Terry MacCarthy explains the eleven fundamentals of communicating and becoming a better trial lawyer.
The Art of Communication – Terry MacCarthy
The Art of the Story – Judge Habas and John Mooy
The Honorable Christina Habas and John Mooy explain how to present your case in an understandable and memorable way.
Opening Statements – Terry MacCarthy
Terry MacCarthy explains important things to do when conducting an Opening Statement and those things to avoid doing. He also provides tips on exactly how to avoid those things while still getting your point across.
Refreshing Recollection – Professor Flowers
Professor Flowers explains how to help a witness recollect information both prior to the testimony and while on the witness stand.
Exhibits in the Courtroom – Professor Flowers
Professor Flowers explains how to use exhibits in the courtroom and how to use them in the most persuasive ways.
Control & Direct Examination – Chris Biggs, Esq.
Chris Biggs explains various techniques to exercising control of a witness during a Direct Examination while avoiding the use of leading questions.
Exhibits – Low Tech Works – Jude Borque, Esq.
Jude Borque demonstrates how to compensate for technology when that technology doesn’t work and you must resort to low-tech solutions.
Impeachment – Convictions
Professor Coppock discusses how to impeach a witness using a prior conviction of that witness.
The 4 Cs of Impeachment – Professor Firnstein
Professor Firnstein explains a technique for impeaching a witness with a prior inconsistent statement using the 4 C’s which are Commit, Conceding, Complete, and Confront.
Closing Arguments – Terry MacCarthy
Terry MacCarthy explains the importance of Closing Arguments and their relationship to other parts of the trial.
Jury Selection – Judge Habas
Judge Habas explains the importance of embracing fear when it comes to conducting jury selection.
Expert Witnesses – Direct & Cross – Terry MacCarthy
Terry MacCarthy discusses techniques that can be used when calling expert witnesses to the stand during both Direct and Cross Examination.
General Considerations in Expert Witness Selection – David Tirella
Professor Tirella provides a basic overview of expert witness testimony and the importance of choosing the right expert.
Expert Witness – David Tirella
Professor Tirella explains the general considerations to be aware of when choosing a top-quality expert witness.
Direct and Cross of Witness – Ann-Eliza Taylor David Ciccarello and Cynthia Rayhorn
The Direct and Cross Examination of Doris Presley from the Trial Advocacy course case file.
Direct and Cross of Police Officer – Page Lobozzo David Ciccarello and Angela Lauer Chong
The Direct and Cross Examination of Officer Baxter-White from the Trial Advocacy course case file.
View Direct & Cross of Officer Baxter-White
Opening Statement Tips
Courtney Olivier demonstrates Trial Advocacy Opening Statement tips:
Closing Argument Tips
Molly Goodwill demonstrates Trial Advocacy Closing Argument tips: