On Tuesday, October 7, 2014, Robert A. Clifford, founder and senior partner of Clifford Law Offices, was one of the "celebrity" instructors at Fred Lane's ISBA Trial Technique Institute. Clifford lectured on the subject of opening statements. The institute, sponsored by the Illinois State Bar Association, focuses on improving trial skills by hands-on learning. The students, who are practicing attorneys, practice trial techniques that are consistent with the Federal Rules of Evidence and Illinois' Rules of Evidence. Fred Lane, a respected trial attorney and author, has been teaching these programs for years. His program qualifies for a total of 54 hours MCLE credit, including 54 hours PMCLE credit. To learn about Fred Lane's ISBA Trial Technique Institute, click here. To learn more about Robert A. Clifford, click here.