Anatomy of a Trial: A Trial Skills Bootcamp

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Join the MSBA, ABA Section of Litigation, and the American College of Trial Lawyers, for Anatomy of a Trial: A Trial Skills Bootcamp on Thursday, March 23, 2023! 

This exciting program, presented at the federal court in Greenbelt, Maryland, will feature a faculty of stellar, nationally recognized trial lawyers and judges. Registrants will see lectures, demonstrations, and panel discussions on the important aspects of trial advocacy. One session during the day features a panel discussion with judges on what trial judges want from trial lawyers. The facts of an historic case, “The Rosenberg Spy Case”, will be the basis for the trial that will unfold during the day.

The program is co-chaired by Harriet Cooperman, Esq. of Saul Ewing LLP, Charles “Chad” I. Joseph, Esq. of Baxter, Baker and Paul Mark Sander, Esq. of Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler PA. 

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Seating is limited to courtroom capacity. Each registrant will receive a digital copy of  “The Art of Persuasion: Essays on Rhetoric in the Courtroom” by program co-chair Paul Mark Sandler, Esq. Lunch will be served in the court house, a networking reception will conclude the day.

Seven hours of CLE credit will be offered for the surrounding MCLE states.

Course Level
TBD
Professional Area of Focus
Litigation Law
Young Lawyers
CLE Field of Study
Continuing Education Legal Credit
7.0
Instructor(s)
Paul Sandler
Location
 
United States District Court Greenbelt
6500 Cherrywood Ln
Greenbelt, MD 20770 US
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Event Information
When
Mar 23, 2023
8:00 am - 5:00 pm EST
Location
United States District Court Greenbelt
6500 Cherrywood Ln
Greenbelt, MD 20770 US
Total CLE Credits
7.0
Format
In-Person

Agenda

Day 1

03/23/2023
8:00 am
MORNING SESSION

8:00 – 8:15 am Call to Order, Opening Remarks and Welcome

Speakers:  Paul Mark Sandler, Esq., Harriet Cooperman, Esq., and Chad Joseph, Esq. 

8:15 – 8:45 am Discussion of Case Analysis, Theory of the Case, Civility, and Professionalism

Speakers: Paul Mark Sandler, Esq., Harriet Cooperman, Esq.

8:45 – 9:10 am Lecture:  Opening Statements

Speaker: Chad Joseph, Esq.                                

9:10 – 9:40 am Demonstration of Opening Statements

9:10 – 9:25 am Prosecution: Erek Barron, Esq. U.S, Attorney for Maryland

9:25 – 9:40 am Defendant: James Wyda, Esq. Maryland. Federal Public Defender                                                                

9:40 – 10:15 am Panel Discussion – Critique of Opening Statements; Questions and Answers

Moderator: Judge Richard Bennett

Speakers: Chad Joseph, Esq., Gregory K.  Wells, Esq., Robert Hanley,  Esq.

 10:15 – 10:30 am BREAK

10:30 – 11:05 am Lecture on Direct Examination

Speaker: Natalie McSherry, Esq.

11:05 – 11:35 am Demonstration of Direct Examination

Prosecution: Jefferson Gray, Esq.

11:35 – 12:15 pm Panel Discussion -– Critique of Direct Examination: Questions and Answers

Moderator: Judge Michel Pierson

Speakers: Ava Lias-Booker, Esq., David Applefeld, Esq., Harriet Cooperman, Esq. 

12:15 – 12:45 pm RECESS; LUNCHEON

12:45 pm
AFTERNOON SESSION

12:45 – 1:30 pm Panel Discussion:  What Judges Want from Trial Lawyers

Moderator: Paul Mark Sandler, Esq. 

Speakers:  Judge Richard Bennett, Judge Theodore Chuang, Judge Alexander Williams, Judge Deborah K. Chasanow, Judge Timothy J.  Sullivan, Chief Judge Md District Court John P. Morrissey, Judge Keith Truffer, Judge Michel Pierson 

1:30 – 2:10 pm Lecture on Cross-Examination

Speaker: Harriet Cooperman. Esq.

2:10 – 2:40 pm Demonstration of Cross-Examination

Speaker: William Murphy, Esq.

2:40 – 3:15 pm Panel Discussion – Critique of Cross-Examination; Questions and Answers

Moderator: Judge Keith Truffer

Speakers: David Applefeld, Esq., Judge Michel Pierson, Robert Bonsib, Esq., Harriet Cooperman, Esq. 

3:15 – 3:40 pm Lecture on Closing Arguments

Speaker: Bruce Marcus, Esq.

3:40 – 4:10 pm Demonstration of Closing Arguments

3:40 – 3:55 pm Prosecutor: Paul Mark Sandler, Esq. 

3:55 – 4:10 pm Defendant: Natasha Dartigue, Esq., State Public Defender

4:10 – 4:50 pm Panel Discussion – Critique of Closing Arguments; Questions and Answers

Moderator: Judge Alexander  Williams

Speakers: Bruce Marcus, Esq., Ty Kelly, Esq., Deborah Potter, Esq.          

4:50 – 5:10 pm Concluding Lecture – Twelve Secrets of Persuasive Argument

Speaker:  Paul Mark Sandler, Esq. 

5:10 – 5:30 pm Closing Remarks 

Speakers: Paul Mark Sandler, Esq., Harriet Cooperman, Esq., Chad  Joseph, Esq.

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