Your instructors for Opening Statements:
Elizabeth Lippy is the Executive Director of Trial Advocacy Consulting & Training, LLC. She has almost 20 years of trial advocacy teaching experience and is a nationally recognized trial attorney and instructor. Ms. Lippy presents across the country for law firms, government agencies, the military, and law schools. She has been named a Super Lawyer in Pennsylvania for the last seven years.
Joseph L. Lester
Joseph "Joe" Lester has been a trial consultant for a wide variety of cases in state and federal court. For twenty years he was a professor of law at Faulkner University’s Jones School of Law, teaching Evidence, Criminal Procedure, Gaming Law and Trial Practice. For over a decade, Joe was the Director of Advocacy Programs, leading students to competition wins in moot court, mediation and trial advocacy. Author of Alabama Evidence for the Alabama Practice series, he also serves on the Alabama Supreme Court’s Advisory Committee for the Alabama Rules of Evidence.
He is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and received his law degree from the University of Kentucky.