The United States District Court for the District of New Jersey, in conjunction with the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey, presents:

How to Try a Case in Federal Court 

Tuesday, December 14, 2021
12:00 – 1:30 pm
Virtual Webinar 

Panel 1: Tips for Expert Communication With a Jury

Moderator: Jeffrey W. Herrmann, Esq., Cohn Lifland Pearlman Herrmann & Knopf, LLP

Tahanie Aboushi, Esq., The Aboushi Law Firm
Michael T. Hensley, Esq., Bressler Amery & Ross, P.C.
Hon. Julien Xavier Neals, U.S. District Judge, District of New Jersey
Tracey Salmon-Smith, Esq., Faegre Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP

Topics will include:

  • Tips for engaging opening statements.
  • Compelling closing arguments.

Panel 2: Preparing and Examining Trial Witnesses

Moderator: David L. Cook, Esq., Sills Cummis & Gross, P.C.

Linda Foster, Assistant Federal Public Defender, Federal Public Defender’s Office
Jamie L. Hoxie, Assistant United States Attorney, District of New Jersey
Edward T. Kole, Esq., Wilentz, Goldman & Spitzer, P.A.

Topics will include:

  • Selecting the right witnesses for your trial.
  • How to prepare fact and expert witnesses.
  • Do’s and don’ts of examining witnesses.
  • How to salvage problems that come up during witness testimony.

This CLE event is free of charge and will be held virtually.

This program is has been by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.8 hours of total CLE credit. Of these, 0 qualify as hours of credit for ethics/professionalism, and 0 qualify as hours of credit toward certification in civil trial law, criminal trial law, workers compensation law and/or matrimonial law.

This course has been approved for 1.5 substantive Pennsylvania CLE credits.