Trial by Jury Series: Closing Arguments

The Arbitration Section presents

Trial by Jury Series

Closing Arguments

Tuesday, October 3, 2023 (available on-demand for purchase)
Tuesday, October 24, 2023 (available on-demand for purchase)
Tuesday, November 7, 2023 (available on-demand for purchase)
Wednesday, December 6, 2023
MCLE Registration 11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Virtual Programs 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.
MCLE 1 Hour of Self-Study Credit
Four of the bay area’s most accomplished trial lawyers will provide instruction (and show by example) on each of these facets of jury trials:

• Jury Selection
• Opening Statement
• Direct and Cross Examination
• Closing Argument

This program is designed for junior lawyers seeking trial experience, as well as seasoned courtroom advocates.

October 3 | Time: 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.  | MCLE:  1 Hour
Jury Selection
What are the goals of jury selection? What do you need to know to pick your jury? And how can you identify jurors who you should strike? Daralyn Durie will answer these and other questions, and share tips for getting a jury who will be receptive to your position.


Daralyn Durie
Morrison & Foerster

October 24 | Time: 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. | MCLE:  1 Hour
Opening Statements
ABOTA member and Daily Journal Top Employment Lawyer Mike Laurenson will provide his advice on how to prepare and deliver effective opening statements with examples from his trials.


Michael Laurenson
Gordon & Rees

November 7 | Time: 12:00 - 1:15 p.m. | MCLE:  1 Hour
Direct and Cross Examination 
(of percipient and expert witnesses)
What strategies should I use for expert witnesses at trial? What strategies should I use for percipient witnesses at trial? How do they differ? Patricia Henle will answer these and other questions as well as share insight for effective direct and cross examination of witnesses in trial.


Patricia Henle
Law Offices of Patricia E. Henle

»December 6 | Time: 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.  | MCLE:  1 Hour
Closing Arguments
American College of Trial Lawyers and ABOTA Fellow John Worden covers every aspect of closing argument


John Worden
Venable LLP

Section Chairs
John Worden, Venable LLP
Mark LeHocky, ADR Services, Inc.

Event Code: G234106
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Entire 4-Part Series
 $125 Section Member
 $170 BASF Member
 $200 Nonmember
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 $55 BASF Member
 $70 Nonmember
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MCLE Notice
To receive MCLE credit, you must sign in during the designated MCLE registration period. This activity is approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of California. BASF is a certified provider: Provider #103

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12/6/2023 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM
Online only CA

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