Masters of Litigation

The fifth annual joint seminar program presented by Temple University Beasley School of Law and the American College of Trial Lawyers

November 12, 2021
9:00AM – 1:30PM
Online Event

CLE: 3 Substantive, 1 Ethics

About the Program

Mastery of litigation skills is the hallmark of both the American College of Trial Lawyers and Temple’s Advocacy Program. This 4 hour CLE, with one ethics credit and three substantive credits, will teach advanced advocacy skills. Skills covered will include sentencing advocacy, ethical problems and responses, the art of cross-examination, and “brain lessons,” a discussion of advocacy and persuasion lessons from the world of cognitive psychology. This is the fifth of what is an annual collaboration between the ACTL and Temple Advocacy. This Masters of Litigation event will be hosted online via Zoom.

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9:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Sentencing Advocacy
Presenters: Hon. Gerald McHugh, Linda Dale Hoffa, Robert Livermore, and Leigh Skipper

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Ethics Presenters: Thomas J. Duffy and Heather Hansen

11:00 AM – 11:15 AM
15-Minute Break

11:15 AM – 12:15 PM
“Brain Lessons” – Cognitive psychology, social science, and lessons for advocacy and persuasion
Presenters: Professors Grant Rost and Jules Epstein

12:15 -12:30 PM
15-Minute Break

12:30 -1:30 PM
Gifts of Cross-Examination: approaches to disciplining witnesses, increasing listening skills on cross,
and benefiting from an adverse witness’ answers
Presenters: Professors Marian Braccia, Elizabeth Lippy, and Temple Law adjunct faculty member Professor Kristen Feden


Regular Attendee$100.00
Temple Alumni$75.00
ACTL Members$75.00
Public Interest Lawyers$50.00
Temple Faculty and StaffFree