hon-jesse-b-caldwell-iii-resident-superior-court-judge-for-the-27a-judicial-district-in-gaston-countyOn October 6th, Tricia Derr was invited to address the Jury Trials class at Charlotte School of Law. The class is taught by The Hon. Jesse B. Caldwell, III, Resident Superior Court Judge for the 27A Judicial District in Gaston County.

“Judge Caldwell is a fellow Double Tarheel and longtime professional colleague. As one of the most respected jurists in our State, it was an honor to accept his invitation to lecture aspiring lawyers,” Tricia commented on the opportunity.

“Anatomy of a Jury Trial” was the general theme of the guest lecture. Ms. Derr covered topics relating the impact of social media at trial as well as exploring evidentiary foundations for the introduction of social media. She discussed effective cross examination techniques, trial strategies and theme development. The class explored the impact of trial publicity and the influence of the “court of public opinion.”

“It is such a pleasure to share trial experiences with an enthusiastic audience,” Tricia remarked.

Reflecting on the class, one student stated, “I was so impressed with her passion for her work and her as a speaker that it would really be an honor to observe and maybe to work closely with her as an intern. I really regret not asking her for a business card before leaving the building.”

Tricia Derr is passionate about paying it forward to the future of the law profession and will continue to entertain opportunities to share her experience with students.


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