Miles, Sears & Eanni attorney Richard Watters served as a guest speaker in the MCLE seminar Masters in Trial® on January 27, 2017 on behalf of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA) in which the Central Valley ABOTA chapter conducted a trial demonstration from opening statements to jury deliberation. Watters participated by conducting the direct examination of a security expert. All of the trial team counsel at this seminar are ABOTA members and are well-known and highly respected in their fields. Watters was elected ABOTA Co-Trial lawyer of the Year in 2006, has served as the Central Valley President and has been a speaker for their MCLE events many times.
The Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates is a prestigious organization of trial lawyers who are dedicated to educating lawyers in the art of trial advocacy. Membership is by invitation only and all attorneys must complete a certain number of trials to be invited as a member. Each year they put on events to help thousands of lawyers enhance their advocacy skills, gain a deeper understanding of the jury process and learn from skilled ABOTA members.
Participants were able to watch premier trial lawyers do what they do best, observe effective and proven techniques to use in direct and cross-examination of lay and expert witnesses, network with colleagues and earn MCLE credit.