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

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

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February 24, 2012 - February 26, 2012
AAJ Headquarters
Washington, DC

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This in-depth program takes your active case through six critical workshops and three group sessions to help you define your case strategy. The hands-on format provides constant attention to your wrongful death or catastrophic injury case. Highly experienced trial lawyers guide and coach you to map out your litigation plan. At the end of the program, you’ll have a methodical and empirically-based strategy for your case. Not just concepts—actionable items that you have fully developed with the faculty and can put into motion with your trial team.

"I have learned from the best.  This workshop takes the traditional case workshop (which has always been an excellent experience) to a higher level. I cannot think of a better way to prepare for the discovery process of trial." Randell (Randy) C. Roberts, Tyler, Texas


Friday, February 24, 2012

Registration
8:00 – 8:30 am  

Morning Session
8:45 am - 12:30 pm
   

Group Session
• What are common land mines
• Framing rebuttals that can take out the land mines
• Rules that work in every case
     - Auto collision cases
     - Medical negligence cases
     - Products liability case 

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

Lunch (on your own)
12:30 – 1:30 pm  

Afternoon Session
1:30 - 5:30 pm

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

Workshop:  Developing Rules and Themes
• The umbrella rule
• Sub rules
• Themes that work

Networking Reception
5:30 – 6:30 pm 
 
Saturday, February 25, 2012

Continental Breakfast available
8:15 – 8:45 am  

Morning Session
8:45 am - 1:15 pm

Group Session:  Reframing Case Issue to Resonate with Juror Values
• Conservative values
• T-Party values
• Making the case about more than money
  
Workshop:  Developing Rules and Themes (continued)

Workshop:  Reframing the Case and Developing the Trial Story
• Sequencing
• Starting the story
• Strategic planning/drafting considerations (if applicable)
• 3 simple techniques for creating a real story

Lunch (on your own)
1:15 – 2:30 pm 

Afternoon Session
2:30 - 4:45 pm

Workshop:  Reframing the Case and Developing the Trial Story (continued)

Group Session
• Essential questions in voir dire
• Social science considerations
• Storytelling 

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Continental Breakfast available
8:15 – 8:45 am  
   
Morning Session
8:45 am - 1:00 pm  

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

 Workshop:  Exhibits that Drive the Trial Story


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