Introduction to Trial Skills
Mr. Blitz will focus on civil cases brought by a plaintiff's attorney to trial. This course is intended as an introduction to trying a civil case to verdict and a refresher course for seasoned attorneys. The course will begin with jury selection and proceed through opening statements, direct and cross exam of the plaintiff, defendant and defendant’s experts and continue through summation. We will discuss issues on how best to prepare for trial as well as maximizing jury selection, effective openings, techniques for cross examination and evidence presentation, and other related topics. Mr. Blitz will also discuss those items that trial attorneys face during a trial that require fast and strategic thinking. Mr. Blitz will provide tips and strategies for trial preparation for cases involving devastating injury and wrongful death claims, including how to implement technology and demonstrative evidence to show the devastation the injury caused at trial.