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Preparing for a Trial as a Solo Attorney: Elements of Proof, the Message, and Organizing Your Case for Trial

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Claude Ducloux
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Join LawPay's Director of Education, Claude Ducloux, for a 60-minute presentation covering:

  • Preparing the Non-Trial-Lawyer for a Trial before the Court;
  • Understanding the business/Ethics side of litigation, and ethics of Fee-setting;
  • Understanding WHY you’re going to court;
  • Developing a trial theme;
  • Defining elements of the case or defense, and evidence required for each;
  • Preparing witnesses ahead of time;
  • Simple yet effective presentation techniques;
  • Scoping out your courtroom/Court Staff ahead of time;
  • Scheduling how you will present your evidence;
  • Understanding standard Objections;
  • Ethical rules about evidence, offers of testimony and the duty to correct false testimony;
  • Drafting your Judgment early, and other necessities;
  • Courtroom Choreography – where you’ll sit or set up, and the room;
  • Keeping track of exhibits and rulings during trial; and
  • Handling your Client throughout the process- reasonable expectations



Claude Ducloux's Profile

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Director of Education


Attorney at Law, Board Certified in Civil Trial and Appellate Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization; LawPay’s Director of Education, Ethics and State Compliance.

Claude E. Ducloux is an Attorney licensed in Texas, Colorado and California who speaks regularly on Legal Ethics, Law Office Management, and Trial-Related topics. In 2011, he won the highest statewide award from the State Bar of Texas for lifetime contribution to CLE, and has been invited to speak in more than 250 programs in since Jan 1, 2009, and serving as course director of numerous institutes and advanced courses. Mr. Ducloux has a long legacy of bar service, including being President of the Austin Bar Association, and serving as Chair of almost every major Bar-related entity, as well as the Texas Bar Foundation.

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