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8:30 – 11:00 Trials of the Century – Why are they famous, what can we learn from them?
 
  Cross–Examination: OJ Simpson Trial – 1995
Observe the cross-examination of Mark Fuhrman by F. Lee Bailey
  ● Accepted principles of cross-examination
● Adjusting and breaking the principles of advocacy to fit the circumstances
● Techniques that can make a cross-examination great.
 
See the cross-examination of Ellen Aaronson by Marcia Clark
  ● How winning the battle can lose the war
 
Watch the carefully structured cross-examination of Criminalist Dennis Fung
  ● Surprising the witness – Victory is in the documents
 
(10:15 – 10:30) Break (Approximate)
 
The Scopes Monkey Trial – 1925
John T. Scopes’ trial for teaching evolution in public school
  ● Listen to the cross-examination of William Jennings Bryan by Clarence Darrow
● See the great guidelines of cross followed
 
11:00 – 12:00 Lindbergh Kidnapping Trial – 1935    (ETHICS)
  ● The Ethics of Dealing With Difficult Witnesses and Counsel
● The Ethics of Rambo Litigation tactics
 
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch
 
1:00 – 2:10 The Nuremberg Trials – 1945-1946    Cross-Examination of the Difficult Witness
View Reich Marshall Herman Goring’s cross-examination by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson
  ● Methods of controlling the difficult witness
● Appealing to the court when violations of control occur
 
2:10 – 2:25 Leopold and Loeb Trial – 1924     Closing Argument Techniques
Listen to Darrow’s arguments and learn to “turn an argument”
  ● Take the same facts, but argue the opposite conclusion
● Attribute the same motives to the opposing party
 
(2:25 – 2:40) Break (Approximate)
 
2:40 – 3:20 The People v. Clarence Darrow – 1911    (L. A. Times Bombing Trial)
Watch Darrow’s closing argument in his own bribery trial
 
     ● Darrow’s favorite arguments used in virtually every case
  ● Putting your client in the white hat.
● Framing the issues
● Flattery will get you everywhere
 
3:20 – 3:55 The Clinton Impeachment
Favorite arguments with a 21st Century Twist - Great arguments have not changed throughout the years
 
3:55 – 4:00 What Was the Trial of the Century? - Learning from the Trials of the Century
 

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