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October 31, 2013
MBA Presents
Civil Litigation Today: A Practical Workshop

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Location: Milwaukee Bar Association

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Registration - 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Breakfast - 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Lunch - 12:15 PM - 12:45 PM
Presentation - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Presenters: Kelly Centofanti, Centofanti Law & Michael Mesirow, Kasdorf, Lewis & Swietlik / Robert Kasieta, Kasieta Legal Group LLC, Madison, WI

Credit: 7 CLE credit(s)

Available Via Live MBA Web Cast - CLICK HERE
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8:30 - 9:00
Registration/ Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 10:00
Motions in Limine: An Interactive Demonstration 
Social Media, Email and Online Evidence in Litigation, Current Rule and Procedure Application, Hearsay Challenges, PowerPoint Tips. Technology Challenges, Authentication Issues, Introducing/Admitting/Presenting ESI an Demonstration Exhibits

10:00 - 10:15
Break

10:15 - 11:15
Jury Selection Panel: An Interactive Forum
Current Rule and Procedure Application, Continuing Developments, Creative Questions, Case Law on Challenges for Cause, How Jurors Determine Credibility, Reading Body Language, Choosing Your Strikes Carefully, Uncovering Biases, Advanced Profiling Methods and Survey Examples

11:15 - 12:15  
The Art of Opening Statements
Plaintiff vs. Defendant, Jury Hostility,  Mistakes to Avoid, Presentation Tips, Credibility, Recent Trends, Framework for Compelling Stories, Innovative Techniques, Delivering the Burden of Proof, Advanced Development of Case Themes and Creatively Introducing Case Parties

12:15 - 12:45
Lunch

12:45 - 1:45 
Direct/Cross Examination of Expert Witness: A”Real-Life” Example
FRCP Rule and Procedures Update/Application, Witness Preparation, Pretrial Compliance, Qualification Challenges, Daubert/Frye Considerations, Objections, Video Depositions, Advanced Questioning Techniques, Expert Reports, Difficult Witnesses, Addressing Highly Technical Content and Specific Approaches to Impeachment

1:45 - 2:45
The Closing Argument: A “Real-Life: Case Study Presentation 
Best Practices, Identifying Key Points, Using Body Language as a Tool, the Impact of Pace and Tempo, Problem Solving, Effective Use of Analogies, Pitfalls to Avoid, Presentation Tips and Credibility 

2:45 - 3:00
Break

3:00 - 4:00
Courtroom Ethics Update 
Social Media and Online Risks for Attorneys, Witness Preparation, Data Security Issues, Conflicts of Interest, Representing Multiply Clients and How to Avoid Legal Malpractice   


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