25th Annual Institute of Trial Practice (ABOTA)
Co-produced by the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
Who should attend:
- Civil litigators
- Criminal litigators
- Coverage counsel
- Personal injury litigators
- Insurance professionals
- Claims adjusters
How you’ll benefit:
- Learn to make your direct examinations effective
- Arm yourself with skillful ways to cross-examine experts
- Learn the right way to present deposition testimony
- Understand what makes a closing argument compelling
- Watch how jurors interact during deliberation
About the Program
Cultivating the Art of Jury Trials for 25 Years
Although the number of jury trials is declining, the importance of trial experience remains. With fewer opportunities to develop trial skills, it’s even more important to look to experienced trial lawyers to show you the way – and explain their trial strategy.
See How Leading Litigators Look in Action
Seasoned trial lawyers give attendees a chance to observe a trial from opening statements to verdict, after which actual jury deliberations are shown on-screen. The realistic venue showcases the courtroom litigators’ methods of creating compelling opening and closing statements as well as conducting tactical examinations of lay and expert witnesses. You will be able to pick up on the verbal and visual cues that intensify the presentations. To top it off, you’ll hear panel discussions where presenters share the strategy behind the performances so you can put those skills to work in your practice.
In keeping with tradition, this year’s slip-and-fall case will be presided over by the American Board of Trial Advocates’ Judge of the Year, the Hon. Dale T. Pasell from La Crosse County Circuit Court.
Dive Into the Case Before Trial
This year’s case involves the slip-and-fall of a 77-year old woman at a senior housing community. Get the case details and litigation resources ahead of time at wisbar.org/ABOTA
Immerse yourself in the pre-trial experience for this case by attending Motions in Limine & Challenging Evidence before Trial on October 15th or watch the webcast replays. Proficiency in motions in limine can change the outcome of a case. Learn firsthand how to argue them and gain tactical strategy and guidance in drafting.