John Schultz lectures on trial practice at Missouri Bar Annual Meeting
John Schultz recently served on the faculty of the Continuing Legal Education Program, Trial Practice: Demonstrations and Jury Deliberations sponsored by the Missouri Bar. The CLE presentation was divided into two phases. The first phase began with three of Missouri's best litigators presenting the plaintiff and defendant closing arguments in a wrongful death case that was tried to a mock jury in Jackson County. Ed Hershewe and Gary Robb presented arguments for the plaintiff and John Schultz presented the defendant's closing argument. The Honorable Brent Powell presided over the case. Actual jury deliberations from the original mock trial were taped and the jury was debriefed by a national jury trial consultant. Those deliberations and that debriefing filled the second phase of this two-part program followed by an opportunity to discuss skills and strategy with the presenters.