Renaissance Symposium XV

December 6, 2019
New York, New York


Renaissance Symposium XV continues the LCA’s exclusive advanced trial series on Friday, December 6, 2019, at the Harvard Club of New York City, where you will have the opportunity of speaking before and learning from your elite peers in a small group setting. In addition to a unique learning experience, you will come away with an impressive credential for your bio, e.g., “Robert A. Jones, Cross-Examination of Experts, Litigation Counsel of America, Renaissance Symposium XV, New York, NY, December 6, 2019.”

There are only 14 speaker slots for this event, which is designed to allow for personal interaction and discussion on all of the presentations, and 14 additional slots for observers/contributors. Observers/contributors will participate in the discussions, but will not present a topic of their own.

The format is eight hours, fourteen speakers, thirty minutes each, speaking on any trial topic desired that will add to the superior trial strategies and tactics of Renaissance attendees. Best of all, you select your own topic with the only requirement being that it has to be something valuable you have divined about courtroom work that is so good you would pass it on to your most trusted friend in the legal community. The Renaissance series has been built around the idea of actual trial tactics and strategies, and less about pre-trial or preparation, so that everyone comes away with a variety of trial presentations, angles, tools and devices.

Renaissance Symposiums are not typical seminar programs where you can speak and leave. RS XV is a full day of immersion in dialogue and discussion between you and your peers: trial lawyers with years of experience, successes and verdicts. Fellows come to exchange trial tactics and techniques of the highest order. This type symposium only works if everyone is committed for the entire event. This is not a “drive through” or a “speak, greet and go” event. Those who speak early should stay until day’s end out of respect for the process and for those who speak later. If your schedule does not allow you to be present the entire day, then perhaps it will for a future Renaissance Symposium.

The Renaissance concept is the brainchild of Ric Gass (2012 LCA President and Trial Law Institute Life Dean) of Gass Weber Mullins LLC, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, who has tried almost 300 cases to verdict.

There is a $695 registration fee to attend (covering breakfast, lunch, meeting space and AV for the speaking sessions).  This does not include the The Annual Renaissance Symposium Dinner fee.

The Annual Renaissance Symposium Dinner fee is $198 per person and open to Symposium attendees as well as local Fellows and their guests.

There are no written materials required and CLE credits will not be issued. We will, however, provide you with a Certificate of Attendance which you may submit to your state bar association(s) for possible approval.

If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact Beth Rich by email or by phone 212.724.4128.


The Litigation Counsel of America’s Annual New York Renaissance Dinner will be held at Gallaghers Steakhouse on Thursday, December 5.

Originally, a “speakeasy” launched by Ziegfeld girl Helen Gallagher in 1927, and according to legend, Broadway’s first steakhouse, Gallaghers promises a New York experience from start to finish. The restaurant is conveniently located in the heart of the Theater District on West 52nd Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue.

The evening will begin with cocktails in the upstairs private dining room at 7:30 PM, followed by dinner at 8:15 PM.  The cost is $198.00 per person and includes a set three-course dinner, open bar and wine service, all taxes, fees and gratuities.

If you have any questions, please call the LCA Office at 212.724.4128.

Please RSVP at your earliest convenience as seating is limited.


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