Anatomy of a Trial: The Rosenberg Spy Case (02/18/2022)

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The American College of Trial Lawyers and the CBA Present

Anatomy of a Trial:  The Rosenberg Spy Case

Join our faculty of leading trial lawyers and judges as they analyze opening statements, direct examination, cross-examination, and closing arguments of this controversial and high-profile trial to learn what judges really want from trial lawyers. 

The case for this series is the espionage trial of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. Espionage was a major concern for the United States government during the Manhattan Project. Some of the individuals who worked on the Manhattan Project were spies and provided valuable information on the design of the atomic bomb to the Soviet Union. The Soviet Union secretly conducted its first atomic weapons test on August 29, 1949. To this day, historians and scientists debate how much espionage sped up the progress of the Soviet Union’s nuclear weapons program.  

Julius Rosenberg was a key Soviet spy who passed along information to the Soviet Union and recruited Manhattan Project spies. He was a U.S. citizen and electrical engineer. In 1951 Julius and his wife Ethel were tried and convicted of espionage for providing the Soviet Union with classified information. They were executed in 1953. Their trial remains controversial today. 

Learn what judges really want from trial lawyers by attending this Trial Academy Boot Camp Series.

Nancy G. Aducci, Office of Cook County State's Attorney
Anita M. Alvarez, Chief Legal Counsel, Maryville Academy
Patricia C. Bobb, Patricia C. Bobb & Associates P.C.
Dan L. Boho, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP
Robert L.  Byman, Jenner & Block LLP
Robert A. Clifford, Clifford Law Offices
Hon. Thomas M. Durkin, United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
James R. Figliulo, Figliulo & Silverman
Patrick Fitzgerald, Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP
Shawn Kasserman, Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC
Eileen M. Letts, Zuber Lawler LLP
Hon. Thomas V. Lyons
, Circuit Court of Cook County
John H. Mathias, Jr., Jenner & Block LLP
Maria C. McCarthy, Attorney at Law
James P. McKay Jr., Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC
Hon. Clare E. McWilliams, Circuit Court of Cook County
Michael D. Monico, Monico & Spevack
Hon. Thomas R. Mulroy, Circuit Court of Cook County
Hon. Lorna Propes, Circuit Court of Cook county
Paul Mark Sandler, Shapiro Sher Guinot & Sandler, P.A.
Timothy Tomasik, Tomasik Kotin Kasserman, LLC 
Dan Webb, Winston & Strawn

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Cost: $100 CBA CLE Advantage Plan Member/$175 Member/$175 Nonmember
Credit: 7 IL PR-MCLE Credit
Please note that lunch will be on your own from 12:15 pm to 1:30 pm.

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Anatomy of a Trial: The Rosenberg Spy Case (02/18/2022)
02-18-2022 at 8:15 AM (CST)   |  9 hours, 15 minutes  |  Attendance Required
02-18-2022 at 8:15 AM (CST)   |  9 hours, 15 minutes  |  Attendance Required
Claim MCLE Certificate ( Live In - Person, 7 IL PR-MCLE Credit)
Up to 7.00 CLE credits available  |  Certificate available
Up to 7.00 CLE credits available  |  Certificate available