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Preparing for Trial as a Solo Attorney: Your Message, Elements of Proof, and Organizing your Presentation

Total Credits: 1.0 CLE, 0.5 Ethics

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Trial Practice |  Solo & Small Firm
Original Program Date:
May 25, 2021


Claude E. Ducloux, Board-Certified in both Civil Trial Law and Civil Appellate Law, by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and former Chair of the Texas Center for Legal Ethics will present a 60-minute PowerPoint covering:
· Preparing the Non-Trial-Lawyer for a Trial before the Court
· Understanding the Business/Ethics Side of litigation, and ethics of Fee-setting;
· Understanding WHY you’re going to court
· Developing A trial Theme
· Defining Elements of case or defense, and evidence required for each
· Preparing Witnesses ahead of time;
· Simple yet effective presentation techniques
· Scoping out your courtroom/Court Staff ahead of time;
· Scheduling how you will present your evidence;
· Understanding standard Objections
· Ethical rules about evidence, offers of testimony and the duty to correct false testimony
· Drafting your Judgment Early, and other necessities
· Courtroom Choreography – where you’ll sit or set up, and the room
· Keeping track of exhibits and rulings during trial
· Handling your Client throughout the process- reasonable expectations

This will be via an annotated PowerPoint presentation, which will be made available to the participants. Presenter will answer questions, and provide follow-up to audience following the presentation.

Claude Ducloux, Law Offices of Claude E. Ducloux