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Preparing for and Litigating a Family Law Trial: Tips From the Bench (3.0 General Participatory Credits)

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Date Published

November 5, 2019


San Diego County Bar Association


Family Law


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Judge Mangione offers his tips for attorneys on how to effectively prepare for and execute a Family Law trial, starting with preparation that begins as soon as you receive the case. This program focuses on guiding attorneys through the best practices, which include propounding discovery with an eye towards trial, even in the early stages of the matter. Judge Mangione will also walk through the most effective ways to prepare your witnesses and conduct cross-examination of third party and opposing party witnesses. He will provide a roadmap on anticipating evidentiary issues that may come up over the course of the litigation, while stressing the importance of a concise presentation of the evidence and what the Court looks for in a trial binder. You will not want to miss this full-scope dive into the evolution of a trial from beginning to end.

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Hon. James A. Mangione
Judge - Superior Court

James Mangione is a judge for the Superior Court of San Diego County in California. He was first appointed by Gov. Jerry... Read More

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Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

Preparing for and Litigating a Family Law Trial: Tips From the Bench Part One - Video
Preparing for and Litigating a Family Law Trial: Tips From the Bench Part Two - Video
Preparing for and Litigating a Family Law Trial: Tips From the Bench - Paper
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