The American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Litigation hits town Wednesday (April 24, 2013) for a three-day conference and among the highlights of the programming is an all-day Anatomy of a Trial.
Top trial lawyers from around the country will dissect the elements of a trial using the famous Sacco and Vanzetti trial as a backdrop for discussion. The case involved two Italian immigrants who held anarchist views in the 1920s and were executed following a trial for an armed robbery in which two men were killed. The case has always raised much discussion if the men were unjustly tried and executed for their anarchist political views.
Robert A. Clifford, senior partner at Clifford Law Offices, will be speaking Wednesday morning on Opening Statements on behalf of the defendants. Among other speakers will be the Hon. Marvin Aspen, U.S. district Court Judge for the northern District of Illinois, who will be the luncheon speaker on "What Judges Want from Trial Lawyers."