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29th Annual Institute of Trial Practice 2018

Product ID: CA2809D
Presented By: State Bar of Wisconsin PINNACLE

Starving for trial experience? Then help yourself to a feast of courtroom acuity at the 29th Annual Institute of Trial Practice. Watch and learn from the best trial lawyers in the state by immersing yourself in this popular demonstration.

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Starving for trial experience? Then help yourself to a feast of courtroom acuity at the 29th Annual Institute of Trial Practice. Watch and learn from the best trial lawyers in the state by immersing yourself in this popular demonstration.

Read More ↓

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Program Directors

Mark E. Larson
Gutglass, Erickson, Bonville & Larson S.C.

Steven L. Nelson
von Briesen & Roper S.C.


Marie A. Stanton
Hurley, Burish & Stanton, S.C.

Presiding Judge

Hon. Craig R. Day
Grant County Circuit Court


Lori Gendelman
Otjen, Gendelman, Zitzer, Johnson & Weir S.C.

Robert J. Lauer
Kasdorf, Lewis & Swietlik S.C.

James A. Pitts
Schoone, Leuck, Kelley, Pitts & Pitts S.C.

Ed Robinson
Cannon & Dunphy

For the Plaintiff

Tim S. Trecek - Team Captain
Habush, Habush & Rottier S.C.

Steven T. Botzau
Habush, Habush & Rottier S.C.

Michael W. Gill
Hale, Skemp, Hanson, Skemp & Sleik
La Crosse

Lynn R. Laufenberg
Gingras, Cates & Wachs

Cynthia M. Mack
Lichtsinn & Haensel S.C.

Kevin R. Martin
Martin Law Office S.C.
Oak Creek

D. J. Weis
Habush Habush & Rottier S.C.

For the Defense

Philip C. Reid - Team Captain
von Briesen & Roper S.C.

Mark T. Budzinski
Corneille Law Group LLC
Green Bay

Janet E. Cain

von Briesen & Roper, S.C.

James R. Clark
Foley & Lardner LLP

Peter J. Hickey
Everson, Whitney, Everson & Brehm S.C.
Green Bay

Michael L. Johnson
Otjen, Gendelman, Zitzer, Johnson & Weir S.C.

Ward I. Richter
Bell Moore & Richter S.C.

8:00 a.m. : Introductory Remarks by President of ABOTA

Ralph J. Tease, Jr.

8:05 a.m. : Seat Jury/Remarks From Judge

Hon. Craig R. Day

8:10 a.m. : Opening Statements

Plaintiff: Tim S. Trecek
Defense: Philip C. Reid

8:40 a.m. : Direct Examination of Plaintiff

Direct Exam: Cynthia M. Mack
Cross Exam: Janet E. Cain

9:30 a.m. : Panel Discussion

9:45  a.m. : Break

10:00 a.m. : Direct Examination of Husband

Direct Exam: D. J. Weis
Cross Exam: James R. Clark

10:20 a.m. : Direct Examination of Witness

Direct Exam: D. J. Weis
Cross Exam: Mark T. Budzinski

10:40 a.m. : Direct Examination of Deputy

Direct Exam: Tim S. Trecek
Cross Exam: Philip C. Reid

11:00 a.m. : Direct Examination of Skogen Engineering Group

Direct Exam: Steven T. Botzau
Cross Exam: Michael  L. Johnson

12:00 p.m. : Panel Discussion

12:15 p.m. : Lunch (on your own)

1:15 p.m. : Direct Examination of Defendant

Direct Exam: Peter J. Hickey
Cross Exam: Michael W. Gill

2:15 p.m. : Direct Examination of Scalia Safety Engineering

Direct Exam: James R. Clark
Cross Exam: Kevin R. Martin

3:15 p.m. : Panel Discussion

3:30 p.m. : Break

3:45 p.m. : Closing Arguments

Plaintiff: Lynn R. Laufenberg
Defense: Ward I. Richter

4:25 p.m. : Panel Discussion

4:35 p.m. :  Jury Deliberations

5:45 p.m. : Verdict/Panel Discussion/Questions to Jury

5:55 p.m. : Program Concludes

Following program start time, webcast replay schedules will vary slightly from above listed times.

  • Learn trial skills in a unique demonstration setting
  • Observe the trial of a challenging automobile vs. pedestrian case with unknown liability
  • 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
  • Civil & criminal litigators
  • Personal injury lawyers
  • Torts attorneys
  • Insurance law practitioners
  • Any attorney seeking trial experience

Book Sale – Save 20%

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 CA2809 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.

The Wisconsin ABOTA Chapter is sanctioned by the American Board of Trial Advocates, and is committed to improving the quality of legal representation, promoting the art of advocacy, and efficiently administrating justice. To qualify as a member, attorneys must be nominated by another member, achieve at least six years of active experience as a trial lawyer, and have tried at least 10 jury trials to conclusion over the course of their careers. To learn more, contact Wisconsin Chapter President Ralph J. Tease, Jr. Volunteer members of the Wisconsin ABOTA Chapter present this seminar. Their commitment of time, talent, and energy in service to the Bar is deeply appreciated.

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