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28th Annual Institute of Trial Practice (ABOTA) - 2017
  • CA2664D

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About the Program

Sponsored by:

Skogen Engineering




Who should purchase:

  • Civil & criminal litigators
  • Personal injury lawyers
  • Torts attorneys
  • Insurance law practitioners
  • Any attorney seeking trial experience

How you’ll benefit:

  • Learn trial skills in a unique demonstration setting
  • Observe the trial of a challenging automobile-bicycle case with significant damages
  • Discover techniques for effective openings, closings, and direct and cross examinations
  • Hear reasoning from plaintiff and defense attorneys about their approaches and strategies
  • Watch a jury deliberate and reach a decision

*Co-produced with the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)

We’ll see you in court

Americans have a reputation for being the most litigious people in the world. Yet fewer tort lawsuits are filed each year as more cases settle.1 So where can an aspiring trial lawyer obtain essential courtroom experience?

The State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE® and the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) partner every year to bring the courtroom to you. Join us for the 28th Annual Institute of Trial Practice.

The finer points of practice

Learn from the examples of fifteen veteran trial attorneys as they argue a case before presiding judge Hon. Emily S. Mueller, Wisconsin ABOTA Chapter’s Trial Judge of the Year. Participating attorneys are ABOTA members, meaning they each have at least six years of experience as active trial lawyers and have each tried at least 25 jury trials over the course of their careers.
Be in the middle of the action as you observe:

  • Opening statements
  • Direct and cross examinations of the plaintiff, defendant, and witnesses
  • Jury instruction
  • Closing arguments

Breaks throughout the trial give attorneys the chance to share the reasoning behind their strategies at every stage. In addition, watch and listen as jury members deliberate, and learn how and why they reached their decision.

Top trial tactics

Watch and learn from the best trial lawyers in the state by immersing yourself in this popular trial demonstration. Purchase now for the 28th Annual Institute of Trial Practice!

Case Synopsis

A young competitive bicyclist suffered serious, life-changing injuries when struck by an automobile while training. The defense will contend the accident was the fault of the bicyclist and the bicyclist’s father, who was overseeing the training. Significant issues surrounding the credibility of all parties will give the presenters the opportunity to demonstrate their skills in direct and cross-examination. The jury will be asked to assess both liability and damages.

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Wisconsin Trial Practice
Save 20% on Wisconsin Trial Practice. Plus, all seminar attendees receive a free two-week trial of the Books UnBound® version.* Prepare for every stage of trial with step-by-step guidance on practices and procedures.

Use discount code CA2664 when you order online or by calling (800) 728-7788.

*Discount applies to both print and digital Books UnBound® editions of this title and cannot be applied to previous purchases. Offer valid as long as CLE credit is available for this program. For Books UnBound users, discount may be applied to purchase of individual Books UnBound title only and may not be used on purchase of full library.


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