Wednesday, April 29, 2015
from 10:00 a.m.  to 11:45 a.m.  EDT
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James M. Hanley Federal Bldg., Syracuse, New York (Live)

video conferenced to:
James T. Foley Courthouse
Albany, New York

also video conferenced to:
Alexander Pirnie Federal Building
Utica, New York


Melissa Withers
NDNY Federal Court Bar Association, Inc.


The CLE Committee Presents:

"Trial Practice and Evidence Series Part I:
Trial Preparation"

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

James M. Hanley Federal Building
100 S. Clinton St., Jury Assembly Room, 7th Floor
Syracuse, New York

this program is video conferenced to:

James T. Foley Courthouse
445 Broadway
New Room Location:
5th Floor-Video Conference Room

Albany, New York

this program is also video conferenced to:
Alexander Pirnie Federal Building
10 Broad Street
Utica, New York

10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
Registration opens at 9:30 a.m.
R.S.V. P. by Friday, April 24, 2015

This is the first of a multi-part series, which will discuss trial techniques, strategy and evidentiary considerations for all phases of a trial.  This session will cover the steps that should be taken to prepare a case for trial in federal court.  Topics will include assessment of the evidence necessary to prove your case; selection of a “theory of the case”; identifying potential witnesses and exhibits; determining how to “lay the foundation” for the admission of exhibits; identification of “problem” witnesses and developing strategies to deal with them; organizing documentary evidence and witness statements; familiarizing yourself with the courtroom and the judge; and preparing visual aids.  This session will include discussion of Federal Rules of Evidence governing authentication [Rules 104(b), 901, and 902] and use of summary charts [Rule 1006]. 


John G. Duncan, Esq.
Executive Assistant United States Attorney
Northern District of New York

Steven D. Clymer, Esq.
Chief, Appellate Division, United States Attorney’s Office
Northern District of New York

This program will provide 2.0 credits toward the skills requirement.

This program is appropriate for newly admitted and experienced attorneys and ahs been approved for interactive video conference (VCN) for newly admitted attorneys.
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R.S.V.P. for CLE by Friday, April 24, 2015.