Individual Viewer

Anatomy of a Trial: Tips & Strategies to Win Your Case

Length: 2 hours 42 minutes

As Judge Herbert Stern notes in his classic Trying Cases to Win, most of us stumble out of schools of law and into courts of law, with little knowledge of how actually to try a case. And few tasks are as intimidating as presenting a case to a jury. But trial practice can be learned and mastered. In this program, leading trial advocates and experienced judges will teach the basics of a federal trial, from voir dire to verdict, and share their “how-to” tips and tricks for victory in the courtroom.

Do not miss the opportunity to hear from Judge Stern, and as a special bonus, live attendees will receive a copy of his book, “Trying Cases to Win: In One Volume”.

Registrants who will view this program via Webcast, DVD or CD will not receive this book; they will receive specially prepared course materials.

Program Co-Chairs: Hon. Sarah Netburn, United States Magistrate Judge United States District Court, SDNY & Philip R. Schatz, Wrobel Schatz & Fox LLP 

CLE credit: New York: 3.0 skills; New Jersey: 3.2 general; California and Pennsylvania: 2.5 general


6:00 – 6:10 p.m. Introduction

6:10 – 7:00 p.m. Nuts and Bolts: Documents, Exhibits, Motions in Limine
Sheila S. Boston, Judge Sarah Netburn and Panel

7:00 – 7:50 p.m. Openings and Closings: Advocacy and Argument
Judge Herbert J. Stern, Ben Rubinowitz and Panel

7:50 – 8:00 p.m. Break

8:00 – 8:50 p.m. Direct Examination, Cross Examination, Impeachment
Philip R. Schatz, Richard A. Williamson and Panel

8:50 – 9:00 p.m. Concluding Remarks and Q&A

Produced By:

New York City Bar Association

Course Materials

  • *Anatomy of a Trial: Materials For Online Viewers
  • Affirmation of Self-Study