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Combating Plaintiffs' Reptilian Tactics in Commercial Vehicle, Premises Liability, Product...
Responding to Reptile Techniques During Discovery, Deposition, Voir Dire, O...
March 12, 2024 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE course will guide litigators in recognizing and combating the trial strategy leveraging the so-called "reptile theory" in commercial vehicle accident claims, premises liability, and medical malpractice cases. The panel will discuss the increased use of reptilian tactics by plaintiffs' attor... Read More

Applying the Collateral Source Rule in Personal Injury Trials: Medical Expenses, Insurance...
April 3, 2024 CLE Live Webinar
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This CLE course will guide counsel in personal injury cases on contending with new applications of the collateral source rule and increasingly contentious battles over what is a reasonably incurred medical expense. The program will address the impact of write-offs and lower reimbursement rates on da... Read More

New Science of Trial Advocacy: Strategies for Surprising, Disarming, and Persuading Modern...
Embracing a Paradigm Shift in Jury Psychology; Mastering the "Waiter Pivot"
February 21, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss an alternative approach to trial advocacy that embraces a paradigm shift in jury psychology and teaches attorneys how to surprise, disarm, and persuade modern jurors. Read More

Interstate Discovery: Obtaining Testimony and Documents From Out-of-State, Non-Party Witne...
Best Practices Under Uniform Interstate Depositions and Discovery Act, Unif...
January 23, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will review the still complex task of compelling a non-party witness to attend a deposition, appear at trial, or produce documents in a foreign state for use in a civil action or arbitration pending in another state. The panel will review issuing, serving, and enforcing subpoenas un... Read More

Negotiating and Settling Tort Cases: Evaluating the Case, Making the Demand, Bargaining Di...
Creating Strategies, Making Opponents More Receptive to Proposals, and Prep...
January 11, 2024 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss strategies and techniques that lawyers can use to increase their chances of securing better settlements (considering amounts and timing of settlement). The program will discuss determining the right settlement amount, how to evaluate when settlement offers a better fina... Read More

Traumatic Brain Injuries: Demonstrating or Disputing the Existence and Extent of Brain Dam...
Strengths and Weaknesses of Different Specialties, Credentialing and Demean...
December 14, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will offer advanced guidance to personal injury attorneys proving or challenging the existence and extent of injury in traumatic brain injury (TBI) cases. The panel will explore what types of experts should be engaged, what to look for in credentialing and demeanor, and strategies fo... Read More

Countering Reptile Theory in Jury Selection: Educating, Persuading, and Overcoming Unfavor...
December 11, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide defense counsel in techniques designed to recognize and counterbalance plaintiff's "reptile" tactics when they occur during voir dire and jury selection as well as how to use jury selection to set the foundation for a successful result. The program will also discuss counte... Read More

Taking 30(b)(6) Corporate Representative Depositions in Personal Injury Cases
Drafting a Thorough Notice, Tying Down the Witness With Key Questions, Obje...
November 1, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare personal injury trial lawyers to depose corporate representatives in accordance with Rule 30(b)(6) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and its state law equivalents. The webinar will discuss best practices for meeting the 30(b)(6) notice requirements, effectively que... Read More

Blocking Reptile Trial Practices: Excluding Inflammatory, Improper Information Through Ora...
Pre-Trial Motions, Trial Briefs, Motions for New Trial and Judgment Nothwit...
September 12, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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The CLE course will discuss how to use strategies through oral and written word to exclude "reptile" evidence and arguments from the courtroom. The program will guide counsel through effective use of pre-trial and trial strategies, motions in limine, trial briefs, and new trial/JNOV motions to exclu... Read More

Federal Tort Claims Act Cases: Recovering for Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, and Pr...
Limits on the Independent Contractor and Discretionary Function Exceptions
August 31, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide personal injury attorneys through filing suit under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) and defeating the government's motions to dismiss or for summary judgment based on the "independent contractor" and the "discretionary function" exceptions to the FTCA. These exceptions... Read More

Personal Injury and Jury Selection: Gaining the Advantage by Replacing the Checklist Appro...
August 23, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss why and how personal injury lawyers must stop thinking about voir dire and jury selection as tasks to be ticked off a "to do" list and start realizing that in order to obtain a successful verdict, they must accept that voir dire is "baked into" the entire trial process.... Read More

Evidence of Subsequent Remedial Measures: Strategies and Practical Considerations Under FR...
July 19, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss strategies to position counsel either to put evidence of remedial measures in front of a jury or to make sure it is excluded. The program will review Federal Rule of Evidence 407 and its many exceptions, the relevancy requirement of FRE 403, and how defendants' instinct... Read More

Preexisting Conditions and Comparative Fault: Strengthening Plaintiff’s Case by Upending E...
July 13, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss how plaintiffs' counsel can turn the tables on predictable defense strategies related to contributory negligence and leverage a pre-existing condition to make the jury understand the severity of a specific plaintiff's injuries. The panel will explain how to meet these d... Read More

Medical Evidence Issues in Personal Injury Trials: Medical Records, Expert Testimony, Out...
Admitting Evidence in Medical Records to Prove or Challenge Causation and D...
May 10, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss the range of evidentiary issues that must be surmounted to admit in a personal injury trial medical records and the evidence in medical records to prove or challenge causation and damages. The panelist will cover admissibility of medical documents and data, acceptable b... Read More

Evaluating Evidence of Pain in Personal Injury Cases: Pain Journals, Treating Physicians,...
April 19, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss the role, benefits, and risks of pain or post-accident journals, as well as the use of testimony of third parties and medical experts to support or challenge requests for damages representing "pain" and pain management aspects of non-economic damages in personal injury... Read More

Defense Strategies for Preventing Massive Verdicts: Countering Reptile Theory, Anchoring,...
March 1, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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The CLE webinar will provide practical techniques for overcoming the factors driving outsized and disproportionate verdicts in personal injury cases. The program will discuss how to address jury desensitization regarding inflated numbers and value, overcoming the jury's desire to punish, ways to cou... Read More

Cross-Examination of the Sympathetic Plaintiff in a Personal Injury Case: Plaintiff and De...
February 8, 2023 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will equip trial lawyers to handle the challenging task of cross-examining a plaintiff claiming significant injury. Defense counsel is between a rock and a hard place: push too hard in the wrong way and create sympathy for the plaintiff; hold back too much and the defense fails to p... Read More

Life Care Plans in Traumatic Brain Injury Cases: Challenging Future Damages Calculations
December 20, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide personal injury counsel in using or challenging life care plans offered in traumatic brain injury cases to measure and present future medical damages. The panel will also explain strategies that counsel frequently use to challenge life care plans throughout a case: discove... Read More

Medical Costs in Personal Injury Cases: Proving or Challenging Necessity or Reasonableness
December 7, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will discuss how to prove or challenge the necessity and reasonableness of medical costs in a personal injury case. The program will discuss the current landscape regarding what evidence is required and the necessary foundations to admit it, the collateral source rule and admissibil... Read More

Designing Life Care Plans in Personal Injury Cases to Withstand Scrutiny: Accuracy, Thorou...
September 19, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will guide personal injury lawyers in understanding what makes a life care plan accurate, thorough, and methodologically sound so that it stands up to scrutiny by opposing counsel, the court, and the jury. The program will review the required elements of life care plans and discuss... Read More

Preventing Defective Jury Instructions In Personal Injury Trials; Leveraging Errors on App...
September 7, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss preventing defective jury instructions as well as relying on them to appeal a personal injury verdict. The program will offer guidance on drafting proper instructions as well as identifying and preserving objections to incorrect or misleading instructions for appeal. The... Read More

Physician Witnesses in Personal Injury Cases: Refuting Doctor Testimony, Exposing Bias
Ensuring Plaintiffs Comply With Rule 26(a)(2)(B)
August 24, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will show counsel in personal injury cases, especially those involving pharmaceuticals or medical devices, how to depose, examine, or cross-examine who may be the most important witness at trial--the physician, surgeon, or dentist testifying as to causation. The program will provide... Read More

Changes in Personal Jurisdiction After The Ford Decision: Impact on Nonresident Corporatio...
Jurisdictional Limits Under Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Jud. Dist. Ct....
June 22, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the issue of personal jurisdiction over nonresident corporate defendants in light of the Supreme Court's unanimous decisions in Ford Motor Co. v. Montana Eighth Jud. Dist. Ct. and Ford Motor Co. v. Bandemer. The program will discuss prior rulings by the Supreme Court on... Read More

Using an Opponent's Video Deposition at Personal Injury Trials: Conveying the Message With...
Creating and Playing Short, Meaningful Deposition Clips From the Opposing P...
June 8, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss why, how, and when personal injury attorneys can and should use the video depositions of their opponents to present the other side in meaningful bites that maximize the theme and message counsel wishes to convey. The program will review not only the applicable rules of p... Read More

Personal Injury Cases and Artificially Generated Evidence: Ascertaining, Proving, and Cha...
April 27, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the increasing importance in civil cases of ascertaining, proving, and challenging the admissibility of evidence derived from artificial intelligence (AI) applications. The program will discuss what AI is and how it works, what kinds of AI application are being used, iss... Read More

Personal Injury Damages: Addressing Pain and Suffering, Pre-Impact Damages, Conscious Suff...
April 6, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the art of arguing for or against a plaintiff's claims for pain and suffering, including pre-impact damages and conscious pain and suffering before death, as well as some of the evidentiary keys to unlocking these damages and the burden of proof at trial. Read More

Litigation Strategies for Neutralizing Anger in Settlement Negotiations and Jury Trials: P...
Taking Aim at Reptile Tactics, Humanizing the Entity, Countering Irrational...
March 9, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss the ways defendants can vigorously defend against liability, head off nuclear verdicts, and reach better settlements by doing more than just denying fault or poking holes in the plaintiff's case. While the panel will address how counsel in jury trials can interrupt and e... Read More

Federal Rule of Evidence 702 Proposed Amendments: Bringing Expert Analysis Under Consisten...
January 26, 2022 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE webinar will review the proposed amendments to Federal Rule of Evidence 702, the split and perceived confusion among trial and appellate courts regarding the application of FRE 702, and the intended effect of the proposed changes to FRE 702, and the impact on admissibility the change to FRE... Read More

Life Care Plans in Traumatic Brain Injury Cases: Challenging Future Damages Calculations
December 20, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide personal injury counsel in using or challenging life care plans offered in traumatic brain injury cases to measure and present future medical damages. The panel will also explain strategies that defense counsel frequently use to challenge life care plans throughout a case:... Read More

FRE 404(b) in Personal Injury Cases: Tipping the Scales With Evidence of Prior Bad Acts an...
October 20, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide personal injury lawyers through Federal Rule of Evidence 404(b) (and its state counterparts), which has been described as the most controversial of the Federal Rules of Evidence and generates more published opinions than any other provision in the Federal Rules. The progra... Read More

Spousal Depositions in Personal Injury Cases: Privileges, Dual Representation, Consortium...
October 12, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will review how to take or defend one of the most important depositions in a personal injury lawsuit: the plaintiff's spouse. The panel will discuss the unique issues concerning privilege, dual representation of plaintiff and spouse, effective cross-examination of a sympathetic witne... Read More

Personal Injury and Probate: Death of a Party or Witness, Settlement With Minors, Hearsay...
September 29, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will review what personal injury lawyers need to know about the probate process in several different situations including the effect failure to have an estate representative appointed may have on your case. The panel will discuss what needs to be done if the plaintiff or defendant di... Read More

Litigating Parallel Personal Injury Cases and Criminal Prosecution
Managing the Competing Interests of Defendants, Injured Parties, Insurance...
August 26, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will prepare counsel defending or involved in personal injury lawsuits to anticipate and respond to parallel investigations and proceedings by U.S. federal and state criminal and civil enforcement authorities. The panel will review how the two types of matters affect one another and... Read More

Personal Injury and the Independent Contractor Defense: Common Law and Statutory Exception...
May 19, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will review the many common law and statutory exceptions to the independent contractor defense that defendants routinely assert in wrongful death and other types of personal injury cases. The program will explore how these exceptions are evolving with changing work platforms, how per... Read More

Personal Injury Exculpatory Clauses: Enforceability Pitfalls, State Public Policy, Novel R...
April 28, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel in personal injury cases in interpreting, challenging, or defending exculpatory clauses, the use of which invites a whole host of legal issues and public policy concerns. The program will explore the difference between exculpation from liability arising out of a fa... Read More

Personal Injury and the PREP Act: Asserting Immunity and Understanding Its Limitations
February 24, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide personal injury attorneys--whether for plaintiff or defendant--through workings of the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness Act (the PREP Act), the four subsequent interpretive advisories, and the developing case law. With future massive public health emergencies al... Read More

Protecting Personal Injury Claims in Bankruptcy Cases
Complexities of Property of the Estate, Stay Relief, Judicial Estoppel, Exe...
February 10, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will show personal injury attorneys a way forward when bankruptcy intersects their case, including dealing with judicial estoppel, by leveraging recent case law criticizing its application in bankruptcy. The panel will address key decisions to be made depending on: whether the defend... Read More

Personal Injury Litigation and Dismissing Fewer Than All Defendants: Managing the Gauntlet...
January 27, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide counsel for plaintiffs and defendants through the procedural and evidentiary questions that must be addressed when considering and negotiating a dismissal of fewer than all defendants from a personal injury lawsuit. The program will discuss how plaintiffs can avoid case-en... Read More

Premises Liability Claims: Plaintiff and Defense Strategies in Unsafe Workplace and Failu...
January 13, 2021 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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The CLE course will provide guidance to personal injury plaintiff and defense counsel for pursuing or defending premises liability claims involving unsafe workplaces and failure to warn cases. The panel will feature a plaintiff's attorney and defendant's attorney perspective on drafting a complaint,... Read More

Certified Industrial Hygienist Testimony in Personal Injury Cases: Theories of Exposure, C...
December 8, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide plaintiff and defense counsel in proffering and challenging testimony from certified industrial hygienists (CIHs). CIHs may be the most important type of witness that most counsel have never heard of. Artful handing of their testimony can make or break personal injury case... Read More

Personal Injury Damages: Limiting the Risk of Inflated Verdicts by Countering Plaintiff's...
October 14, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss how defense counsel can counteract the damages figure suggested by the plaintiff's counsel - while still pressing for a defense verdict. Read More

Combating Discrimination in Personal Injury Cases: Impact of Race, Gender, and Ethnicity o...
August 18, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will focus on how lawyers in personal injury cases can account for and address race, gender, and ethnicity assumptions in themselves and in others and how those assumptions impact the court system in general and case resolution in particular. Stereotypes and assumptions may be expres... Read More

Tort Reform and Injuries Occurring Outside the Forum State: Issue by Issue Conflicts of La...
May 28, 2020 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will explore the advantages to be gained when personal injury attorneys pay attention to often overlooked, but increasingly important, choice of law issues. Read More

Advanced Drafting of Complaints and Answers: How to Go Beyond Required Content and Reach M...
December 5, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide an advanced course in drafting persuasive and impactful opening pleadings. Trial counsel will often seek to meet Rule 8 or state law equivalent of a "short and plain statement" (even under Twombly and Iqbal ) without going further. Although this approach can survive moti... Read More

High Value Verdict Reversals
July 9, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will demonstrate to plaintiffs' and defendants' counsel the steps necessary to fortify a successful result (or avert that horrible defeat) while the case is in trial. Without taking proper measures at trial, victory will be fleeting. By examining recent reversals of multi-million dol... Read More

Impeachment Evidence in Personal Injury: Overcoming Admissibility Issues with Surveillance...
July 2, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss best practices for counsel to use impeachment evidence at a personal injury trial. In situations where a potential piece of evidence is irrelevant until the trial is underway, attorneys must be confident about bringing evidence before the judge while minimizing its chanc... Read More

Punitive Damages: Strategies for Trial and Appeal; Statutory and Constitutional Boundaries
June 25, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will equip both plaintiffs and defendants with the tools necessary to handle punitive damages issues on trial and appeal. The spectre of punitive damages looms large when injury is involved. Counsel must understand both the applicable substantive state law as well as the constitution... Read More

Asserting and Challenging Plaintiff's Comparative or Contributory Negligence in Personal I...
Discovery Techniques, Apportionment of Fault, Expert Testimony and More
March 26, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide personal injury lawyers on how to overcome a plaintiff's comparative negligence and maximize recovery at trial. The webinar will cover how various jurisdictions handle comparative and contributory negligence and how attorneys can develop trial strategies to overcome their... Read More

Personal Injury Litigation: Proving or Disproving Non-Economic Damages
Calculating Damages, Conducting Voir Dire, Preparing Jury Instructions
February 26, 2019 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide personal injury practitioners on how to best argue for (or defend against) an award of non-economic damages. The panel will discuss various trial strategies, including calculating damages, conducting voir dire, and preparing jury instructions. Read More

Handling Difficult Witnesses in Personal Injury Cases: Direct and Cross Examinations
Tips for Managing Hostile, Evasive, Untruthful, Forgetful and Other Challen...
November 19, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss strategies for handling difficult witnesses during personal injury litigation. While difficult witnesses will typically belong to the adverse party, they can sometimes be your own. Because of this, it is critical that attorneys know how to handle difficult witnesses in o... Read More

Personal Injury Opening Statements and Closing Arguments: Preparing and Delivering, Handli...
Developing and Presenting a Persuasive Roadmap; Delivering a Convincing and...
September 20, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide personal injury litigators for preparing and delivering effective opening statements and closing arguments. The panel will discuss strategies for proper timing and sequencing of opening statements and closing arguments, making and responding to objections during opening an... Read More

Rule 68 Offers of Judgment in Personal Injury: Responding, Countering or Rejecting
June 28, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will analyze how Rule 68 offers of judgment are used in personal injury cases, discuss how defense counsel can leverage an offer to induce settlement, and explain the challenges, considerations and pitfalls for plaintiff's counsel in responding to or rejecting an offer. Read More

Discovery Strategies in Personal Injury Litigation Under Amended Rules 26(b) and 34(b)
Drafting or Responding to Interrogatories, Requests for Production of Docum...
May 2, 2018 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will guide personal injury litigators in drafting discovery requests likely to survive heightened judicial scrutiny under recent amendments to Rule 26(b) of the FRCP. The panel will also discuss tactics for objecting to discovery requests that are overly burdensome and producing docu... Read More

Personal Injury Settlement and Release Agreements: Confidentiality, Tax Liability, Indemni...
October 25, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to personal injury counsel for navigating the complexities of drafting and negotiating settlement and release agreements to resolve claims. The panel will discuss challenges and best practices regarding confidentiality, tax liability and indemnity, and review ot... Read More

Expert Witness Discovery in Personal Injury Litigation: Establishing or Challenging Admiss...
Tactics for Expert Designation, Cross-Examination, Deposition and Daubert/F...
August 23, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to personal injury counsel on legal and practical tactics for managing expert witness discovery. The panel will discuss key considerations regarding the designation of experts, admissibility of expert opinions, deposition and cross-examination of experts, Dauber... Read More

Social Media Admissions in Personal Injury Cases: Mitigating Risk for Plaintiffs, Securing...
Complying With Duty to Preserve; Obtaining and Admitting Evidence Adverse t...
May 10, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to personal injury litigators for mitigating the risks that social media posts pose for their clients, as well as tips for tracking down admissions by defendants on social media. The panel will discuss best practices for advising personal injury victims on their... Read More

Lay Witness and Expert Witness Depositions in Personal Injury Cases: Advanced Deposition T...
Leveraging Restatement, Summarization, Boxing-In and Exhaustion Strategies;...
April 6, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will discuss advanced techniques for taking and defending depositions of lay witnesses and expert witnesses in personal injury litigation. The panel will review strategies for getting the most out of depositions, including when and how to use and properly sequence the techniques of r... Read More

Demonstrative Evidence in Personal Injury Litigation: Leveraging Technology During Jury Pr...
Navigating Issues of Relevancy, Authentication and Substantial Similarity
January 17, 2017 CLE CLE On-Demand, Download
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This CLE course will provide guidance to personal injury litigators for effectively using demonstrative evidence to explain complex issues to a jury, including how to leverage cutting edge technology to increase the effectiveness of demonstrative exhibits. The panel will discuss strategies for admit... Read More