AAJ’s Case Planning and Strategy Seminar and Workshop for Auto, Medical Negligence, Wrongful Death, or Catastrophic Injury Claims

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AAJ’s Case Planning and Strategy Seminar and Workshop for Auto, Medical Negligence, Wrongful Death, or Catastrophic Injury Claims 

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July 28, 2011 - July 30, 2011
AAJ Headquarters
Washington, DC

18.5 CLE Credits

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Thursday, July 28

Welcome and Moderator Introductions
Paul Scoptur, TN

Group Session
       • What are common land mines
       • What are common fixes to the land mines
       • Rules that work in every case
          - Auto collision cases
          - Medical negligence cases
          - Products liability cases
Phillip Miller, TN
Paul Scoptur, WI

 Workshop:  Deconstructing Your Case
       • Identifying land mines
       • Identifying defense arguments
       • What facts support the land mines
       • What arguments support the land mines
       • What land mines will jurors see

Group Session:  Reframing the Case and Developing the Trial Story, Developing Rules and Themes
       • Fixes to the land mines
       • Sequencing
       • Starting the story
       • Strategic planning/drafting considerations
       • Sub rules
       • Themes that work

Networking Reception

Friday, July 29

Welcome and Moderator Introductions
Carrie Frank, J.D., M.S.S.W., CO

Group Session:  Critical Thinking
       • Primary defense strategies
       • Primary defense tactics
       • What emotions drive decision making
Phillip Miller, TN

 Workshop:  Reframing the Case and Developing the Trial Story, Developing Rules and Themes (continued)
       • Fixes to the land mines
       • Sequencing
       • Starting the story
          - Strategic planning/drafting considerations (if applicable)
       • The umbrella rule
       • Sub rules
       • Themes that work

 Workshop:  Developing the Discovery Plan
       • Order of the depositions
       • Structure of the depositions
       • What do you want to accomplish with each witness

Group Session
       • Essential questions in voir dire
       • Social science considerations
       • Storytelling  
Carrie Frank, J.D., M.S.S.W., CO

Saturday, July 30

Welcome and Moderator Introductions
Phillip Miller, TN

 Workshop:  Delivering the Trial Story
       • Voir dire
       • Opening
       • Closing

 Workshop:  Exhibits that Drive the Trial Story

 

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