Litigation Section to Host Summer Conference

The State Bar of Michigan Litigation Section will host a summer conference called, “Trial Evidence: Artistry & Advocacy in the Courtroom,” from July 22 through July 24 at Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville.

The summer conference will feature an all-day presentation by Thomas A. Mauet, Milton O. Riepe professor of law and director of Trial Advocacy at the University of Arizona College of Law in Tucson, Arizona. He has contributed to 34 editions of eight best-selling books on the legacy of litigation training in the United States and abroad. Professor Mauet received the Richard S. Jacobson Award for excellence in teaching trial advocacy from the Roscoe Pound Institute. He served as the Howrey Professor of Trial Advocacy at George Washington University National Law Center and as a faculty member of the Harvard Law School Trial Advocacy Workshop.

Conference attendees will have the chance to meet Professor Mauet at a cocktail reception on Friday evening, before learning from him in a series of seminars on Saturday, covering such topics as general and special relevance; character traits; exceptions in statements, records, and spontaneous statements; witness competency; hearsay, non-hearsay, and hearsay exceptions; direct examination; seven methods of impeachment; cross examination; rehabilitation; seven groups of exhibits; the original documents rule; and more.

Register to attend the conference by July 18. It will cost $165 for section members and $195 for non-section members. For more information, to register for the conference, and to register for lodging, visit the Litigation Section home page.