Barbara H. Stratton, Esquire, a partner in the Wilmington and Dover, Delaware law firm of Knepper & Stratton, just returned to Delaware from Washington D.C., after attending a two day National Employment Lawyers Assoctiation (NELA) seminar entitled, “Trial Advocacy For The Plaintiff’s Employment Lawyer. ” The seminar was held from March 7 to March 8, 2008 at the L’Enfant Plaza Hotel in Washington D.C.
This two-day seminar, specifically designed for plaintiff’s employment lawyers, featured interactive demonstrations and presentations on successful techniques and strategies for trying employment cases. Topics presented and discussed included:
- Voir dire focus groups;
- Opening statements;
- Closing arguments;
- Presenting your plaintiff’s case-in-chief;
- Direct and cross-examination of witnesses;
- Use of demonstrative evidence;
- Theme development;
- Common defense tactics; and more.