Civil Trial: Best Courtroom Strategies will assist participants to develop the best strategy for presenting their case at trial. The first hour of the seminar will address topics including preparing for trial through proper discovery and investigation; being prepared to get evidence admitted; dealing with expert witnesses both before and during trial; and tips for dealing with unexpected issues that may arise during the trial.
The second hour will focus on the ethical considerations inherent in trying a case before a jury. The topics addressed will include the applicable Rules of Professional Responsibility; complying with candor requirements relevant to both evidence and argument; and communication with witnesses, opposing counsel, the court staff and jurors.
Key topics to be discussed:
Preparing for Trial Through Effective Discovery and Investigation
Getting Your Evidence Admitted
Dealing with the Unexpected
Date: April 4, 2023
Ami T. Anderson | Lewis Brisbois
Ami T. Anderson is a partner in the Northwest Indiana office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the General Liability Practice. Ms. Anderson joined Lewis Brisbois in December 2019 after spending several years with a Chicago-based national law firm.
Ms. Anderson has an extensive and diverse litigation practice, and she frequently appears before both Indiana state and federal courts as well as the Indiana Workers’ Compensation Board. Ms. Anderson represents defendants in a variety of matters including general liability, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, professional liability, products liability and workers’ compensation matters. Ms. Anderson has tried numerous cases to verdict before both juries and the bench. She has also successfully handled multiple appeals before both the Indiana Court of Appeals and the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Ms. Anderson lives in Crown Point, Indiana with her two children.
I. Preparing for Trial Through Effective Discovery and Investigation | 2:00pm – 2:15pm
II. Getting Your Evidence Admitted | 2:15pm – 2:30pm
III. Expert Witnesses | 2:30pm – 2:45pm
IV. Dealing with the Unexpected | 2:45pm – 3:00pm
Break | 3:00pm – 3:10pm
V. Ethics | 3:10pm – 4:10pm
Applicable Ethical Rules to Remember at Trial | 3:10pm – 3:30pm
Candor in Evidence and Argument | 3:30pm – 3:50pm
Communicating with Witness, Court Staff and Juror | 3:50pm – 4:10pm