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ACTL 2016 | Innovative Trial Preparation and Presentation PM Session - Direct & Cross Examination, Opening Statements & Ethical Considerations

Total Credits: 4.25 including 0.5 Ethics

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Civil Litigation |  Ethics |  Litigation |  Personal Injury Law |  Trial Practice
Ted Schmidt |  Peter Akmajian |  Georgia Staton |  Howard R. Cabot |  Shawn Aiken |  Diane Lucas |  K. Thomas Slack |  Lonnie Williams |  Jeff Williams |  Tom Slutes |  Honorable Tim Thomason
2 Hours 52 Minutes
Audio and Video
Access for 90 day(s) after purchase.


In this day and age, trial lawyers have a wide variety of tools to prepare and present cases at trial.  There are those who favor the latest and greatest technology and those "old school" lawyers who fall back on the yellow pad and courtroom easel.  This seminar will explore the best available options during every phase of the trial process.  Using a real life fact scenario, the program will explore both tech and non-tech options for lawyers.  From cutting edge technology to assist on voir dire, opening and closing, witness examinations, exhibit presentation, and even lawyer-client discussions and interactions regarding trial presentation, this all-day seminar will present various views and lively debates on the myriad of options available to trial lawyers in 2016.    
The faculty for this seminar are Fellows of the American College of Trial Lawyers who represent the very best of trial lawyers in the country.  Watch as Arizona's best exploit the variety of approaches every trial lawyer is confronted with during the course of a trial.  Leave with a renewed sense as to which of these techniques will work best for you. 
In addition, famed jury consultant, Richard Waites from Los Angeles (see biography below), will moderate interactive discussions on voir dire and effective winning trial presentation.  



Ted Schmidt's Profile

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Kinerk, Schmidt & Sethi, PLLC

Georgia Staton's Profile

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Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C

Georgia Staton has more than 45 years of experience representing governmental entities, including state, counties and cities, as well as school districts and privately-held corporations. She is committed to defending clients on issues involving governmental liability, employment law, personal injury and civil rights. Georgia has tried more than 75 cases to verdict in state and federal court in matters involving wrongful death and claims brought under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Title VII discrimination and sexual harassment claims and retaliation, as well as false arrest and excessive force allegations against law enforcement including pursuit cases and SWAT actions.  Georgia is a Certified Specialist in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death. She currently serves as co-chair of the Governmental Liability Employment Trial Group.

Away from the office, Georgia enjoys traveling the world, reading novels, and learning Russian.


University of Kansas, J.D., 1974
University of Kansas, B.A., English and Russian, 1971

Howard R. Cabot's Profile

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Perkins Coie

Howard R. Cabot is widely recognized nationally as a leading courtroom lawyer in complex and sophisticated litigation, including antitrust, securities, intellectual property and class actions. His experience extends to state and federal court matters, as well as emergency injunctions, jury and non-jury trials, and appeals. His jury trials have ranged from several days to as long as six months. He also teaches trial advocacy, evidence and professionalism as an adjunct professor at the Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law and Arizona State University.  Additionally, Howard is a frequent speaker on a variety of litigation topics, including litigation management, legal ethics, the importance of public interest work and human rights issues.

Shawn Aiken's Profile

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K. Thomas Slack's Profile

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Beale, Micheaels & Slack & Shughart, P.C.

Thom Slack is a partner with the Phoenix firm of Beale, Micheaels, Slack & Shughart where he represents plaintiffs in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases with an emphasis on railroad grade crossing collision, trucking and construction accidents.  He has tried numerous catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases, including automobile, motorcycle and trucking accidents, railroad grade crossing collisions, and construction and premises liability injuries.  Mr. Slack has obtained significant seven and eight figure jury verdicts and settlements for his clients.  He also serves as a mediator and arbitrator in personal injury and wrongful death cases.

Mr. Slack earned his B.A. degree, with highest honors, from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his J. D. degree, cum laude, from University of California Hastings College of Law.  Mr. Slack is a State Bar of Arizona certified specialist in injury and wrongful death litigation; a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and is listed in Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers.  He is the past president of the Phoenix chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates and a judge pro tem for the Maricopa County Superior Court.  Mr. Slack is an adjunct professor at the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and the Phoenix School of Law, is a member of the State Bar of Arizona’s Fee Arbitration Committee, the Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Advisory Committee and a former member of the Jury Instruction Committee.