Stephen D. EastonSteve Easton is a trial lawyer and teacher who has excelled at trial and in both law school and continuing legal education classrooms. His unique energy and focused approach to litigation flawlessly translate into...
Stephen D. EastonSteve Easton is a trial lawyer and teacher who has excelled at trial and in both law school and continuing legal education classrooms. His unique energy and focused approach to litigation flawlessly translate into dynamic, practical and entertaining CLE presentations.
Easton has tried cases in civil and criminal courts involving such diverse issues as accident reconstruction, murder, blood and DNA testing, injury causation, money laundering, polygraph testing, hypnosis, psychological injuries, product design, handwriting analysis, and even cattle hauling and rodeo.
Easton was the recipient of the 2006 Richard S. Jacobson Award for Excellence in Teaching Trial Advocacy, awarded by the Pound Civil Justice Institute; the 2006 William T. Kemper Fellowship for Teaching Excellence by the University of Missouri; and the Inaugural Warren E. Burger Prize for scholarship concerning legal excellence, civility, ethics and professionalism by theAmerican Inns of Court.
Irving Younger’s seminars electrified, entertained and energized an entire generation of America’s advocates. Professor Stephen Easton introduces a new generation to Younger’s landmark work with this practical, practice-driven program.
The overriding issue when any witness testifies — in a mediation, deposition, pre-trial hearing or at trial — is his or her credibility. Your effectiveness and success are grounded in your ability to expertly defend your witnesses’ credibility, or to effectively attack your adversary’s. In essence, the success of your practice hinges on two simple questions:
What do I ask? and When do I ask it?
A generation of American lawyers was trained by the ultimate master advocate, the incomparable Professor Irving Younger. His astounding wit, charm, skill, experience and intellect set the standard for excellence in the courtroom and in CLE seminars. Younger’s legend lives on, as Easton brings a fresh and contemporary approach to Younger’s time-honored classic that has served as an essential foundation for real-world practice.Easton rises to the task of revisiting Younger’s classic Credibility & Cross-Examination: Including The 10 Commandments of Cross-Examination. Incorporating video clips from Younger’s masterpiece presentation, Easton takes a fresh look at the philosophy, psychology and physiology of credibility. He analyzes modern tools for preparing a witness to be credible and reflects on the skills that every lawyer must master to expose an adversary’s lack of credibility.
For 30 years, Younger’s grace and style set an unparalleled standard for excellence in the effective practice of law in the United States. Easton’s contemporary update of Younger’s magnificent work brings fresh relevance and perspective to one of the fundamental building blocks in effective advocacy.
Easton will help you reconcile the rules of evidence law and the modern considerations of the craft of advocacy. This fast-paced, media-rich program will both entertain and provide invaluable, practical tips to benefit every practicing lawyer — regardless of age, gender, experience or practice area.
NJ CLE: This program has been approved for 7.3 credits (50 minute hour), including 1.2 ethics/professionalism credits
NY CLE (t&nt): 6.0 professional practice and 1.0 ethics credits
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