Join us for a masters’ session on witness preparation. A trial story is told through witnesses and your story is only as good as your witness testimony. One of the hardest things attorneys do in preparing for trial is to work with witnesses to control and shape the narrative. This session will explore the process of preparing three types of critical witnesses – fact witnesses, expert witnesses, and opposing witnesses. This program will cover tips for how to structure the direct examination of fact witnesses to communicate their story in a compelling and persuasive manner, how to turn your experts into effective teachers who will win the battle of the experts, and how to handle opposing witnesses to get the information you need to bolster your case and undercut the other side’s case. Learn techniques for organizing direct and cross examinations for maximum impact, effectively using exhibits in examinations, and reinforcing your trial themes. We will explore how to prepare witnesses to answer the tough questions and how to frame difficult issues. Witnesses need to be in the right frame of mind and we will discuss techniques for overcoming psychological barriers and empowering your witness to improve their credibility on the stand.

Event Date 11-30-2018 8:30 am
Event End Date 11-30-2018 12:40 pm
Individual Price $215.00
Location AMA Conference Center San Francisco

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The Science and Art of Evidence in the Civil Trial
Session 5: Closing Arguments and Post-Trial Procedure

The Science and Art of Evidence in the Civil Trial is a five-part series that will provide attendees with both substantive law and how-to-execute tools to be effective trial lawyers in both California state and federal courts. Session 1 will cover jury selection and opening statements; Session 2 will cover direct- and cross-examination of fact witnesses; Session 3 will cover direct- and cross-examination of expert witnesses; Session 4 will cover hearsay, other evidentiary exclusions, and privileges; and Session 5 will cover the admission / objection to documentary evidence, closing arguments and post-trial motions.

Event Date 10-19-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 10-19-2018 3:30 pm
Individual Price $245.00
Number Hours 5.5 hrs MCLE
Location Westin Bonaventure Hotel

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The Wage and Hour landscape continues to shift, with major developments in federal and state law this year thanks to seismic decisions from the U.S. and California Supreme Courts, along with new legislation and administrative guidance. Bridgeport’s annual conference explores and explains in-depth, the critical and changing aspects of Wage & Hour law litigation. Expert panelists will discuss up-to-the-minute topics such as PAGA; enforceability of arbitration agreements post-Epiq Systems; Dynamex and its implications for the gig economy; individual, franchise and joint employer liability; exemptions; and more.  Successful trial counsel will share strategies for taking wage and hour cases across the finish line and winning. Panelists will also discuss the rules and approaches you can use to successfully mediate and settle cases, and how to make sure those settlements stick. The unique format for the conference will feature an explanation and then discussion of the aforementioned topics. The program is chaired by Catha Worthman of Feinberg Jackson Worthman & Wasow and Andrew Livingston of Orrick.

Event Date 10-05-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 10-05-2018 4:30 pm
Individual Price $385.00
Location JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square

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The ability to plan and take outstanding depositions determines the value of your case, the outcome of dispositive motions, and who wins at trial. From developing the big picture down to formulating the narrowest questions, learn from a faculty of noted trial attorneys that has conducted more than 5,000 depositions. For many clients, your depositions are their only day in court. Make every question count! Learn techniques used by the best trial lawyers to get the most out of every deposition.

Event Date 09-21-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 09-21-2018 4:00 pm
Individual Price $265.00
Location Hotel Indigo LA Downtown

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The class action landscape continued to evolve dramatically in 2017 and 2018. The Epic Systems, American Pipe & Construction, Campbell-Ewald Co., Spokeo and Tyson cases have been decided and issues such as Class Standing, Certification and Use of Statistical Evidence have changed. Arbitration, nationwide class certification, proof of classwide reliance, actual injury and market remedial actions are still issues that dominate class action orders and opinions.  This program will explore the recent SCOTUS decisions, key Circuit level opinions, and their impact on the plaintff and defense bar. For those who dedicate their practice to class actions, whether plaintiff or defense, there is much to review and discuss from the past year.  This program will cover the latest developments in the law of federal class actions as well as procedural advice from leaders in the field. This timely conference will include a discussion of the development of recent major class actions cases and decisions as well as a look at upcoming cases and changing trends in current class action practice. This program is chaired by Beth Terrell, Terrell Marshall Law Group PLLC and Robert  "Bo" Phillips, Alston & Bird.

Event Date 09-14-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 09-14-2018 4:30 pm
Individual Price $355.00
Location San Francisco Marriott Union Square

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The Science and Art of Evidence in the Civil Trial
Session 4: Hearsay, other Evidentiary Exclusions, and Privileges

The Science and Art of Evidence in the Civil Trial is a five-part series that will provide attendees with both substantive law and how-to-execute tools to be effective trial lawyers in both California state and federal courts. Session 1 will cover jury selection and opening statements; Session 2 will cover direct- and cross-examination of fact witnesses; Session 3 will cover direct- and cross-examination of expert witnesses; Session 4 will cover hearsay, other evidentiary exclusions, and privileges; and Session 5 will cover the admission / objection to documentary evidence and closing arguments.

Event Date 09-07-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 09-07-2018 3:30 pm
Individual Price $245.00
Number Hours 5.5 hrs MCLE
Location Westin Bonaventure Hotel

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The Science and Art of Evidence in the Civil Trial
Session 4: Hearsay, other Evidentiary Exclusions, and Privileges

The Science and Art of Evidence in the Civil Trial is a five-part series that will provide attendees with both substantive law and how-to-execute tools to be effective trial lawyers in both California state and federal courts. Session 1 will cover jury selection and opening statements; Session 2 will cover direct- and cross-examination of fact witnesses; Session 3 will cover direct- and cross-examination of expert witnesses; Session 4 will cover hearsay, other evidentiary exclusions, and privileges; and Session 5 will cover the admission / objection to documentary evidence and closing arguments.

Event Date 09-07-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 09-07-2018 3:30 pm
Individual Price $245.00
Number Hours 5.5 hrs MCLE
Location Westin Bonaventure Hotel

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Jurors are telling you how to win cases! If you know how to listen, you can use juror attitudes and beliefs to shape your case, your delivery and even your courtroom demeanor for maximum impact. The faculty for this program has over 10,000 hours in the courtroom trying cases. This seminar is designed for Attorneys and those Involved in Civil or Criminal Law. Everything from jury selection to reactions to attorneys and witnesses to jury deliberations will be discussed with a focus upon practical strategies for dealing with the realities of the juror decision-making process. Learn techniques used by the best trial lawyers to get the the best results - when it matters most.

Event Date 08-10-2018 8:30 am
Event End Date 08-10-2018 4:00 pm
Individual Price $245.00
Location Hotel Indigo LA Downtown

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Jurors are telling you how to win cases! If you know how to listen, you can use juror attitudes and beliefs to shape your case, your delivery and even your courtroom demeanor for maximum impact. The faculty for this program has over 10,000 hours in the courtroom trying cases. This seminar is designed for Attorneys and those Involved in Civil or Criminal Law. Everything from jury selection to reactions to attorneys and witnesses to jury deliberations will be discussed with a focus upon practical strategies for dealing with the realities of the juror decision-making process. Learn techniques used by the best trial lawyers to get the the best results - when it matters most.

Event Date 07-27-2018 8:30 am
Event End Date 07-27-2018 4:00 pm
Individual Price $225.00
Location Hyatt Regency San Francisco CA

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The ability to plan and take outstanding depositions determines the value of your case, the outcome of dispositive motions, and who wins at trial. From developing the big picture down to formulating the narrowest questions, learn from a faculty of noted trial attorneys that has conducted more than 5,000 depositions. For many clients, your depositions are their only day in court. Make every question count! Learn techniques used by the best trial lawyers to get the most out of every deposition.

Event Date 07-13-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 07-13-2018 4:00 pm
Individual Price $270.00
Location Westin South Coast Plaza

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Bridgeport is a State Bar of California approved MCLE provider (11872). We are happy to assist you with CLE in other states. For more information about MCLE, contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (818) 783-7156.
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