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Family Law Trial Skills Development Series - Part 1 Pre-Trial Prep & Trial Prep

 Export to Your Calendar 2/6/2020
When: Thursday, Feb 6-Mar 5-Apr 2-May 7, 2020
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 pm
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Middlesex County Courthouse
56 Paterson Street
Courtroom 201
New Brunswick, New Jersey  08901
United States
Contact: Jonathan Cowles
732.828.3433, x. 102

Online registration is available until: 2/6/2020
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Family Law Trial Skills Development Series

Thursdays - Feb 6-Mar 5-Apr 2-May 7, 2020
Middlesex County Courthouse - Courtroom 201 - New Brunswick
1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.



Hon. Deborah J. Venezia, PJ, Family

Hon. John A. Jorgensen, JSC

Hon. Daniel Brown, JSC
Hon. Peter J. Barnes, III, JSC

Hon. Sheree Pitchford, JSC

Family Law Attorneys:
Elliot Solop, Esq.; Megha Thakkar, Esq.;
  Steven Enis, Esq.; Glynn Dwyer, Esq.; Angela Pastor, Esq.
Howard Duff, Esq.; David Carton, Esq.; Abby Webb, Esq.;
and Howard Bachman, Esq.

Part 1 - Pre-Trial Prep & Trial Prep
Thursday, February 6, 2020 @ 1:30pm

  • Pre-Trial Trial Prep:
    •  Developing a Theory and Theme
    • Identifying Witnesses
    • Thinking About Evidentiary Foundations During Discovery
    • Considering pendente lite  Motions and Motions in limine
  • Trial Prep
    • Getting Organized
    • Trial Binders/Technology
    • Start with Your Closing
    • Telling Your Client’s Story Through Witnesses and Documents

Part 2 - Domestic Violence Trials
Thursday, March 5, 2020 @ 1:30pm

  • Introduction to the Domestic Violence Act
  • Procedures and Strategies of Handling Domestic Violence Cases
  • Domestic Violence Trials
    • Rules of Evidence
    • Witness Credibility
    • Spousal Privilege
  • Judicial Perspective
    • Tips from the Bench

Part 3 - Direct/Cross Examination & Closing Arguments
Thursday, April 2, 2020 @ 1:30pm

  • Direct & Cross Examination
    • Theory and Concepts
    • Rules Governing Cross Examination
    • Direct/Cross Examination of a Plaintiff
    • Direct/Cross Examination of a Defendant
  • Closing Argument
    • Concepts and Theory
    • Rules and Case Law
    • Use of Demonstratives
    • Staying in Bounds
      • Pushing the Envelope v. Mistrial

Part 4 - Experts
Thursday, May 7, 2020 @ 1:30 p.m.

  • Experts
  • The Rules of Evidence Governing Experts
  • Case Law Overview Governing Experts
  • Doing Your Homework—Prepping for Cross
  • Qualifying Experts
  • Direct Examination of an Expert
  • Cross Examination of an Expert

This series has been approved by the BCLE of the Supreme Court of NJ for 3.5 hours of total CLE credit each session, including credits towards matrimonial certification. (Recognized for NY CLE Credit.)


Co-Sponsored by the Union County Bar Association


MCBA|UCBA Member Tuition: $65 per session; $195 per 4-part series


Non-Member Tuition:  $125 per session; $375 per 4-part series


To RSVP:  Online RSVP | RSVP Form | Call 732.828.3433, x. 102

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