedule.
Location: MSBA Offices
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 380
Minneapolis, MN 55402
Teleconferencing/webcasting is available.
Request instructions when registering or contact Elyse Farnsworth on or before March 6, 2012. Instructions will be distributed via email on March 7, 2012.
Criminal Law Section Members: $50.00
New Lawyers Section Members: $50.00
Public and Legal Services Attorneys: $50.00
Law Students: $50.00
All Other Registrants: $100.00
Refunds will be processed for cancellation requests received in writing on or before noon on the registration deadline. Requests should be directed to the event contact person listed at the bottom of this notice. Cancellation requests received after this time are not eligible for refunds. You may send a colleague in your place if you are unable to join us and the registration deadline has passed.
Requests for an exception to this policy should be directed to Elyse Farnsworth, Section Services Director, by e-mail or at (612) 278-6336.