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Four Main Phases of Trial
Date: 05/22/2013
Location: The Chicago Bar Association, 321 South Plymouth Court, Chicago, IL 60604
Experience Level: Basic
MCLE Credit: As of 05/21/2015, this program is no longer eligible for MCLE Credit.
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This new seminar will examine four key phases of trial: the opening statement, direct examination, cross-examination, and the closing argument.

Robert A. Clifford, Senior Partner, Clifford Law Offices

Hon. James Shapiro, Former Judge, Circuit Court of Cook County

Collin Smith, Partner, Holland & Knight

William Spiro, The Law Office of William B. Spiro L.L.C

Adam Sheppard, Sheppard Law Firm, P.C.; Co-Editor, YLS Journal

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