Audio CD + Course Book

Plaintiff's Personal Injury From Start to Finish

Audio CD + Course Book

Copyright Date:

April, 2018

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Audio + Course Book

Credit Information

Continuing Legal Education

  • FL CLE - 7.00
From Event: Plaintiff's Personal Injury From Start to Finish, held April 2018.

Program Description

An injury can impact the quality of someone's life for years to come - or permanently. Representing an injured party is an enormous responsibility. The techniques you use during a case will impact both your client's future well-being and your viability as a competent practitioner. Do you have the knowledge you need to ensure a favorable outcome? Build your skills from the convenience of your office! You'll learn best practices for assessing a variety of personal injury cases, take a closer look at the statutes that govern liability and damages, and 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, when you'll need to go to trial, and more. Order today!

Course Content

  1. Statutes Which Affect Liability Evaluation
  2. Understanding the Law of Damages
  3. Basics of Civil Practice and Procedure
  4. Ethical Considerations for the Plaintiff's Attorney
  5. Personal Injury Settlements
  6. Trial of the Plaintiff's Personal Injury Case

Continuing Education Credit

Continuing Legal Education – CLE: 7.00 FL - Credit Approval Expiration 04/27/2019 *

* denotes specialty credits

Agenda / Content Covered

    9:00 - 10:00, John W. Dill
    1. Statutes of Limitation
    2. Automobile Accident Statutes
    3. Injuries on Recreational Lands
    4. Sovereign Immunity
    10:15 - 11:15, Michael F. Hancock
    1. Economic Damages
    2. Non-Economic Damages
    3. Wrongful Death and Survival Claims
    11:15 - 12:15, Ashby Davis and Kathryn E. Lee
    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
      4. Social Media and Discovery
    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
    1:15 - 2:15, Kathryn E. Lee
    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
    6. Conflicts of Interest in Plaintiff Cases
    7. Ethical Dangers of Using Social Media
    2:15 - 3:15, John W. Dill
    1. Negotiation Techniques
    2. Mediation as a Settlement Tool
    3. Subrogation Interests
    4. Medicare Set-Asides
      1. CMS Update
      2. Recent Case Law
      3. Tips for Communicating with CMS
      4. Speeding up the Approval Process
    5. Structured Settlements
    6. Understanding the Joint Tortfeasor Release and Other Releases
    3:30 - 4:30, Ashby Davis
    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. Use of Expert at Trial
    7. Proving Economic and Non-Economic Damages
    8. Delivering a Powerful Closing Argument
    9. Post-Trial Relief

ASHBY DAVIS is an attorney with Woods Trial Law. Mr. Davis’ litigation practice is focused in the areas of catastrophic personal injury, medical malpractice, and nursing home negligence. He was named by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in the area of civil litigation 2017-2018. Mr. Davis earned his J.D. degree from Florida State University College of Law, and his B.A. degree, magna cum laude, from the University of North Florida.

JOHN W. DILL is an attorney with the Orlando firm of Morgan & Morgan PA, where his areas of practice include personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, products liability, and nursing home litigation. Mr. Dill is a board certified civil trial lawyer by the Florida Bar Board of Legal Specialization and Education. He is a member of the Orange County Bar Association, The Florida Bar, the American Association for Justice, the Florida Justice Association, and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Dill earned his B.A. degree from the University of Florida and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from Stetson University College of Law.

MICHAEL F. HANCOCK of Hancock Injury Attorneys, has excelled in personal injury litigation for more than 29 years, earning among other honors, membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, being named one of Florida’s Super Lawyers and one of Tampa’s Top Rated Lawyers. Most recently, Hancock Injury Attorneys was named 54th of the top 500 fastest growing law firms in the United States. For the past two years, Mr. Hancock has been honored to serve as president of the Carrollwood Bar Association. He is an active and supporting member of several other legal and business organizations, including Carrollwood Area Business Association, Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association, Hillsborough County Bar Association, Florida Justice Association and APITLAmerica. Mr. Hancock graduated from the University of Florida and South Texas College of Law.

KATHRYN E. LEE is the research and writing, trial support and appellate side of Woods Trial Law, a small but relentless litigation firm. She has significant experience litigating insurance bad faith and insurance coverage at the trial level and on appeal. Ms. Lee is the author of “Discovery and Confidentiality Agreements,” published in the Stetson Journal of Advocacy in 2015. She is a member of the Florida Justice Association and the Tampa Bay Inn of Court. Ms. Lee earned her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from Florida State University School of Law; and her B.A. degree, magna cum laude with honors, from the University of North Florida.

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Accreditation Details:

Continuing Legal Education

FL CLE: 7.00 Credit Approval Exp
Includes - Ethics: 1.00
Approved by The Florida Bar, this program may qualify for up to 7.0 general hours of CLER self-study credit including 1.0 hour of self-study ethics credit.

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