Jenner & Block

“Direct Examination,” Chicago Bar Association CLE: “Sharpen Your Trial Skills”

Jenner & Block Partner Andrew W. Vail will teach one part of a four-part CLE course on trial skills. Titled “Sharpen Your Trial Skills,” the course will feature a combination of lecture, small-group discussion and demonstrations of the day’s exercise.  Mr. Vail will teach the session on direct examination, to be held on September 17, 2015.  In addition to Mr. Vail, presenters will include the Hon. Maryam Ahmad, Circuit Court of Cook County; the Hon. Thomas R. Mulroy, Circuit Court of Cook  County; and Maurice Grant of Grant Law.   In addition to Mr. Vail’s session, the course will include a session on opening statements (September 10); cross-examination (September 24); and closing arguments (October 1).  The course is presented by the Chicago Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education Committee and the Young Lawyers Section.

Mr. Vail is a litigator who has significant litigation experience in both federal and state courts, representing individuals,  privately held, public and Fortune 500 companies as both plaintiff and defense counsel. Mr. Vail counsels clients on complex business litigation matters, providing sophisticated, creative and passionate representation at all stages.

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