Anatomy of a Trial



  • Presentation Date 8/9/2024
  • Class Time 8:00 AM CT
  • Duration 540 min.
  • Format In-Person
  • Program Code 141172-105558
  • Ethics Credits: 0.50 hr(s)
  • General Credits: 9.00 hr(s)

Price: $195.00

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One Day Boot Camp Trial Training Program 

Presented by The American College of Trial Lawyers, Federal Bar Association and Oklahoma Bar Association  

Date: August 9, 2024 

Location: Ceremonial Courtroom USDC Western District of Oklahoma 


 Discounted rate for Young Lawyers/Government attorneys, and American College of Trial Lawyers members is available. Please contact Renee Montgomery at 405-416-7029


The Murder Trial of Al Capone for the  

St Valentine’s Day Massacre 





8:00 – 8:15 am            Call to Order, Opening Remarks and Welcome

                                   Speaker: Karen Callahan


8:15 – 8:45 am            Discussion of Case Analysis, Theory of the Case, Civility, and Professionalism

                                   Speaker:  Paul Sandler


8:45 – 9:10 am            Lecture:  Opening Statements

                                   Speaker:  Dan Folluo


9:10 – 9:40 am            Demonstration of Opening Statements

9:10 – 9:25 am            State:   Robert McCampbell                                                                                          

9:25 – 9:40 am            Defendant:      Joe White


9:40 – 10:15 am          Panel Discussion - Critique of Opening Statements; Questions and Answers

                                   Moderator  Dan Folluo

                                   Speakers: David Donchin

                                                  Charles “Buddy” Neal


10:15 - 10:30 am            BREAK


10:30 – 11:05 am        Lecture on Direct Examination

                                  Speaker:  Ben Butts   


11:05 – 11:35 am        Demonstration of Direct Examination

                                  State:     Stan Monroe


11:35 – 12:15 pm        Panel Discussion -– Critique of Direct Examination: Questions and Answers

                                   Moderator: Ben Butts

                                   Speakers: Chris Davis

                                                   Nathan Clark or Paul Sandler


12:15 – 12:45 pm        Recess; Luncheon




12:45 – 1:30 pm          Panel Discussion:  What Judges Want from Trial Lawyers

                                   Moderator:  Karen Callahan

                                   Speakers:           Judge DeGiusti

                                                            Judge Dawn Moody

                                                            Judge John Russell


1:30 – 2:10 pm            Lecture on Cross-Examination

                                   Speaker: Pete Marrs   


2:10 – 2:40 pm            Demonstration of Cross-Examination

                                   Speaker:  John Wiggins         


2:40 – 3:15 pm            Panel Discussion – Critique of Cross-Examination; Questions and Answers

                                   Moderator:      Pete Marrs  

                                   Speakers:        Bill Fiasco

                                                         Kayce Gisinger


3:15 - 3:30 pm                   BREAK


3:30 – 3:50 pm            Lecture on Closing Arguments

                                   Speaker:  Jennifer Annis


3:50 – 4:30 pm            Demonstration of Closing Arguments

3:50 – 4:10 pm            State:   Phil Richards

4:10 – 4:30 pm            Defendant: Mack Martin


4:30 – 4:50 pm            Panel Discussion – Critique of Closing Arguments; Questions    and Answers

                                   Moderator: Jennifer Annis

                                   Speakers: Derrick Teague   

                                                   Sean McKee


4:50     5:10 pm           Concluding Lecture – Twelve Secrets of Persuasive Argument

                                   Speaker: Paul Mark Sandler


5:10 – 5:30 pm            Closing Remarks

                                   Speaker: Karen Callahan      


                                    Judges for the day: 

                                    A.M.  -   Timothy D. DeGuisti

                                    P.M.   –   John D. Russell


Time Keeper:


Witness:                 Al Capone will be represented by Gerry Durbin





Disclaimer:  All views or opinions expressed by any presenter during the course of this CLE is that of the presenter alone and not an opinion of the Oklahoma Bar Association, the employers, or affiliates of the presenters unless specifically stated. Additionally, any materials, including the legal research, are the product of the individual contributor, not the Oklahoma Bar Association. The Oklahoma Bar Association makes no warranty, express or implied, relating to the accuracy or content of these materials.



Ceremonial Courtroom USDC Western District of Oklahoma
200 NW 4th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73102

Date and Time
Friday, August 9, 2024
Time: 8:00 AM CT
Duration: 540 min.

Registration Closes
Friday, August 9, 2024

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