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Monday, August 22, 2011

Belli Seminar: "Cutting-edge Trial Techniques for the 21st Century"

For Immediate Release:

Belli Seminar

"Cutting-edge Trial Techniques for the 21st Century"

Pass this on to a colleague! On Friday, October 14th at Lincoln Law School, Santa Clara County Trial Lawyers Association presents a plaintiff-oriented program, “Cutting-edge Trial Techniques for the 21st Century”, moderated by Melvin Caesar Belli, son of the late "King of Torts". In the tradition of the late Melvin Belli, the seminar is a venue for top trial lawyers, consultants and experts to share with plaintiff attorney’s cutting edge trial strategies, tactics and techniques. RSVP Now for early bird pricing. The 5 hour event is fast-paced. Each of the 20 presenters is given 15 minutes, 10 for the presentation and 5 for Q & A. Selected presenters will videotape an in depth one on one interview that will be given to the attendees. Learn the latest winning strategies from top presenters.

Technology consultant Ted Brooks will be one of the 20 Belli Seminar presenters. Brooks has consulted for David Boies in the divorce trial of the McCourts (LA Dodgers owners), for attorney M. Gerald Schwartzbach in the Robert Blake murder trial and has worked with many big name corporate and plaintiff law firms.

Other top presenters include:

Attorney Mark Geragos: The only lawyer besides Johnnie Cochran ever named "Lawyer of the Year" in both Criminal and Civil arenas. He has also been named as “One of the 100 Most Influential Attorneys in California" three years in a row.

Amy Singer: Jury consultant in the Casey Anthony trial. Analyzed tens of thousands highly-charged social media opinions, and used them to help the defense craft their trial strategy. The Innovative tactic shows how social media sites may revolutionize the way lawyers defend clients.

Howard Varinsky: One of the country's preeminent trial consultants. Involved In many of the nation's most well-known trials, from the defense of Bernard Goetz & Dr. Jack Kevorkian to the prosecutions of Timothy McVeigh & Michael Jackson. Learn how Engineer jurors think, what works, and what doesn't.

Attorney Tom Brandi: "Taking a New and Different Approach with Demonstrative Evidence". Brandi won a $29 million Sonoma County jury verdict In July 2011, holding the State of California accountable for a head on crash on a section of state Highway 12 that did not have e median barrier.

I truly look forward to participating in this one-of-a-kind event, and certainly feel like the little fish in the big bowl. Hope to see you there!


  1. While Amy Singer will most likely give an interesting presentation that is very relevant to today's society, it may not be useful for the majority of attorneys. While plenty of cases are publicized, most are not so using social media to develop defense tactics would only work for high profile cases.

  2. Thank you for your comments, Hillary. I don't know what topic Ms. Singer will cover, but she's also a very accomplished Jury Consultant. I would agree that using social media as in the Casey Anthony case is reserved for a very small percentage of trials, but in any event, it's nice to have an insider's perspective.