The Rising Professionals Symposium is like spring training for trial lawyers and those looking to hone their negotiation, communication, management, and presentation skills. This conference features discussions, workshops, and panels that address how to develop prowess in the courtroom, including trials and appellate arguments, jury selection, expert witnesses, and evidence. The Federal Bar Association’s Rising Professionals Symposium February 2-3, 2018 at the Four Seasons at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas has a distinctively impressive program that includes pre-trial training and tips on trial and appellate practice. To reach your career goals, register today at

Study strategies for trial preparation and jury selection. Improve your advocacy skills through workshops and demonstrations taught by highly acclaimed speakers. Get expert advice on handling witnesses and exhibits. Learn about locating and retaining the right expert and how to use your expert to educate you on complex concepts. Explore e-discovery rules and ethics of trial lawyering. Discover how to communicate legal principles and information in language jurors will understand.

The Federal Bar Association will offer panels that combine theory and techniques with the philosophy behind the art of persuasion. Lawyers can apply these techniques in their practice. Non-lawyers and law students can benefit from these strategies that teach valuable communication, confidence, preparation, and team management skills.

Attend the Rising Professionals Symposium and you’ll have a variety of opportunities to improve your trial advocacy and public speaking talents, regardless of whether you plan a career in the courtroom. On February 2, the morning CLE panels will feature active conversations designed for both practitioners and qualified law students interested in mastering litigation skills.

Whether you’re looking for a litigation skills tune-up or have little practical experience in the courtroom, learn the most effective trial tools of the trade at the Rising Professionals Symposium. Stay abreast of laws and issues impacting litigation support systems and explore best practices for:

  • Opening statements
  • Direct and cross examination of witnesses
  • Use of illustrative aids
  • Impeachment
  • Objections
  • Closing arguments
  • Appellate oral arguments

The best trial lawyers and outstanding judges in the country will be on hand to guide you and answer questions about motion practice and trial work. There are a myriad of exercises, activities, and opportunities for a robust Q&A with other lawyers, judges, law students, and business professionals.

This is an opportunity to better understand the adversary system. Explore how to be an advocate that can connect, explain, and persuade with ease.  A first of its kind FBA conference that focuses on the rising professional, this symposium will deliver an informational experience to elevate your career.  You won’t want to have what happens in Vegas stay in Vegas … you’ll want to showcase this experience throughout your career.  Register now at

Stacy Slotnick, Esq. holds a J.D., cum laude, from Touro Law Center and a B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She performs a broad range of duties as an entertainment lawyer, including drafting and negotiating contracts; addressing and litigating trademark, copyright, patent, and other IP issues; and directing the strategy and implementation of public relations, blogging, and social media campaigns.