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Courtroom Skills and Strategies

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A 7-Hour in-person seminar in Nashville that presents wide array of practical tips for fine-tuning your skills in the courtroom -- and in deposition and motion practice.  Topics discussed include:

  • Practical deposition tips, including how to prep your client for deposition, how to depose expert witnesses, and how to defend your own expert in a deposition
  • Motions in limine:  How to get the most of this often overlooked litigation tool
  • Fine tuning your direct examination and cross examination techniques
  • How to accentuate your closing argument with effective visual aids
  • The ethics of confidentiality:  What you may not know!


  • William R Newman of The University of Southern Mississippi
  • Keith D. Obert of Obert Law Group
  • Meeting Site

    Nashville School of Law

    4013 Armory Oaks Drive

    Nashville, TN  37204-4577

    Agenda for Monday, the 17th of December 2018

    Agenda is Approximate and Tentative

    8:00am - 8:30am  - Registration

    8:30am - 9:35am - Motions in Limine:  The Under-Utilized Weapon  -  William R. Newman, Esq.

    9:35am - 10:35am - Direct-Examination:  Fine-tuning your Skills   -  Keith D. Obert, Esq.

    10:35am - 10:45am - Break

    10:45am - 11:50am - Cross-Examination:  Knowing your Objectives  -  Mr. Newman

    11:50am - 1:00pm - Lunch Break (on your own)

    1:00pm  -  2:15pm -  Depositions from A to Z:  Preparing Clients for a Deposition, plus the Intricacies of Expert Witness Depositions  -  Mr. Obert

    2:15pm -  2:20pm -  Break

    2:20pm -  2:55pm - Effective Use of Visual Aids in Closing Argument  -  Mr. Newman

    2:55pm - 3:00pm  -  Break

    3:00pm - 4:00pm   -  The Ethics of Confidentiality:  What You May Not Know!  (ethics hour)  -  Mr. Newman

    4:00pm - 5:00pm  -  *Bonus Ethics Hour  -  Mr. Newman