Orange County -Masters on Opening Statement and Closing Argument


Featuring some of the truly elite trial lawyers in California

Scope and Purpose

Educating lawyers in the art of trial advocacy is a primary goal of the Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates.
The Orange County Chapter of ABOTA is proud to present an outstanding new program, Masters in Opening Statements and
Closing Arguments. The purpose of this seminar is to provide lawyers with insights from the
bench and from accomplished practitioners into the art of opening and closing. There will be real-time
demonstrations by plaintiff and defense attorneys of effective and convincing opening statements and
closing arguments.

Whether you are a new or seasoned lawyer, whether you represent plaintiff or defense, no matter
what area of law you practice, this program will be of interest to you.
The skills you will see demonstrated are applicable to any civil case, whether IP, Trademark, Personal Injury, Contract, Commercial or otherwise.
This program is intended to benefit attorneys who are just beginning their trial practice, as well as those looking for sophisticated techniques
and approaches to opening and closing. Come see how the Masters do it.

Join us for an optional networking lunch and special lecture by the Honorable Steven L. Perk, preparing you for California’s new one-day expedited jury trial.

MCLE Credit
The Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates has been approved as a continuing legal education provider of Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State of California. This program will qualify for Minimum Continuing Legal Education Credit by the State Bar of California in the amount of 6.25 hours including
1.0 hour of ethics. Add on the optional luncheon topic for a total of 7.25 hours

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Chapman University
Folino Theatre
Orange, California


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Cancellation Policy

Refund Policy: Prepaid tuition minus a $40 administrative fee will be refunded only for written requests received in the ABOTA Foundation Office by April 22, 2011.