Federal court is a different world from state court. Once you enter a federal courtroom to try a case, you ‘ain’t in Kansas anymore! In federal court you won’t likely know your jurors until they’ve told you on the courthouse steps why they convicted your client. From jury selection, handled by judges and not lawyers, to anonymous juries, to closing arguments when prosecutors sum up first and last, federal trial practice is a different animal than its state court counterpart. In this program you will learn what you will be ordered to provide to your adversary and the court prior to trial, how you can possibly master the boxes of documents provided to you on the eve of trial, how to pick the best jury without the benefit of lawyervoir dire, how to navigate the flood of uncharged crime evidence you will face under FRE 404(b), how to utilize the most important of all the federal rules of evidence, how to deal with the implicit biases against the defendant and lawyer, why you must be up and awake and checking your emails at 2 am, and all around best practices to try a case from beginning to end. For the state court practitioner who wants to handle federal trials to the federal practitioner who wants to sharpen their sword, this course is a must view.
NY: 2.0 Professional Practice
NJ: 2.0 General
CA: 1.5 General
PA: 1.5 General (To obtain PA credit, you must send your PA bar registration number to firstname.lastname@example.org upon completion of the course)