Personal Injury Trial 101
A Comprehensive Guide to Personal Injury Law and Procedure
Are you up-to-date on important information that can affect your personal injury practice? When was the last time you spent a day in open discussion and knowledge exchange with colleagues who are dealing with the same situations you are? This authoritative course will provide you with the foundational information and skills essential to starting or staying on top of your practice. From determining lien priority to expert examination, our distinguished faculty will take you through the latest court rulings and time-tried litigation strategies. Don't miss this opportunity to build your skills - enroll today!
- Stay abreast of the latest developments in the personal injury legislative and procedural trends.
- Effectively handle liens to ensure successful settlement negotiation.
- Know what additional sources of coverage can be found.
- Get tips for staying up-to-date on the latest developments in medical science and procedure and enrich your database of reference sources.
- Review the key court rulings on damage awards and analyze which tactics worked and which ones didn't.
- Learn the ropes: get a detailed walkthrough of local court procedure.
- Explore how the courts have interpreted and applied the Daubert decision lately, and become more effective in selecting and qualifying experts.
- Learn how to make a lasting impression by correctly and effectively introducing evidence at trial.
- Major Elements of Local Procedure
9:00 - 9:30, Robert B. Nussbaum
- Pre-Trial Motions and Pleadings
- Settlement Procedure
- Post-Trial Motions
- Useful Sample Forms
- Trial Notice
9:30 - 10:00, Robert B. Nussbaum
- The County-is it Realistic
- Notification of Witnesses
- Expert Availability
- Adjournment Requests
- Waiver of Designated Trial Counsel
- Witness Preparation
10:15 - 10:55, Peter L. Korn and Gerald B. O'Connor
- Pre-Court Interview and Preparation
- Review Depositions, Interrogatories and Prior Statements
- Reduce Surprises
- Prepare for Cross Examination
- Dress Code
- The Expert
- Settlement Conference
10:55 - 11:20, Peter L. Korn and Gerald B. O'Connor
- Is it Realistic
- Know the Value
- Know Your Case
- How to Negotiate
- Client Involvement
- Opening Statements
11:20 - 12:00, Peter L. Korn and Gerald B. O'Connor
- Plaintiff Vs. Defendant, the Differences
- Jury Hostility
- Be Cautious
- Memorized not Read
- Direct Examination
1:00 - 1:30, Peter L. Korn and Gerald B. O'Connor
- How to Conduct
- Bringing out the Theme
- The Witness
- The Order
- Adverse Party
- Demonstrative Evidence
1:30 - 2:00, Robert B. Nussbaum
- Medical Bills
- Lost Wages
- Loss of Consortium
- Pain and Suffering
2:15 - 3:00, Peter L. Korn and Gerald B. O'Connor
- The Witness
- Don't Repeat Direct
- Irving Younger's 10 Rules of Cross-Examination
3:00 - 3:30, Peter L. Korn and Gerald B. O'Connor
- Give Your own
- Memorize Don't Read
- The Facts
- Standing on Ethical Ground
3:30 - 4:30, Peter L. Korn and Gerald B. O'Connor
- Rules of Professional Conduct
- The Tripartite Relationship Among Insured, Insurer and Counsel
- Conflicts of Interest
- Attorneys' Fees and Charges
- Dealing with the “Excess Claim”