Maureen A. Howard

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Director, Trial Advocacy
Associate Professor of Law

Phone: (206) 616-6236
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Making Scientific Evidence Understandable to a Jury, University of Washington Department of Genome Sciences, Sep. 6, 2012 (Seattle, WA)

Direct and Cross-Examiniation Techniques Using Exhibits and Impeachment, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Northwest Regional Trial Skills Program, Sep. 4, 2012 (Seattle, WA)

Persuasively Arguing Motions in Trial Court, Paul Hastings, Jul. 19, 2012 (Washington, DC)

Defense Lawyers as Co-teachers in a Law School Prosecution Clinic, National Institute for Teaching Ethics and Professionalism, Ethical Practice in the Criminal Justice System: Finding Common Ground, Jun. 24, 2012 (Seattle, WA)

Controlling the Witness on Cross-Examination, Baker Botts, Apr. 30, 2012 (Boulder, CO)

A Rational Model for Effective Fact Investigation, U.S. Social Security Administration, Nov. 15, 2011 (Philadelphia, PA)

Collaborative Case Theory Development, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, Sep. 22, 2011 (CO)

Expert Witness Examination at Trial, University of Washington Department of Genome Sciences, Sep. 8, 2011 (Seattle, WA)

The Care and Feeding of Expert Witnesses, The National Educational Center, Jul. 21, 2011 (CO)

A Functional Model of Negotiation, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, Jul. 20, 2011 (Los Angeles, CA)

Closing the Deal on Closing Argument, U.S. Social Security Administration, Jun. 21, 2011 (Baltimore, MD)

Crafting an Effective Direct Examination, U.S. Social Security Administration, Jun. 15, 2011 (NY)

Challenges Facing Our Profession, Stetson University College of Law, May 25, 2011 (Gulfport, FL)

Theory Testing in Deposition, National Institute of Trial Advocacy, May 2011 (CO)

Techniques for Effective Cross-Examination, U.S. Social Security Administration, May 7, 2011 (Philadelphia, PA)

Impeachment on Cross-Examination, Emory Law School, Apr. 30, 2011 (Atlanta, GA)

Navigating the Dangerous Waters of Direct and Cross-Examination, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, National Education Center, Apr. 5, 2011 (Boulder, CO)

Admitting Exhibits at Trial: The Exhibit Dance, Washington State Bar Association, Feb. 25, 2011

Effective Techniques for Working with Witnesses, Washington State Bar Association, The Best of CLE 2010: Encore of Excellence, Dec. 9, 2010

Discrediting the Witness on Cross-Examination, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Aug. 14, 2010 (Seattle)

The Lawyer as Director on Direct Examination, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, National Educational Center, Aug. 6, 2010 (Boulder, CO)

Dealing with An Idiosyncratic Trial Judge, Paul Hastings, May 2010 (Washington, DC)

Impeaching the Witness on Cross-Examination, Emory University School of Law, May 2010 (Atlanta)

Persuasive Argument to the Bench, Paul Hastings, May 2010 (Los Angeles)

Witnesses Who Lie, Forget or Fight, American Bar Association, Critical Trial Skills for Legal Services Attorneys, Mar. 27, 2010 (Seattle)

The Secrets of Mastering Exhibits and Objections at Trial, American Bar Association, Critical Trial Skills for Legal Services Attorneys, Mar. 26, 2010 (Seattle)

Panelist, Volunteer Lawyers in Public Service, National Institute for Teaching Ethics and Professionalism, Mar. 2010 (Atlanta)

Work-in-Progress Presentation: Short-Term Lending of Deferred Associates to Public Service: Is a Win-Win Idea at Risk of Becoming a Lose-Lose-Lose Endeavor?, National Institute for Teaching Ethics and Professionalism, Mar. 2010 (Atlanta)

Witness Control On Cross Examination, Washington State Bar Association, Evidence and Objection Boot Camp, Feb. 25, 2010

Theory Testing in Deposition, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Feb. 20, 2010 (Boulder, CO)

Obstreperous Counsel and Discovery Abuses, University of Washington School of Law, 30th Anniversary Celebration of the UWLS Clinics, Professionalism in Practice: Ethics in Action, Feb. 5, 2010 (Seattle)

Avoiding Pitfalls During Jury Selection, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, National Education Center, Jan. 30, 2010 (Boulder, CO)

Taking the High Road: Why Prosecutors Should Voluntarily Waive Peremptory Challenges, University of Washington School of Law, Work in Progress Presentation, Oct. 22, 2009 (Seattle)

Dealing with the Rambo Litigator, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Aug. 7, 2009

History of the Washington Law Review, Washington Law Review Banquet Honoring Justice Robert F. Utter, Apr. 2009 (Seattle)

Effective Direct and Cross Examination, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, National Education Center, Jan. 31, 2009 (Boulder, CO)

Effective Use of Exhibits at Trial, Washington State Attorney General’s Office, Oct. 23, 2008 (Olympia)

Persuasive Opening Statement Without Argument, Washington State Attorney General’s Office, Oct. 17, 2008 (Olympia)

Crafting Questions to Capture the Whole Truth, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, National Education Center, Sep. 18, 2008 (Boulder, CO)

Expert Witness Testimony on DNA Evidence, University of Washington Department of Genome Sciences, Sep. 2008 (Seattle)

Making and Meeting Objections at Trial, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, National Eduction Center, Sep. 2008 (Boulder, CO)

Mentoring the Next Generation of Trial Skills Teacher, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Program Directors’ Meeting, Jul. 19, 2008 (Boulder, CO)

Effective Argument to the Bench, Paul Hastings, Jun. 26, 2008 (Los Angeles)

Dealing with Obstreperous Counsel, Baker Botts, Jun. 22, 2008 (Houston)

Effective Motions Practice, Paul Hastings, Jun. 5, 2008 (New York)

Objections and Instructions Not to Answer at Deposition, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, National Education Center, May 8, 2008 (Boulder, CO)

Avoiding Improper Argument in Opening Statement, University of Hong Kong School of Law, May 2008 (Hong Kong)

Perspectives on Prosecution, University of Washington Law School, May 2008 (Seattle)

The Prosecutorial Ethic, University of Washington Law School, May 2008 (Seattle)

Witness Control on Cross Examination, Washington State Attorney General’s Office, Mar. 17, 2008 (Olympia)

Effective Argument to the Bench, Cleary Gottlieb, Mar. 15, 2008 (New York)

Using Jury Instructions Effectively in Closing Argument, Washington State Attorney General’s Office, Mar. 11, 2008 (Olympia)

Case Analysis, Case Theory and Theme, Children’s Law Center of Los Angeles, Mar. 1, 2008 (Los Angeles)

University of Washington Law School, Clinics Tributes and Transitions Celebration:L A Celebration of Professor Alan Kirtley, Feb. 28, 2008 (Seattle)

Effective Argument to the Bench, Cleary Gottlieb, Feb. 28, 2008 (New York)

Direct Examination: Lawyer as Director, Baker Botts, Jan. 2008 (Houston)

Theory Testing in Deposition, University of San Francisco Law School, Oct. 2007

Case Analysis, Case Theory and Theme, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, National Education Center, Paul Hastings | Deposition, Sep. 6, 2007 (Boulder, CO)

Why Prosecutors Should Voluntarily Waive Peremptory Challenges, University of Oregon Law School, Work in Progress Presentation, Aug. 31, 2007 (Eugene)

Effective Use of Exhibits at Deposition, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Jul. 28, 2007 (Seattle)

Obstreperous Counsel and Discovery Abuses, Baker Botts, Jul. 22, 2007 (Dallas)

Medical Expert Testimony, University of Washington Medical Center Audiology, Jul. 2007 (Seattle)

Theory Testing in Deposition, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, National Education Center, Jun. 2, 2007 (Boulder, CO)

Avoiding Improper Argument in Opening Statement, University of San Francisco Law School, Jun. 2007

Objections and Instructions Not to Answer at Deposition, Fried Frank, May 21, 2007 (New York)

Effective Impeachment, Littler Mendelson, Apr. 26, 2007 (Dallas)

Dress Rehearsal of Cross Examination at Deposition?, Cleary Gottlieb, Mar. 1, 2007 (New York)

Implications for Trial Lawyers of Recent Changes in the Rules of Professional Conduct, Washington State Trial Lawyers Association, Dec. 2006

New Federal Rules on Electronic Discovery, Federal Bar Association, Annual Meeting, Dec. 2006 (Seattle)

Crafting Questions to Capture the Whole Truth, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Nov. 2006 (PR)

Witness Control On Cross Examination, Jones Day, Oct. 2006 (FL)

Using Demonstrative Exhibits at Trial, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, National Education Center, Sep. 16, 2006 (Boulder)

Jury: Revered or Reviled?, University of Washington Law School, Sep. 2006 (Seattle)

Effective Cross Examination, Ireland Department of Public Prosecutions, Aug. 2006 (Dublin, Ireland)

Questions to Capture the Whole Truth, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Aug. 2006 (PR)

Effective Jury Selection, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, National Program, Jul. 2006 (Boulder, CO)

Effective Techniques for Witness Control on Cross Examination, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, May 2006

What’s New in Pretrial and Trial Advocacy, University of Washington School of Law, Apr. 20, 2006 (Seattle)

Why Peremptory Challenges Should be Eliminated, Jones Day, Feb. 10, 2006 (Columbus, OH)

Crafting Questions to Capture the Whole Truth, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Jan. 2, 2006 (San Diego)

Persuasive Opening Statement Without Argument, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Dec. 31, 2005 (San Diego)

The Trial Lawyer as Storyteller, William Mitchell College of Law, Sep. 20, 2005 (St. Paul, MN)

Active Defense of a Deposition, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Jul. 28, 2005 (Boulder, CO)

Effective Jury Selection, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, National Program, Jul. 2005 (Boulder, CO)

Ethical Issues in Witness Preparation, Doerner Saunders, Jun. 10, 2005 (Tulsa, OK)

Connecting with Jurors During Voir Dire, Seattle University Law School, Jun. 2005

Creative Direct Examination, Emory University School of Law, May 2, 2005 (Atlanta)

Opening Statements to the Bench, McDermott, Will & Emory, Apr. 15, 2005 (Los Angeles)

Persuasive Opening Statement Without Argument, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Jan. 2005 (San Diego)

Cross Examination, McDermott, Will & Emory, Sep. 10, 2004 (Los Angeles)

The Tools of Evidence for Trial: Making and Meeting Objections, McDermott, Will & Emory, Aug. 5, 2004 (Los Angeles)

Deposing Expert Witnesses, National Institute for Trial Advocacy, Jun. 4, 2004 (Boulder, CO)

Voir Dire: Winning Hearts and Minds, Arkansas State Bar Association, Annual Meeting, Jan. 2004

Problems and Solutions in Examining the Child Witness, Emory University School of law, May 2002 (Atlanta)

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