National Institute for Trial Advocacy

Bench Trials: What You Say and What the Judge Hears

On Demand
This live broadcast from Thursday, September 11th has concluded. Register below to access the on demand recording.

In a trial to the bench, it all comes down to who can persuade one person: the judge. What works, and what should be avoided? This webcast gives practitioners a rare opportunity to hear from judges who preside over bench trials. They will offer practical suggestions regarding how to effectively, and persuasively, present your case.

CLE Information

Our online content is not accredited for CLE, and we cannot provide a Certificate of Completion. You can apply for self-study credit by contacting your state bar organization directly. To help you with your self-study application, NITA has provided faculty biography information below as well as a PDF of the PowerPoint slides, which can be downloaded while viewing the presentation. You can access this PDF by clicking on the resources link button once the presentation has begun to play. If you require verification of your attendance, please contact

**Webcast viewers may apply for continuing legal education (CLE) credit for up to two years from the original live date of the webcast.  Please view the requirements from your licensed state for the specific CLE requirements and self-reporting regulations. 


Robert L. McGahey

Denver District Court
Denver, CO

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Christina M. Habas

Keating Wagner Polidori et al
Denver, CO

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F. Stephen Collins

Rio Verde, AZ

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