Scott Lane, managing partner at Lane & Lane, LLC, coordinates and teaches Fred Lane's ISBA Trial Technique Institute. This program covers civil and criminal trial work at all phases from the point of view of both the defendant and the plaintiff or prosecutor.
Under Mr. Lane’s direction, course participants practice new trial techniques. Sessions are recorded via audio and video so participants can see and track their progress.
Although Mr. Lane teaches the course, this program also features outstanding defense lawyers, plaintiffs, and former and current judges as guest faculty members.
Fred Lane’s Trial Technique Institute is made up of two semesters of four months each. The fall semester runs from September to January, and the spring semester runs from February to June. Participants can start the course in either semester. The program qualifies for fifty-four total hours of MCLE credit.
Some class topics include introducing exhibits of various types, evidence, objections, jury selection, opening statements, closing arguments, and arguments to the jury in personal injury, criminal, and contracts cases, among others.
Classes are taught Tuesday evenings at the Illinois State Bar Association – Chicago Regional Office, 20 South Clark Street, Suite 900, from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m.