Litigating Nursing Home Cases Seminar Agenda

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Litigating Nursing Home Cases Seminar Agenda 

Program Information



Registration Fee: $745

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CLE Credits: 9.5

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Thursday, November 14

Registration (Continental Breakfast Available)
8:00 – 9:00 am 

Morning Session
9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Finding and Using Rules in a Nursing Home Case
Saul G. Gruber, NJ

Fighting Mandatory Arbitration:  Helpful Resources and Winning Strategies
Jennifer J. Foote, NM 
AAJ Public Affairs Staff

The Hot Documents You Must Obtain
James M. Morgan, CA

Getting the Judge to Admit the Hot Documents
Michael Bonamarte, IL
Jordan S. Powell, IL

Networking Lunch
12:30 – 1:30 pm 
Afternoon Session
1:30 – 3:00 pm

Using the Hot Documents in Your Case
   • Surveys
   • Cost Reports
   • Incident Reports
   • Fraudulent Charting
   • Personnel Files
   • Summary of Family Council Survey Report
   • And more
Mark R. Kosieradzki, MN

A Powerful Tool for the Nursing Home Advocate:  Minimum Data Set (MDS)
David R. Cohen, NJ  

Deconstructing the Defense:  A Discussion of the Highlights and Lowlights of DRI’s Nursing Home/ALF Litigation Seminar
Thomas W. Dillon, IL

Friday, November 15

Morning Session (Continental Breakfast Available)
8:00 am – 12:00 pm

Guiding Jurors to Courageous Verdicts Using Hero-Centric Story Structure, Characters, and Psychodrama with Carl Bettinger
Carl Bettinger, M.D., J.D., NM

Lunch (on your own)
12:00 – 1:00 pm 

Afternoon Session
1:00 - 3:15 pm

iPad Trial Presentations
Tad Thomas, KY

Kennedy Ulcers and Other Emerging Concepts
Lisa E. Circeo, KY

Right Trial, Wrong Verdict:  Lessons Learned
M. Chad Trammel, AR 
Jay R. Vaughn, KY

MCLE/NCA Requirements

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* Number of credits may vary depending on calculation method used by individual state accreditation agencies. AAJ is a State Bar of California MCLE-approved provider.

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