July 2018, Michael Maggiano participated in The American College of Trial Lawyers Mock Trial attended by over 200 seasoned trial lawyers from throughout the State of New Jersey.
The Mock trial took place at the New Jersey State Bar Headaquarters in New Brunswick, New Jersey where a Plaintiff’s team and Defense team squared off from Voir dire to closing arguments before the attendees and an outstanding panel of trial lawyers and judges providing comment. Senior member of our firm, Michael Maggiano was designated as a key presenter by giving Plaintiff’s Closing Argument.
By all accounts from attendees the lawyers were riveted to Mr. Maggiano’s closing. Some of the comments are:
“You gave an unforgettable closing argument”
“What a great way to close a two day program. You held the audience.”
“Thank you I learned a lot”
“Thank you for sharing your knowledge, we know what it took to take two days off to monitor each presenter then give a closing based on what we observed for two days. You made it all real.”
The American College of Trial Lawyers (ACTL) is a professional association of trial lawyers from the United States and Canada. Founded in 1950, the College is dedicated to maintaining and improving the standards of trial practice, the administration of justice and the ethics of the profession. Through its Board of Regents, its general committees and its state and province committees, the College engages in a wide variety of activities to further those purposes. The Foundation of the American College of Trial Lawyers strives to improve the standards of trial and appellate advocacy, ethics of the profession and the administration of justice. The College publishes the Codes of Conduct, papers, reports and other items that contribute to the administration of justice and the profession.
Acceptance into the College is by invitation only following a very detailed and highly scrutinized vetting process. Qualifying credentials are extremely high and membership limited to only those considered preeminent in their profession.
Michael Maggiano is a highly regarded member of the College and an active lecturer and presenter in trial diplomacy, technique, strategy and ethics.