Trial Lawyer Boot Camp (Reno)


Trial Lawyer Boot Camp- Early Litigation (Reno)

Part of the Richard A. Harris Series of Continuing Legal Education

NJA’s Trial Lawyer Boot Camp brings together northern Nevada’s most respected trial attorneys serving as your personal coach and mentor. This intense, four week program, taught by seasoned, experienced practitioners will take you from intake to closing arguments. You’ll walk away with the confidence and understanding to win inside the courtroom. 

The course is designed to give lawyers of all levels the necessary tools to take a case to trial. Whether you’re a new lawyer or have been practicing for years with little or no trial experience, the course instructors will share their learned insight get you ready for trial. 

1.  Early Litigation (April 9, 2019) Presented by Patrick Leverty, Esq.

  • Complaint
  • Requests for Production or Admissions, Subpoenas
  • Motions to Compel, Dismiss, and Other Discovery Disputes
  • Depositions

2.  3-4 Months to Trial (April 16, 2019) Presented by Graham Galloway, Esq.

  • Planning Your Trial Proof
  • Identifying and Lining Up Lay and Expert Witnesses
  • Potential for Settlement
  • Trial Notebook and Other Organizational Issues
  • Focus Groups
  • Motions in Limine
  • Jury Instructions
  • Trial Memorandum
  • Stipulations
  • Exhibits
  • Preparing Client Witnesses and Testimony

3.  Jury Selection, Opening & Trial Technology (April 23, 2019) Presented by Matt Sharp, Esq.

  • Jury Psychology
  • Mechanics
  • Strategy and Best Practices
  • Trial Technology
  • Opening Statements

4.  Plaintiff’s & Defendant’s Cases in Chief, Closing Argument (April 30, 2019) Presented by Steve Klearman, Esq.

  • Plaintiff’s Case
  • Defendant’s Case
  • Objections & Trial Motions
  • The Art of Closing Argument

To receive CLE credit, you must attend all four modules.  

Plaintiff Lawyers Only  

Time:  6:00-8:00PM (dinner & registration: 5:30PM)   

Location: Sunshine Litigation Services 151 Country Estates Circle Reno, NV 89511

Total CLE Credit Hours: 8.00


Module #1 Presenter: Patrick Leverty, Esq.

Reno insurance lawyer Patrick Leverty joined the firm of Leverty & Associates in the fall of 2004. Prior to joining the firm, he served as a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Janet Berry in the Second Judicial District Court in Reno.

Patrick received a Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Insurance from the University of Connecticut School of Law in 2010. Patrick received his Juris Doctor Degree (J.D.) from Seattle University School of Law, in Seattle, Washington, where he graduated cum laude. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business-Economics and History from the University of California at Santa Barbara, in Santa Barbara, California.

Patrick Leverty is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell (the highest rating), and has been granted membership in the Million Dollar Advocate Forum, and Multi-Million Dollar Advocate Forum. Patrick Leverty has been certified as a Personal Injury Specialist by the State Bar of Nevada.

With his masters in insurance law, Patrick routinely helps individuals and businesses who are having issues with their insurance company. He also has extensive experience with personal injury actions, complex tort actions, product liability matters and class actions. 




Sunshine Litigation Services

Sunshine Litigation Services 151 Country Estates Circle Reno, NV 89511



Sunshine Litigation Services







Cancellation Policy

Refunds are granted 48 hours prior to event. No show, no refund.