National Institute for Trial Advocacy

Direct Examination: Lights, Camera, Action

On Demand
This live broadcast from Tuesday, June 26th has concluded. Register below to access the on demand recording.

In the courtroom, you’re the director, not the star, of the show and direct examination is where you make your client's story come alive for the jurors. In this lively, one-hour webcast, NITA faculty Joleen Youngers and Salvador Mungia will teach—and role-play—the fundamentals of a brilliant direct.
In Take 1: Set the Stage, find out how to introduce your witness and position their story to support the theme of the case. Take 2: Roll the Action will have you asking the right questions to draw jurors into the story, and in Take 3: A Powerful Wrap, discover how to end your direct with a bang so jurors remember the most crucial points of testimony. This hour of high-energy NITA instruction is absolutely free—register today!

CLE Information

CLE: 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 (via the link below) as well as a PDF of the PowerPoint slides, which is attached to the presentation. You can access this PDF by clicking on the link button once the presentation has begun to play. If you require verification of your attendance, please contact


Joleen K. Youngers

Almanzar & Youngers PA
Santa Fe, NM

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Salvador A. Mungia

Gordon Thomas Honeywell
Tacoma, WA

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