Trial Advocacy College: Damages with David Ball, Ph.D.

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Trial Advocacy College: Damages with David Ball, Ph.D. 

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September 6, 2012 - September 8, 2012
W Midtown-Atlanta Hotel
Atlanta, GA

Past Attendees Recommend the Damages College Because....
 “Dr. Ball was great. I felt like I climbed the mountain and was in the presence of a trial advocacy divine person. Thank you for the tremendous invaluable learning opportunity. My clients will be forever grateful to AAJ and Dr. Ball.”
—Donald J. Feinbert, Philadelphia, PA, 17 years in practice

“If you try personal injury cases, this course is a must. I literally saw the light go on in my fellow attorneys’ heads, including one who has been trying cases over 30 years.”
—James H. Thompson, Jr., North Kansas City, MO, 36 years in practice


Thursday, September 6

Registration (continental breakfast available)
9:00 – 9:30 am   

Morning Session
9:30 am – 1:00 pm

Overview and Elements of an Opening Statement
• Rules Development
• The Liability Story
• What the Defendant Did
• Who We’re Suing and Why
• Liability and Causation Undermining
• Harms and Losses
• Story Telling Part II:  What Happened to the Plaintiff

Opening Statement Demonstration
   
 Workshop Introductions
(boxed lunch provided)

Afternoon Session
1:00 – 5:00 pm

Opening Statement Workshop

One-on-one case reviews with David Ball

Networking Reception
5:00 – 6:00 pm 

Friday, September 7

Morning Session (Continental Breakfast Available)
8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Developing Reptilian Components

Opening Statement Demonstration

 Opening Statement Workshop (continued)

One-on-one case reviews with David Ball

Lunch (on your own)
12:30 – 1:30 pm 

Afternoon Session
1:30 – 5:00 pm 

 Opening Statement Workshop (continued)

One-on-one case reviews with David Ball

Saturday, September 8

Continental Breakfast Available
8:30 – 9:00 am 

Morning Session
9:00 am – 1:30 pm

Incorporating the Opening into Your Discovery Plan
• Rules
• Story

Demonstration of Incorporating the Opening in Depositions and Mediations
• Rules
• Storytelling
• Undermining
• Damages
• Harms and Losses

Closing Techniques
• Teaching, Instructions, and Arming the Juror
• Anchoring with Opening Components
• Using Rules, Reasons for Suing, and Undermining in Your Closing
• Harms and Losses Techniques

Closing Argument Demonstration
  
 Closing Argument Workshop

One-on-one case reviews with David Ball

Lunch (on your own)
2:30 – 5:30 pm 

Closing Argument Workshop (continued)

One-on-one case reviews with David Ball

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