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"Anatomy of a Trial" Author, Legal Experts to Speak Mar. 31

University of Maryland School of Law, MICPEL, and Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler present

"Anatomy of a Trial:
A Primer for Young Lawyers"


Program, Reception and Book Signing
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
5:30 7:30 p.m.
Ceremonial Courtroom
University of Maryland School of Law

Admission is Free. Please RSVP to bburry@micpel.edu or call 410-659-6730, ext. 109

A classic legal text, Mark Sandler's "Anatomy of a Trial" reveals the secrets of effective courtroom advocacy like no other legal "how-to." Centered on the real world criminal trial of a political fundraiser, the book takes readers from voir dire to verdict, offering candid, no-nonsense pointers on how to try fiercely contested cases.

Arising from a star-studded fundraiser in Los Angeles, the case in question highlighted the intersection of Washington politics, campaign finance, and Hollywood celebrity. In Sandler's hands, the trial serves as a laboratory in which to discover essential lessons about litigation. With examples from the transcript, he illustrates timeless strategies for opening statements, witness examinations, and closing arguments.

Join Mr. Sandler and distinguished members of the bench and faculty who will offer invaluable insights about persuasion and technique.

Introduction:
Jerome Deise, Professor of Law

Presentations:
"The Theme of the Case"
Larry S. Gibson, Professor of Law, moderator

"Opening Statement: a View from the Bench"
Paul Mark Sandler, trial attorney and author

"Witness Examinations: a View from the Bench"
Marvin J. Garbis, United States District Judge

Paul W. Grimm, United States Magistrate Judge

"Closing Arguments"
Paul Mark Sandler

The "Anatomy of a Trial" book will be available to students at a 50% discounted price.


Posted by Gynene Sullivan on 3/16/09

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