Trials of the Century
OU – Schusterman, Learning Center 115
4502 E 41st St., Tulsa, Oklahoma
CLE CREDIT: This course has been approved by the Oklahoma Bar Association Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 6.5 hours of mandatory CLE credit, including 1 hour of ethics.
$225 for early-bird registrations with payment received by November 22nd; Registration received after November 22nd increases $25 and an additional $50 from early-bird rate for walk-ins. To receive a $10 discount for the in-person program, register online. No other discounts apply. This program will not be webcast.
All programs may be audited (no materials or CLE credit) for $50 by emailing ReneeM@okbar.org to register.
CANCELLATIONS: Cancellations will be accepted at any time prior to the seminar date; however, a $25 fee will be charged for cancellations made within four full business days of the seminar date. No requests for refunds or cancellations will be accepted on or after the seminar date.
SEMINAR MATERIALS: The Oklahoma Bar Association is embracing a healthier and greener business environment. Therefore, seminar materials will be provided in electronic format in a separate email prior to the program. If you choose to have a printed version of the materials, prior to the sessions you can download and print them. If you would like a hard copy of the materials, there will be a $25 charge, please call Renee at 405-416-7029.
Todd Winegar, one of America’s highest rated CLE speakers, uses actual film footage, re-creations, and verbatim trial transcripts to bring you a new and unique educational program. Dramatizations are used, together with original trial photos when no actual film of the trial exists. Learn from the Masters.
8:30 am - Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 am – 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
● Generally accepted principles of cross-examination
● Adjusting and breaking the principles of effective 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
11:00 am – Break
11:15 am – 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 followedLindbergh Kidnapping Trial – 1935
● The “annihilating” cross-examination
● Cross can be aggressive if you have “the goods”
11:40 am - Hissteria” Alger Hiss, Statesman or Spy? (ethics)
The Ethics of Dealing With Difficult Witnesses and Counsel ● Hiss’s witnesses included two Supreme Court Justices, two presidential nominees and a solicitor general
12:00 pm – Lunch provided
12:30 pm - ”Hissteria” – continued (ethics)
1:10 pm - 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 pm – Break
2:25 pm - 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
2:50 pm – The Clinton Impeachment
Favorite arguments with a 21st Century Twist - Great arguments have not changed throughout the years
3:25 pm – What Was the Trial of the Century? - Learning from the Trials of the Century
3:30 pm - Adjourn