Co-produced with the Wisconsin Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA)
Celebrating 30 Years of the Annual Institute of Trial Practice
Full-blown jury trials have become increasingly rare, and 2020 has made getting firsthand courtroom knowledge even more difficult. That's why we’re bringing the courtroom to you. We’re highlighting some of the best cases from the past ten years, so you’ll still have a chance to (virtually) immerse yourself in this unique mock trial experience. Each program will give you unique insights into every phase of trial from both the bench and the bar.
Be a part of the action
Develop strong trial skills by watching experienced trial lawyers in action. Gain insight into their strategies from opening statements right up to the final verdict. Learn to craft gripping opening and closing arguments, and understand the tactics behind the examination of lay and expert witnesses. Hear straight from the presenters as to why they utilized one approach over another, and why they may have changed their approach based on cues they picked up on in the courtroom. Plus, see how their efforts impact the jury as the deliberations are shown on-screen and with a chance to ask the jury directly about the verdict.
In keeping with tradition, this year’s case will be presided over by the Wisconsin Chapter of ABOTA’s Judge of the Year, Hon. Richard J. Sankovitz, of Milwaukee County Circuit Court.