Trial 101 for Attorneys

James M. Susag
James M. Susag | Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren Ltd

James M. Susag is a seasoned trial attorney with a focus on franchise and dealer disputes, real estate, and complex commercial matters.

Live Video-Broadcast: December 7, 2022

Trial 101 for Attorneys

$195.00 2 hour CLE

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Program Summary

Knowing how to prepare for and effectively conduct a trial is critical for courtroom success. This seminar will teach you how to persuasively and effectively prepare for all aspects of trial, including the steps you need to take, beginning with client intake through discovery, motion practice, and pre-trial proceedings so you can bolster your case and discredit your opponent’s case. Learn proven and practical strategies.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • Venue and Use of Technology
  • Jury Selection and Voir Dire
  • Effective Opening Statements
  • Direct Examination Techniques
  • Cross-Examination Strategies
  • How to Cross-Examine a Tough Expert
  • How to Use and Respond to Objections
  • Creating and Delivering Closing Arguments

Date / Time: December 7, 2022

  • 1:00 pm – 3:10 pm Eastern
  • 12:00 pm – 2:10 pm Central
  • 11:00 am – 1:10 pm Mountain
  • 10:00 am – 12:10 pm Pacific

Closed-captioning available

Speakers

James M. Susag_Larkin Hoffman_FedBarJames M. Susag | Larkin Hoffman Daly & Lindgren Ltd

James M. Susag is a seasoned trial attorney with a focus on franchise and dealer disputes, real estate, and complex commercial matters. He has been the lead attorney in over 100 trials and arbitrations in state and federal courts across the country and in domestic and international arbitration forums. Jim has the unique perspective of a trial lawyer who has also managed complex litigation and developed strategic legal plans as in-house counsel. Clients appreciate his boardroom-to-courtroom experience in crafting resolutions for their business disputes.

Representative Experience

Franchise Litigation and Arbitration

Jim represents franchise and dealer clients across various industries including food and beverage, retail, leisure and fitness, health care, hospitality and commercial and consumer services. His experience spans disputes relating to claims of violation of state franchise or dealership laws, trademark infringement, breach of contract, system-standards enforcement, consumer class actions, post-termination rights, disclosure and registration issues, fraud claims, vicarious liability, independent contractor misclassification and joint employment issues.

Real Estate Litigation

Land owners, developers, buyers, sellers, lenders, contractors and brokers rely on Jim to defend their property in all types of real estate disputes, including purchase and sale agreements, commercial and residential leases, construction contracts, mechanic’s liens, commercial and residential construction and design defects, title claims, premises liability, boundaries and easements, valuation, zoning, land use and governmental approvals.

Business Litigation

Jim handles complex commercial disputes involving contract interpretation and enforcement, unlawful business practices, civil fraud and unfair competition. He also represents clients in disputes among owners of closely-held businesses.

Agenda

I. Venue and Use of Technology | 1:00pm – 1:15pm

II. Jury Selection and Voir Dire | 1:15pm – 1:30pm

III. Effective Opening Statements | 1:30pm – 1:45pm

IV. Direct Examination Techniques | 1:45pm – 2:00pm

Break | 2:00pm – 2:10pm

V. Cross-Examination Strategies | 2:10pm – 2:25pm

VI. How to Cross-Examine a Tough Expert | 2:25pm – 2:40pm

VII. How to Use and Respond to Objections | 2:40pm – 2:55pm

VIII. Creating and Delivering Closing Arguments | 2:55pm – 3:10pm