Surviving to Thriving Remote Advocacy Series
[Virtual Workshop]

Mastering the Remote Hearing

This small group, detailed workshop is designed to help you move from just surviving remote proceedings to thriving in them.  Emphasis is on specific practical tips for managing and mastering hearings. Workshop size is limited to allow for detailed Q&A and hands on opportunities.

What: 75 minute live virtual workshop (through Zoom)

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What you'll learn

We see this as an opportunity to embrace technology, maximize the impact of your message, and command the virtual courtroom room. In this packed workshop we will cover everything from pre-trial preparation, mastery of the virtual environment to in-hearing best practices. A sampling of what we will cover is:

Preparing Your Virtual
Hearing Materials

  • Knowing the Court's protocol
  • Filing materials
  • Pre-trial agreements

Creating a Pre-Flight Plan

  • Tech prep for your hearing
  • Personal prep for your hearing
  • Preparing your client
  • Creating a Team/Communication Plan
  • Check-List for Hearing Day (Downlaod)

Mastering the Platform

  • Discussion of various platforms
  • Zoom specific training including: tips for managing screen real estate, maximization of your viewing environment, how to publish exhibits and much more.

Maximizing Your Communication

  • Tightening your message
  • Organizational tips for exhibits
  • Benefits of using demonstratives in hearings

Nitty Gritty Details

  • Handling evidence, exhibits and caselaw
  • Virtually marking exhibits
  • Getting orders signed
  • Simple tricks for displaying information

Showtime: Commanding Control of Your Hearing

  • Agreed Orders
  • Agenda submission ideas
  • Breakout room basics
  • JUdges pet peeves

Ready to command your next remote hearing?

About the Speakers

Tracy McCormack, JD
Director of Advocacy at The University of Texas School of Law

Author of "Remote Advocacy in a Nutshell" published by West Academic Publishing


Tracy McCormack is a lecturer and Director of Advocacy at The University of Texas School of Law. Professor McCormack practiced as a trial lawyer for 14 years in Austin before joining the faculty full time in 2000.

She spent most of her time in private practice with the firms of Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer & Feld and Clark, Thomas, Winters and Newton. She has extensive experience in civil trial and appeals, mediation, arbitration and summary jury trials. Professor McCormack also served as an adjunct professor at UT since 1990 teaching courses in Texas Civil Procedure and trial skills while in private practice. She now teaches courses in Evidence, Trial Advocacy, ADR advocacy and related subjects.

Professor McCormack has authored the book, “Remote Advocacy in a Nutshell,” The definitive guide to the brave new world of remote advocacy for the trial and appellate practitioner―as well as law students and recent law grads.

Sherrie Wirth, MBA
President and Founder of The Exhibit Company

Co-Founder of and

Adjunct professor at the University of Texas Law School, Trial Advocacy Program

Contributing author for technical chapters in "Remote Advocacy in a Nutshell" published by West Academic Publishing

Founding member of Presentation Guild


Sherrie is the founder of The Exhibit Company (1995), a boutique communication, design and trial technology specialty firm that specializes in assisting attorneys in presenting their case in the most effective way through the use of demonstrative aids, communication strategies and cutting edge technology.

Since the beginning of the pandemic, Sherrie and her team have been on the forefront of helping clients, students and courts alike navigate the virtual technology waters.

She also co-founded the software company,, the first solution for digitally marking exhibits. The E-Sticker software is being used in over 10 countries and is currently used by the DOJ, FCC, most AGs offices and by tens of thousands of litigators, paralegals and court reporters.