Course

Utah Regional Seminar 2020: Cross Examination

Dates

01/24/2020 - 01/26/2020

Tuition

$1,699.00

Location

Salt Lake City, Utah - Peery Hotel

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 With a central location near all downtown Salt Lake City has to offer, two on-site restaurants, and a variety of hotel amenities, The Peery Hotel caters to the discerning modern traveler.

The late 19th and early 20th centuries brought eager speculators to Utah’s mining areas, but it was not until 1910 that a Salt Lake City hotel of incomparable quality was constructed to accommodate the individuals who had discovered wealth in the rich veins of Utah’s hills. Brothers David and Joseph Peery commissioned prominent European architect Charles Onderdonk to build a grand Salt Lake City hotel to accommodate business people and their families, and the resulting Peery Hotel was a three-story showcase of Prairie-style architecture combined with motifs of classical revival influence.

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 leader: Mel Orchard

Staff must arrive by 5PM on January 23.

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 Utah 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.

There will be a room block at the venue hotel; please reference Trial Lawyers College when you call the reservations line: 801-521-4300

 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

Visit the Peery Hotel website: https://www.peeryhotel.com/the-hotel/


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.