On October 16, 2018, Bennett & Belfort, P.C. Partner, Todd Bennett, shared his trial experience with attendees at the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education’s Trying Civil Cases, program in Boston.
In this unique program, attendees heard from a panel consisting of: Attorney Bennett, the Honorable Paul D. Wilson, Justice of the Massachusetts Superior Court; Lindsey M. Burke, Director at Kenney & Sams, P.C.; and Warren F. Fitzgerald of Fitzgerald Dispute Resolution LLC. The panel discussed their commentary and experiences relating to a mock trial performed by William J. Dailey, III of Sloan and Walsh LLP and Valerie A. Yarashus of Meehan, Boyle, Black & Bogdanow, P.C.
The program covered everything from pre-trial motions through closing arguments. Attendees also had the opportunity to see how jurors view the case from the jury box, and to vote on the winner.
It was particularly interesting to hear from the Honorable Judge Wilson with respect to how judges expect attorneys to conduct themselves at trial, as well as from different attorneys, some of whom represent companies and some of whom represent individuals.
Attorney Bennett was honored to contribute to this “real time” teaching tool for attorneys just embarking on, or hoping to improve, their civil litigation practices.