A full-day MCLE event for trial attorneys, risk managers and jury consultants

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Chicago Mart Plaza

6 MCLE credits, including 1 PMCLE (Ethics) credit

The legal community was provided the opportunity to view a recently videotaped mock trial online for free before the conference, and two hundred attendees watched excerpts from the deliberation at the conference on June 28th. An elite faculty of top trial attorneys and consultants critiqued the trial and the jury’s behavior. Additional panel discussions covered the topics of ethical communication, courtroom demonstratives and strategies for mock trials. Illinois attorneys earned six MCLE credits, including one PMCLE (Ethics) credit.

Understanding Juries through Mocks: Science, Strategies & Style

Peter Baugher, Schopf & Weiss
Martin Dolan, Dolan Law Offices
Diana Karge, AmicusLink

Overview & Fact Patterns of Law Bulletin Seminars 2012 Mock Trial

Peter Mierzwa, Law Bulletin Publishing Company

The Jury’s Deliberation 1: Courtroom veterans discuss the deliberation room dynamics

Hon. William Haddad, Circuit Court of Cook County
Peter Nicholson, Goldberg & Goldberg
John Patton, Patton & Ryan
Alexandra Rudolph, Rudolph Trial Consulting

The Jury’s Deliberation 2: Experts review this jury’s responses to the evidence presented

Patricia Bobb, Patricia C. Bobb & Associates
Hon. Elizabeth Budzinski, Circuit Court of Cook County
Laura Dominiak, Legal Visual Services
Kathleen McDonough, Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney

Seeing is Believing: Effective Jury Management through Demonstratives

Kenneth Allen, Kenneth J. Allen & Associates
Michael Ko, Groundwork Trial Consulting
Gera-Lind Kolarik, Evidence Video

The Jury’s Deliberation 3: Trial attorneys analyze this jury’s struggle to reach a decision

Michael Kujawa, Judge James & Kujawa
Todd Smith, Power Rogers & Smith

Inside the Jurors’ Heads: Revelations from the jury and comments from the trial participants

Hon. Thomas Hogan, Circuit Court of Cook County
Edward McCambridge, Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney
Peter Mierzwa, Law Bulletin Publishing Company
Alexandra Rudolph, Rudolph Trial Consulting
Larry Weisman, Goldberg Weisman Cairo

The Litigator’s Ethical Responsibilities to Opposing Counsel & The Tribunal

Hon. Thomas More Donnelly, Circuit Court of Cook County
Jerry Larkin, Illinois Attorney Registration & Disciplinary Commission
Robert Pavich, Pavich Law Group