Sample: Advanced Litigation

A sample track for mid-level and senior litigation associates.

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    Summary Judgment Briefing Strategies

    An advanced strategic discussion of summary judgment motions, whether you’re the moving or opposing party—including deciding whether to move, choosing your arguments, and presenting the facts.

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    Oral Arguments

    Rules, norms, and tips for arguing a motion before a judge; and tips for preparing for an oral argument.

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    Deposition Witness Prep: Reviewing Facts and Documents

    Discussion of how to conduct a witness prep meeting, focusing on preparing the witness for the substantive aspect of the deposition—reviewing the substantive topics and potential exhibits with the witness, and conducting mock questioning.

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    Tips for Taking a Deposition

    Tips and strategies for taking a deposition, including starting the deposition off right, asking questions effectively, dealing with a difficult witness or opposing counsel, and ending the deposition well.

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    Expert Reports: Opinions and Bases

    A nuanced look into how to work with your expert on the opinion section of their report. Walks through a detailed hypothetical to teach how to effectively probe your expert about the analysis and reasoning behind their opinion, then illustrates how to help your expert plan, organize, and ultimately draft the opinion section.

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    Prepping a Witness for Cross

    An advanced discussion on how to prepare your witness for cross examination. Teaches how to educate your witness on the tactics the other lawyer will use, and how they can defuse those tactics. Also covers how to approach mock cross, what to look for in your witness’s mock answers, and how to give effective feedback.

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    Opening Statements

    A walk-through of how to prepare and ultimately deliver your opening statement. Covers how to get the jury’s attention right away, tell your client’s story, introduce key evidence, distill complexities, handle negative evidence, and end with a bang. Also teaches specific things you can do (and not do) to win the jury over.