Trial Advocacy College: Damages with David Ball, PH.D. Agenda

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Trial Advocacy College: Damages with David Ball, PH.D. Agenda 

Program Information

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Thursday, October 17

Registration (Continental breakfast available)
8:30 – 9:30 am  

Morning Session
9:30 am - 1:00 pm

Welcome and Introductions

Overview and Elements of an Opening Statement
• Rules Development
• The Liability Story (What the Defedant Did)
• Who We’re Suing and Why
• Liability and Causation Undermining
• Harms and Losses

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, October 18

8:30 – 9:00 am  Continental Breakfast Available

Morning Session
9:00 am - 12:30 pm

Welcome and Introductions

Opening Trouble Spots, Continued

Closing Workshop Preparation

 Opening Statement Workshop (continued) 

Lunch (on your own)
12:30 – 1:30 pm

Afternoon Session
1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

 Opening Statement Workshop (continued)

One-on-one case reviews with David Ball

Saturday, October 19

8:30 – 9:00 am  Continental Breakfast Available

Morning Session
9:00 am - 12:15 pm

Welcome and Introductions

A Hint of the Reptile

Wrongful Death Damages

Damages Concepts for Closing
• 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 Workshop

One-on-one case reviews with David Ball

Lunch (on your own)
1:30 – 2:30 pm 

Afternoon Session
2:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Closing Argument Workshop (continued)

One-on-one case reviews with David Ball

CLE Information
Earn approximately 22* CLE and NCA credits to be applied to your participation in the NCA's Achievement Recognition Program. For more general CLE information consult the CLE coordinator at 800.622.1791, ext. 8612.

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