TRIALS OF THE CENTURY II
In-Person Live Seminar
ITEM #:  1028962001   |   EVENT CODE:  276483    |   CREDIT STATUS:  APPROVED
MEMBER PRICE
$295.00
STANDARD PRICE
$355.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.
This seminar is not currently available for online purchase

MINNEAPOLIS

Monday, September 9, 2019

9:00 AM - 4:30 PM   |   Check-In:  8:30 AM

Minnesota CLE Conference Center

600 Nicollet Mall # 370

3rd Floor, City Center

Minneapolis, MN 55402

Trials of the Century II

Learn techniques to better examine witnesses, illustrated by 20th century real-life examples.

A fascinating look at what history teaches us about deposing witnesses
Popular national presenter Todd Winegar builds on the success of his popular Trials of the Century program with more great trials, more actual video and transcripts – all illustrating the techniques of examining and deposing witnesses – usually the major part of every trial lawyer’s practice.

  • Observe the specific techniques used in the 20th century’s top trials – which you can easily adopt
  • Improve your deposition and trial examination techniques

You’ll improve your questioning skills using:

  • The “Brick by Brick” Approach to Form a Solid Wall of Evidence
  • The Art of the Question – The 12 Rules
  • The Five Types of Questions – And When to Use Each of Them
  • The “Room Method” of Deposing and Interviewing
  • The “Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda” Questions
  • 101 Great Deposition/Examination Tips
  • Tips to Detect the Lying Witness
  • Deposition by Analogy – Get the Witness to Tell You What He’s Just Denied Knowing

What Others Have Said:

Very engaging speaker with amazing grasp of factual background of various trials and why certain techniques work and don’t work.

Thank you for weaving an entertaining presentation style into a thought-provoking and relevant seminar.

Combination of history and hands-on advice creates the most interesting CLE seminar I have attended.

presented by Todd Winegar
Todd is a dynamic speaker and practicing attorney who emphasizes in civil trial litigation. He has been involved in some of the largest cases in his home state of Utah. Todd’s experience includes professional malpractice on the plaintiff and defense side, product liability actions involving para- and quadriplegia, and a Minuteman missile accident. A highly regarded CLE presenter, Todd has presented seminars throughout the US and Canada to wide acclaim.

8:30 – 9:00 a.m.
REGISTRATION & CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST

9:00 – 12:30 p.m.
MORNING SESSION
(includes break from 10:45 – 11:00 a.m.)

The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire – “The Fire That Changed America”

  • Time Magazine: “Steuer is the profession’s ablest exponent of the old legal saw for a weak case…”
  • The goal of every examination: Max Steuer so shamed the witness that he resigned from Congress and moved to Korea
  • Steuer’s genius – finding and exploiting “nuance” in the cracks of a case
  • Steuer’s key to cross-examination

Paula Jones v. President Clinton – The Only Sitting President Ever Deposed

  • Watch the president’s grand jury examination – world class attorneys show how to depose a witness – and how not to
  • Dealing with the hyper-technical witness
  • Tying down evasive answers


12:30 – 1:30 p.m.
LUNCH (on your own)


1:30 – 4:30 p.m.
AFTERNOON SESSION
(Includes break from 2:45 – 3:00 p.m.)

Paula Jones v. President Clinton (continued)

The Chicago Seven – Ethics From the Century’s Most “Wild Trial”
1.0 ethics credit applied for

  • Defense attorney sentenced to four years for contempt – ABA Model Rules
  • Ethics in depositions – objections and instructions to witnesses
  • Ethics – The 13 easiest ways to meet your disciplinary committee
  • What insurers and bars say are the most common attorney ethical failures

Ted Bundy –  Bright Law Student/Notorious Serial Killer

  • How to spot the liar
  • Getting into the deponent’s psyche
  • Credibility in examinations
  • Watch Bundy’s death-watch interview and warning to society

Learning from the Trials of the Century – Top Takeaways for Trial Attorneys

  • Improve your deposition skills
  • Sharpen your trial examination techniques

IN-PERSON LIVE PRESENTATION
Monday, September 9, 2019
Minnesota CLE Conference Center
600 Nicollet Mall, Suite 370
Seventh Street & Nicollet Mall, Third Floor City Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

IN-PERSON REPLAYS
There are no in-person replays.

$295 MSBA members / $295 paralegals / $355 standard rate

Other discounts that may apply:

Scholarships available!
Need-based scholarships are available for in-person and online seminars. For further information or to obtain a scholarship application, contact us at 800-759-8840 or customerservice@minncle.org.

Minnesota CLE is applying to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 6.0 standard CLE credits, including 1.0 ethics credit. The maximum number of total credits attendees may claim for this program is 6.0 credits.

Minnesota CLE also is applying to the Minnesota State Bar Association for 6.0 civil trial specialist credits.

Each registrant will receive The Ultimate Discovery Notebook, 101 Deposition Tips, and a Deposition Questioning Flowchart.

The Ultimate Discovery Notebook contains 37 sections of checklists, outlines, and forms to assist you with depositions and discovery every day. It has material on video depositions, discovery of electronic documents, correct objections in depositions, and actual question outlines for common depositions, including experts such as the economist, the treating physician and the accident reconstructionist.

MEMBER PRICE
$295.00
STANDARD PRICE
$355.00
MSBA MEMBER, NEW LAWYER, AND OTHER DISCOUNTS, IF APPLICABLE, WILL BE APPLIED DURING CHECKOUT.
This seminar is not currently available for online purchase
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