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Trial Preparation and Presentation
Date: 11/01/2017
Location: The Chicago Bar Association, 321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL
Presented by: YLS Tort Litigation
Experience Level: Basic to Intermediate
MCLE Credit: 2.5 IL PR-MCLE Credits, approved
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Cook County Circuit Court judges and local veteran trial attorneys will present differing perspectives on all aspects of trial preparation and presentation. This panel discussion will cover 12 specific topics ranging from pre-trial lawyer and client preparation to post-trial motions and appellate issues. Attendees will receive practical written materials and first-hand guidance on how to effectively try a case.

  • Preparation Strategy (60-day plan) / Trial Binders
  • Rule 213 Disclosures and Objections
  • Motions in Limine/Trial Briefs
  • Jury Selection
  • Opening Statements
  • Preparing and Presenting Clients
  • Managing Settlement Talks
  • Cross-examination of Experts
  • Technology/Demonstrative Exhibits
  • Closing Argument
  • Post-trial Motions
  • Preserving Record/Appellate Issues

Speakers listed below.

Registration / Cancellation Policy

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Webcast: Registrations for attending a program via live webcast must be completed online prior to the publicized start time of the webcast. Persons registering for webcasts can view webcasts as live or archived events. Cancellations for webcast registrations from non-CLE Advantage members must be received in writing 24-hours prior to the seminar to receive a refund (fax 312-554-2054 or email

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