The Ultimate Crammer's Guide to Surviving Litigation: Trial Court Edition

Or how with a limited time, you can try a case.


Trial and Pre-Trial Skills

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12/1/2025 12:00:00 AM


It goes without saying that those who fail to plan, plan to fail. Bryan Garner, an American lawyer who has written countless treatises on legal writing, English usage, and advocacy suggests in his book, “Legal Writing in Plain English” that one must think through what he intends to write like a master planner. But not everyone is born with the fine strokes of a master planner.  Now, what Garner emphasizes is to achieve maximal efficiency through proper planning of writing projects.  You save words, you save time.  This course shares some of the ways to do it, specifically, the critical pre-work that goes before you file any pleadings at all. At the end of this module, you should be able to:

  • Distinguish the ways lawyers can organize their ideas,
  • Determine how to establish a theme that would stick in the mind of the judge,
  • Recognize the importance of listing the issues to be controverted,
  • Identify how intent can be leveraged, and
  • List pre-trial strategies.

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when you avail the Full Compliance (36 Units) bundle


Regular price for 1 credit unit course



Founder, Florete Law Office

Atty. Mary Christine S.C. Florete is the founder of the Florete Law Office in Iloilo City. She is a trained arbitrator in the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. (PDRCI) and the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators (PIArb- pronounced as pie-arb). She is presently the co-chair for the Young PIArb (pronounced as pie-arb), a group of commercial arbitration practitioners, aged 40 and below, whose activities focus on the promotion of ADR in the Philippines. She is also an officer in the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators, Western Visayas Chapter.