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CLE# 2013-003: Trials of the Century
 
 
Category:    Live CLE Seminars
Date:   Friday, October 11, 2013 / 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:   Anchorage / Hotel Captain Cook
Credits:   5.0 General / 1.0 Ethics
Registration Fee:   $159.00
 
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Todd Winegar, one of America's highest rated CLE speakers, uses actual film footage, re-creations, and verbatim trial transcripts to bring
you a new and unique educational program.  Dramatizations are used, together with original trial photos when no actual film of the trial exists.

 

 

 

 

  

 

8:30 – 10:30 Trials of the Century – Why are they famous, what can we learn from them?
Cross–Examination: OJ Simpson Trial – 1995
Observe the cross-examination of Mark Fuhrman by F. Lee Bailey
• Generally accepted principles of cross-examination
• Adjusting and breaking the principles of effective advocacy to fit the circumstances
• Techniques that can make a cross-examination great See the cross-examination of Ellen Aaronson by Marcia Clark
• How winning the battle can lose the war Watch the carefully structured cross-examination of Criminalist Dennis Fung
• Surprising the witness – Victory is in the documents

10:30 – 10:45 Break (Approximate)

10:45 – 11:40 The Scopes Monkey Trial – 1925
John T. Scopes’ trial for teaching evolution in public school

• Listen to the cross examination of William Jennings Bryan by Clarence Darrow
• See the great guidelines of cross followed
Lindbergh Kidnapping Trial – 1935
• The “annihilating” cross-examination
• Cross can be aggressive if you have “the goods”

11:40 – 12:00 ”Hissteria” Alger Hiss, Statesman or Spy?

• The Ethics of Dealing With Difficult Witnesses and Counsel

12:00 - 1:00  Lunch (On Your Own)

 

1:00 – 1:40 ”Hissteria” - Ethics, Continued

 

1:40 - 2:40 The Nuremberg Trials – 1945-1946 - Cross-examination of the Difficult Witness

View Reich Marshall Herman Goring’s cross examination by U.S. Supreme Court Justice
Robert H. Jackson
• Methods of controlling the difficult witness
• Appealing to the court when violations of control occur

2:40 – 2:55 Break (Approximate)

2:55 – 3:20 The People v. Clarence Darrow – 1911 (L. A. Times Bombing Trial)

Watch Darrow’s closing argument in his own bribery trial
• Darrow’s favorite arguments used in virtually every case
• Putting your client in the white hat.
• Framing the issues
• Flattery will get you everywhere

3:20 – 3:55 The Clinton Impeachment

Favorite arguments with a 21st Century Twist - Great arguments have not changed throughout the years

3:55 – 4:00 What Was the Trial of the Century? - Learning from the Trials of the Century

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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