Friends is proud to offer CLEs and special programs.

Sharonville Convention Center in Sharonville, Ohio

6 hours of CLE pending

$400 general admission; $200 NADCL, CADCL, OADCL members; $100 full-time state or county public defenders

Join Friends to the Indigent at this important lecture with nationally-recognized lawyer, lecturer, and author Larry Pozner!

Pozner’s book Cross Examination: Science and Techniques (Lexis, co-authored with Roger Dodd) is now in its 3rd edition and continues to be America’s bestselling book on cross examination.

Pozner’s lectures are built around the newest tools for understanding how to motivate jurors to award us the verdict we seek, the advanced techniques of cross that can immediately result in an advantage in trial, and how we can all become quicker at crafting the cross examinations that win cases.

All proceeds benefit Friends to the Indigent.

Register now via PayPal:

Attorney – $400  – Register now

Attorney with membership – $200 – Register now

Attorney – Full time government-employed public defenders – $100 – Register now

Previous programs

  • Annual: MLK Day Seminar
    Friends serves as a co-sponsor with area criminal defense organizations to provide an annual, all day CLE to local lawyers on topics of interest and need.
  • Annual: Veterans Day Seminar
    Friends sponsors an annual CLE, bringing in nationally-recognized speakers on areas of relevance to trial lawyers and those providing representation to the indigent accused. This seminar serves as Friends’ largest fundraising effort of the year. Past presenters include Larry Pozner, Cynthia Roseberry, Jeff Robinson, and Dean Strang. View 2019 seminar information (in PDF format). Friends works closely with the Hamilton County Public Defender’s office to identify attorneys who might benefit from scholarship and training assistance by planning seminars, trainings and presentations to assist the lawyers who represent the poor in our community.
  • Book Talk: Usual Cruelty
    Social OTR (1819 Elm St., Cincinnati, OH) Alec Karakatsanis, a nationally recognized civil rights lawyer and founder of Civil Rights Corps, discussed his work and his new book Usual Cruelty with Dr. Zaria Davis of the Pretrial Justice Institute. Attendees learned about his work upending unconstitutional money bail systems in municipalities around the country and for a broader discussion of how lawyers and activists can help end wealth-based detention and mass incarceration in America. Proceeds from book sales at the event supported Friends to the Indigent.


Friends is a 501(c)(3) charity. We assist those who provide representation to the indigent accused in their training and educational needs.


Need additional assistance? Please contact us:

Online contact form

(513) 651-5666


May 17

Larry Pozner Cross Examination Lecture

More programs