Celesq® Attorneys Ed Center

Steal or No Steal: Do’s and Don’ts for Litigators from February’s Impeachment Trial

Program Number: 3188

Program Date: 04/14/2021


Litigators persuade. Join award winning advocacy teacher and attorney Mark D. McCurdy for a fun discussion of the top 10 persuasion “do’s and don’ts” from February’s impeachment trial. We will “de-politicize” the proceedings and take a hard look at its teachings on which oral advocacy skills to bring into the courtroom, and which ones to leave outside.

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Available in states

California, Colorado Eligible, Florida, Georgia, New Jersey Eligible, New York, Texas Self Study

Credit Information

50 minute credit hour - 1.00 General CLE credit
60 minute credit hour - 1.00 General CLE credit

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Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams

Legal Talent Advisors, LLC

Dr. Sharon Meit Abrahams is a legal talent development expert with over 25 years of experience in success coaching for attorneys and developing high impact programs for law firms. Dr. Abrahams has published three books with the American Bar Association and regularly publishes articles for Thomson Reuters and American Legal Media on professional and business development. Known for engaging and educational programs, Dr. Abrahams is a sought-after keynote speaker, program facilitator and law firm advisor. She gives back to the community by conducting complimentary programs and workshops for 501(c)(3) organizations across the country.


Mark D. McCurdy, Esq.



Mark D. McCurdy is a practicing attorney and award-winning teacher cited by a national advocacy skills provider for his “dedication to the art of advocacy.” The proud father of Nathan and Tyler, Mark has taught advocacy skills since 1992.
He is the author of “Obtaining Admissions in Depositions,” Temple Law Review, Volume 74:1 (Spring 2001). This law review article, published in Temple’s Symposium: Advocacy 2000, draws on Mark’s extensive depositions experience in high profile matters. Together with Suellen Wideman and Sarah Reznek, he also authored State v. Graves, a Telemarketing Fraud Prosecution Case File. This case file is the basis for advocacy training by the National Association of Attorneys General.

Mark was with the Maryland Attorney General’s Office for almost 23 years, including a lengthy tenure in the Office’s elite Civil Litigation division. He possesses an extensive trial and appellate litigation background. For over eight years Mark served as the General Counsel for Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund (“MAIF”). In that role he oversaw and honed MAIF’s legal representation throughout the Maryland judicial system. From 2015 until his retirement in 2020, he was the Chief Executive Officer of this $200 million plus insurance entity.

Mark is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Maryland College Park, and holds a J.D. degree with honor from the University of Maryland Law School. He leads many deposition and trial training seminars, and lectures extensively across the United States on persuasion and communication skills for lawyers and law students.