On May 21, 2010, Reed Armstrong Partner Martin K. Morrissey participated in Masters in Trial, an 8.4-hour Continuing Legal Education seminar in Oklahoma City featuring a trial demonstration from opening statement to jury deliberation. Mr. Morrissey conducted the cross examination of the plaintiff’s expert witness.
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.