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November 2 - The O.J. Simpson Trial: Attorney Blunders, Bungles and Bloopers – PLUS Amazing PowerPoint Trial Tips

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The O.J. Simpson Trial: Attorney Blunders, Bungles and Bloopers – PLUS Amazing PowerPoint Trial Tips

Date: Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Time: 11 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. (program includes a break)
Credits: 3.0 G
Every attorney in their career makes mistakes. However, good attorneys will learn from their mistakes and the mistakes of others. George Washington once said, “To rectify past blunders is impossible, but we might profit by the experience of them.”
In this seminar we will look to profit from the blunders of other attorneys. We will review the O.J. Simpson trial and other trials, both real and reel (film clips) to determine errors that attorneys made both inside and outside the courtroom and how we can learn from those mistakes. We will review blunders related to technology, courtroom demonstrations, expert testimony, pretrial preparation, pleadings, cross-examinations, and arguments of counsel.

Further, Marcine Supelak, an award-winning professional graphic designer, will explain how to create the perfect PowerPoint for trial that will impress both judge and jury. We will also review cases where courts have reversed verdicts because of the improper use of PowerPoint.

Originally Recorded November 1, 2021

Philip Bogdanoff is a nationally recognized continuing legal education speaker on the topics of ethics, professionalism, and other related topics. Previously, as an attorney, he served as assistant prosecutor in the Summit County, Ohio Prosecutor’s Office for more than 25 years, beginning in 1981. Mr. Bogdanoff argued cases before the Ohio Ninth District Court of Appeals and twenty cases before the Ohio Supreme Court including six death penalty cases - before retiring as a senior assistant prosecutor.

He is the author of numerous articles on ethics, professionalism and other related legal topics and has taught the members of numerous organizations including the National Association of Legal Administrators, as well as numerous state and local Bar associations, Prosecuting Attorney's Associations, and law firms. More information about Mr. Bogdanoff is available on his Web site at

Marcine Supelak ( is an independent graphic designer with 30 years of experience in the areas of print and digital design. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Graphic Design from the University of Akron. Along with her successful independent career, Marcine has worked for a leading northeast Ohio advertising agency as well as many community organizations. Her areas of expertise include corporate identity, logo design, business cards, letterhead, brochures, newsletters, advertisements, signage, and presentation graphics (PowerPoint, etc.). Digital design including websites, website graphics, social media graphics and email marketing.

She has received ADDY awards as well as community awards for her design work. Her clientele includes a diverse array of businesses and organizations, both large and small. She is thrilled by the interesting design projects she has completed in her thirty-year career. She enjoys the creative challenge, working directly with her clients, and pushing herself to produce the best work possible. Marcine has presented graphic design related topics to local schools, professional, networking, and political organizations.

Important information & login instructions:
  • This is not eligible as part of the Fall Season Pass. 
  • Registration closes the day before the program; registration and payment must be received prior to 10 a.m. MT the day before the event.
  • Once registered for the webinar, you will receive emails (one day before and shortly before the start time) with instructions to join and a link to check your computer system requirements. Join the webinar up to 30 minutes prior to the start time.
This program is available online only through a desktop, laptop, iPad or mobile device with Internet capabilities. It is considered a live program and attendees will receive live CLE credit after attending