89th Annual Meeting of the State Bar of California


At the 2016 89th Annual Meeting of the State Bar of California, I attended two excellent lectures by veteran LA trial lawyer Michael D. Schwartz entitled: 1) The Rules of Evidence: A Trial Lawyer’s Version; and 2) Jury Selection: A Trial Lawyer’s Version. Mr. Schwartz is a former criminal prosecutor, founding member of Trial Advocacy Group, LLC and has tried countless criminal and civil jury trials. Over the years, Mr. Schwartz has distilled his knowledge and experience trying cases into several flow charts or working diagrams useful to new and experienced trial lawyers alike. In particular, Mr. Schwartz’s diagrams used to quickly identify/resolve issues of evidence during trial and to strategically question potential jurors and record information for jury selection are some of the best I’ve seen.

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