Broadcast Date: Thursday, December 14, 2023
from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)


Preparing for a trial involves determining how to leverage documents. Strategizing a compelling narrative not only simplifies complex legal arguments but also leaves a lasting impression that can sway decisions in your client’s favor. Hence, at the early stages of any case, establishing a trial preparation strategy is crucial and should start taking shape during document review.

Listen as Christopher Cianci (Lagasse Branch Bell + Kinkead LLP) and Jon Mower (Theodora Oringher PC) provide the audience with a comprehensive discussion on the top strategies to prepare for success at a trial. The speakers will delve into the fundamental aspects to consider, including proven tactics and defenses.

Key issues that will be covered in this course are:

What to Expect at a Trial?

  • Key Considerations in Preparing for Success at Trial
  • Proven Strategies for Building Winning Arguments
  • Relevant Winning Cases
  • What Lies Ahead?


Course Level:



Advance Preparation: Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-Demand Webcast



General knowledge of litigation


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:



Total Credits:

2.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Christopher Cianci, Partner
Lagasse Branch Bell + Kinkead LLP

Christopher Cianci is a Partner in the Los Angeles office of Lagasse Branch Bell + Kinkead LLP. He practices employment law, advising and representing employers in all aspects of labor and employment law, including wrongful termination, harassment, discrimination, retaliation, wage and hour, and trade secret matters, as well as business litigation, including breach of contract, unfair competition, fraud, and ownership, partnership, and shareholder disputes.

Jon Mower, Senior Attorney
Theodora Oringher PC

Jon Mower is a trial specialist with over 50 jury verdicts to his credit. He has represented litigants in a wide variety of cases including individual and class actions involving discrimination and ADA claims, business and commercial disputes, products liability actions, employment matters, major personal injury cases, professional liability actions, and insurance claims.

In more than 35 years of trial practice Mr. Mower has developed a reputation as one of the premier civil trial lawyers in Southern California. He has litigated cases in both federal and state courts in California, Arizona, Florida and New York representing both plaintiffs and defendants, including class action cases and complex commercial disputes. Mr. Mower has obtained total verdicts of over $100 million and has also successfully defended through trial matters with collective claims of over $100 million. His experience on both sides of the civil litigation system has provided him with a unique and powerful insight into what it takes to prevail in the trial arena.


Christopher CianciPartner

Lagasse Branch Bell + Kinkead LLP

  • Preparing your witnesses and exhibits
  • Use of expert witnesses
  • Responding to arguments and evidence
  • Closing statement
  • Verdict and post-verdict

Jon MowerSenior Attorney

Theodora Oringher PC

  • Pre-trial preparation
  • Venue considerations and jury composition
  • Selecting the jury
  • Opening statement
  • Presenting your case-in-chief

Jon and Christopher

  • Presentation of counsel and client
  • Use of narrative and humor
  • Lessons learned


Date & Time:

Thursday, December 14, 2023

12:00 pm to 2:00 pm (ET)

Who Should Attend:

  • Lawyers/Attorneys
  • Paralegals
  • Litigation Officers
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Christopher CianciPartner
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Jon MowerSenior Attorney
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