Trying a case is daunting for an experienced trial attorney, let alone a neophyte. This program, provided new attorneys with a practical framework for preparing and trying their first civil jury trial. Ms. Rush discussed various topics including: The Nuts and Bolts of Trial Preparation; Preparing Request to Charge and Proposed Verdict Sheets; The Importance of Developing a Theme; Marshalling Evidence in Preparation for Trial; Jury Selection Dos and Don’ts; Trial Motions; Opening Statements; Direct and Cross Examinations; Closing Statements; and Taking a Verdict.
Ms. Rush is a trial attorney who specializes in the defense of high exposure personal injury actions. She has tried more than 125 jury cases to verdict in New York State. Over the past 35 years, Ms. Rush has defended public and private entities against bus, truck, auto, railway, construction, premises, elevator, escalator, environmental, security, police and 42 U.S.C. §1983 actions.