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Trial Practice Toolkit

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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 handling clients and witnesses throughout the litigation process
  • Various strategies and tactics to consider with jury trials
  • Shortcuts for effective legal research and drafting, e-discovery, and more!


  • William R Newman of The University of Southern Mississippi
  • James P. Catalano of The Catalano Firm, PLC
  • Meeting Site

    Nashville School of Law

    4013 Armory Oaks Drive

    Nashville, Tennessee

    Agenda for Tuesday, the 17th of December 2019

    Agenda is Approximate and Tentative

    8:00am - 8:30am - Registration

    8:30am - 9:35am - Handling Clients & Witnesses Throughout the Litigation Process   Speaker:  James P. Catalano, Esq.

    9:40am - 10:55am - Jury Trials: Techniques, Tactics, & Skills  Speaker:  Mr. Catalano

    11:00am - 11:45am - The Unique Challenges of Bench Trials  Speaker:  William R. Newman, Esq.

    11:45am - 12:55pm  -  Lunch (on your own)

    12:55pm - 2:15pm - Practical Negotiation/Settlement Strategies & Techniques  Speaker:  Mr. Newman

    2:25pm - 3:00pm - Odds & Ends: e-Discovery and More  Speaker:  Mr. Newman

    3:00pm - 4:00pm - Frequently Overlooked Ethics Issues  Speaker:  Mr. Newman

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