Trial Tactics

Rick Friedman & Roger J. Dodd
Guest Speakers Zoe Littlepage & Rainey Booth

Format: DVD
Condition: New
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In Trial Tactics, legendary trial lawyers Rick Friedman and Roger Dodd present solutions for effectively handling every element of a civil jury trial—from case selection to post-trial motions. Friedman and Dodd bring together their most important methods, discussing how to use Pozner & Dodd’s method of cross-examination in cases where you also use Friedman's Rules of the Road™.

In this recorded CLE presentation, they answer questions that stump even the most experienced lawyers:

  • How to most effectively deal with limited or no voir dire in your jurisdiction
  • Creating a cohesive and empowered jury, starting in voir dire
  • How to deal with a client’s difficult background in voir dire and opening
  • How and when to talk about money with the jury
  • Winning in opening
  • Whether it’s better to use a constructive or destructive cross-examination
  • What you should discuss in your first closing, and what to reserve for your second closing

Also featured are Zoe Littlepage and Rainey Booth—two of America’s leading pharmaceutical litigators—as they discuss the use of creative visual aids and how to work with witnesses, to obtain record-setting verdicts.

This set contains over ten hours of highlights from the full eighteen hours of instruction at the Winter 2014 Elements of Trial CLE.

*Please note: This video includes highlights from an exclusive live event. Due to copyright and other restrictions, this program does not include any written materials from the conference. To learn more about our upcoming CLE events, visit our CLE page or give us a call at 1-800-309-6845.


CD: 642 minutes; 12 discs; 1st edition (2014); ISBN: 978-1941007150
DVD: 642 minutes; 8 discs; 1st edition (2014); ISBN: 978-1941007143
Blu-Ray: 642 minutes; 2 discs; 1st Edition (2014); ISBN: 978-1941007167
Publisher: Trial Guides, LLC

DVD: Disc 1 [55:00]

  1. Introduction by Rick Friedman
  2. Introduction by Roger Dodd
  3. Dealing with Losing
  4. Start with Jury Instructions
  5. Limiting Instructions

DVD: Disc 2 [74:00]

  1. Investigation
  2. Spoliation
  3. Using the Internet to Investigate
  4. Dealing with the Client’s and Defendant’s Use of the Internet or Social Media
  5. Organizing Your Files
  6. Assessing Your Case-in-Chief

DVD: Disc 3 [88:00]

  1. Background on Chevron v. Donziger
  2. Zoe Littlepage on Case Visuals
  3. Q&A with Zoe Littlepage
  4. Rick on Using Drawings in Front of the Jury
  5. Motions In Limine and Trial Briefs

DVD: Disc 4 [98:00]

  1. Introduction to Rainey Booth
  2. Rainey Booth on Witnesses
  3. Witnesses
  4. Preparing Damages Witnesses
  5. Rick and Roger on Witness Preparation
  6. Practical Examples of Witness Preparation
  7. Turning Bad Facts into Good Facts
  8. Q&A on Sponsorship Theory
  9. Bill Barton’s Method of Dealing with Bad Client Backgrounds

DVD: Disc 5 [73:00]

  1. Voir Dire
  2. Rick’s New Ideas on Voir Dire
  3. Q&A on Voir Dire

DVD: Disc 6 [73:00]

  1. Q&A on Voir Dire (Continued)
  2. Q&A on Opening Statements
  3. Different Popular Methods of Trying Cases

DVD: Disc 7 [92:00]

  1. You Don’t Need to Dazzle the Jury to Win
  2. Q&A on Direct Examination
  3. Q&A on Cross-Examination
  4. How “Chapters” in Cross Works with Rules of the Road
  5. Roger Continues on Cross-Examination
  6. Rick on Cross-Examination

DVD: Disc 8 [89:00]

  1. Defining Constructive vs. Deconstructive Cross
  2. The Economic Realities of Depositions
  3. Balancing Work and Family
  4. Should You Call Your Rules of the Road “Rules” in Trial?
  5. Closing Statements Q&A
  6. Dealing with Money in Wrongful Death Cases
  7. Problems with “Talking like a Lawyer”
  8. Dealing with Feeling You are Going to Lose Just Before Closing
  9. Dealing with the Likable Defendant
  10. How do You Ask for Punitive Damages?
  11. Rebuttal Case

Total running time: 10 hours 42 minutes