Forty-five states may have mandatory continuing legal education (CLE) requirements for attorneys – but all litigators and litigation support staff, wherever they are located, have a duty to stay informed and maintain their skills. Whether you are a first chair litigator or a litigation paralegal, given the pace of change in trial technology and trial strategy, it can be a challenge just to keep up with the latest trends.
One of the benefits that we enjoy as litigation consultants is that we are in trial more or less every day of the year. In contrast, even a major litigation law firm will find itself in trial perhaps a dozen times a year, and that is across the entire firm. These days, an attorney can make partner at a litigation law firm without ever participating in a jury trial.
Given the amount of trial experience that we have and our exposure to a variety of litigators, corporate counsel and litigation support staff, our litigation consultants are among the first to learn new styles and new techniques in the courtroom.
With this in mind, A2L Consulting has offered free CLE courses both live and in person over the last 17 years. Our litigation consultants take great pleasure in the work they do, and they are happy to teach others what works and what doesn’t work in today’s courtroom.
We have state bar accredited CLE programs already available in a number of states. If one does not exist for your state, we are normally able to obtain approval in a short amount of time.
We are happy to provide these CLE seminars free of charge and will teach them either in person, online or via a combination of the two techniques. The topics of our programs include:
- The effective use of demonstrative evidence
- Litigation graphics lessons for patent counsel from a fellow patent litigator
- Making use of an e-brief
- Using Trial Director to display evidence at trial
- Secrets of great opening statements
- Making great litigation timelines
- Selecting the best jury for your case
If there is a need to cover another topic, whether graphics or trial technology related or not, please let us know.
We have presented our CLE programs at top law firms throughout the country. Over the last several years, these have included such firms as Williams & Connolly; Greenberg Traurig; Williams Mullen; Dickstein Shapiro; Wilmer Hale; McGuire Woods; Arent Fox; Holland & Knight; Becker Poliakoff; White & Case; Seyfarth Shaw; Baker Botts; Finnegan Henderson; Foley & Lardner; Bean, Kinney & Korman; Stein Sperling; and Middleton Reutlinger.
We have also presented programs for the U.S. Department of Justice and for the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG).