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“Trial Skills: Impeaching a Witness” Witness Credibility in the Age of Trump: Does Lying Matter? 

Program Number: 2836 Presenter: Benjamin S. Fischer, Esq.

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** Witness Credibility in the Age of Trump: Does Lying Matter? The art of witness impeachment is time-tested trial tool to determine witness credibility in criminal and civil cases. In criminal cases, the government frequently utilizes the testimony of cooperating witnesses to secure convictions. In doing so, those witnesses acknowledge their past misdeeds, including instances of dishonesty and untruthfulness. While historically, prosecutors sought to brush aside those acts of dishonesty by emphasizing that those acts occurred before the witness entered into the cooperation agreement, in today’s environment, in which citizens are confronted with whether their politicians or media outlets are telling the truth, juries may be looking at a witness’s history of truth telling with very close scrutiny in making credibility determinations. This CLE will examine tactics

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Voir Dire: Skills and Techniques for Selecting a Jury

Program Number: 2835 Presenter: Michael H. Ginsberg, Esq., Thomas Jackson, Esq. Retired

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** Trials are often won or lost based on the jurors selected. Tom Jackson and Mike Ginsberg continue their trial skills series, this time focusing on the steps to successful jury selection. The program, which will help you select the right jurors, covers use of themes and analogies to weed out jurors with an unconscious bias against your client or your themes.

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Cross Examination at Trial: The Art of Proper Questioning

Program Number: 2832 Presenter: Michael H. Ginsberg, Esq., Thomas Jackson, Esq. Retired

**** CD's are pre-order only and not available until after the program date - Online is not available until after the program date **** Tom Jackson and Mike Ginsberg continue their series on various trial and litigation-related topics by focusing on cross examination skills in questioning witnesses at trials or hearings. The program addresses issues such as the lawyer’s demeanor, the language and word choices used, the tone of voice, the phrasing of questions, and the way to measure the importance of questions asked of witnesses.

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How to Investigate #metoo Claims: A Nuts and Bolts Guide for In-House Employment and Corporate Counsel

Program Number: 2804 Presenter: Ann Kotlarski, Esq., Judicate West

Sexual harassment and sexual misconduct in the workplace are high profile issues for all attorneys and conducting prompt and thorough investigations into a “#metoo” claim is essential. Join Ann Kotlarski, who provides a nuts and bolts discussion for conducting proper investigations that can convince a jury (and your client’s other employees) that you have done the right thing, including: determining what to investigate; formulating an investigation plan; conducting interviews; assessing witness credibility; documenting the process; making recommendations; remediating wrongdoing; minimizing the likelihood of retaliation claims and avoiding similar claims in the future.

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Direct Examination: Allowing Witnesses to Tell Their Stories at Trial

Program Number: 2748 Presenter: Michael H. Ginsberg, Esq., Thomas Jackson, Esq. - Partner, Jones Day

Tom Jackson and Mike Ginsberg discuss techniques for presenting the direct examination of percipient and expert witnesses to maximize the persuasiveness of that testimony with the fact finder. Topics include the form of the questions, various questioning techniques, alternative organization structures, and use of exhibits and demonstratives.

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How Does Employment Practices Liability Insurance Affect Your Employment Cases? What In-House and Outside Lawyers and Litigators Should Know

Program Number: 2740 Presenter: Ann Kotlarski, Esq., Judicate West

Good news: you were just retained to handle an employment dispute. You soon learn the employer has employment practices liability insurance (EPLI). How does EPLI impact the way that you evaluate, litigate, mediate, and try employment cases? Ann Kotlarski, a former successful employment and business/commercial trial lawyer, and currently a mediator and arbitrator, describes the ins and outs of handling EPLI covered claims, provides practical pointers, and addresses the legal issues that arise from the inception to the conclusion of an insured employment case.

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Depositions for Discovery and Trial: An Advanced Look

Program Number: 2734c Presenter: Michael H. Ginsberg, Esq., Thomas Jackson, Esq. Retired

Tom Jackson and Mike Ginsberg discuss preparing for and taking depositions for the dual purpose of discovery and preparing for trial. The focus is on the different parts of the deposition, including fact gathering, fact development, exhaustion of the witness' knowledge, and theory testing, and special attention is given to the form and precision of the questioning so as to lock in the witness' testimony for summary judgment motions and trial impeachment, if necessary. Topics covered also include: depositions of experts, and the differences between the deposition of an expert and the deposition of a percipient witness or company representative, and depositions of corporate representatives pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 30(b)(6) and state equivalents. An essential program for any attorney involved in litigation, discovery and/or trial practice.

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Dealing with Data Privacy and Data Security in Cloud and IT Vendor Agreements: A Guide for In-House Counsel

Program Number: 2725 Presenter: Jason D. Haislmaier, Esq.

While cloud computing and other hosted and online services have become fundamental resources for many companies, using them can also lead to significant legal concerns over data privacy and security. As a result, the provisions involving these issues in such service agreements have become hotly contested. Join Jason Haislmaier of Bryan Cave LLP as he discusses significant data privacy and security concerns that can arise in cloud and other hosted and online services agreements and provides tools for addressing these issues and mitigating the risks that come with them.

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Experts at Trial: Opportunities and Challenges

Program Number: 2714 Presenter: Michael H. Ginsberg, Esq., Thomas Jackson, Esq. Retired

Jury consultants tell us that jurors respond more favorably to teachers than lawyers. There is no better way to highlight your case themes than through the use of well-qualified and well-spoken experts. But there are challenges, as well. In this program, Tom Jackson and Mike Ginsberg discuss how to use experts to develop your case themes and establish the evidence you need to prevail. They also discuss the pitfalls and challenges of experts--primarily Rule 702 and Daubert requirements governing expert testimony.

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Successful Negotiations: Key Techniques and Strategies for all Lawyers

Program Number: 2650 Presenter: Michael H. Ginsberg, Esq., Thomas Jackson, Esq. - Of Counsel, Jones Day

In this program, of value to novice and experienced negotiators as well as those in between, Tom Jackson and Mike Ginsberg cover styles of negotiation, how to recognize and respond to those styles, common negotiation techniques and tactics, keys to successful negotiation, and negotiating for mutual success. The techniques and skills discussed are applicable to both deal/transactional lawyers and litigators working on settling cases, and may just be of use next time you purchase a car!

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