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Marjorie Sommer & Geri Satin to Speak at Miami-Dade County’s Largest Bench and Bar Conference on Jury Selection

MIAMI, FL – February 3, 2016 – Focus Litigation Consulting, LLC (FLC) founding members and senior trial consultants, Marjorie J. Sommer and Geri E. Satin, are set to speak on jury selection at the Dade County Bar Association’s Fifth Annual Bench & Bar Conference, which will be held on Friday, February 26, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Downtown Miami.

With 950 attorneys, judges, and general counsels in attendance, last year’s Bench & Bar Conference was one of the largest litigation and corporate law seminars in Florida. The conference offers a myriad of programs of benefit to all members of the South Florida legal community, attracting local and national corporate counsel, in-house attorneys, litigators, judges, mediators, and legal professionals.

Senior Trial Consultant Marjorie Sommer will speak on a one-hour panel entitled Voir Dire Panels and Pitfalls: The Experts Weigh In with Hon. Federico Moreno, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, Hon. Rodolfo Ruiz, Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, Joel Hirschhorn, Gray Robinson, and Karen Gilbert, U.S. Attorneys Office for the Southern District of Florida. The panel session will be held from 11:00 to 11:50 am, and will be moderated by Mark Heise of Boies Schiller & Flexner.

Senior Trial Consultant Geri Satin will co-moderate a two-hour executive showcase entitled Voir Dire: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (Including a Frank Discussion with Real Jurors) with Hon. Jerald Bagley, Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida, and Joseph P. Farina, Former Chief Judge, Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida. The panel will consist of a demonstration of good and bad voir dire techniques followed by real jurors providing insight into their jury trial experiences and responding to questions from audience members. The executive showcase will be held from 2:50 – 4:40 pm.

Registration for the Dade County Bar Association Bench & Bar Conference is available online at For questions regarding the event, please contact Alice Ramirez at (305) 371-2220.

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