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TRIALS: Tips, Tactics & Tales
TRIALS: Tips, Tactics & Tales
You've likely seen dozens of trial advocacy instructors. Many were probably very good - some even great. But, you haven't seen anybody like Mike Cash.
Cash's timing and gift for delivery were developed in his prior life as a stand-up comic and were honed in the courtroom. They are evident and important aspects of his presentations at trial and integral to his skill as a seminar leader. Cash presents tips and tactics illustrated with tales from actual trials where they were successfully (and sometimes unsuccessfully) employed. Trials is a fast-paced program rich with demonstration and worth every second of your attention.
See, Discover and Enjoy:
- Pre-trial tips that will allow you to shut down your opponent at trial
- High impact openings
- Illuminating direct examinations of any kind of witness that will hold a jury's attention
- Decisive cross-examinations which will unravel a witness
- How to create and use show-stopping demonstrative evidence, and...
- Closing arguments that move the jury to action
Don't expect the trite or the familiar from Mike Cash or this intense, creative program. He respects your experience and celebrates your already proven abilities as a trial lawyer. Cash's presentation is designed specifically to take you to the next level of success in the courtroom.
Featured Presenter, Mike Cash:
Michael P. Cash is a Texas Super Lawyer and a partner in the Houston office of Liskow & Lewis. He is a veteran instructor and is a dynamic, electric and practical speaker on the national CLE stage.
Cash has represented plaintiffs and defendants in complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts for more than 20 years. His clients include Mike Exxon Mobil, PetSmart, Group 1 Automotive, and Lender Processing Services, Inc.
He has recovered millions of dollars for clients in complex commercial litigation and has defended corporate clients across America in areas including trade secret and patent litigation, contractual disputes, ERISA matters, accounting and legal malpractice.
He has successfully defended energy companies in mass tort litigation, defended a governor's chief of staff and press secretary in defamation suits, and represented an Enron director in securities litigation.
Cash is a cum laude graduate of Baylor University School of Law where he was editor of, and a contributing author to, the Baylor Law Review. He is a Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation and the Houston Bar Foundation.
Program Agenda and Detail
8:30 A.M. Registration and Coffee
8:55 A.M. Welcome, Objectives and Introduction of Featured Presenter
Lee C. Christie and Mark A. Metzger, Program Chairs
9:00 A.M. The Trial Lawyer — A Dying Breed? Pre-Trial What To Do Before the Trial Starts • Supplies • Preparation • “The little things” Motion in Limine • What Matters • What Doesn’t • Using Your Discovery as a Guide
Voir Dire Keep Your Friends Close — Get Rid of Your Enemies • Questions Designed to Persuade • Questions Designed to Eliminate
Opening Statement You Get 10 Seconds — Don’t Waste Them • Theming • Delivery • Persuasion
10:30 A.M. Coffee Break
10:45 A.M. Direct Examination Lights … Camera … Action! • Witnesses Preparation • Conducting an Effective Direct − Lay Witnesses − Party/Non Party- − Reluctant Witnesses − Techniques that Reinforce − Timelines − Easy to do — Hard to do Well! − Experts — A Special Breed
12:15 P.M. Lunch (On Your Own)
1:15 P.M. Cross-Examination Impeachment — How To and NOT To The Keys to a Powerful Impeachment • Hard Cross vs. Soft Cross • Objectives and Tactics • Control • Experts Battling the Sharks • How to Attack the Expert Without Becoming the Prey • How to Spot (and Avoid) Danger