DAYL is excited to host the popular Trial Skills Boot Camp half-day CLE program on Saturday, June 20, 2020. In addition to the return of the Trial Skills Boot Camp, DAYL will offer a two supplemental CLE programs to compliment the Boot Camp. Save the dates below and stay tuned for future updates, including RSVP information.

Each of the below programs will utilize the following hypothetical. Please review before attending or participating in any of the below programs.

April 14 – Trial Skills CLE
Topic: Pre-Trial Conferences
Noon via Zoom

Speakers Include:

The Honorable U.S. District Judge Ada Brown, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas
The Honorable Judge Melissa Bellan, County Court at Law No. 2, Dallas County, Texas
Sarah Rogers, Partner, Crain Brogdon Rogers, L.L.P.
Eric Pinker, Partner, Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann, LLP


June 20 – Trial Skills Boot Camp
Topic: Nuts and Bolts of Trial – Opening Statements
9:30 am – 12:30 pm via Zoom

This CLE will focus on the Nuts and Bolts of Opening Statements through a panel demonstration and discussion from 9:30 – 11:00am.  Speakers include: Leon Carter, Laura Benitez Geisler, Chris Hamilton, and Judge Maricela Moore.

Following the panel demonstration, join us from 11:00am – 12:30 pm for an experiential learning component utilizing virtual breakout rooms where participants will receive real-time feedback from experienced litigators and judges. Participating judges and seasoned attorneys include Judge Martin Hoffman, Judge Bonnie Goldstein, Steve Aldous, Shawn Thompson, Heather Long, Mike Moore, Krisi Kastl, Sarah Rogers, Jonathan Childers, Paul Genender, Dave Wishnew, Ann Marie Arcadi, Marc Katz, Mark Johanson, Michael K. Hurst, Manuel Berelez, Vanessa Griffith, Chris Hamilton, Leon Carter, Pat Montes, Scott Palmer, Amy Stewart, Alex More, Lance Currie, Michael McCabe, Melanie Okon, and Zeke Fortenberry. 


October 15 – Trial Skills CLE
Topic: Jury Charges and Preserving Error
Noon via Zoom


Justice Ken Molberg, Fifth District Court of Appeals
Leslie Chaggaris, Partner, Reese Marketos LLP
Morgan A. McPheeters, McPheeters Law, PLLC
David Coale, Partner, Lynn Pinker Hurst & Schwegmann, LLP

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