Barristers / Young Lawyers Section and Criminal Law Section and Litigation Section are sponsoring
Trials 101: Civil and Criminal Case Management Essentials - Part 4: Trial Part 1: What to Prepare for the Trial and What Happens During the Trial
Tuesday, September 9, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Event provided by CCCBA

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Natasha S. Chee, Esq.—Law Offices of Natasha S. Chee
Dorian Peters, Esq.—Law Office of Dorian Peters
Jeffrey T. Thayer, Esq.—DeHay and Elliston, LLP

Each of the sessions will cover a different part of the litigation process from both the criminal and civil aspects. This series is geared toward effective lawyering from a criminal defense and plaintiff/defense litigation aspect. 

Part 4: Trial Part 1: What to prepare for the trial and what happens during the trial.

Civil: Trial 1 (Motions in Limine, voir dire, page line designations, exhibits, openings)

Criminal: Trial Part 1:  (Motions in Limine, Witness List, Jury Instructions, Direct/Cross-Examination Witnesses, Batson/Wheeler)

Assorted sandwiches and light refreshments will be provided.  Materials will be emailed to attendees before the program. We will be meeting in Room S304

The Contra Costa County Bar Association certifies that this activity has been approved for .5 hours of Elimination of Bias and 1 hour of General MCLE credit by the State Bar of California, Provider #393


Discount for signing up for the entire series! Please contact Theresa Hurley at or (925) 370-2548 for details. 

Other topics to be covered in the series:


1) Case inception (complaint/response)

2) Fact discovery (written discovery, depositions, subpoenas)

3) Expert discovery and dispositive motions

4) Trial 1 - Motions in Limine, voir dire, page line designations, exhibits, openings

5) Trial 2 - Testimony, closing, appeals.


1) The beginning (complaint, arraignment, case assessment, CALCRIMS)

2) Pretrial and trial motions (1538s, Sernas, Pitchess, Miranda, Motions to Compel)

3) Pretrial investigation, marshaling the evidence, subpoenas.

4) Trial Part 1 - Motions in Limine, Witness List, Jury Instructions, Direct/Cross-Examination Witnesses, Batson/Wheeler Motions

5) Trial Part 2 -  Openings, closings, speaking with jurors, Appeals/Writs.


Natasha S. Chee, Esq. - Law Offices of Natasha S. Chee
Natasha is an award-winning IP, entertainment, and litigation attorney who has litigated numerous business, real estate, employment, criminal defense, and creditor/debtor cases.

Dorian Peters, Esq. - Law Office of Dorian Peters
Dorian was a Deputy District Attorney in Contra Costa County - felony trial team, preliminary hearing team, and misdemeanor trial team. He handles all types of cases and is intimately familiar with how crimes are prosecuted.

Jeffrey T. Thayer, Esq. - DeHay & Elliston LLP
Jeff is a civil litigation lawyer handling complex litigation (toxic torts, asbestos defense, and products liability), and all IP including patents. Jeff has taken million-dollar complex litigation cases to trial.?




MCLE Credits

General 1 hr
Elimination of Bias 0.5 hr


Members: When you register, we’ll calculate the best price based on your membership level and section membership. Not a member? Join today to take advantage of discounted pricing on all CCCBA events.

Full Price Early Bird Price
Non-Members $30.00
Members $25.00
Special Member Pricing
Law Student $20.00
Section Member Special Pricing
Barristers Section (10 yrs or less) $20.00
Criminal Law Section $20.00
Litigation Section $20.00


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100 Ellinwood Way
Pleasant Hill CA 94523

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