In-Person Seminar Details

Trial Practice Toolkit

July 16th, 2020 from 8:30 am to 4:15 pm Central Time in Jackson, MS

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 Practical discussions on a diverse range of topics for lawyers who litigate!

  • Real-world tips for better negotiation and settlement strategies and techniques
  • Bench trials:  A unique skill set
  • Thoughts on e-discovery and social media/text message evidence
  • Shortcuts for effective legal research and drafting


  • William R Newman of The University of Southern Mississippi
  • Meeting Site

    Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame & Museum

    1152 Lakeland Drive (Just off I-55)

    Jackson, MS  39216

    Agenda for Thursday, the 16th of July 2020

    Agenda is Approximate and Tentative

    8:00am -  8:30am - Registration

    8:30am - 9:45am - Practical Negotiation/Settlement Strategies & Techniques, Part 1 

    9:45am - 9:50am -  Break

    9:50am - 10:30am - Practical Negotiation/Settlement Strategies & Techniques, Part 2 

    10:30am - 10:40am -  Break

    10:40am - 11:30am - Handling Clients & Witnesses Throughout the Litigation Process  

    11:30am - 12:45pm -  Lunch Break (on your own)

    12:45pm - 1:50pm - e-Discovery and Authentication of Electronic Communications: Persistent Stumbling Blocks  

    1:50pm - 2:00pm -  Break

    2:00pm - 2:55pm - Jury Trials: Techniques, Tactics, & Skills  

    2:55pm - 3:00pm -  Break

    3:00pm - 3:15pm - The Unique Challenges of Bench Trials  

    4:15pm - 5:15pm - Recent Trends in Legal Ethics (ethics credit)