Knowing how to prepare for and effectively conduct a trial is critical for courtroom success. This seminar will teach you how to persuasively and effectively prepare for all aspects of trial, including the steps you need to take, beginning with client intake through discovery, motion practice, and pre-trial proceedings so you can bolster your case and discredit your opponent’s case. Learn proven and practical strategies.
Key topics to be discussed:
Venue and Use of Technology
Jury Selection and Voir Dire
Effective Opening Statements
Direct Examination Techniques
How to Cross-Examine a Tough Expert
How to Use and Respond to Objections
Creating and Delivering Closing Arguments
Date: December 7, 2022
James M. Susag | Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren Ltd
James M. Susag is a seasoned trial attorney with a focus on franchise and dealer disputes, real estate, and complex commercial matters. He has been the lead attorney in over 100 trials and arbitrations in state and federal courts across the country and in domestic and international arbitration forums. Jim has the unique perspective of a trial lawyer who has also managed complex litigation and developed strategic legal plans as in-house counsel. Clients appreciate his boardroom-to-courtroom experience in crafting resolutions for their business disputes.
Franchise Litigation and Arbitration
Jim represents franchise and dealer clients across various industries including food and beverage, retail, leisure and fitness, health care, hospitality and commercial and consumer services. His experience spans disputes relating to claims of violation of state franchise or dealership laws, trademark infringement, breach of contract, system-standards enforcement, consumer class actions, post-termination rights, disclosure and registration issues, fraud claims, vicarious liability, independent contractor misclassification and joint employment issues.
Real Estate Litigation
Land owners, developers, buyers, sellers, lenders, contractors and brokers rely on Jim to defend their property in all types of real estate disputes, including purchase and sale agreements, commercial and residential leases, construction contracts, mechanic’s liens, commercial and residential construction and design defects, title claims, premises liability, boundaries and easements, valuation, zoning, land use and governmental approvals.
Jim handles complex commercial disputes involving contract interpretation and enforcement, unlawful business practices, civil fraud and unfair competition. He also represents clients in disputes among owners of closely-held businesses.
I. Venue and Use of Technology | 1:00pm – 1:15pm
II. Jury Selection and Voir Dire | 1:15pm – 1:30pm
III. Effective Opening Statements | 1:30pm – 1:45pm
IV. Direct Examination Techniques | 1:45pm – 2:00pm
Break | 2:00pm – 2:10pm
V. Cross-Examination Strategies | 2:10pm – 2:25pm
VI. How to Cross-Examine a Tough Expert | 2:25pm – 2:40pm
VII. How to Use and Respond to Objections | 2:40pm – 2:55pm
VIII. Creating and Delivering Closing Arguments | 2:55pm – 3:10pm