Voodoo CLE Seminar - ANATOMY OF A JURY TRIAL

Friday, October 27, 2017

Registration: 8-8:30 a.m.
Seminar: 8:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m
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Litigators Beware! Spend a day with members of the bench and bar as they analyze the frightening factors of a trial that can individually or collectively make or break a case.

You will learn:
• valuable tips about persuasive &
bone chilling story-telling during your opening statement
thrilling direct examination skills that will have your witnesses persuasively cast their spell and tell their story
bewitching cross-examination pointers that will slay opponent’s case
• preparing
hair raising closing statement that will convince the jury why your client and case should be the victor
howling good time while earning the required ethics credits served by a panel of esteemed judges

Don’t miss this valuable seminar!  Walk away with effective trial techniques backed by veteran trial lawyers and judges.

Click VOODOO CLE to download the seminar flyer! 

 Registration Fees, Cancellations and Refunds
• Advance Registration .... $320
• After Oct. 20  & On-Site ..... $345
 (The fee includes electronic course materials, seminar attendance and coffee/refreshment breaks.)

On-Site Registrants will be provided the link to download electronic course materials at the time of registration. Printed seminar manuals will be available for purchase at the seminar.

Cancellation of registration must be received in writing by the LSBA no later than Oct. 20. Cancellations will receive a full refund, less a $25 administrative charge. Absolutely no refunds will be made after Oct. 20.

CLE CREDITS: This program has been approved for a maximum of 6.25 hours of CLE credits, including 1 hour of ethics.
Hotel Information:
Although the LSBA does not have a room block at the Hyatt Centric French Quarter Hotel, discount rates for LSBA members may be available. Contact: Carol Soler at (504) 266-6362 or csoler@hriproperties.com. Be sure to mention Corporate Account #: 95147. Availability is not guaranteed. Prevailing rates may apply.


For more information, contact: CLE Dept. at (800) 421-5722

Annette Buras               Bridget Berins
(504) 619-0102            (504) 619-0137

aburas@lsba.org           bridget.berins@lsba.org 

PROGRAM SCHEDULE & SPEAKERS

SEMINAR CO-CHAIRS

 

Hon. James E. Kuhn (Ret.)

Attorney at Law • Ponchatoula

 

Roy C. Cheatwood

Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz • New Orleans


8:00-8:30 a.m.
Registration

8:30-8:45 a.m. - (.25 credits)
What’s Brewing! - Program Overview
Hon. James E. Kuhn (Ret.) • Attorney at Law • Ponchatoula
Roy C. Cheatwood • Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz • New Orleans

8:45-9:45 a.m. - (1 credit)
Carving Out A Jury - Effective Voir Dire
Amy Groves Lowe • Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips • Baton Rouge
Harry “Skip” J. Philips, Jr. • Taylor, Porter, Brooks & Phillips • Baton Rouge
Dean A. Sutherland • Jeansonne & Remondet • New Orleans

9:45-10:45 a.m. - (1 credit)
Casting A Spell - Persuasive Opening Statements
Benjamin W. Janke • Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz • New Orleans
Kerry J. Miller • Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz • New Orleans

10:45-11:00 a.m.
Break

11:00 a.m.-noon - (1 credit)
Jeepers Creepers - Tips for a Successful Direct Examination
Lee H. Ayres • Ayres, Shelton, Williams, Benson & Paine • Shreveport
Kathleen A. Manning • McGlinchey Stafford • New Orleans
Stacey Smith Melerine • Ayres, Shelton, Williams, Benson & Paine • Shreveport

Noon-1:15 p.m.
Lunch (on your own)

1:15-2:15 p.m. - (1 credit)
The Witching Hour - Tips for a Revealing Cross Examination
J. Rock Palermo III • Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson • Lake Charles
J. Michael Veron • Veron, Bice, Palermo & Wilson • Lake Charles

2:00-3:00 p.m. - (1 credit)
Hocus Pocus - Closing Statements That Convince the Jury
Michael R. Dodson • Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert • New Orleans
James M. Garner • Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert • New Orleans
Thomas J. Madigan • Sher Garner Cahill Richter Klein & Hilbert • New Orleans

3:00-3:15 p.m.
Break

3:15-4:15 p.m. - (1 credit)
Monster Mash – Ethics
Moderators:

Hon. James E. Kuhn (Ret.) • Attorney at Law • Ponchatoula
Roy C. Cheatwood • Baker, Donelson • New Orleans
Panelists:
Hon. James J. Brady • U.S. District Court, Middle Dist. of LA • Baton Rouge
Hon. John W. deGravelles • U.S. District Court, Middle Dist. of LA • Baton Rouge
Hon. Ulysses Gene Thibodeaux • 3rd Circuit Court of Appeal • Lake Charles

A WORD OF THANKS ...
Those who plan and teach LSBA seminar are volunteers. Their generous contributions of time, talent and energy make this and every LSBA seminar a success. We deeply appreciate their work.

The LSBA continues to encourage all its members to participate in the preparation and presentation of LSBA CLE programs.

* Please contact the LSBA CLE Dept. if you have a disability which may require special accommodations at this program. The LSBA is committed to enduring full accessibility for all registrants. * 
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