Education programs to support your CLE needs.
Continuing Legal Education
With over 30 years of experience working on thousands of cases and observing hundreds of actual and mock juries, The Focal Point has developed a series of highly practical education programs. Filled with real-world insights and actual examples, these programs can be tailored to your area of interest and customized to a specific audience.
The Focal Point presents Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs throughout the country to select organizations, law firms, and in-house counsel, and is certified to provide MCLE credit for these programs in the State of California.
Taught by former law school professor G. Christopher Ritter, we offer a wide range of CLE programs including:
A Theory of Jury Selection: Five Characteristics—Psychological and attitudinal characteristics that consistently provide the foundation for juror profiles: Juror Empathy, Psychological Locus of Control, Financial Instability, Authoritarianism, and Cognitive Ability and Motivation.
Understanding How Juries Work So Your Experts Can Help Persuade—Expert witnesses can be crucial in trials involving highly technical topics. Working with your expert to create trial graphics is crucial; without them, even the most attentive jury members may get confused and stop paying attention.
More Than Pretty Pictures—In order to consistently prevail, you need to begin to think visually and produce other persuasion tools that let your jurors see your point.
View From The Hot Seat – Effective Trial Presentation—How to win at trial. An analytical approach from the hot seat.