Advanced Trial Advocacy Institute

Seattle, Washington
Monday, June 02, 2014
Advanced Trial Advocacy Institute
Monday, June 02, 2014 8:15 AM -
Friday, June 06, 2014 1:00 PM (Pacific Time)

Seattle University School of Law
Fred Dore Courtroom, Sullivan Hall 105
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, Washington 98122-1090
United States

Designed by national experts Professors Marilyn Berger and Ron Clark, the Advanced Trial Advocacy Institute offers a proven conceptual approach to trial practice combined with premier trial principles and strategies for every phase of trial from preparation through closing argument. During the week-long course, the best of the best trial lawyers and faculty will provide you with lectures and demonstrations of successful trial skills.

Above all, you will prepare and try a case, including conducting jury selection, presenting opening statement and closing argument and examining expert and lay witnesses. Seasoned and skilled trial attorneys as well as communication specialists will provide feedback and  pointers on your performances. Also, your presentations will be video recorded for one-on-one video review with faculty.  

TuitionGeneral registration: $1499.00; Seattle University School of Law Alumni: $1399.00  (31.5 CLE Credits)

Topics to be addressed include:

Developing Case Theories, Themes and Trial Strategies
Courtroom Communication Techniques
Trial Preparation and Planning
Effective Jury Selection
Convincing Opening Statement
Conducting a Compelling Direct Examination
Presenting and Attacking Expert Testimony
Creating Dynamic Trial Visuals
Today's Courtroom Technology
Trial Ethics and Avoiding Pitfalls
Impeachment and Concession Cross-Examination
Persuasive Closing Argument

Faculty include more than 20 accomplished trial lawyers, judges, and communication specialists. Among them: Amy Forbis, president of the American Board of Trial Advocates; Thomas Lemly, president of the Washington State Committee of American College of Trial Lawyers; Judge John Erlick; Karen Koehler; Sim Osborn; Jeffrey Tilden; Lisa Marchese; and Craig Smith, senior trial consultant, Prolumina – Litigation Strategies.


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Payment Instructions

  • Payment Instructions

    • Credit cards are the default payment option for online registration.

      Payment by check:  Use the drop-down menu on the payment page to select the "check" payment option. Please make check(s) payable to Seattle University School of Law CLE and attach or include information identifying the registrant(s) and program attending. Mail to Seattle University School of Law, CLE Dept. Sullivan Hall, 901 12th Avenue, Seattle WA 98122-1090. Please call (206) 398-4233 with any payment questions.

      Group Registration: For group discounts, contact:

      Cancellations:  The last day to cancel your registration for this program is 5:00pm Friday, May 15, 2014. A $35 administrative fee is charged for cancellations. After May 15th, cancellations will not be refunded. However, substitute attendees are welcome. Please inform us of substitutions at or (206) 398-4233.

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