Course

Missouri Regional Seminar 2020: Cross Examination

Dates

03/27/2020 - 03/29/2020

Tuition

$1,699.00

Location

Kansas City, Missouri - Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza

About “Cross-examination is simply storytelling in another form. Cross-examination is the time in a trial in which we tell our story to the jury though the adverse witnesses and, in the process, test the validity of the witness’s story against our own.” - Gerry Spence

The TLC Seminar on Cross Examination will introduce you to TLC’s advanced cross exam methods including the “soft cross” and “controlled cross” that empower trial lawyers to tell their clients’ stories thru a winning cross examination. Taught by an accomplished faculty team of TLC-trained experienced trial attorneys, as well as behavioral experts, this course will be a “hands-on” experience. You will learn TLC cross exam methods by doing, not suffering through endless lectures. Come join us and learn to turn the opposing witnesses from antagonists into witnesses whose testimony supports your case and helps you achieve justice for your clients.

Location Experience the exciting Power & Light District, the shops and restaurants of Country Club Plaza and Sprint Center events near our hotel.

The energy of Kansas City surrounds you when you stay at Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza. Our pet-friendly, boutique hotel welcomes you with spacious suites, thoughtful amenities and exceptional service for your Missouri stay. Every room in this all-suites hotel offers a plush Sheraton signature bed, microwave, mini-refrigerator, ergonomic workstation, flat-screen TV and a sofa bed. Club-level rooms grant access to our Sheraton Club Lounge, with amenities like complimentary breakfasts and afternoon hors d'oeuvres. Take a dip in our heated indoor/outdoor pool or exercise in the state-of-the-art fitness center. Delicious dining awaits at The Gallery restaurant and lounge. Host everything from an executive board meeting to an intimate wedding in our recently renovated event spaces. Experience the exciting Power & Light District, the shops and restaurants of Country Club Plaza and Sprint Center events near our hotel. We're also minutes from the Kansas City Convention Center and the Sea Life Aquarium.

Faculty

All Trial Lawyers College courses are taught by graduates of the College, who volunteer their time, talents and resources to provide high-quality training not offered in any other CLE program. Because our faculty are volunteers, and are actively practicing in their respective firms, our faculty list is subject to change.

Course leaders: Kim Benjamin & Kurt Kerns

Staff must arrive by 5PM on March 26.

Schedule

SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE UP UNTIL SEMINAR DATE

OPENING DAY

Friday:

  • 8 - 9 am: Registration
  • 9AM - 9PM: Large Group Session, Breakouts, Meals


Saturday:

  • 8AM - 9PM: Large Group Session, Breakouts, Meals


Sunday:

  • 8AM - 12:30PM: Large Group Session, Breakouts, Meals
  • The seminar will adjourn by 12:30PM

 

An email with course schedule will be sent to registered participants prior to the course.

Important Details


CLE Credits

Pending CLE approval by the Missouri State Bar.


Course Materials & Prerequisites

Several articles are required reading as a part of your course but you are not required to read them prior to the course. Printed copies will not be provided to you, but may be downloaded at any time from the TLC website (https://www.triallawyerscollege.org/register-for-a-course/course-materials/).

 

Applicants must be a member of their State Bar in good standing, and actively practicing law. Applicants must also be a plaintiff's lawyer, public defender, or a criminal defense lawyer. TLC does not offer training to attorneys who are an employee of a corporation, insurance firm or of the federal government.


Food, Lodging & Roommates

The Regional Constellation Seminar fee does not include sleeping room charges or airport shuttle. The student is responsible for making their own sleeping room and transportation arrangements for this seminar.

The course fee ($1699) includes tuition, and meals during the seminar. Sleeping rooms must be reserved directly with the seminar hotel, and you may use the online link: https://www.marriott.com/event-reservations/reservation-link.mi?id=1562093112398&key=GRP&app=resvlink

 Course registration deadline is the Monday prior to the course start date unless the course is sold out prior to that date. Because these constellations are limited to 40 students, we anticipate these courses will sell out early.


Travel Information

Sheraton Suites Country Club Plaza
770 W 47th St,
Kansas City, MO 64112
Phone: (816) 931-4400


Refunds & Cancellations

The entire balance for a TLC course is due 90 days after the start date of the course, unless other arrangements have been made with the Registrar or Financial Officer. Any registrations made within 5 days of the start of the course must be paid in full at the time of registration. Tuition payments are only transferable to another TLC course within the same calendar year or to a substitute participant for the same course. Cancellations must be e-mailed to TLCs Registrar, registrar@triallawyerscollege.org.

For all courses except Graduate I and Graduate II: Cancellations received at least 14 calendar days prior to the course will receive a full refund. Cancellations received 13 – 6 calendar days prior to the course will receive a 50% refund. We regret that no refunds can be made 5 days or less prior to the start date of the course.

Graduate I and Graduate II Course Cancellation Policy: Applications to a graduate program must be submitted by the deadline: midnight on February 14, 2020. No tuition fee will be required to accompany an application. By the end of February, applicants for both Grad 1 and 2 will be notified as to their acceptance status. If a student is offered a spot, upon his/her acceptance they will be required to submit a $500.00 non-refundable deposit to confirm that spot; and then make payment arrangements with Lori Schmidt, our Financial Officer, to ensure full payment of the tuition due by commencement of the August Course (taking into consideration any scholarships that have been granted.) Except for the non-refundable $500.00 deposit, the traditional cancellation policy outlined above will apply.