Litigation Series Part V: The First Day of Trial

Published: October 8, 2014

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
James M. Hanley U.S. Federal Building and Courthouse
100 South Clinton Street

Syracuse, New York

Your opening statement is prepared, your witnesses are ready and your exhibits are marked, but what else do you need to know (and do) to prepare for and conduct your first day of trial. The Panel will cover issues relating to pretrial submissions, the Final Pretrial Conference, preparation for and effective use of courtroom technology, jury selection and opening statements. The Panel will also offer tips and other practical advice on navigating the first day of trial. (1.5 credits – Professional Practice)


Mitchell J. Katz, Esq., Moderator
Menter, Rudin & Trivelpiece, P.C.

Hon. Frederick J. Scullin, Jr.
Senior United States District Court Judge
U.S. District Court Northern District of New York

Brian Onofry, Esq.
Law Clerk to Hon. Mae A. D’Agostino
U.S. District Court for Northern District of New York

Lori M. Welch
Courtroom Deputy
U.S. District Court Judge Glenn T. Suddaby

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