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This basic level seminar will provide personal injury attorneys, paralegals and other practitioners with practical strategies for handing personal injury cases.

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At this information-packed seminar, you'll identify best practices for assessing a variety of personal injury cases. (see full course description)

 

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Ensure A Favorable Finding for Your Client

An injury can impact the quality of someone's life for years to come - or permanently. Whether representing an injured party or handling defense, each case is an enormous responsibility. The techniques you use during a case will impact both your client's future and your viability as a competent practitioner. Do you have the knowledge and skills you need to ensure a favorable outcome? Let our experienced faculty give you the knowledge you need to successfully manage these cases.

At this information-packed seminar, you'll identify best practices for assessing a variety of personal injury cases. Take a closer look at the statutes that affect liability evaluation, as well as the laws of damages. Walk through the basics of civil practice and procedure, so you'll know what to do. Discover when it's in your client's best interest to settle, and when you'll need to go to trial. Whether this is your first case, or you just need a refresher, this is the course for you. Enroll today!

  • Learn how to assess particular case types including slip and fall, auto accident and product liability cases.
  • Get practice tips for conducting thorough investigations and productive interviews.
  • Come away with techniques for taking and defending depositions.
  • Understand the rules of evidence so yours doesn't get thrown out.
  • Find out how to determine when it's best to settle - and get the negotiating techniques you need for a favorable outcome.
  • Get a step-by-step overview of the personal injury trial and learn how to avoid the most common mistakes of new attorneys.


  1. STATUTES WHICH AFFECT LIABILITY EVALUATION
    9:00 - 9:50, Written by Alan J. Lerner.
    Presented by Donald D. Sommerfeld in Billings and Alan J. Lerner in Kalispell.
    1. Statutes of Limitation
    2. Automobile Accident Statutes
    3. Injuries on Recreational Lands
    4. Sovereign Immunity
  2. UNDERSTANDING THE LAW OF DAMAGES
    9:50 - 10:40, Written by Robert L. Stephens Jr.
    Presented by Robert L. Stephens Jr. in Billings and Santana N. Kortum in Kalispell.
    1. Economic Damages
    2. Non-Economic Damages
    3. Wrongful Death and Survival Claims
  3. BASICS OF CIVIL PRACTICE AND PROCEDURE
    10:55 - 12:00, Written by Donald D. Sommerfeld.
    Presented by Donald D. Sommerfeld in Billings and Santana N. Kortum in Kalispell.
    1. Assessment of Particular Case Types - Interviews and Investigation
      1. Automobile Accident Cases
      2. Slip and Fall Cases
      3. Product Liability Cases
      4. Others
    2. The Discovery Process
      1. Written Discovery
      2. Informal Discovery Including Public Sources of Information
      3. Taking and Defending Depositions
    3. Initial Court Filings
    4. Preparing Evidence Prior to Trial
      1. Understanding the Rules of Evidence
      2. Documentary Evidence
      3. Testamentary Evidence
      4. Demonstrative Evidence
  4. ETHICAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEY
    1:00 - 2:00, Written by Robert L. Stephens Jr.
    Presented by Robert L. Stephens Jr. in Billings and Alan J. Lerner in Kalispell.
    1. The Contingent Fee
    2. The Costs of Litigation - What is a Legitimate Cost?
    3. Advertising Legal Services
    4. Candor Toward the Tribunal
    5. Meritorious Claims and Contentions
  5. PERSONAL INJURY SETTLEMENTS
    2:15 - 3:15, Written by Donald D. Sommerfeld.
    Presented by Donald D. Sommerfeld in Billings and Alan J. Lerner in Kalispell.
    1. Negotiation Techniques
    2. Mediation as a Settlement Tool
    3. Subrogation Interests
    4. Structured Settlements
    5. Understanding the Joint Tortfeasor Release and Other Releases
  6. TRIAL OF THE PERSONAL INJURY CASE
    3:15 - 4:30, Written by Santana N. Kortum.
    Presented by Robert L. Stephens Jr. in Billings and Santana N. Kortum in Kalispell.
    1. How to Avoid the Most Common Mistakes Made by New Attorneys
    2. Jury Selection - Voir Dire and Jury Questionnaires
    3. The Basics of an Opening Statement
    4. Presentation of Evidence
    5. Direct and Cross-Examination of Witnesses
    6. Proving Economic and Non-Economic Damages
    7. Delivering a Powerful Closing Argument
    8. Post-Trial Relief

 

Seminar Summary:

At this information-packed seminar, you'll identify best practices for assessing a variety of personal injury cases. (see full course description)

 

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