Partner Coordinates Trial Demonstration Seminar Sponsored by the Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates

On April 24, 2009, Reed Armstrong Partner Martin K. Morrissey coordinated Masters in Trial, a 7- hour Continuing Legal Education seminar featuring a trial demonstration from opening statement to jury deliberation. The Honorable G. Patrick Murphy, United States District Court for the Southern District of Illinois, fulfilled the roll of presiding Judge; the seminar featured elite plaintiff and defense trial lawyers from around the country; and real-time jury deliberations were broadcast live into the seminar room. The seminar was sponsored by the Foundation of the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA). Mr. Morrissey serves on the ABOTA National Board of Directors and is a past president of the Missouri / Southern Illinois Chapter of the organization. ABOTA is an organization of accomplished civil trial attorneys from both the plaintiff’s and the defense bars. Founded in 1959 ABOTA strives to elevate the standards of integrity, honor and courtesy in the legal profession and preserve the right to jury trial in our civil justice system.