ABI's 14th Annual Litigation Skills Symposium Set to Take Place May 19-22 in Chicago

ABI's 14th Annual Litigation Skills Symposium Set to Take Place May 19-22 in Chicago

Alexandria, Va. — ABI’s 14th Annual Litigation Skills Symposium, being held May 19-22, 2015, at the Chicago-Kent College of Law, offers attorneys and financial advisors a rare opportunity to gain critical skills in a unique learn-by-doing environment. The Symposium combines quality instruction with individualized critique, with the expert faculty demonstrating the specific advocacy skills necessary to be an effective practitioner. Participants work in small groups, and their performances are videotaped and evaluated by the faculty, who provide invaluable feedback on technique, style and strategy. The workshops include live performances by lay and expert witnesses. The final-day mock trials are held at the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Northern District of Illinois in downtown Chicago. Lecture and demonstration topics include:


[if !supportLists]·      [endif]Introduction to Bankruptcy Litigation and Trial Preparation

[if !supportLists]·      [endif]Direct Examination and Introducing Evidence

[if !supportLists]·      [endif]Cross-Examination of Expert and Lay Witnesses

[if !supportLists]·      [endif]Art of Persuasion/Trial Techniques to Win Your Case

[if !supportLists]·      [endif]Tactics and Strategies

[if !supportLists]·      [endif]Litigation Ethics and Professional Responsibility

[if !supportLists]·      [endif]How to Be an Effective Expert Witness



Only 24 attorneys and 12 financial advisors are accepted for this program. For speakers and additional information about ABI’s 14th Annual Litigation Skills Symposium, please click here or call ABI at 703-739-0800.


ABI is the largest multi-disciplinary, nonpartisan organization dedicated to research and education on matters related to insolvency. ABI was founded in 1982 to provide Congress and the public with unbiased analysis of bankruptcy issues. The ABI membership includes more than 12,000 attorneys, accountants, bankers, judges, professors, lenders, turnaround specialists and other bankruptcy professionals, providing a forum for the exchange of ideas and information. For additional information on ABI, visit www.abiworld.org. For additional conference information, visit http://www.abiworld.org/conferences.html.