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Michael Tigar, Hard Cases: Making It Look Easy: Webcast: Live | InReach (Prof. Education Group)
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When: Friday, January 26, 2018
Log-in: 1:00 PM | Program: 1:15 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: Webcast: Live (InReach)

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CLE CREDITS: 3.5, including 1.0 ethics

Artists understand how to present complex ideas in an easily digestible manner—to focus your attention on the important theme or story within the broader landscape. Michael Tigar summons the works of great painters, poets and philosophers to give you a wealth of inspiration for defining the theory (not theories) of your case.  


Witnesses can be fickle … memory too. Combined, they invite confusion at best and they can be a catalyst for catastrophe. Tigar offers practical, courtroom-proven tactics for preparing your witnesses and for preparing yourself to examine — direct and cross — with precision and clarity.


Even with a concise theory and precise exposition, the success of your client’s case ultimately lies in the minds of the judge and jurors. Well, the polarized climate that pervades the world outside the jury room does not cease to exist as jurors cross that threshold. Bridging the gap of strongly-held, yet opposing opinions among jurors requires early attention and continuous reinforcement. Michael’s observations and instruction will guide you toward successfully bridging the gap.


Ethical rules of are of course the basis for professional discipline.  However, they are also guideposts for professional success. Michael exposes some subtle traps worthy of attention and goes further to explain how to incorporate the rules into your routine as a constructive and powerful force.



  • The Theory (not Theories) of Your Case
  • Missed Opportunities: Using the Right Words—and Not Too Many of Them
  • Witness Preparation, Direct and Cross-Examination
  • The Ethical Traps into Which Even Good Lawyers Sometimes Stumble


MSBA Member: $150
Non-Members: $180



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