COAJ and CBA Present Trial Skills Institute
December 5, 2014 (6.0 CLE Hours)
by Sean Harris, President, COAJ
The Central Ohio Association for Justice once again will partner with the Columbus Bar to present the Trial Skills Institute. Unlike most traditional lecture-style seminars, this unique event will showcase a complete mock trial from jury selection to closing.
Each phase of trial will be demonstrated live: voir dire, opening, direct examination, cross examination, and closing argument. Following each phase, attendees are invited to participate in a panel discussion with the participants and Judge. There is simply no better way to gain trial strategy insight or to learn new techniques from the experienced presenters and Judge. What’s more, the seminar will feature a live jury that will hear and decide the case. Following final arguments, the jury members will retire to a separate room for deliberations that will be monitored by closed-circuit television systems and fed to attendees for an unparalleled “fly-on-the-wall” perspective of how juries come to their verdicts.
This year’s fact pattern involves a premises liability personal injury case against a grocery store. The Trial Skills Institute routinely receives rave responses from attendees, and this year is sure to be no different. Plan to register early. This year’s event will be held on Friday, December 5, at the Columbus Bar.