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


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


Trial and Pre-Trial Skills

1 Credit Unit

Atty. Mary Christine S.C. Florete

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

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Trial and Pre-Trial Skills






December 2022


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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Atty. Mary Christine S.C. Florete

Junior Partner, Sombiro & Partners Law Office

Mary Christine S.C. Florete is a native of Iloilo City, Philippines. Her litigation practice covers Criminal Law, Labor Law, Administrative Law, and Estate Planning.

She is a graduate of University of Iloilo College of Law. Her academic interest lies in International Commercial Arbitration particularly arbitration for the financial markets and energy. She also shares a passion for financial literacy in the grassroots and is an avid fan of the local bourse, the Philippine Stock Exchange. She is a member of the Philippine Dispute Resolution Center, Inc. (PDRCI) and the Philippine Institute of Arbitrators (PIArb).