Using Surveys, Focus Groups and Mock Trials to Shape Personal Injury Trial and Settlement Negotiation Approaches

Leveraging Tools to Test Trial Strategies, Assess Case Value, Test Witness Credibility and More

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A live 90-minute CLE webinar with interactive Q&A


Wednesday, February 8, 2017
1:00pm-2:30pm EST, 10:00am-11:30am PST

Early Registration Discount Deadline, Friday, January 20, 2017


This CLE webinar will provide guidance to personal injury attorneys for effectively using scientific surveys, focus groups and mock trials to identify the strengths and weaknesses of cases, test trial strategies, assess case value, test witness credibility, identify ideal jurors, and spot potential red flags. The panel will examine the benefits of conducting this type of pretrial research, the best timing for each research tool, the types of information that should be presented to focus groups and mock jurors, and how to use the research obtained to formulate trial and settlement negotiation strategies.

Description

Personal injury attorneys increasingly rely on scientific surveys, focus groups and mock trials to obtain feedback about their cases in advance of trial or settlement negotiations. This feedback is instrumental in helping counsel evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of their cases and trial strategies related to proving liability, causation and damages.

Focus groups and mock trials are effective ways to test the credibility of witnesses, determine the characteristics of ideal jurors for particular types of cases, gain a sense of how jurors will rule on damages, and improve a case’s settlement posture. Understanding which tool is most effective for which types of personal injury cases, the best timing for each, and how to properly implement them is key to obtaining a successful outcome.

Listen as our authoritative panel of personal injury attorneys and consultants with experience using scientific surveys, focus groups and mock trials as tools for shaping trial and settlement strategies discusses their perspectives on the effective use of these tools.

Outline

  1. Purpose, benefits and risks of using scientific surveys, focus groups and mock trials in personal injury cases
  2. Best timing for scientific surveys, focus groups and mock trials
  3. Types of information to present to focus groups and mock jurors
  4. Obtaining and using feedback from scientific surveys, focus groups and mock trials to inform settlement and trial strategies

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key issues:

  • What are the current trends in personal injury attorneys using scientific surveys, focus groups and mock trials to improve the outcomes of cases?
  • What are some effective strategies for getting the most out of focus groups and mock trials?
  • How can personal injury attorneys use the information obtained from scientific surveys, focus groups and mock trials to shape their trial and settlement negotiation strategies?

Faculty

Katherine Cárdenas, Partner
Lucas & Cárdenas, Chicago

Ms. Cárdenas has more than 20 years of experience representing adults and minors who have suffered debilitating injuries in every area of personal injury. Ms. Cárdenas is a member of the highly esteemed Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum due to her repeated success in winning multi-million dollar settlements for her clients. She has tried numerous cases in state and federal court and has argued before the Supreme Court of Illinois. 

Jerry Goldstein, Managing Director
NJ Trial Consulting, Somerset, N.J.

After over 35 years of trial practice and selecting over 300 juries, Mr. Goldstein now consults with other attorneys to strategize cases and plan and select juries. He has conducted hundreds of focus groups for cases involving personal injuries, medical malpractice, antitrust violations, contracts, construction, libel and slander, fraud, and a myriad of other subjects for plaintiffs and defendants.


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Customer Reviews

Overall, a very good presentation. For my practice, the presentation was relevant and highly informative.

David Lawrenz

Hinkle, Hensley, Shanor & Martin

I liked the practical and specific tips.

Natalie Lyons

The Cannon Law Firm

Great content, including everyday examples, provided by each speaker.

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Duncan Firm

The webinar was well-presented, interesting and informative.

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McKinney, Wainwright & Saul-Olson

The relevance of the material and impact on the PI practice area was greatly appreciated.

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