Virtual Lawyering: Reaching Your Audience During the Pandemic
Monday, April 12, 2021 | 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
For New York Attorneys: Newly admitted attorneys (those admitted to the New York State Bar for two years or less) may participate in Skills CLE courses in live, nontraditional formats, where questions are allowed during the program (through June 30, 2021 per recent guidance of the CLE Board – for more information, click here).
$119 for Members | $219 for Nonmembers
Members who are Law Students, Recent Law Graduates, Newly Admitted Lawyers (admitted for the first time in any state or country 2019-2021), In-House/Corporate Counsel, Judges, or attorneys that practice within the Government, Academic or Not-for-Profit sectors attend this program for free.
New York: 1.5 Skills
New Jersey: 1.8 General
California: 1.5 General
Pennsylvania: 1.5 General
Connecticut: Available to Licensed Attorneys
This program provides transitional/non-transitional credit to all attorneys
The rapid emergence and continuing use of remote litigation-related proceedings has increased the need for effective advocacy skills. Remote proceedings, via digital meeting and online platforms, create new challenges for lawyers, putting some into unfamiliar surroundings and requiring all lawyers to advance their clients’ interests and maintain professional composure while dealing with technical glitches or interruptions. This webinar will examine how lawyers might hone their skills to be effective remotely in various stages of litigation, including conferences with judges and opposing counsel, bench and jury trials, and oral arguments before judges and juries. The presenters will consider differences in advocacy skills when lawyers are before a court by audio or video conferences as opposed to in-person appearances and offer tips for effective oral advocacy in virtual proceedings; examine challenges to direct and cross-examination of witnesses in virtual proceedings; suggest best practices to reach juries that are participating remotely or in socially distanced courtrooms, including opening and closing arguments; and provide insights into post-pandemic proceedings and how lawyers might respond to opportunities for court appearances in-person or virtually.
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Gail Gottehrer, Law Office of Gail Gottehrer LLC
Ronald J. Hedges, Senior Counsel, Dentons
Nicole Lancia, Attorney, National Labor Relations Board