First Impression. Interview Techniques. Core Documents. Exhibit List. Pleadings Index. Cast of Character and Entities. Opening and Organizing the File. Prep for Initial Interview. Investigation. Motions Practices.
Investigative Techniques: source of info. Doc. Collection and review (liability). Doc collection & review (damages). Direct investigation. Investigation Risk & Pitfalls. Establish Forms (Lay Witnesses; Eyes Witnesses). Check List.
LUANDA - ANGOLA
Tact & Diplomacy.
Self-confidence. Voice & Diction
Personality. Client. Constituency. Persuasive encounter
Trial. Court. Debate. Arguing Case Before Congress or Parliament or Any Panel. Litigation. Political Contest.
Board of Directors.
Settlement: Investigation and research. Evaluation (liability, damages, special damages, opposing party characteristics, client or constituency characteristics). Offer and negotiation. Timing of offer. Manner of offer.
Motion Practice: Initial Pleadings, Responsive Pleadings, Discovery, Dispositive, Evidentiary, Memo/ Brief
Advocacy Preparation: Game Plan; Theory of the Case. Witness(s) Preparation. Proof Charts. Conclusion: Advocacy Preparation Checklist
Opening Statement: Purpose of the Opening Statement. Preparation Issues. Legal Issues. Content. Legal Reminders. Opening Statement Checklist
Direct Examination: Getting Organized: The Witness Notebook. Witness Outline. Effective Direct Examination. Preparing Witness for Direct Examination. Forms: Sample Witness Outline. Witness Analysis. Exhibit Analysis. Checklist for Conducting Examination of a Lay Witness. Preparation and Examination of Expert Witness (Checklist). Checklist for Introduction of Documentary Evidence and Exhibits. Checklist for Using Demonstrative Evidence. Checklist for Making Objections and Excuding Evidence.
Cross-Examination: Introduction. Three Types of Cross-Examination (Constructive Cross; Credibility, and Destructive Cross). Planning Cross-Examination. Effective Cross-Examination. Style of Cross-Examination. Forms: Checklist for Preparing Cross-Examination. Checklist of General Purposes and Techniques for Cross-Examination, Checklist for Cross-Examination of Experts General, Checklist for Cross-Examination of Medical Expert. Sample Question Phrases,
Rebuttal and Post-Trial Motions. Post-Trial Motions. Forms: Checklist of Posrt-Trial Motions. Timetable for Post-Trial Motions.
Jury Instructions: Introduction. Preparation of Request for Instructions. Objections and Exceptions. Form of Veridict
Closing Argument: Introduction. General Considerations. Preparation and Delivery