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U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman to Share “Trial Techniques From a Master” at June 26 CLE Program

June 06, 2013 – 

On Wednesday, June 26, 2013, at Rutgers School of Law–Newark, U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman will discuss trial techniques and insights gained from that master of the courtroom, Vincent LaGuardia Gambini. “An Evening With My Cousin Vinny: Trial Techniques From a Master!” will cover best practices in conducting opening and closing statements, direct and cross examinations, and other trial‐related issues using examples and clips from the 1992 movie.

The program is sponsored by the C. Willard Heckel Inn of Court at Rutgers School of Law–Newark and the Rutgers Institute for Professional Education, a partnership between the Rutgers law schools in Newark and Camden.

The program, which will provide 2.0 CLE credit hours (NJ, NY, PA), is free for Heckel Inn members, $60 for all others. Pre-registration is required at www.rutgerscle.com.

As U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, Fishman is responsible for overseeing all federal criminal investigations and prosecutions and the litigation of all civil matters in New Jersey in which the federal government has an interest. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he clerked for the Hon. Edward R. Becker of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. He was an assistant U.S. Attorney from 1983 to 1994, during which time he served as deputy chief of the Criminal Division, chief of the Narcotics Division, chief of the Criminal Division, and first assistant U.S. Attorney. From 1994 to 1997, he was a senior adviser to the attorney general and deputy attorney general of the United States. In addition to his public service, from 1998 to 2009 he was a partner in the law firm of Friedman Kaplan Seiler & Adelman, where he headed the firm’s white collar practice.