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Take Back the Courtroom IV: Overcoming Obstacles in Litigation (Miami, FL)

  • Eden Roc Luxury Hotel 4525 Collins Avenue Miami Beach, FL, 33140 United States (map)

Trial Guides is proud to announce the fourth Take Back the Courtroom CLE event. This two-day, intensive CLE brings together three of America’s greatest trial lawyers: Rick Friedman, Roger Dodd, and Randi McGinn (plus guest speakers Nicholas Rowley and Keith Mitnik). They will teach you all of the skills necessary to win even the most difficult trials.

This event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. The cost varies based on your level of experience:

  • $1,200 per person for those lawyers who have practiced for more than five years.
  • $600 per person for those who have practiced less than five years if they are registered with Trial Guides’ New Lawyers Program.

On Friday, May 19, there will be a reception from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Both evenings will feature a guest speaker from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.. These two sessions are optional, although they are included in the event price.

PLEASE NOTE: This event is open only to civil plaintiff’s OR criminal defense counsel. Lawyers who perform any work on behalf of insurance companies or any form of civil defense work are not allowed to attend. All attendees will be required to sign an affidavit to that effect before being allowed entry. No audio or video recording is allowed.

You will have access to five trial legends at this event - lawyers who try cases every year and who continue to obtain exceptional results.  This is an event you don't want to miss.

Topics will include:

  • Working with difficult judges
  • Dealing with difficult opponents
  • Handling difficult cases
  • Preparing difficult clients for depositions
  • Preparing difficult clients for direct and cross-examination at trial
  • How to make tough decisions at trial
  • How to deal with new venues and new judges
  • Demonstrative evidence
  • Changing trends in voir dire
  • And much more


Rick Friedman
Rick Friedman built his reputation representing people and small businesses injured by large corporations and government agencies. He handles cases including catastrophic injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, insurance bad faith, and business torts. He is past president of the Inner Circle of Advocates and author of several best-selling trial advocacy books including Rules of the Road.

Roger Dodd
Roger Dodd is the co-author of the best-selling text Cross-Examination: Science and Techniques and the author of Cross-Examination at Depositions to be released in Spring of 2017. He is also an internationally recognized lecturer on cross-examination. He practices nationally on high and low-profile civil and criminal cases including as co-counsel.

Randi McGinn
Randi McGinn is one of the leading trial lawyers in the country, known for her creativity in the courtroom and her use of demonstrative evidence to visualize opening, direct, cross-examination, and closing argument. She is the first woman ever elected President of the Inner Circle of Advocates, and she is the author of Changing Laws, Saving Lives.

Nicholas Rowley (guest speaker)
At only 39 years old, Nick has tried over 110 cases, obtaining verdicts over $500 Million. Many consider Nick Rowley to be the leading trial lawyer of his generation. Nick has proven that he is willing to go where others won’t, dedicate his heart and soul, and achieve record results. He will be flying in from California to provide a special lecture Friday night.  Nick is the author of the Trial Guides book Trial by Human. Nick will share with you secrets of how to win big at trial.  

Keith Mitnik (guest speaker)
Florida's own Keith Mitnik, author of the best selling book Don't Eat The Bruises, has just been added to the program on Saturday afternoon! Keith has obtained multiple eight figure jury verdicts, including verdicts for $90 Million, $40 Million, $27 Million and more.  He is the final speaker, covering practical skills that you can apply in all of your trials, completing a once in a lifetime lineup of speakers. People will be talking about this CLE for years to come.  

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