Civil Trial Case Presentation: From Start to Finish [2019 Edition]

$195.00

CLE Credits earned: 2 GENERAL (or 2 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)

This is a two hour course designed to touch on the presentation of a civil trial. Several issues will be explored including tips on jury selection, how to give powerful and effective opening statements, the best ways to conduct direct examinations, and tips for doing incisive cross-examinations. The course will also discuss the best and most effective ways of using exhibits, how to use jury instructions to your advantage, and making a strong closing argument. Ethical considerations will also be addressed, and the participants of this course will leave with many helpful pointers to apply in their own practice.

Date / Time: April 10, 2019

•   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

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Original Broadcast Date: December 10, 2018

Steven B. Vinick, Esq. has been in practice for 25 years in Maryland and the District of Columbia. He has been a Maryland and District of Columbia Super Lawyer from 2012-1017. Mr. Vinick was awarded the Maryland Association for Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year in 2011. He is also a life member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Mr. Vinick has tried numerous cases in Maryland which resulted in multi-million dollar verdicts. In the Circuit Court for Montgomery County, Maryland, Mr. Vinick obtained a $2.5 million dollar verdict on behalf a woman whose feet were burned by a home health aide. In the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, he obtained an $11.5 million dollar verdict for a client whose husband was shot and killed by police officers. In the same court a few years earlier, Mr. Vinick obtained a $6 million verdict in a civil rights lawsuit which exonerated a man wrongly accused of raping and killing his estranged wife. This case was upheld on appeal. In the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, he obtained a $3 million dollar verdict for a case involving a birth trauma. Mr. Vinick has settled more than thirty multi-million dollar civil cases for a variety of medical malpractice and personal injury matters. It is worth noting that Mr. Vinick has tried cases in Federal courts in both Washington, D.C., and Maryland, the District of Columbia Superior Court, and courthouses all over the State of Maryland.

Mr. Vinick is also active with his local bar association. He presently serves on the Prince George’s County Bar Association’s Board of Directors, and was selected to serve on the Judicial Nominations Committee of the Prince George’s County Bar Association.

Mr. Vinick also regularly gives seminars and presents programs for the Maryland State Bar Association and the National Business Institute. The topics on which he has spoken include: Deposition Skills, Plaintiff’s Personal Injury from Start to Finish, Handling the Auto Injury Claim, Managing Liens and Subrogation, Medicare, Ethics, Ethics of Electronically Stored Information, The Affordable Care Act’s Impact on Medical Malpractice Damages, Applying the Rules of Evidence, The Effects of Bias and Its Elimination, Legal Ethics: Confidentiality and Third Parties, Search and Seizure, Smartphone and Text Technology, Closing Arguments and Using Expert Reports, and Smartphone and Text Evidence in Personal Injury Cases.

Mr. Vinick clerked for the Honorable L. Leonard Ruben of the Montgomery County Circuit Court from 1992-1993. After practicing insurance defense for two years, he joined Joseph, Greenwald & Laake, P.A. in 1995, where he presently practices. As a principal in their Personal Injury, Medical Malpractice, Civil Litigation, and Criminal Defense practice groups, he has 25 years of experience in representing clients in matters including medical malpractice, automobile accidents, trucking accidents, civil rights, employment discrimination, and both misdemeanor and felony criminal offenses. Over the course of his career, Mr. Vinick has earned a reputation as a skilled litigator and highly effective courtroom advocate.

After graduating in 1988 from the University of Maryland at College Park with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English, magna cum laude, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa as a junior, Mr. Vinick attended the University of Baltimore School of Law, where he earned his J.D. and graduated cum laude in 1991.

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Section I. Court Protocol

Section II. Have the Judge See You are Prepared

Section III. Jury Selection

Section IV. Tips for Powerful Opening Statements

Section V. Suggestions for a Strong Direct Examination

Section VI. Powerful Cross-Examinations

Section VII. Cross Examination of Expert Witnesses

Section VIII. Jury Instructions

Section IX. Exhibits

Section X. Tips for a Powerful Closing Argument

Section XI. Damages

Section XII. Ethical Considerations

Section XIII. Final Pointers

Section XIV. Things to Watch Out for