Trial Practice Track


CLE by the Sea Trial Practice Track
This program track may qualify for up to 12 hours MCLE, all of which may be Injury and Wrongful Death Specialization (up to 4 hours MCLE daily). This track may also include 1 hour ethics.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Integrating Technology Into Pre-Trial Preparation

Learn practical tips for using technology in your office and while preparing for trial. Our panelists take you from witness preparation to accessing client files on your way to the courtroom. Think you already know the ethical rules for using technology? Find out what you don’t.


PROGRAM CHAIR: Robert J. McWhirter Esq.


  • Alex H. Lane, Esq.
  • Patricia A. Sallen, Director of Special Services & Ethics/Deputy General Counsel, State Bar of Arizona

MCLE: May qualify for up to 4 hours MCLE, of which 2 may be ethics.


Friday, July 18, 2014

Getting What You Want From A Jury: Lessons Learned From Top Jury Trial Verdicts


  • Lessons learned from top 10 AZ verdicts and defense verdicts in 2013. Includes recorded video comments from the winning lawyers on keys to success.
  • The vanishing jury trial nationwide-declining jury verdicts
  • 10-year highlights: top 100 from 2004-2013, verdict trends, venue comparison, punitives
  • Significant appellate decisions of past highlighted verdicts (either top 10 and/or defense verdicts)
  • Judge’s perspective on how past verdict analysis can assist at settlement conferences/mediations and how to manage trial issues related to prominent/high profile trials
  • Preview of 2014 verdicts

PROGRAM CHAIR: Kelly MacHenry, Snell & Wilmer, LLP


  • Hon. Robert H. Oberbillig, Maricopa County Superior Court
  • Myles Hassett, The Hassett Law Firm, PLC
  • Patricia Refo, Snell & Wilmer, LLP


MCLE: May qualify for up to 4 hours MCLE.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Persuasion Arts in Action

Nationally recognized trial consultant Marc Bauman explores communication principles and practical presentation techniques all attorneys must possess when presenting their client’s case to a jury.

Effective courtroom communication is a craft - partly science and partly art - and the best trial lawyers understand this.

Preparing your fact pattern and creating a perfect record in court are simply not enough. You must craft your client’s story with precision and investment. Your presence in the courtroom should cause jurors to perceive you as competent, credible and most importantly, human. Stemming from an attorney’s ability to stand, speak, move and gesture with a relaxed confidence.

  PROGRAM CHAIR: Marc Bauman, President & Founder, Bauman Trial Consulting
  MCLE: May qualify for up to 4 hours MCLE.