Trial Skills College 2020

February 7-8, 2020

OCDLA Office, Eugene

Trial Skills College 2020

February 7-8, 2020

OCDLA Office, Eugene

This program is full.
You may call to be added to the waitlist.

Registration Information


• Pay just $325 ($25 savings) until December 13.
• After December 13 — $350 ($400 after January 24).
• Registration includes two full days of training and includes bagels and coffee each morning, protein snacks during the breaks, and a lunch each day.


LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS.

OPEN TO OCDLA MEMBERS — if we do not fill the 20 spaces with OCDLA members we will open the college to nonmembers.

HOW TO REGISTER.
To ensure geographic and human diversity only two people from the same office may register, and registration is by phone only — call 541-686-8716 today!

The Trial Skills College takes place at the OCDLA office, 101 East 14th Avenue, Eugene.

An intensive two-day training limited to 20 participants focusing on voir dire, opening statements, cross-examination and closing argument.

The program trains trial lawyers in the learn-by-doing approach in a controlled non-threatening environment. The training will significantly advance your skills and confidence as a trial lawyer, no matter your experience level.

Using a prepared case students receive in advance, the program will include lectures, demonstrations, and small group exercises that will include actual voir dire, cross-examination and closing argument. Participants also play the parts of witnesses and jurors, further adding to the real-life feel of the trial experience. The exercises are videotaped and then individually critiqued by an instructor during private meetings with participants.


Special Guest Faculty Member —
John Lentine, Birmingham, AL

Oregon Faculty/Instructors
Russell Barnett
Joshua Cohen

Stephanie Engelsman
Jeni Feinberg
Laura Fine
Conor Huseby
Reid Kajikawa
Ros Lee
Gordon Mallon
Bob Moon
Shaun McCrea
Justin Rosas
Steven Sherlag
Bob Thuemmel


Program and speakers subject to change. 

Cancellation Policy
If you cancel by January 24 you will receive a refund minus a $100 cancellation fee. After January 24 there are no refunds, including for inclement weather.

Lodging
Lodging — The Timbers Inn
The Timbers Inn is just 5 1/2 blocks from the office. Rates are $99, $109 and $129 ppdo depending on room type and date (see below). 

Room rate includes Wifi, parking, hot breakfast, and a ticket for each guest that can be redeemed for a complimentary drink at their bar during a reception each evening, 5 pm- 8 pm. They also provide light snacks during the reception. 

Call the Timbers Inn at 541-343-3345 by Friday, January 24 to make your lodging reservation.

Rates & Room Types & Dates
Th Feb 6 & Fri Feb 7
K or 2Q = $109
Q = $99

Sat Feb 8
K or 2Q = $129
Q = $109

The square footage for the 2 queen bed room and the one King bed room is the same.

The square footage for the 1 queen bed room is smaller.  The size difference between the 2 types of rooms is quite noticeable.


 

Agenda

Program
Moderated by Bob Moon, Baker City, OR

Friday, February 7
7:30 a.m. | Registration, Bagels and Coffee
 
8:00 | Welcome and Introductions

Bob Moon, Baker City

8:15 | Lecture: Case Overview; Theme & Theory Development and What an Actor Knows
John Lentine, Montgomery, AL
 
9:30 |  Lecture: Closing Argument

Conor Huseby, Portland
 
10:15 | Break / Case Consultations — Individual consultations with instructors on closing argument (or any aspect of a skill or a case you are working on) to help prepare for closing argument workshop.
 
10:45 | Small Group Workshop on Closing Argument
 
12:15 | Lunch (included)
 
12:45 | Demo: Closing Argument

Conor Huseby, Portland
 
1:00 | Lecture: Cross-Examination

Justin Rosas, Medford

1:45 | Instructors Demonstrate the Cross/Direct Drill & Pen Drill
Direct & Pen Drill —
Ros Lee, Eugene and Bob Moon, Baker City
Pen Drill — Demonstrator TBA

2:00 | Break

2:05 | Cross-Examination Workshop in Small Groups
• Cross/Direct Drill
• Pen Drill Exercise


2:50 | Break
 
3:05 | Demo: Cross-Examination, Including Controlling a Difficult Witness

Bob Moon, Baker City and Laura Fine, Eugene
 
3:50 | Opening Statement

Demo — Jeni Feinberg, Medford
Lecture — Steve Sherlag, Portland

 
4:20 | Adjourn for the day.
 
 
Saturday, February 8
 
8:00 a.m. | Registration, bagels and coffee
 
8:30 | Small Group Workshop on Cross-Examination
 
10:00 | Break
 
10:05 | Demonstrative Evidence

Joshua Cohen, Fat Pencil Studio, Portland
 
11:05 | Voir Dire

Demo & Lecture — Ros Lee, Eugene
 
12:05 | Break

12:15 | Lunch (included)
 
12:45 | We’re All in the Same Boat — Dealing with the stress and anxiety of preparing for and going to trial

Trial Skills College Instructors

1:00 p.m. | Break
                       
1:05 | Small Group Workshop on Voir Dire
 
3:05 | Break

3:20 | Small Groups — Closing Argument Demos: The Students
 
4:05 |  Break

4:10 | Closing Remarks: Integration of Theme & Theory into Each Aspect of Trial        

John Lentine, Montgomery, AL
 
4:55 | Adjourn.

Program subject to change.

Videos

Venue

The Trial Skills College takes place at the OCDLA office, 101 East 14th Avenue, Eugene, OR 97401.



Lodging — The Timbers Inn
The Timbers Inn is just 5 1/2 blocks from the office. Rates are $99, $109 and $129 ppdo depending on room type and date (see below). 

Room rate includes Wifi, parking, hot breakfast, and a ticket for each guest that can be redeemed for a complimentary drink at their bar during a reception each evening, 5 pm- 8 pm. They also provide light snacks during the reception. 

Call the Timbers Inn at 541-343-3345 by Friday, January 24 to make your lodging reservation.

Rates & Room Types & Dates
Th Feb 6 & Fri Feb 7
K or 2Q = $109
Q = $99

Sat Feb 8
K or 2Q = $129
Q = $109

The square footage for the 2 queen bed room and the one King bed room is the same.

The square footage for the 1 queen bed room is smaller.  The size difference between the 2 types of rooms is quite noticeable.
 
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